Hey, who’s that following you on Twitter?
Oh, it’s a shark. Wait… what?
Yep. Sharks are now sending tweets, courtesy of a new initiative from Surf Life Saving Western Australia (SLSWA), whose scientists have attached transmitters to more than 320 sharks, including great whites, so they can be monitored up and down the coast.
Here’s something for the “ooooh, so cool” files: a new personalized TV service called Stevie will create a TV channel based on your Twitter timeline.
When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 7 it was the strongest tropical storm ever to hit land.
Twitter became the go-to forum for collecting donations en masse, calling for help, locating friends and family members and seeking or providing real-time information about the storm.
Twitter data visualization scientist Nicolas Garcia Belmonte developed an amazing interactive map that shows every geotagged tweet mentioning the word “help” in one of 22 different languages combined with key terms around the disaster.
Behold: the Twitter Mirror.
Often found backstage at major award shows such as the Grammys and the Oscars, as well as talk show green rooms, the Mirror allows celebrities to take “selfies” of themselves simply by tapping the screen. The photo is then sent out to the event’s Twitter feed, often driving thousands and thousands of retweets and comments.
With increasing constraints on our time coupled with a constantly-mushrooming supply of content sources, it’s a huge, constant challenge to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to consuming news.
By news I mean not just the latest in business, world politics, significant events, the economy and the like, but also what’s trending on the Internet which, on an average day, could include everything from a surprise studio album drop from a megastar to a goofy dad masquerading as Batman.
Luckily, at least when it comes to cutting through the noise on Twitter, there may be an answer.
Twitter + alcohol does not mix. Or, sometimes it does, but it probably shouldn’t… unless that combination results in something as quirky as these little art pieces from an intrepid graphic artist.
“He sees you when you’re sleeping,
He knows when you’re awake,
He knows if you’ve been bad or good…”
So tweet good for goodness sake!
Bad grammar aside, you’d better watch what you tweet this holiday season, because Santa isn’t content to just watch you while you sleep – he’s reading your tweets and putting you in the “naughty” or “nice” list based on your 140-character musings.
Well, file this one in the “one of the more creative marketing campaigns we’ve seen” drawer.
Budweiser wants to give something special to all the designated drivers out there this holiday season. But they’re not showing their gratitude with a simple tweet – they’ve built a knitting machine powered by tweets that is furiously pumping out holiday sweaters.