A writer has explained his wacky idea of turning a 140 character tweet into a fully fledged printed book. Irish Italian Ray Di O'Gaga told the media today that the brave plan would take up his time for the rest of 2013 - and he hopes the book will be in the shops for Christmas!
The tweet - printed below - is an opinion on the future of publishing.
"I've written a paper on why printed books are still the future of publishing. You can download it from my website"
Professor Gaga was vague about whether he would add any more words, paragraphs or chapters to the book, or whether the tweet would be the whole content of the book, maybe spread out to one word per page. It is thought the tweet will first become a blog to gain readership, and the book will be funded by crowdsourcing on social media sites.
"If australian Kyle McDonald can trade a paperclip into a house via a series of trades - then why can I not turn a humble 140 character statement into a printed book" said the wacky writer.
"All the profits will be donated to a fund for creative writing - well it will help pay off my bar bill for a start" continued the crazy chap as he downed his 9th fruit cider of the evening.
Social media users reacted to the bizarre experiment today. "He's a twit" said Matthew Hall on facebook. "Too many tweets make a twat" said Prime Minister David Cameroon, wading into the story to grab publicity.Not all the reactions were negative. "Genius requires company" said @RayCharles on twitter. "Everybody is a genius" said @AlbertTheEinsten on twitter "But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole live believing it is stupid"