The International Olympic Committee has run into a bit of a spectrum bandwidth problem at the London Olympics. It seems that spectators at some of the Olympic venues are tweeting so much, that it's squeezing out the signals for essential event related communications.
If you've ever wondered when to post on Twitter and Facebook to get the most traffic, you're in luck. This infographic offers the best times of the day to use your favorite social media sites.
Fitness tracking devices are becoming increasingly popular with the Nike+ Fuel bracelet out in front in terms of style and design. Now for dedicated couch potatoes with a fascination for the device but no interest in working out, there's hack that lets you enjoy it without the sweat.
Twitter recently changed it's logo from a blue bird to a slightly different blue bird. Or something. That doesn't really matter. You know what does? The dark, dark secret that Twitter's innocuous little bird is hiding. This is the reason it drinks all day, throws lavish parties and acts a fool. This is the reason our streets are safe at night.
A prototype application has been developed to take the guesswork out of the equation for those who can't choose; it gathers trending data on select fruits and veggies and mixes your smoothie based on real time interest of the Tweeting masses.
Many love to bash Twitter as a shallow mouthpiece for celebrities — its words fit for toilet paper. The advocacy group One is seeking to change the message of some tweets, and then print them on city streets using a "gigantic ink-jet printer on wheels." The goal is to get people talking about poverty and global hunger issues in advance of the upcoming G8 summit.
Whether it's being used as Kanye West's online diary or as a news aggregate, Twitter's potential in the Information Age has become clear. Now, one group is using the social media platform to fight fires.
For some reason people love customized toilet paper. If it's not glow-in-the-dark wipes, it's ones decorated with President Obama's face. This new app (with a name that might offend) lets you print toilet paper with your favorite Twitter feeds on 'em. Who needs bathroom magazines?
There's nothing that generates more goodwill than finding a parking spot. The folks at Mercedes-Benz tapped that universal thought and integrated a social media function with its Park Assist feature. It's called Tweet Fleet.
Need more evidence that Twitter is ready to put on the big boy pants and become bigger than 140-characters per tweet? It just bought blogging platform Posterous for a unspecified amount of money.