"Twitter Wit is a book of Twitter’s wittiest messages, edited by Nick Douglas and coming out Fall 2009 from HarperCollins. Want to contribute? Just log in and tell us which of your tweets you’d like to see in print. Then follow @twitticisms to stay updated on the book. If we use your tweets, we’ll credit them to your Twitter username so people can find you."
That's what the site Twitter Wit says.
Here is what Gawker reports
[HarperCollins is paying Nick Douglas a five-figure sum for Twitter Wit, a book of the Gawker alum's favorite Twitter posts. Is getting paid for aggregating other people's "tweets" as lazy as it sounds?
Because it sounds somehow even lazier than making a book out of your mom's email messages, a scheme hatched up, perhaps not coincidentally, by another Gawker writer.
Douglas insists the work is backbreaking — "reading a thousand jokes is like watching five hours of porn" — but he's already automated the process of collecting submissions and permissions. Those who make it into the book get no royalties, but a free copy of the work ensures they at least won't have to pay to see their own content in printed format.]