Twitter has popularized the sharing of information in 140 character snippets and that planted the seeds for what became known as the hash tag. Hash tags are used in Twitter to make it easy for someone to search for information on a particular topic. Eye-C is a new smartphone app that uses hash tags to search for videos and photos and across Facebook, YouTube, and Picassa.
If you’re new to Twitter, you’re likely still rocking the default bubbly cloud background. And if you’re reading this article, it’s time for a change.
Twitter is great for generating buzz, but sometimes that buzz isn’t all that constructive. As the east coast of the United States prepares for Hurricane Irene this weekend, tips on how to handle weather emergencies are appreciated by all audiences. Thankfully, there are a lot of Twitter users who are skilled at giving advice, whether it be on how to deal with flooding or how to maintain perspective when we don’t even know how badly the storm will affect different areas. Here, then, are the top 10 tweets about Hurricane Irene that are actually useful.
Organizers of a movement to show respect for the victims of the Norway attacks are asking Twitter and Facebook users to observe one minute of silence today at 17:00 GMT / 12:00 ET.
Earlier in the month, we wrote about the exploits of an anonymous Twitter user that blew the whistle on a number of gagging orders – known as super-injunctions – that had been established in a court of law by various celebrities in the United Kingdom.
To date, it appears to be a one-time thing, as the profile hasn’t updated since it first tweeted on May 8. But while the revelations did contain some errors – thankfully, Jeremy Clarkson has not had any kind of intimate relationship with Jemima Khan – clearly there was a fair bit of factual accuracy in the tweets. And now, thanks to an ill-advised legal campaign by one of the outed stars, Twitter has been flung firmly into the limelight. And its denizens have responded in kind.