Real-life Omar Little arrested in Baltimore

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Saturday 7 January 2012

In a weird case of life imitating art, Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton recently tweeted that someone named Omar Little Jr was arrested on gun charges.

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If There Had Always Been An Internet

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Friday 6 January 2012

Our friends at Retronaut posted this rather provocative selection of vintage Internet screenshots created by the ever-witty Jesse Eisemann. What a shame Twitter wasn’t around in the 60s. Old school Dylan would have carved that channel up.

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The Tweet of God

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By Cary Polkovitz in Cool Websites on Thursday 8 December 2011

Funny, irreverant and thoughtful, the Tweet of God has me chortling every time. Who knew the Almighty had such a biting sense of humor?

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Student begins 6 year project to Tweet World War Two

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By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 11 November 2011

Oxford University student, Alwyn Collinson, using the Twitter account @RealTimeWWII, has undertaken a six year project to Tweet the events of the Second World War as they happened. Yup, he’s sending up to 40 Tweets daily of reportage from the ‘battlefield’, re-living the dramas and tensions as they happened and spicing the feed up with […]

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Can I Be Your Friend?

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 18 June 2011

What happens when someone boldly tries to take the online ‘friending experience‘ offline? Strange things, indeed. Watch on and be bemused.

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The United States Of Cursing

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By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 28 January 2011

America is a nation of swearers. Don’t believe me? Well, then, check out this map of the United States which documents the use of swear words — f***, sh*t, b*tch, hell, damn, ass — in Twitter correspondence: ‘the darker an area, the less profane, the lighter an area, the more profane’. See the map larger […]

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Funny Tweets from the Twittersphere

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Saturday 22 January 2011

The great thing about Twitter is that it reads as an unfiltered window into the real time thoughts of a generation who have no handle on the term discretion, as our friends at Oddee have proven with their list of the ‘12 Most Funny Tweets Ever‘.

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The Merry Twitter Tree: a Christmas tree lit by tweets

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By Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 16 December 2010

Now this is fun! Host Sydney have launched The Merry Twitter Tree, a Christmas tree that’s literally lit by Tweets that contain the words ‘Merry Christmas’. The tree, which sits in their Sydney office, is being streamed live. The more ‘Merry Christmas’ is tweeted, the more the tree flickers. Ho, ho, ho, and all that.

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Is Katie Perry too big for Sesame Street?

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By Casper Johansson in Video on Tuesday 28 September 2010

Russell Brand has defended Katie Perry’s honour with admirable humour following her somewhat out-sized appearance (or non-appearance, as the case may be) on Sesame Street the other week. He Tweeted to his nearly 1.5 million followers: ‘Today’s Sesame Street will not be brought to you by the number 34 or the letter D’ and ‘Can […]

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Cursebird: real time swearing on Twitter

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Tuesday 28 September 2010

Hahahahahaha! Cursebird is a ‘real–time feed of swearing on Twitter’. Perfect for idling away the hours when the work day just seems too damn sanitized.

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Fake Tweets by Real Dictators

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Wednesday 22 September 2010

Dictators have generally not been a very amusing subject, in any way, shape or form. But then along came Twitter and the rest, as they say, is history.

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