Just kidding, it’s just Twitter spam.
Tip: the easiest way to tell if it’s spam is if the user hasn’t set an avatar/image.
Only few understand this concept: When Twitter is down, you can’t tweet about it.
So yeah, Twitter is down and we’re all going to die.
Update: And we’re Back!
That’s enough alliteration for this week.
Watch the video:
The New York Times has a great “mashup” of twitter and common keywords used during the superbowl over time.
As the Steelers and Cardinals battled on the field, Twitter users across the nation pecked out a steady stream of “tweets.” The map shows the location and frequency of commonly used words in Super Bowl related messages. [The New York Times]
It’s a very interesting interactive timeline created by Matthew Bloch and Shan Charter of The New York Times.
What started with just one twitter account has now reached many celebrities such as Britney Spears, Bill O’Reilly, President Elect Obama and many more.
My guess is they’re just finding out about it now, and realizing their password, which was probably “password,” has been changed. Twitter will promptly restore the account to its rightful owners, I’m sure. But here’s my question – if you’ve had your Twitter account hacked, how long did it take you to get it back?
It turns out that Computer Nerds have a sense of humor.
Via Tech Crunch.
Update: Bill O Riley is gay and Rick Sanchez (That guy from CNN) won’t be making it to work today,
i am high on crack right now might not be coming into work today
That is all.
Update 2: According to those debbie-downers at CNet it was caused by one hacker and Rick Sanchez, sober, did make it into work today. Read more.
It’s surprising that a site this successful managed to get by without this type of functionality, but this belated function now means that you can search for fellow tweets by their real names. Crazy.
Alas, find real people on twitter:
You can either search for names in the main search bar or go to the new, dedicated “Who Are You Looking For?” option.
Via Tech Radar