A tale of two faux pas: When transparency meets bad behavior. Twishitter: Twitter Apps Head Towards The Gutter. It’s inevitable.
A platform becomes popular, gains mainstream appeal, and the race to the bottom begins. We saw this happen with the iPhone, where a plethora of farting applications hit the store. But it happens, at least in part, because people enjoy the humorous, crude app every once in a while. The success that iFart and other apps of that ilk point to this — or at least to their novelty. Now Twitter is getting it’s own gross apps. Twishitter is a service meant for one purpose: To collect people’s tweets while in the bathroom. To use it, simply include either “@twishitter” or “#poo” in your tweets, and they’ll appear in the Twishitter timeline. Yeah, it’s stupid, and yeah it’s gross, but at least the creators have a sense of humor. Here’s a few choice bits from the site:
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He is a social media enthusiast and the founder of the web's largest Ruby on Rails community, Rails Forum. You can follow him on . As the web moves toward its real-time future, Twitter is clearly becoming one of the most important ways for people to share content. From celebrity gossip to customer complaints, from blog post links to breaking news, Twitter is an amazing platform for sharing short bursts of information, both meaningful and mundane. But how many words can you fit into a 140 character tweet? Unfortunately, Twitter doesn't have any built-in way to attach images to its 140 character posts, so we're left turning to third-party solutions to add a little visual flair to our tweets. 1.
Because Twitter doesn't directly support image attachments, a large number of third-party services have sprung up to fill that need. 2. 3. 4. 5. This one is a bit theoretical, but pretty cool. Follow For A Day. 7 Free Twitter Software Programs for Managing Your Online Social. By Sherice Jacob, author of “Get Niche Quick!”
– Niche Marketing Online – Follow her @sherice Just like in real life, your online social life will expand to fit any amount of time you give it. Twitter is the most notorious for this “productivity drain” – that’s why talented programmers have taken it upon themselves to create new ways to make managing your online social life even easier. Here are seven of the most popular software applications you can use to effortlessly keep up with Twitter (and other popular networks) even when you can’t be constantly connected. 1. 2. 3. 4. Twitter Basics for Journalists & Recovering Journos — cont. Online - E-Media Tidbits. Kevin Rose: 10 Ways To Increase Your Twitter Followers.
What Exactly is the Point of Twitter? Advertisement Since this question has come up at least three times in the last week, I figured it might save time down the road to jot down my take on Twitter, just so its in one place and I don’t have to try to dig up what I’d previously written about it.
Let me start off by saying that I was a relative late-comer to Twitter. It had been popular for quite some time before I signed up, because I, like many of you, thought “I’m already on Livejournal, MySpace, Facebook and <insert other social networking site here>. What’s the point?” Why would I need yet *another* social network to keep track of, update, care about, post to, etc? At the time I signed up, it seemed to me that Twitter was basically just the “status” part of the other social networks. Twitter Gets Hacked, Badly. Phishing attacks, which hit Twitter over the weekend, are a sign a service has arrived (Facebook has the same problem). But someone hacking into Twitter’s internal admin tools and compromising 33 high profile accounts , including President Elect Barack Obama, has Twitter users freaking out about what to do.