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  • Title: How to Leave Twitter
  • Author: Grace Dent
  • ISBN: 9780571277742
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three years ago columnist and author Grace Dent joined new social network site Twitter, mainly as a place to dump her surplus jokes, rant about garbage TV and post exclusive j pegs of her hot new toenail varnish But as every re tweet and Follow Friday saw her audience figures soar by tens of thousands, Dent found herself centre stage in an all consuming highly addictiThree years ago columnist and author Grace Dent joined new social network site Twitter, mainly as a place to dump her surplus jokes, rant about garbage TV and post exclusive j pegs of her hot new toenail varnish But as every re tweet and Follow Friday saw her audience figures soar by tens of thousands, Dent found herself centre stage in an all consuming highly addictive social network revolution One where the gags, gossip, scandal and backstabbing literally never stop.Here Dent takes a hilarious, acerbic look at what s really going on in Twitterworld who s actually tweeting, who s really reading your tweets and what s behind the 140 character lies they tell She looks at the highs and grotty lows of twitter addiction, the shameless social climbers, the friends you ll make and the ones you can t get bloody rid of, the barefaced bragging, the shameful celeb stalking, and the truth about twanking , twitter cliques, angry twitchfork mobs and dealing with trolls.

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    1. A book very much of its moment, but entertaining none the less, if you've ever found yourself hooked on Twitter, you'll find yourself laughing along in recognition at much of this.

    2. As a Twitter addict I had high hopes for this book but unfortunately it didn't quite deliver. Dent adopts the (very much self-appointed) role of the people's Twitter spokesperson, and a large portion of the book consists of her laying down the law regarding what people should and should not use the website for, with the air of someone who is under the impression that her word ought to be gospel.The worst offence she commits is to devote pages upon pages to quoting what she considers to be her fu [...]

    3. How to Leave Twitter does not go very far to explain how to leave Twitter. And rightly so, because Grace Dent is very much still on it. In both senses of the term.What How to Leave Twitter does do is give a brief and humorous guide to the social network (or "microblogging" network, as it is less and less frequently termed) some insight in how to use it well, and an array of wittily crated thoughts and experiences of Grace Dent's in her 3 years of using the website. In fact, a tidbit: she joined [...]

    4. No. Just no. The title was intriguing. The book itself is 90% total rubbish. And no, I would NOT recommend it to people thinking about joining Twitter. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.It basically involves Grace Dent slagging off most other Twitter users with a cringe-inducing level of arrogance and explaining how and why Twitter is a horrible place and that the majority of people on it are annoying/boring and nearly everything tweeted there sucks. And then admitting she's addicted anyway.If t [...]

    5. I'd spotted this book creeping up the charts but ignored it, because I figured it was a rant about how Twitter is bad for the world. A recommendation changed my mind and so I gave it a go.As it turns out, it is a rant against Twitter, but only from a self-confessed Twitter addict. Grace Dent loves and uses Twitter a lot, and has plenty of experience to guide new and old users through the weird world of the microblogging social network.I felt the book had highs and lows. I particularly liked the [...]

    6. It might sound ridiculous to say that I was really excited to read this book, but I was! I really love Grace Dent, having read her TV columns for a few years in the Guardian. And yes, I follow her on Twitter.It was a dry, witty book that definitely had some well-observed pieces about the various people you find in the Twittersphere. This book was funny, but didn't quite live up to my expectations. As I was nearing the end my boyfriend asked me whether I was finding it funny. I asked why, and he [...]

    7. 'Read' this as an audiobook as part of my 'need something lightweight and humorous to listen to at bedtime' bookshelf. I really love Grace Dent's writing and her dry sense of humour - and maybe if I'd read it myself rather than listen to her, I'd have got on better with this book. Unfortunately GD's monotone delivery and glottal stop references to twi'r just got in the way. Probably much more pertinently, as someone who's an active user of social media I should have known better than to read a b [...]

    8. I thought I liked Grace Dent.However this is a truly abyssmal excuse for a book. For a good 30 pages she fills space with lists, which read like1. I use twitter2. I think of twitter a lot3. If you are boring me. I will be thinking of twitter!!!!!!!14. Before I was on twitter I did not know what it was liked so on and so forth, for such an insufferable amount of time and in such an unfunny way that you begin to wonder whether the book is not in fact a book, rather a horrific experiment to see how [...]

