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Robinson Meyer rounds up the release party for The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel
mayoremanuel  chicago  danielsinker  blackeyedpeas  music  books  events  2011 
september 2011 by robertogreco
Cracking the Twitter Case  | American Journalism Review
"Other reporters tried and failed, but The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal tracked down the identity of the man behind the profane and brilliant @MayorEmanuel. Posted: Fri, March 11, 2011"

"Madrigal is thoughtful about technology's role in society, Carmody adds. He and his colleagues "take the long view; they think about history, culture and ideas as much as the latest consumer tech."

Among Madrigal's many areas of interest, the one that probably most informed his story on Sinker is the storytelling potential of social media. "I've been tracking literary uses of Twitter for years," Madrigal says. He lives much of his life online -- Carmody says that although the men are good friends, they have never met face-to-face -- and last year wrote a long and eloquent response to novelist Zadie Smith, who had written that Facebook should be struggled against. Madrigal disagreed strongly, writing that "the real struggle is with ourselves to use Facebook well.""

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twitter  socialnetworking  us  @mayoremanuel  mayoremanuel  rahmemanuel  timcarmody  journalism  history  technology  zadiesmith  storytelling  danielsinker 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Rahm Emanuel (MayorEmanuel) on Twitter
"@MayorEmanuel was a satirical Twitter account that turned the 2011 Chicago Mayoral Election into real-time literature. From making snow angels on the frozen ice of Lake Michigan, to dancing with the ghost of Curtis Mayfield, to its emotional climax at the edge of space-time itself, the Tweets of @MayorEmanuel offered a highly profane, hilariously surreal--and, at times oddly moving--look at this historic election, this larger-than-life persona, redemption, sacrifice, and the lasting bonds of both friendship and civic pride. This archive offers the original Tweets in chronological order and with contextual @replies where possible. Tweets authored by @dansinker."
danielsinker  humor  politics  blogs  twitter  rpg  quaxelrod  mayoremanuel  rahmemanuel  2011  2010  chicago 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Revealing the Man Behind @MayorEmanuel - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
"It was the best fake Twitter account ever, deftly satirizing Rahm Emanuel, and elevating the Tweet and the f-word to the level of literature. But the mystery writer was never revealed - until now"

"That moment was both when we caught the first glimmer of intelligence smoldering in the mayor. Not just anyone quotes Mamet's American Buffalo back at FakeDavidMamet. And maybe that quote could be seen as the key to @MayorEmanuel's twisted narrative. It's only tweets, unless they're motherfucking true.

Of course, nothing he said ever actually happened. But crazily enough, a fake account sputtering out 140-character jabs in the voice of a lampooned major political figure somehow tunneled to wherever it is that the realest reality is kept and pulled it out, soaked with beer, covered in celery salt, and laced with profanity. His tweets were true like a joke or a dream or a three-chord song about sniffing glue."
twitter  politics  socialmedia  @mayoremanuel  chicago  humor  alexismadrigal  literature  microblogging  mayoremanuel  danielsinker 
march 2011 by robertogreco
daniel sinker's metablog - It’s true: I was @MayorEmanuel
"As I write this, The Atlantic has just released a story revealing that I was in fact @MayorEmanuel, the profane parody Twitter account that shadowed the Real Rahm Emanuel’s campaign for Mayor of Chicago before descending into a Time Vortex the night after the election. Questions about the identity of the up-until-now anonymous author have been raging in the media for months. Staying hidden is really exhausting.

So, hi!

If you’re thinking about writing a story or blogging about this, my good friend Daniel X. O’Neil took a couple photos of me this morning and has Creative Commons Licensed them on Flickr. Friends are awesome.

If you want to chat, you can find me on Twitter @dansinker.

Thanks to the many thousands of you that made this so much fucking fun."
@mayoremanuel  rahmemanuel  danielsinker  2011  twitter  mayoremanuel 
march 2011 by robertogreco
The Last Hours of @MayorEmanuel « Snarkmarket
"…here is the stunning conclusion to the story of @MayorEmanuel. He won the election and as predicted by Mayor Daley, vanished into a time vortex in order to save the multiverse.

I’ve also been boning up on my @MayorEmanuel backstory, & man, it is totally batshit in the best possible way. There are layers and layers to this thing that I couldn’t even guess at, and a few I’m probably still missing. In short, the anonymous author(s) of the thread have been building towards this science-fiction/comic-book resolution of the story for a while now, first planting the seeds months ago, then grinding them up like fine celery salt.

You can read a quick-&-dirty PDF of all of @MayorEmanuel’s tweets …assembled by @najuu…I’m not Storifying the whole thing, because 1) Twitter’s archives have a hard time going back that far in the Storify interface & 2) even if they did, I’m not stupid. But I would like to do my small part to gather the limbs of Osiris just here at the end."
timcarmody  rahmemanuel  mayoremanuel  chicago  writing  fiction  multiverse  snarkmarket  humor  realitystretching  politics  storytelling  thenewstorytelling  storify  2011  elections  @mayoremanuel 
february 2011 by robertogreco
The Two Mayors « Snarkmarket
"Since Emanuel announced he was running for office, he’s been joined by a delightfully funny and foul-mouthed shadow on Twitter calling himself @MayorEmanuel…combines a kind of exaggeration of the known qualities of the real Rahm Emanuel…with a fully-realized, totally internal world of characters and events that has little to do with the real world and everything to do with the comic parallel universe @MayorEmanuel inhabits.

…The idea is that if we strip back the secrecy and public image to something so impolitic, so unlikely, we might arrive at something approximating the truth…

Yesterday, however, @MayorEmanuel outdid himself. He wrote an extended, meandering narrative of the day before the primary that took the whole parallel Rahm Emanuel thing to a different emotional, comic, cultural place entirely. It even features a great cameo by friend of the Snark Alexis Madrigal. The story is twisting, densely referential, far-ranging — and surprisingly, rather beautiful."
chicago  twitter  rahmemanuel  mayoremanuel  timcarmody  storify  alternateuniverse  humor  snarkmarket  writing  fiction  realitystretching  elections  politics  @mayoremanuel 
february 2011 by robertogreco

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