Meet Florida Man, the world’s worst superhero

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 15 February 2013

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‘. […]

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The Evolution of Toilet Use

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 18 December 2012

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.

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Worse Than Crocs Twitter feed

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 13 December 2012

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.

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TweetSinger: Turning tweets to song

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By Lucas Jatoba in Cool Websites, New Illustration on Friday 7 December 2012

TweetSinger turns people’s tweets into songs. Much better than your neighbour singing badly on Sunday mornings.

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ermahgerdBot knows when you go ‘ermahgerd’

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 29 November 2012

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 […]

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Love Will Conquer: love/hate Tweet maps

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By Lucas Jatoba in Cool Websites on Friday 23 November 2012

There’s still hope for humanity. Love Will Conquer is a website that maps Tweets with the world LOVE or HATE in real time onto a beautiful 3D tree. Interested in knowing people’s feeling in Brazil or Italy? Pick your favorite country and watch the tree growing. It’s good to see that love always conquers.

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Beautifully clever tweets from Tilda Swinton

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By Christopher Stribley in Cool Websites on Friday 23 November 2012

Tilda Swinton. That’s really all I need to say and your head fills with images, right? She’s a force to be reckoned with, a true chameleon, and she is perfect in whatever form she adopts. She’s always unmistakably … Tilda. The Tweets in this account capture her preternatural essence beautifully, cleverly, and at times hilariously. […]

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The ‘TSA’ is on Twitter ‘being’ TSA

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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