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"The Atlantic" picks up the wonderful story here:
Revealing the Man Behind @MayorEmanuel
Feb 28 2011,
For weeks, journalists and insiders have urged the person behind @MayorEmanuel to reveal himself, but he (or she) demurred. Until now. After a protracted email negotiation, the author has outed himself to The Atlantic. He's receiving no compensation.
The genius behind @MayorEmanuel is Dan Sinker, who has a heart made out of Chicago and balls of punk rock.
Shia Kapos at Crain's has a little more:
The writer who kept Chicago Twitter followers on the edges of their seats during the Chicago mayoral campaign has revealed himself to the Atlantic. He's Dan Sinker, a Columbia College assistant journalism professor and founder of Punk Planet, a zine that ran from 1994 to 2007.
Columbia College. Hehehe. I might have known. If they're not careful they're going to get a reputation as the whelping box for anonymous Chicago online writers :-)
What Mr. Sinker accomplished 140-characters at a time was as beautifully executed a piece of hilariously subversive public performance art as I have seen in a long, long time.
Outstanding, Red Team, outstanding!
Get you a case of beer for that one.