    9. I picked this book up in the library for 3 reasons:1) To educate myself in the phenomenon I have studiously ignored thus far;2) To strengthen my resolve to keep my facebook account disabled; although there have been benefits by the sackful (I now have a skincare routine. I have met up with 4 friends in the past week - in the flesh! I have avoided unwise drunken chats with my ex. My essays are um, not quite finished yet. Still, Rome wasn't built in a day) I do miss it terribly;and 3) An endorsem [...]

    10. A very funny book, I was genuinely giggling out loud.It would have been higher, but in the section about how great women on Twitter are it goes off into a slight rant about women, or the lack thereof, in the media. Which is fair enough and very well written, but it wasn't really "right" in the middle of a book about Twitter.If you're a Twitter user, read it and laugh loudly. If you're not, read it and you probably won't understand any of it.

    11. A funny rant about joining, using, and how to leave Twitter. I found towards the end I was losing interest, but it was funny in places, and raised a smile in other places. It is an accurate description of Twitter, and I'm glad I left Twitter a few weeks ago; and that's what made me pick this up at a local charity store for a pound. At 200 pages it's a short and light read. It's funny if you've experienced the same things Dent has, but Dent mainly just had a dig at other users.

    12. This was really funny and made me laugh a lot. It's a bit dated now but it was an enjoyable read :) not actually much a guide to leaving Twitter as it lists all the foibles and loveable hateable things about it. Still I enjoyed it, plenty of feminist slant a++

    13. Saturday magazine article stretched thinly over 200 pages. It's from 2011 though, so it might make you nostalgic for those halcyon days before #GamerGate.

    14. If uve been having a love-hate relationship with Twitter, read this book - it's gonna make you certain!

    15. Bought this for £1 to have something to read on the train. Filled half an hour perfectly well, but nothing more. The book equivalent of Heat magazine.

    16. Grace Dent’s latest literary offering is a 198 page hug. The kind of hug you get from your Mum just after she has told you off for being very bad indeed. A hug that knows you couldn’t help yourself, couldn’t stop yourself from inflicting pain that turns into self-loathing.‘How to leave twitter – My time as queen of the universe and why this must stop’ is a how to kit for knowing when you have just taken things a little bit too far and have become detached from real life.The book begi [...]

    17. Madonna’s clever isn’t she? She made records like Vogue and Music with the title right there, repeating in the chorus. They aren’t great records beyond their 15 minutes of fame, but whenever some tired TV/radio journalist needs to run a news story about fashion or music, you can pretty much guarantee they’ll roll out those tunes in the background. Madge has presumably grown rich on the royalties. “Papa don’t Preach” and “Like a Virgin” are banished to drunken uncle dances at we [...]

    18. How To Leave Twitter is a witty, often laugh out loud funny (and not at all sassy) novel aimed at Twitter users that can't go five minutes without Tweeting their Tweeps. Eerily familiar it was almost as if author Grace Dent had been rooting around in my head (or more likely my Twitter account) for funny anecdotes. I mean, how else does she know about my habit of spending hours on the website with a full bladder because I simply cannot pry my eyes away from the screen for the minute it might take [...]

    19. As someone who has an often fluid relationship with the world’s greatest networking site I wasn’t sure what I’d make of this going in. The title suggests a missive against social networking and yet it comes from someone who a quick check reveals is still very much ‘on Twitter.’ I also saw that many reviewers found the book preachy and dictatorial over how should behave on Twitter, and non-tweeters might find it all too dense and difficult to get into.I can kind of see their point to an [...]

    20. Three years ago Grace Dent joined Twitter and after some hesitation found herself addicted to the all consuming social networking site. How to Leave Twitter (Subtitled: My Time as Queen of the Universe and Why This Must Stop) is her wickedly witty guide to Twitter, that is not only hilarious but actually quite informative.Dent advises on the stages of Twitter addiction (How to Join Twitter) as well as how to justify your Twitter addiction to non-Tweeting friends and family (I found this section [...]

