The singer and entertainer Lady Gaga has broken a few record in her time, but recently she became the first person ever to reach and pass thirty million followers on the social media site Twitter, now that is a lot of followers by anyone’s standards. Continue reading “Lady Gaga Now Has 30 Million Followers On Twitter”
Would you give a Tweet for a free packet of crisps, well who wouldn’t! This is a new marketing venture being run by cereal maker Kellogg’s. It is to promote their new range of savoury Special K Cracker Crisps available in sea salt and balsamic vinegar, sweet chilli or sour cream and onion flavours and each packet has just 100 calories. Continue reading “Kelloggs Opens The First Special K Tweet Shop”
Students from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) have set up an interesting feature that spans across the harbour by turning tweets into Morse code. It is the idea of students at the CIID, Ana Catharina Marques (twitter.com/AnaCatharinaM), Kostantinos Frantzis (kfrantzis.com) and Markus Schmeiduch (smeidu.com) they use the #CPHsignals hash tag to get people involved and it works too!
Here is a little bit of information on the Morse code light signal installation;
This project is connecting two Copenhagen neighbourhoods using the old maritime technology of signal lamps and Morse code, combined with the modern network layer of twitter messages. Visit bit.ly/CPHsignals for more informations. A project for the Systems & Layers class at CIID (ciid.dk).
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This is a mug that is must for all coffee lovers who just happen to users of the micro blogging site Twitter, it is called the Hash Tag Mug, it comes with a Twitter logo and hash tag handle. Continue reading “Twitter Plus Coffee Means The Hash Tag Mug”
A new way of publishing that has the convenience of Blogger and the style of Pinterest has been launched to a closed audience. It has some serious backing, namely the Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, so we can assume that Medium is going to be taking all of the good social media bit and putting them together in one place, Medium! Continue reading “Could Medium Be The Next Big Thing In Publishing”
It is well known that Twitter are planning to restrict developers access to its API, this naturally has upset these guys and as such a new network App.net has raised $600,000 (£382,000) in order to compete with Twitter, but with no adverts. Check it out! Continue reading “Twitter Changes Prompt The Launch Of A New social Network”
The 2012 London Olympics have become known as being the media games, it has been access all areas for everyone with a Twitter or Facebook page as the competitors tweet about how the Olympics has gone for them. Well this concept Adidas trainer could make the next Olympics even more social media friendly they even have their own Twitter account @adidasbarricade. Continue reading “The Adidas @adidasbarricade Trainers Are Social Network Friendly”
It seems that being an early adopter of a social site is not bad thing or is it, we cannot agree here! But first of all, you may wish to see if you are an early with the idego.co analyzing tool. at the moment it only checks users on Foursquare, Github, Instagram and Twitter but it will tell you if you are in the top five, ten or fifty per cent of early adopters, it’s a bit of fun even if you do have to authorize it. Continue reading “Are You An Early Adopter Or Not”
The great thing about social media is that developers such as Infinity Ward are able to tweet about developments in Modern Warfare 3 Elite; in this case, the tweet says that on the 16th August players can expect to receive 16, 17 and 18 content drops! Continue reading “Modern Warfare 3 Elite Gamers On PS3 Expect Content Drops”
When you send a tweet to a celebrity at the back of your mind you hope that is will be read, but deep down you know that it’s probably going to slip through the net and end up in Twitter Hell! So just out of interest, what happens when celebrities do actually read some of those mean tweets that nobody ever admits to sending! Thanks to talk show host Jimmy Kimmel he puts the Tweets to the celebrities. Continue reading “Do Celebrities Read Tweets About Themselves”
It should not come as any surprise to see a range of clothing based on social networks, after all there was the Apple range of clothing released during the 1980’s! These up to date designs are complete outfits for the social networker with all of the accessories included. Continue reading “Clothing Inspired By The World Of Social Media”
It seems that the saying is right, moving can be a stressful time and that while in the moving process things will happen. However, I do not suppose that the folks over at Twitter were thinking about the massive outage that shut out many users last night!
However, things should be more calming now as the three floors of the newly restored SF Mart Building at 1355 Market St in San Francisco. Here they offer the staff yoga, games arcade, restaurants and a coolest rooftop garden around! It is all change at Twitter new logo and new offices, what next?
Whenever a large site goes down for no matter how long there will be all sorts of rumours spreading around! But last night’s outage at Twitter is being blamed on a cascading bug. This is not the first time that Twitter has been struck down by outages; in fact, anyone who signed up during the early days would remember that it happened quite a lot. So this one goes down to a technical issue and not hack as claimed earlier, but to the users of Twitter any time without the service is a painful experience, whatever the reason for it!
According to a statement on the official Twitter blog, Mazen Rawashdeh, VP, Engineering (@mazenra) said;
Not how we wanted today to go. At approximately 9:00am PDT, we discovered that Twitter was inaccessible for all web users, and mobile clients were not showing new Tweets. We immediately began to investigate the issue and found that there was a cascading bug in one of our infrastructure components. This wasn’t due to a hack or our new office or Euro 2012 or GIF avatars, as some have speculated today. A “cascading bug” is a bug with an effect that isn’t confined to a particular software element, but rather its effect “cascades” into other elements as well. One of the characteristics of such a bug is that it can have a significant impact on all users, worldwide, which was the case today. As soon as we discovered it, we took corrective actions, which included rolling back to a previous stable version of Twitter.
It has been a few months since LulzSec Reborn announced itself, they have been a bit quiet but it seems that they have been a bit busy recently with an attack on the micro blogging site Twitter through the TweetGif app. A file containing the details of up to ten thousand users has posted on Pastebin. It is believed that the content contains usernames, actual names, locations, bios and more, although it is not clear what is planned for the data, if anything!
This is a state from Twitter for users that are worried about their security;
“We can confirm that all Twitter account passwords have remained secure, and no breach of our systems has occurred in connection with the events experienced by TweetGif. Regarding how TweetGif was compromised, we can’t speak on their behalf. Since this application used OAuth, no user passwords were exposed; for more information on why OAuth is our recommend connection method to grant an application access to your account, please see our help pages on Safety: Keeping Your Account Secure and How to Connect and Revoke Third Party Applications. “
The micro blogging site Twitter has updated its bird logo to a more modern feel; it is apparently created from three sets of overlapping circles, which of course is a very apt idea at the moment what with Google etc. To some the logo may not appear to look any different from the old design, but that is probably what the changes are all about a subtle change that keeps the popular bird logo going. Let us know what you think about new Twitter bird logo?
According to a posting on the Twitter blog by Doug Bowman, the Creative Director at Twitter, these are the details on how they came about the new logo design;
Our new bird grows out of love for ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple geometry. This bird is crafted purely from three sets of overlapping circles — similar to how your networks, interests and ideas connect and intersect with peers and friends. Whether soaring high above the earth to take in a broad view, or flocking with other birds to achieve a common purpose, a bird in flight is the ultimate representation of freedom, hope and limitless possibility.
Source [The Verge]