The Aleph is a short story by Jorge Luis Borges that relates the experience of a man suddenly able to see everything in the world all at once. And now, thanks to David Hirmes, that story just got a quirky, modern update. You can read the story translated into modern Twitter slang. Or maybe you’re feeling classy, in […]
Some hawk-eyed folks recently spotted a decidedly rat-like critter in a photo taken in September last year by the Curiosity Rover. It’s really a rock. I guess it would make a pretty good pet rock. Some fans have set up a Twitter account for it with the appropriately dire warning ‘People of Earth. You found […]
Buzzfeed recently ran a piece about Weird Twitter, or “intentionally wrong style of idiotic comedy” by “a loose group of Twitter users who write in a less accessible form, using sloppy punctuation/spelling/capitalization, poetic experimentation with sentence format, first-person throwaway characters, and other techniques little known to the vast majority of ‘serious’ Twitter users”. In other […]
Thanks to a paper that gleaned geolocation data from 1,535,929,521 tweets from 71,273,997 unique users in Oct 23-Nov 30 last year, some fabulous maps showing a month in the life of Twitter were generated. The world of Twitter, as you can see, is beautiful.
Twaggies is a website that takes funny tweets from Twitter, and creates quirky visual interpretations from them. It was launched back in 2009 by editor and web producer David Israel. More than two dozen artists and illustrators have since teamed up to make the site what it is today.
Life is really hard. And it’s a whole lot harder when Starbucks runs out of Pumpkin Spice mix and you have to settle for a Salted Caramel Mocha. And then you get a splinter from your avocado. And to top it all off, you have to turn the brightness down on your iPad because it’s […]
The guy just never stops. ‘Shirtless Man Drinks 24 Beers And Half Bottle Of Rum At Wake, Attacks Two Men, Smashes Own Head Into Cop Car Window’. The exploits of the world’s trashiest super hero can be found via live feed on Twitter. It’s an endless supply of painfully hilarious adventures and mishaps. Follow him […]
Do you play in a modest band for next to nothing at your local pub for the ‘exposure’? Are you waiting for your lucky break? Does the thought of millions of people around the world actually listening to all that One Direction trash keep you up at night? Come over to Twitter now and follow […]
Imagine what Twitter might have looked like some 30 years ago. Imagine what our grandparents think of when they hear about Twitter. Gaston Lisak puts those thoughts in this context: ‘my grandma, like all the grandma’s in the neighborhood, used to own a bird as a pet. However, nowadays the bird cage is open and […]
Colonel Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut who uses social media in a very unique way. Living aboard the ISS, Colonel Hadfield photographs images of the Earth from space and tweets them every day from thousands of miles above our little blue planet. You can follow his photographic space adventures on his Tumblr and Facebook […]
If you haven’t been brushing up on news about Florida lately, try following Florida Man, a brilliant Twitter feed that tracks the none-too-subtle antics of, well, said Florida Man as he makes news headlines like ‘Florida Man Arrested While Sunbathing Naked And Holding Rubber Penis’ and ‘Florida Man Shoots And Kills Roommate Over Pork Chop‘. […]
How far we’ve come as a human race. From inventing toilet paper in AD600 to having indoor plumbing in 1860, nothing could have prepared us next milestone of toilet habits: Twitter — as this photo that accompanied a Slate article said it all.
People who won’t let their feet be caught dead in these foamy, resiny Crocs, there are worse things than death. Or Crocs, for that matter. Yes, the world can be ugly. Here, take a look at these tweets. Then take these Crocs. Deal with it.
Just when you think ‘omg’ has knocked all exclamational intent to its simplest form, along comes ‘ermahgerd’, which makes ‘omg’ sound even more juvenile. And now We’ve just discovered the existence of the ermahgerdBot, a Twitter bot that basically retweets anyone who goes ‘ermahgerd’ in their tweets. Created by two sisters from Cebu, Philippines, it’s […]