Posts Tagged ‘twitter’
  • What we’ve got here is…failure to communicate
    by Mike
    Posted October 1st, 2009 at 7:34 am
    The NBA recently announced they were following in several other industries footsteps by banning any social networking use by players, coaches, and other staff alike. At first, many will come to believe it's to prevent embarrassing situations and outbursts. However, that couldn't be further from the truth and anyone with a grain of intelligence knows it. It really comes down to a simple explanation -- Greed! (more...)...
  • Med students Tweeting patient info?
    by Mike
    Posted September 29th, 2009 at 5:30 am
    If you honestly think about for a minute, the idea that some young med student wouldn't share an experience with some far out their patient whom calling "out in left field" would be an understatement is almost absurd. I mean, in the current time period, everything is becoming fair game for public discussion via social networking of some kind. So far, some markets such as the professional sports market have started imposing restrictions (ala NBA and NFL) on Twitter usage. However, this new d...
  • The Tweeting Kegerator: Two loves combined and the greatest innovation ever!
    by Mike
    Posted September 22nd, 2009 at 10:09 am
    Beer beer beer. How I love beer. Another love which I'm also become increasingly addicted to is Twitter. What better way to show of your geeky chops than to combine the two. That's exactly what SparkFun Electronics did. They took the company Kegerator, which was becoming increasingly difficult to monitor and keep full, and tapped (pun intended) into the real time tracking benefits of Twitter. The SparkFun Twitter account tells you such things as pull count, beer temp, and beer level givi...
  • [email protected] brings direct calling features to Twitter
    by Mike
    Posted September 17th, 2009 at 6:44 am
    For all of the die hard, Tweet-aholics out there, you've come across an intersection in space and time where you've wanted to contact another Twitter user...by phone. Of course you could get the person's number and then call them like normal. Or, you can simply start your tweet with @call. Direct calling from Twitter here we go. A web based company called JAJAH has just released a beta program called [email protected] which allows the beta users to call each other through Twitter. I know what yo...
  • Stupidity invades Twitter as Coyote grabs an unsuspecting snack…
    by Mike
    Posted September 15th, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    Twitter has exploded from a tight circle of geeks and tech bloggers to everyone and their mother and then some. From general day to day activities to spam and marketing, Twitter is constantly find new ways of being implemented. The latest however while for a good cause, is carried out in a way that screams stupid. Apparently Jessica Simpson lost her prized Malti-Poo, "Daisy" thanks to a hungry Coyote...you can see where this probably went. Face it Jess, Daisy is gone inside the stomach and...
  • Off the record Obama tweet calling Kanye West a “jackass” gets yanked.
    by Mike
    Posted September 15th, 2009 at 7:02 am
    In an off the record interview with CNBC, an ABC reporter, Terry Moran tweeted:"Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a “jackass” for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential." The tweet was quickly deleted. However, Twitter caches all tweets and doesn't delete deleted tweets from said cache immediately. Now, many will look at the issue on the surface -- that is, that a tweet supposedly quoting the President of the United States was yanked probably due to decen...
  • Tweet-Tweet comes to Now-enabled Verizon phones
    by Mike
    Posted September 10th, 2009 at 9:18 am
    Even though smartphones and other devices consumer most of my time and interest, there are many people out there who don't like all of that high tech stuff. Instead, simple features are enough to get them through her day. Said users may want an easy and efficient way to use Twitter on their Now-enabled Verizon handsets. Today is your day. Introducing Tweet-Tweet, a Now device Twitter client. The list of features includes: posting tweets, RT, DM, and the ability to follow all from within t...
  • Soldiers to Tweet the location of future enemy combatants?
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 5:50 am
    Miniature qwerty keyboards have been popping up more and more recently across mobile devices of all types in a move by manufacturers to cater to the growing trend of texters, mobile emailers, and social butterflies. The military often treads a very different path. While their technology and gadgets are still top of the line and current, the gadgets themselves when based off of consumer electronics are often a few generations behind the curve. It seems the military is finally coming into the...
  • T-Mobile spills the beans about Touch Pro2 via Twitter
    by Mike
    Posted July 8th, 2009 at 5:51 am
    Twitter is quickly becoming the defacto standard for communication in the tech world as it allows instant notification to thousands of people at once. While you sister to breaking news gets shared via Twitter, perhaps the most useful (to geeks anyway) is that of new product announcements. You see, the old way of doing things was to have a formal press release followed by a couple live demos or shows to showcase your companies new product. Heck, now you spend 10 seconds typing out a tweet an...
  • Go old school social with Facebook/Twitter mouse pads
    by Mike
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 2:07 pm
    Forget the fact that today's optical and laser mice rarely need a mouse pad. But, if you have one of those grandmas who sware by there effectiveness or just like the smooth supple feel of a nice 1980's tech mouse pad, these pads may tickle your fancy. Featuring nifty screenshots of the Facebook and Twitter "home areas", these mouse pads aim to shake up your typical monotone/floral/animal print mouse pads and bring a tad of the here and now into your life. The cost to attain such geeked glor...
  • Bing adding real-time results via Twitter
    by Mike
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 10:27 am
    The craze over real-time news and search is about to heat up. While Google does in fact get pretty instantaneous updates on many items and topics, Microsoft's Bing is hitting the ground running and not letting up. The Bing Team is rolling out a new feature that incorporates Tweets into the search results. "Oh great, ten majillion pages full of erroneous results". Not to fear dear geek for the Bing Team has stated that they only plan on indexing Twitter accounts that they deem worthwhile base...
  • Wear your tweets on your chest
    by Mike
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 9:50 am
    There's no doubting the phenomenon Twitter has become. From major news outlets to small town bakery shops, Twitter is taking the world by storm. What better way to share your tweets with the world than to wear them? The "Loud Tweets" pin does just that. It features a 21 x 7 pixel display that will scroll your treets across your chest as to proclaim to the world your every little though, idea, and tweet. Future ideas for this little tweeting wonder include the possibility of GPS/GPRS innar...
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