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Director Tweeting Crime Mystery Novella On Twitter

People share all kinds of interesting things on Twitter. don’t they? Here’s one to add to your list: Steven Soderbergh (he’s a director) is tweeting a novella as he writes it.

Tweeting a book is nothing new, of course. We told you about Jennifer Egan’s novel, Black Box, that was published one tweet at a time last year – and there have been others (in various forms).

But what’s different here is the story. It’s a delightful little ball of abstraction that will pull you in and (possibly) drown you. Yes, there’s murder involved. And swearing (you’ve been warned).

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@80sDonDraper Reimagines Mad Men In The 80s, In 140 Characters

The Onion’s John McNamee scores a Twitter win this week, with the debut of @80sDonDraper, a hilarious send-up of Mad Men set in the 1980s.

It’s like @SeinfeldToday, but chronologically reversed (Modern Seinfeld reimagines Seinfeld if it were set today).

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Novice News Anchor’s Swearing Slip-Up Creates Twitter Celebrity [VIDEO]

Have you heard of A.J. Clemente? If you haven’t yet, you will!┬áThis novice news anchor is making a name for himself on Twitter and (now) on TV, but not because he’s an ace reporter.

His on-air debute as a news anchor included a swearing slip-up of epic proportions.

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Up Close And Personal With Mr. Clean: 6 Brand Mascots To Follow On Twitter

If you’re serious about social media, you already know to turn to Twitter to get up-to-the-minute intel directly from a brand.

Twitter’s your first stop in attempting to get an answer to a question about a brand, or settle a customer service issue.

But what about logging screen time with the brand’s mascot, who’s often the personality you subconsciously associate with a brand?

Below, 6 brand mascots to follow on Twitter.

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Want To Read Some Great Poetry This Month? Follow @30Poets30Days

‘Tis the time of year when poets wax poetic Web-wide, sharing their work and participating in writing contests (like our flash fiction contest that’s running all month).

It’s also a time to discover some great writing if you’re of the ‘reader’ variety – and we have a Twitter account to tell you about that will be sharing 30 poets’ work during these 30 days of April.

It’s called 30 Poets/ 30 Days.

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Twitter Headquarters’ Twitter Accounts Grant Insider Access To The Company’s Goings On

Ever wondered what a typical day is like at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco?

One of the best inroads into the company is the official Twitter Twitter account.

But there are also a handful of Twitter streams that operate out of Twitter HQ and grant a more, let’s say, insider representation of life at Twitter.

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Featured Account: @ITRCSD Shows How To Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

This continues our Pay It Forward Friday series.

Have you or someone you know fallen victim to identity theft? It’s one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States.

If you’ve been lucky enough to dodge the identity theft bullet so far, you’ll want to read this so you can prepare for (and hopefully head off) a potential future attack.

And you should also read up on what identity theft IS, because it’s not restricted to financial theft (it’s not funny like this).

 

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Twitter Buzz About New Pope Hit 140,000 Tweets Per Minute

Twitter has a few well-known loves. Sports would top the list and is probably tied with celebrities, followed closely behind by politics and ridiculous trending topics. But you might be surprised to learn about Tweeple’s other love – religion (or at least the Pope).

And the Dalai Lama is pretty popular too.

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Bully Gets Visit From Boxer He Harassed On Twitter

Twitter trolls give the microblogging platform a bad name. And even though more and more are facing consequences for this behavior, it’s little comfort to those dealing with it all the time – and it gives many potential users pause when considering joining the platform.

But here’s a story to make trolls think twice – at least when it comes to taunting boxers.

Now we all just need to learn how to box!

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Indian Army Joins Twitter

This just in from New Delhi: The Indian Army has officially launched a Twitter account.

The account, which goes by the Twitter handle @adgpi, has already attracted more than 3,000 followers, with only 7 tweets (all in English).

Army sources told CNN-IBN that the handle has been in the works for some months, and the account will from this point forward be used to feature all official announcements from the Indian Army.

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