Are you a fan of Facebook? Addicted to Twitter? Compulsively checking your Myspace 100 times a day? Wish you could check all three at once, on a half baked application provided by your carrier? If you’re on AT&T, congratulations, it’s your lucky day…AT&T has debuted “Social Net”, a program designed to give you one-stop access to Myspace, Twitter and Facebook.Read more
This morning I was reading about Amanda Bonnen. She’s a Twitter user who sent a tweet on May 12 from her public Twitter account that in part stated her management company, Horizon Realty, “thinks it’s okay” to sleep in a moldy apartment. She was subsequently sued for defamation over her message. Assuming that this suit both goes forward and isRead more
Recently it seems that I’ve been getting more than a few notifications from people on my Twitter follow list that say “LOOOOK!!! If you want more followers check out this site: http://EasyFollowers.com.”
Am I the only one who finds these types of messages annoying and borderline offensive? Am I the only one who un-follows people who use these types of
For whatever reason none of the big names in Twitter clients have released their updated versions that support push notification for Twitter.
However, several solutions have emerged over the past few weeks to solve this issue.
I recently took at look at Boxcar which is an add on to your existing Twitter client to enable push and then I looked
I sat down in my “chair” tonight and flipped on the TV.
Verizon Fios, to which I’m subscribed to for TV, internet and phone service, greeted me with a message that informed my I could now get Twitter & Facebook on my television.
As if I needed another excuse not to get up from my “chair.” Watch my video to
I’m a big fan of Twitter.
Two of my favorite Twitter clients for the iPhone are Tweetie and Twittelator Pro.
Unfortunately neither supports push notifications.
Tweetie can be coupled with Boxcar to get push notifications on the iPhone but it’s sort of a patch solution and you have to purchase two apps.
Now comes Twitbit which appears to be the
Check out these new Twitter Tees from Threadless. Show your Social-Networking Love by donning one of these at the next BBQ (assuming you do go offline now and again…). These shirts will let the world know you are a proud Geek — even if they won’t increase your Twitter following. My personal favorite is “you autocomplete me.”Read more
If you are like me, you have Twitter clients on multiple devices – in my case it is my work PC, home netbook, home Mac home PC, and iPod Touch. This makes it convenient to update from just about anywhere. The downside? Opening up whatever device and seeing hundreds of new unread tweets just minutes after being on a differentRead more
Ars Technica has an interesting story referencing a report that determined that most Twitter users don’t tweet, and many don’t even follow anyone.
Okay, I get the first part. Twitter is becoming another source of news. Quite frankly, I don’t tweet, but I do use Twitter to follow updates from companies, websites, commentators, or entertainers. But not following anyone ANDRead more
Twitterific version 2.02 is now available for download in the iPhone App Store. This important update fixes a serious problem where Twitterific was not reading new Tweets due to the total number of Twitter messages exceeding the maximum size of a 32 bit integer or 2,147,483,647 (semi-serioulsy referred to as “the Twitpocalypse” because it was unknown how applications would handleRead more
It’s amazing that in these troubling times filled with economic uncertainty and unbridled social woe, the petty-minded governments of various countries still manage to find the time and resources to censor media outlets in order to protect their citizenry from the corrupting influence of free speech.
Iran briefly blocked access to Facebook, ahead of its June presidential elections.
Some pretty big announcements hit today when Palm confirmed a few more features for webOS during The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference – namely Palm Media Sync, Twitter integration, and an App Catalog. Now, the big news is that Palm’s Media Sync will allow the Pre (and other WebOS devices) to sync with Apple’s iTunes out of
PhoneFace, the Photo Speed Dial application for BlackBerry and Android, has been updated for improved contact search integration to select your friend’s photo ID based on their Facebook or Twitter profile pics — or selecting a photo that you saved directly to your phone. Simply start typing the name of your contact, and PhoneFace will bring up the listingRead more
[begin rant] Why does everything have to be about money? Why is someone always looking to get something for nothing? Free this, free that, promotional item here, promotional item there.
Has capitalism ruined the beauty of some of the things that are free on the internet?
I do video reviews on YouTube. Earlier this week I posted a chat
Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimino received a lot of press for being the first person to “Tweet from space”. Or did he? New reports are now arriving that perhaps what really happened is @astro_mike mailed his tweets home via email where they were posted by someone on the ground. You know, sort of how your grandma or grandpa may ask youRead more
Have you ever wondered where in the world the people following you on Twitter were located? Tweet Globe is a new application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that shows, on a map of the world, where each tweet you receive in Twitter originated from. Not only does the application show you a geographical representation of where your Twitter followersRead more
Definition of a egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me. – Ambrose Pierce
Ok, if you are one of the cool kids than obviously you know about Twitter.
“Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are
Los Angeles International Airport inspectors either intercepted the worlds biggest Twitter addict – or they caught a rare bird smuggler. I’m not quite sure how this person kept the birds all quiet during the flight into the United States. Surely someone on the plane noticed that his pants were a little “aflutter”. According the story in National Geographic these legsRead more
Celery, the service that lets the less technologically-inclined population (their website really screams ‘old people’) send and receive emails via fax, has introduced support for Facebook updates. And from June, Twittering by fax will become a reality.
Okay, I think that emails by fax is a great idea – from personal experience, iPhones rock for older folks, but printed pages
By now most of us are aware of Twitter. If you’re not Twitter is a “service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”
Twitter is popular. The service doubled its user base in March alone (See this link). And as a result,
PhoneFace has now added Twitter support, enabling you to call, email, or send an SMS to your contacts by flipping through photos.
You have the choice of loading a photo you’ve taken with your smartphone’s camera, or by selecting the option to use either their Twitter or Facebook profile pic.
Tweetie for iPhone is regarded as one of the better Twitter applications. It let’s you handle multiple Twitter accounts, browse your friends, and features super quick loads along with an option for landscape keyboards all in a simplistic, easy to view format.
Now the same developers have released a version of their popular Twitter application for the Mac operating system.
For some reason the selection of Twitter clients for BlackBerry devices is – to put it bluntly – awful. There’s Twitterberry, SocialScope (beta) and brute force text messaging. All three of these options leave out something from the Twitter experience when compared against the more robust clients available for the iPhone.
Now there’s a new Twitter for BlackBerry beta –
Want to know if this friend is following that friend on Twitter? Earlier this week I wrote an article about the social networking site Daily Booth. Well the Daily Booth boys are at it again. This time with “Is Following.” The site is simple. You enter one Twitter name on one side and then another on the otherRead more
NASA astronaut Mike Massimino has been Twittering up a storm in advance of his upcoming trip to maintain the Hubble Space Telescope. He’s managed to attract over 18,500 followers online and while he only has 18 updates – one has to wonder whether NASA will seize the PR value of a Twittering Astronaut.
After all, Twitter is in the news