Twittermentary- The Twitter Documentary Showing 7th October

Whilst Facebook fans were eagerly awaiting the release of ‘The Social Network’, Singaporean filmmaker Siok Siok Tan was preparing his own documentary, based on the other social network Twitter, which has recently overtaken MySpace by achieving the milestone of 96 million users.

The Twitter documentary, called Twittamentary, looks at “how lives connect and intersect within the Twitter community as the real-time web accelerates serendipity”. A recent press release mentioned that the film was created with the help of the Twitter community. Those using the social media service contributed story ideas, videos and real time story leads and help during the shooting of the film, which took place during a road trip across the USA in October of 2009.

A private screening of the film will be shown at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York on the 7th of October. If you are in New York, you can book tickets through their eventbrite page. Embedded below is a trailer of the film, which includes clips of Twitter haters and those who love the social media service. For more information about the film, head on over to their website, or follow them on Twitter.

What do you think about a Twitter documentary? Does it interest you in any way, or will you be going to see the Facebook movie instead? Let us know in the comments.

  • Singaporean

    Siok Siok Tan is a lady. Just because the name sounds mightily strange and foreign to you, that doesn't give you a reason to ASSUME it's a HE. Not too difficult to find out or do a little research, given the easy access you have on the Internet. Or is it?

    Or is this typical behaviour — sorry, BEHAVIOR — of an American?