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Visualized: How The World Responded To Typhoon Haiyan On Twitter

Visualized: How The World Responded Typhoon Haiyan On Twitter

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.

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Smart Car’s #smartWrapMe Campaign Matched Fan Selfies With Dressed-Up Cars

Smart Car's #smartWrapMe Campaign Tweeted Dressed-Up Cars That Matched Fan Selfies

Smart Car wanted to know “Who wore it better?” last week, with a Twitter campaign that asked fans to tweet selfie photos as submissions for a customizable MotoX giveaway.

The spin? Smart Car tweeted back “car selfies” in response, wrapped Smart Cars dressed up to match the user pics.

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Have You Seen The Twitter Mirror?

Have You Seen The Twitter Mirror?

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.

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Latest.is Offers A Top 10 Of What’s Linked On Twitter At Any Moment

Latest.is Offers A Top 10 Of What’s Linked On Twitter At Any Moment

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.

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‘Drunk Tweets’ Art Takes Trashed Tweets To The Next Level

drunk tweets art

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.

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Have You Been Naughty Or Nice? Social Santa Will Analyze Your Tweets And Find Out

Have You Been Naughty Or Nice? Social Santa Will Analyze Your Tweets And Find Out

“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.

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This Twitter-Powered Knitting Machine Is Making Sweaters For Designated Drivers

This Twitter-Powered Knitting Machine Is Making Sweaters For Designated Drivers

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.

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A Brief History Of 7 Social Networks (And How They Used To Look) [PHOTOS]

A Brief History Of 7 Social Networks (And How They Used To Look) [PHOTOS]

Hey, remember Friendster?

No? USENET, IRC, CompuServe, email and everything else that came before it aside, Friendster is generally considered the pioneer of modern social networking. Launching back in 2002, before even MySpace, Friendster became one of the first social networks to acquire one than one million users, reaching more than 100 million by 2008. And then, just like that, it all went a bit pear-shaped.

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WATCH: Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone’s Short Film ‘Evermore’

WATCH: Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone's Short Film 'Evermore'

“Once upon a midnight dreary…”

Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” is an iconic piece of gothic literature, and its undergoing a bit of a revival thanks to another feathered creature – Twitter.

Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone has created a short film based on the text of “The Raven”, as part of Canon’s Project Imaginat10n. The film has been in the works for over a year, and it’s finally ready for the public.

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Interactive Map: Watch The F-Bomb Drop On Twitter In Real Time

fbomb map on twitter

Have you ever sworn in a tweet? Maybe once when you were frustrated a some poor customer service, or your commute, or even in elation at your favorite TV show being renewed?

Apparently, lots… and lots… and lots of people aren’t afraid to let loose and drop the F-bomb publicly on Twitter. And there’s a new app that can show you – in real time – where and when these swears are going down.
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