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A tale of two faux pas: When transparency meets bad behavior. Twishitter: Twitter Apps Head Towards The Gutter. It’s inevitable.

Twishitter: Twitter Apps Head Towards The Gutter

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. GovFresh - Government 2.0. Scientists warn of Twitter dangers.

(CNN) -- Rapid-fire TV news bulletins or getting updates via social-networking tools such as Twitter could numb our sense of morality and make us indifferent to human suffering, scientists say.

Scientists warn of Twitter dangers

Scientists say updates on networking tools such as Twitter are often too quick for the brain to fully digest. New findings show that the streams of information provided by social networking sites are too fast for the brain's "moral compass" to process and could harm young people's emotional development. Before the brain can fully digest the anguish and suffering of a story, it is being bombarded by the next news bulletin or the latest Twitter update, according to a University of Southern California study. "If things are happening too fast, you may not ever fully experience emotions about other people's psychological states and that would have implications for your morality," said researcher Mary Helen Immordino-Yang.

Damasio cited the example of U.S. Six Things Libraries Should Tweet. This is a post in response to David Lee King’s post on How Not to Tweet.

Six Things Libraries Should Tweet

He correctly pointed out some things you shouldn’t do. He also said you should think about the big picture like “What do you want to get out of it?” But people often wonder, what sort of things should our library tweet about? Here’s a list: Library events – Let people know what’s going on. 5 Ways to Share Images on Twitter. Josh Catone is a writer, editor, and entrepreneur from Providence, Rhode Island.

5 Ways to Share Images on Twitter

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!”

7 Free Twitter Software Programs for Managing Your Online Social

– 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.

What Exactly is the Point of Twitter?

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? Twitter Gets Hacked, Badly. Phishing attacks, which hit Twitter over the weekend, are a sign a service has arrived (Facebook has the same problem).