03/29/2010 - 20:00
You heard last year that a Facebook movie was in the works, it was only a matter of time before a Twitter equivalent followed.
Singaporean filmmaker Tan Siok Siok recently announced that “Twittamentary,” her documentary about the impacts of Twitter on its users’ lives, will start screening at film festivals in the United States and Asia before the end of 2010.
Tan, who started using Twitter in December 2007, initially found the tool the “weirdest application on the planet,” but quickly became fascinated with its social influence. In August 2009, she launched a website (http://www.twittamentary.com) to crowd source the stories and rich media for the film. The customized web platform was designed by Hong Kong web developer Michael Slatoff (http://www.electricbrain.biz). Tan then embarked on a road trip across the USA to shoot the film. “I know a lot of people who, to put it mildly, don't get Twitter," said Tan to the South China Morning Post. “It's somehow ineffable. When someone who gets Twitter tries to explain to someone else why it is so great, they always get tied up in knots. I thought the film could capture that sense of something you can't put into words." Created in the spirit of the open web,Twittamentary will eventually be released online under a creative commons license.