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Onehundredforty wants to sell you your tweets as arty posters

Kanye's tweetstorms could get expensive.
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Tweets are usually forgotten quickly, replaced by the next thing-du-jour -- and frankly, most of us like it that way. However, a startup called Onehundredforty thinks that your succinct observations (or someone else's) can become permanent art posters for your home. "The average lifespan of a tweet is 18 minutes, then it's gone," the company says. "There's way too much magic happening out there to just let them die out in an archive, or even worse, disappear in a feed."

You may argue that very few of the 200 billion tweets sent per year are worth keeping on your wall. After trying it for a bit, though, some of us found it kind of amusing to memorialize some of the mind vomit from Kanye and other famous Twitter users. If you want to try it, just pick a tweet, either your own or from another user like @50cent (above), and the company will automatically lay it out into a grid on the background design of your choice.

You can preview it (above) then pay $69 ($59 during the launch month), to receive a numbered poster with your 140 character (max) tweet printed on fancy stock with UV resistant ink. There are certain limitations -- it doesn't appear to handle emoji characters, and tweets over a few years old don't seem to show up.

The company points out that "Twitter is dying," so the service could also become a "memorabilia creator." However the service still has 300 million-plus users, and if you really want your posts to survive the Twitterpocalypse, you can save them to a permanent archive. Perhaps Twitter itself could use the service, though -- it could turn its most hateful, bullying tweets into posters as a daily executive reminder of how bad the harassment problem still is.

Steve should have known that civil engineering was not for him when he spent most of his time at university monkeying with his 8086 clone PC. Although he graduated, a lifelong obsession of wanting the Solitaire win animation to go faster had begun. Always seeking a gadget fix, he dabbles in photography, video, 3D animation and is a licensed private pilot. He followed l'amour de sa vie from Vancouver, BC, to France and now lives in Paris.

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