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Twitter Co-Founder Dom Sagolla '96 to Speak at Swarthmore College

Twitter Co-Founder Dom Sagolla '96
to Speak at Swarthmore College

by Michael Lott

Dom Sagolla '96, co-founder of Twitter, will speak about his new book, 140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form, on Fri., October 23, at 4:30 p.m. at Swarthmore College, Science Center room 199. The event, sponsored by the Swarthmore College Communications Office, is free and open to the public.

Sagolla's book, 140 Characters, examines how to best write for social networks' new form of short tweets, status updates, and text messages. "Wherever possible, use fewer words," explains Sagolla. "This is harder than it sounds, but once you get past the basics of grammar you start getting into the really interesting aspects of poetry and word design."

Sagolla graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in English Literature and received a Masters of Education from Harvard in 2000. In his technology career he helped engineer both Macromedia Studio and Adobe Creative Suite. He currently works at DollarApp, an iPhone application development company, and was one of the creators of the official Obama '08 iPhone app