TOM THE DANCING BUG: Learning Big News on Twitter, Through the Ages

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH various people at different times in history read snarky tweets.

RT "@RubenBolling: Funny enough, INNER HIVE is my nickname for Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription service. Members get the comic every week at least a day before it's published. And MORE. #JoinByClickingHere #IKnowThisIsOver140Characters"
RT "@RubenBolling: Funny enough, INNER HIVE is my nickname for Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription service. Members get the comic every week at least a day before it's published. And MORE. #JoinByClickingHere #IKnowThisIsOver140Characters"

Published 8:11 am Wed, Apr 9, 2014

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