This morning I rode the bootlegged Bedford Ave bike lane while listening to pirated music and wearing knock off Converse shoes.
“When will these so-called ‘disruptive technologies’ become acknowledged as ‘future technologies?’” – @jeffjarvis via @laurelatoreilly
I like to be the center of attention,” said Ms. Day, a former cheerleader. “I was on the dance team at Texas Christian University. I love an audience. I compare Twitter to a bar or a social event.” The people who get the most attention, she said, “have a story to tell.
GonulAksoy’s wondering how weird it would be if ur significant surgically planted mirrors to make his balls more disco.
Life is what happens when you’re busy twittering.
YESTERDAY morning, Virginia politicos caught wind of a rumour that one of the Democrats in the state Senate was about to switch parties. Because the Democrats had a 21-19 majority, that shift would have flipped control over to the Republicans. Then Jeff Frederick, the chairman of the state Republicans picked up his smartphone and sent out a tweet.
“Big news out of Senate: Apparently one dem is either switching or leaving the dem caucus. Negotiations for power sharing underway.”
And that’s how the Democrats found about about the plot. They adjourned business, cornered the rogue senator, and browbeat him out of his big plan.“Be authentic on Twitter,” texted Patrick Ruffini, a Republican web guru. “But still keep a frickin’ secret when you need to.”
tweetcc.com – creative commons for twitter
tweetcc.com just launched allowing any twitter’r to publish their tweets as a creative commons licence. after facebook’s TOS POS, i find this to be super rad!
per my previous post, creative commons is lobbying facebook to adopt progressive, human readable content licensing. don’t forget to tell facebook what you think – Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
as of 14 feb 2009, the new york state senate started using @NYbudgetIdeas to announce updates on NYBudgetIdeas.org. once again, a baby step in modernizing govenment’s ability to communicate with the general public. also, check out the twitter hashtag #NYBudgetIdeas #NYSenate for more conversations.
Overall, Twitter users engage with news and own technology at the same rates as other internet users, but the ways in which they use the technology – to communicate, gather and share information – reveals their affinity for mobile, untethered and social opportunities for interaction. Moreover, Twitter as an application allows for and enhances these opportunities, so it is not so surprising that users would engage in these kinds of activities and also be drawn to an online application that expands those opportunities.
Ah, Eclectic Method’s @Lessig v. @StephenColbert remix is AMAZING:http://ping.fm/9f7Lf
on twitter via mecredis