Writing and publishing this book was a team effort. The three of us would like to thank the Twitter community who have shared their ideas on BrightIdea (
http://tfd.brightidea.com — thanks also to Matthew Greeley and the BrightIdea team for use of their Webstorm software) and have helped us target important facts to include in this book. We're also grateful to every follower on the
@dummies account and everyone who retweeted for and about Twitter For Dummies.
If it were not for our wonderful editors and production team, this book would not have come together as quickly as it did. Thanks to Kelly Ewing, Jodi Jensen, Andy Cummings, Mary Corder, Mary Bednarek, Laura Miller, Elizabeth Kuball, Steven Miller, Mark Burstiner, and Jennifer Webb.
Many thanks to our acquisitions editor, Steve Hayes, for allowing us to write this book in the first place, and to Chris Webb and Ellen Gerstein at Wiley for tirelessly explaining Twitter to their colleagues and introducing Laura to Steve.
Laura particularly wants to thank her co-authors, mentors, friends, Twitter readers and everyone who has written for, commented on or read Pistachio Consulting's TouchBase blog. Special thanks to Alexa Scordato (
@alexa), Alex Howard (
And a very special thanks to Caroline McCarthy (
@caro) for lending an extra hand when we needed it most.