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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Seeking Partnership with Twitter

Press Release

As a precursor to the launch of Tweet Tweet Publishing, Inc., the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has entered negotiations with Twitter to develop a new state-of-the-art publishing enterprise.

In keeping with the needs of the Global Economy, chapters in Tweet Tweet publications will be limited to 140 characters.

Roving Reporter interviewed Henry Logsdown, a Gates Foundation director who will be in charge of the project.

Logsdown: The Gates Foundation is pleased to partner with Twitter in this rigorous reconfiguration of literacy for tomorrow's Global Economy workers

Roving Reporter: Won't authors who are used to writing longer chapters find this limitation difficult?

Logsdown: Ed writers are protean people who will quickly develop the knack of stating what readers need to know in vital key points of 140 characters

Roving Reporter: Hey, you said that in 140 characters. How can children in school learn to do this?

Logsdown:The National Council of Teachers of English has signed on to supply key state-of-the-art Common Core lessons. We welcome NCTE to the table

Roving Reporter: I'm convinced you have the Twitter mindset.

Logsdown: Don't leave home without Gates/NCTE Tweet Tweet, Inc. Bookmark us on del.icio.us, Digg, Newsvine, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Blogger, NCTE RSS.

— Press Release
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2010-08-30


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