The Tweet Files
By Mike O
Publisher DC Bookdiva Publications
Published on Oct 24, 2013 vol 1
Published on Dec 14, 2013 vol 2
Published on Jan 7, 2014 vol 3
Daniel Jones is the mastermind ghost writer behind his best friend, Aliyah Moon’s books. The duo has landed on several bestseller lists. The success has gotten Aliyah in the middle of an urban fiction, who reign supreme, competition. Fiercely loyal to his friend (as well as being the actual writing talent) he takes offense at the criticism. Jones uses the tweets of those who are most negatively outspoken as a deadly list of payback.
The Tweet Files is definitely a very disturbing book. One would think that it is because of the explicit violence and language. However, it is because of the way in which Jones chooses his victims. His method is the internet or more specifically, as the title of the book indicates, Twitter.
Social media has become part of daily living. Businesses use social media websites for promotion. Individuals use them to keep in touch with friends, family, and the world in general. The Tweet Files highlights just how vulnerable social media users make themselves. Kids and teens are often told not to give out their addresses and real names. Great advice that most of us follow however, The Tweet Files shows that there more than one way to get to a person.
How many times have you tweeted where you were going, at, or was? What if you had a stalker who had the patience to track your movements who your statuses and tweets? That realization is what makes this story such a twisted read.