The uses of Twitter grow exponentially every day but today saw a new developement. Utah’s Attorney General made tweets announcing and immediately following the execution of a man convicted for murder. Thanks to tech.blorge.com for the following article
But under all that marble and granite in the heart of America’s capital beats an alter ego that is hip. How else would one explain the latest acquisition of the world’s largest library: every tweet ever twittered since the very first tweet by founder Jack Dorsey (“just setting up my twttr”) on March 21, 2006.
As you’re probably well aware, there’s a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico right now. When BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and then sank last month, it began dumping thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf each day. By the time the oil stops leaking, it’s expected to be the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Yeah, it’s bad. It’s so bad, that BP and several other organizations working on the spill are apparently running out of ideas. And they’re turning to Twitter, according to
A Twitter flaw surfaced last weekend in which users could force other users to follow their feeds. Twitter tackled the bug quickly; however
PC World posted the following article: “The unthinkable has happened: Twitter has decided to make money. Longtime users of the microblogging service, which for years has operated without a viable business model, are anguished at the prospect of paid ads appearing among their tweets. But advertising is just the tip of the iceberg. Twitter’s vast […]
Switched.com posted the following article about Twitter and the National Archive plan to record all Twitter posts for posterity. Twitter’s increasingly important role in relaying news and amplifying surreptitious international events apparently wasn’t lost on the Library of Congress. Earlier this month, the organization formally announced a plan to digitally store every single tweet ever […]
This addictive twitter tool shows bubbles popping up on a map every few seconds to show you a Tweet and pinpoints the person’s location on the global map. It is almost like chat – you see their profile image, know where they are located and learn the scoop they are twittering. Or even better, look at the 3D version where the globe spins as you see tweets from folks globally.
When working with companies, especially those on the Internet, contact can become cold and unfeeling. With Twitter, business users have found a way to “humanize” themselves. They can show another side of themselves so clients and customers can see that they are not just a giant, faceless entity.
Everyone who is anyone is now using Twitter. If you are interested in using it yourself, here are five tools that will help you make the most of your experience.