AUTHOR: Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media, proud progenitor of snarky, irresistible blogs on gossip, Hollywood, technology, etc.
RECORD BROKEN: Shortest screed in Atlantic Wire history
NUMBER OF CHARACTERS: Fewer than 140
WHICH COMES TO...: 26 words
VENOM CONTAINED THEREIN: Potent
MOTIVATION OF TWEET: Revenge for NYT article predicting Gawker's demise
SECRET MOTIVATION OF TWEET: Bruiting that his Web site has grown fourfold since January 2008
LOWEST BLOW: Celebrating the firing of someone in the midst of a recession, in a field with scarce opportunities
NUMBER OF RE-TWEETS: 14
WHAT HE SAID: "Since Allen Salkin wrote Gawker's obit in Jan 2008, site's audience has grown fourfold. And he just lost his job at NYT. No tears for him."