The ‘TSA’ is on Twitter ‘being’ TSA

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 22 November 2012

‘We pat your groin. We see you naked. We’re the doormen to the sky. Why? Because everybody is a terrorist.’ The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a bad rep, and the parody TSA account on Twitter mocks the agency expertly and hilariously. Interactive marketing specialist Andrew Davis has been behind this for two whole years, with no sign of slowing down.

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TweetSwap: grow your traffic and Twitter following

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in Cool Websites on Saturday 17 November 2012

Psst, we’re launching a new website soon: TweetSwap.com, where you can swap Tweets, grow your web traffic, and your Twitter audience at the same time. To register interest in finding out more, simply go to the website and leave your email address. The best of the web is ready to be Tweeted to your audience.

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Llama Del Rey is on Twitter

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 15 November 2012

The South American camelid equivalent of Lana Del Rey is on Twitter, and it had us at ‘it’s ewe, it’s ewe, it’s all for ewe’. Boy, does it have a lot to spit out about the fashion world, the music scene and its llama roots. Plus, judging from its Instagram shots, the immaculately-styled Llama oozes just as much old-school charm as its human counterpart singer with the really big lips and really big hair, if not more.

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Death Star PR Twitter feed

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 8 November 2012

Everyone needs good PR. Even Darth Vadar, the most evil bloke in the universe with a cloak and helmet head but no helmet hair. Whoever’s behind the Death Star PR Twitter account purports he or she is here to set things straight about the rubbish people say about the Galactic Empire, thus the ballistic tweets like ‘Anakin wasn’t trying to kill Obi-Wan on Mustafar.

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That Can Be My Next Tweet!

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in Cool Websites on Tuesday 6 November 2012

That Can Be My Next Tweet! is a website that generates tweets based on words and phrases stripped from your Twitter account. When I tried it out, I was given the suggestion ‘Looking for a man? Be a Cash Shredding Alarm Clock.’ It’s a clever insight into your tweeting habits, with huge points for creativity.

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First World Problems, read by Haitians

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 25 October 2012

#firstworldproblems is a popular hashtag that’s never quite gone out of fashion on Twitter. The whining is all meant to be a bit tongue-in-cheek in a ‘poor me, but I’m not really suffering’ way. So when DDB New York got Haitians to stand around in their spartan surroundings and read out first world problems in […]

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The most entertaining Twitter spambot ever?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Friday 14 September 2012

Originally set up to promote an e-commerce store stocking horse-themed ebooks, Horse e_books has taken on a life of its own with its steady daily sprout of nonsensical and often oddly interrupted tweets that range from the irate (e.g. ‘TO RELAX WITH FRIENDS HOW TO RELAX WITH FRIENDS HOW TO RELAX WITH FRIENDS HOW TO […]

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Curiosity Rover Twitter feed

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 11 August 2012

The Curiosity Rover is on Twitter, and uh, this is where it gets tricky: its dyslexic clone is also on Twitter. The Curiosity Rover’s tweets are great in a geeky sort of way (pictures of Mars! hi-res videos!) and it even does some camera-whoring, but the clone, while it has just a fraction of the […]

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Kim Jong Number Un Twitter feed

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 4 August 2012

‘I used to be an unemployed twentysomething still living at home’, declares @KimJongNumberUn on his Twitter bio. ‘Now I have nuclear weapons. It’s all good, yo’. The faux Twitter feed of North Korea’s current supreme leader is voraciously updated with random tweets, most of which are quite epic.

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Tweet about The Universe, and it will reply to you

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 20 July 2012

Everyone’s on Twitter, and now it looks like the Universe has an account, too. Well, okay, it’s just the doing of some astute smartypants who has decided to troll unwitting tweeters who use the Universe’s name in vain with ERRATIC REPLIES IN BLARING LOUD CAPS. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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Tim Siedell’s Twitter feed

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Tuesday 22 May 2012

I’m late to the game. I’ve just discovered the Twitter home of Tim Siedell, a creative director from Nebraska whose offhand and witty tweets consistently earns him a top spot on all these Feeds to Follow lists by the likes of TIME Magazine and Paste Magazine. He had me at ‘Too lazy for Hamburger Helper? […]

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This is what Twitter looked like back in 1935

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 4 May 2012

From the ‘what ever happened to’ files comes The Notificator, a short lived robot messenger which allowed users to leave direct messages for people in order to ‘cancel appointments or inform friends of their whereabouts’. To use The Notificator, which was installed in select locations in London in 1935, people would write a message on […]

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Gus the Fox Twitter news feed

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Tuesday 1 May 2012

Astute observations about life (‘Trying to explain what a harpsichord is to a worm. Waste of time”). Escapades that range from the banal (“Feeding gammon to a poorly falcon’) to the surreal (‘Sucking noodles off a whore’s pyjamas’). He’s a bit of a scallywag, this Gus. But you’ve got to love a fox with attitude.

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Shit OscarPRgirl Says video and Twitter feed

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in Video on Wednesday 18 April 2012

Shit Girls Say is at it again, this time with Shit OscarPRgirl says, which pokes fun at the PRs who work at prestigious fashion house, Oscar de la Renta. Check out the Twitter feed (@oscarprgirl) to see some original content, which includes Tweets such as ‘I just met with a man who had the chicest mohawk’.

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140 Film: a movie created one Tweet at a time

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Trends on Friday 13 April 2012

140 Film is a Twitter-based project aiming to write and create a movie, one Tweet at a time. The story will be completed once they reach 140 tweets. Feeling creative and helpful? Tweet away!

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