Punk Planet zine founder behind @MayorEmanuel

The Atlantic

Dan Sinker's @MayorEmanuel had nearly 2000 tweets in five months and collected several times as many followers as Rahm Emanuel's real account, reports Alexis Madrigal. "[Sinker's] secret was known only by his wife, a small circle of friends, and one Chicago Public Schools teacher, Seth Lavin, who figured out Sinker's identity when Sinker used his personal bit.ly account to shorten a link that @MayorEmanuel later tweeted."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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