Rachel Knoll is applying the old philosophical question, if a tree falls in the forest… to Twitter. Her art installation uses text to speech technology to play tweets with ‘nobody listens’ in a humanless Washington state forest. It’s sad, poetic, and more accurate than intended.
Twitter added new ways to search through its millions of tweets via its iOS and Android apps late Tuesday.
New search filters let a user narrow the type of content, or type of account, that will be included in the results after entering a search term. First, enter the search term, and then find the little filter button next to the search box. Now you can filter to select either all tweets related to that term, photos only, videos only, news, or people with a Twitter handle that includes the term. Read more
Twitter is a constant stream of new information, but only 8% of U.S. adults are using it to consume news, with 85% of those consumers using their mobile phones compared to only 40% of the total population.
This finding is from a recent study from Pew Research, in a survey of 5,000 adults. Of those surveyed, 736 are Twitter users who tend to be younger and more educated than that of the average population. In fact, Twitter users are younger, more educated, and more mobile even when compared to Facebook news consumers. The chart below shows that Twitter users are at least 20% more likely to use their mobile devices than Facebook users when accessing news.
Starbucks and Twitter are teaming up to bring everyone more caffeine to their Twitter stream – with Starbucks Tweet a Coffee. To send your favorite Twitter personality a jump start to their day, visit Starbucks.com/tweetacoffee to create a Starbucks rewards account, then tweet @tweetacoffee to your recipient to send $5 worth of caffeine.
The first 100,000 coffee tweets will receive a free $5 gift for giving.