    21. This book made me glad I never tried Twitter. I thought checking Facebook a few times a day was excessive. But there are actually people in the world--lots of them--who sit on the couch watching TV and tweet to the world at large about the program. I suddenly feel like I have a life.I found this book hard to read. Partly this was because, not having used Twitter, I'm unfamiliar with any of the terminology--and there is a LOT of terminology. But I also think the author finds her own boisterous in [...]

    22. Oh my, two 5/5 ratings in one week; I don't want to be perceived as easy.But I genuinely loved this book and will be recommending it to anyone who has any kind of understanding of Twitter (read: not my mother). Oh, Grace Dent. You used to just be that person who Emma Kennedy was friends with and who tweeted all the time, but now you are that hilarious woman who has far more evolved theories on feminism than I do and who pointed out, quite rightly, that on Twitter "I feel something that I feel ve [...]

    23. Do you use Twitter? If the answer is 'No' then this book probably isn't for you.That is unless you're caught up in the middle of a tediously niggling 'Should I start using Twitter?' procrastination-fest, in which case I would suggest that you DO read this book. And then I suggest you make your mind up, one way or another, because it really isn't THAT tough a question. *eye roll*If you do use Twitter and follow Grace Dent then you won't need me to tell you how enjoyable this book is because, no d [...]

    24. This book describes a life cycle of a tweeter, from the moment of the first nervous tweet, to enchantment, to illusions of grandeur, to reaching a stage of annoying the beejesus out of your followers, to disillusionment, to rehab. The author has gone through these stages "117 times", so she knows what she's talking about. And if you follow her lead, so will you.On the whole, I enjoyed this book. It was funny (up to the point of snorting on the metro) and brimming with enthusiasm for the texts-th [...]

    25. I am both an avid twitter fan, and follower of @gracedent so upon seeing a tweet in my feed from @emmak67 I immediately got onto the kindle store to check it out. The book isn't out in paper/hardback just yet- it has had an earlier release on kindle.This book is a hilarious account of twitter, the types of people you get on it and the way the community interacts. Dent has a very dry and honest style which had me laughing from start to finish! If you're not a twitter user, this probably isn't for [...]

    26. I picked this up on a whim, my only Twitter knowledge being that everyone bangs on about it!The book serves as a wry criticism/cautionary tale of the world of Twitter.It inspired me to dip my toe into it further, and I can concur that there are a lot of pitfalls, needy wannabes and celebrities full of their own self importance out there.The book itself reads more like a chat with a friend, Grace Dent has a warm and engaging style of writing.If you're already immersed in the world of Twitter I do [...]

    27. It's a really accurate account ofTwitter, or more specifically Grace's experience on Twitter. It was occasionally enjoyable but mainly made me think how Twitter's short and punchy one liners really suit Grace, an effect she somewhat replicates in her book with numerical lists and lots of bullet points. If you're really new to twitter it could be useful, however I'm not sure if you were new to it you'd have the interest to sustain your reading. For anyone else I'd just say, follow @gracedent on t [...]

    28. This was fun, it’s supposed to be fun, I didn’t expect anything else. I think you definitely have be a Twitter user to appreciate a lot of it, but why read it otherwise. The first chapter ‘100 things about me and Twitter’ was laugh-out-loud-on-public-transport hilarious. Although the rest of the chapters were not as funny and some of the look-what-I-tweeted lists were a bit annoying, it continued to make me smile and come out with a few “that is so true”s.Good light reading.

    29. Picked up this book after attending a QA session with the author. I feel that both then and in the book, she is able to articulate the draw that Twitter has for people, in a way anyone can understand. As someone who uses Twitter on a daily basis some parts of the book really made me chuckle, whilst others such as the section on celebrities seemed unnecessary and just filler. Definitely going to lend the book to my friends who don't get Twitter.

    30. So I picked this one up thinking that I was addicted to Twitter. Oddly, I thought the book would help me out. In a sense it has. I realised I wasn't addicted at all, and that there are people who have it far worse than me! There are laughs along the way and familiar characters, but this was something and nothing. It is clear that I am one of the many kinds of Twitter users that Grace Dent can't stand. But it doesn't matter.

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