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In an effort to raise awareness about heart disease, Canadian-based Sunnybrook Hospital will be live tweeting heart surgery tomorrow at 8am Eastern.
When you stop to think about it, the internet is kinda big. I mean, like, huge. Massive even. How on earth are you expected to find your way around?
You know what would be really useful? A map.
Remember the Fail Whale?
Sure you do. If you’ve been active on Twitter for a few years, the Fail Whale was a regular feature. Sure, he was cute, but as he only appeared when Twitter was having problems he was essentially an unwelcome guest.
I can’t remember the last time the whale made an appearance, but it seems like forever. Which, while good for Twitter, is kind of a shame: part of me misses those exciting days of yore. Beautifully designed by Yiying Lu, the Fail Whale remains an iconic figure in tech, and Lu has now turned her attentions to another project which is currently being funded on Kickstarter.
Hot on the heels (or fins…) of news that sharks are now tweeting comes a new animal-centric Twitter campaign, one that’s all about elephants.
Now, you can follow four tagged elephants in Laikipia, Central Kenya, as they travel across the plains, hang out in herds, and generally get up to elephant-sized adventures.
Picture the scene. It’s a little before 10pm and, as you busy yourself getting ready for bed, you head on over to the fridge to get a little ice and some water. You know, because sometimes you get thirsty in the night.
So you make your drink and, while there, you half-heartedly check out the day’s tweets, right there on the app screen on your fridge.
January translates to New Year’s resolution heyday, and Twitter is a nerve center for tracking them.
eBay Deals has created a cool tracker for thousands of New Year’s resolutions across Twitter, categorizing them and comparing to resolutions made this time last year to analyze trends.
Millions of people around the world celebrated the start of 2014 by tweeting.
Twitter data analytics team’s Krist Wongsuphasawat created a data visualization that captured the celebratory fever across Twitter as the clock clicked down to midnight on December 31, 2013.