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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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‘.
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.
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 [...]