While China still blocks some of America's most popular social media services, Japan's office of the Prime Minister took the recent earthquake disaster as an opportunity join the ranks of Facebook and Twitter.
Five years ago, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the world's first Tweet. It said: "just setting up my twttr." Today, it's used to archive what we ate for lunch and more importantly, break news in real-time.
With an an infinite number of people to follow on Twitter, it can become a bit of a chore to manage all the incoming tweets. That's where the Charatter toy bear comes in — it syncs to your Twitter account and reads all incoming tweets — out loud. How's that for annoying?
Whenever there's a big gadget announcement, we like to use the opportunity bring you breaking news via our Twitter feed… and to bestow some tech love on our readers. We held contests during the most recent Apple keynote as well as the reveal of the Nook Color. Now it's time to congratulate the winners.
Today at 4 p.m. Eastern, Barnes & Noble is holding an event, and we'll be live on the scene to bring you the news as it happens. For up-to-the-moment updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter and stand ready to refresh, refresh, refresh. Will we see a Nook Color? Almost certainly yes, but it's the details that count, and we'll have all of those.
Imagine if you had your own cute little robot character in your bag that constantly read your Twitter stream aloud throughout the day. That is the amazingly cute, yet useful proposition of Japan's Charatter.
Today Apple is holding its Back to the Mac event in San Francisco. Speculation, as usual, is rampant, and all eyes will be on Cupertino starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Time today. For up-to-the-minute updates, follow DVICE on Twitter, where we'll be posting updates as they happen. Better than that, we'll be giving away prizes to one lucky reader.
There's not a ton of info about this public Twitter booth available other than the fact that it's in Skolkova, Russia. But man, what a dumb idea. I don't think you need me to explain why putting a service made for cellphones into a booth that's just like the phone booths that cellphones have since killed off makes no sense. Oh, Russia! You so crazy!
If you were on Twitter earlier this morning, you may have noticed that a slew of tweets looked like gibberish, some from some pretty serious sources, such as the White House Press Secretary. It was all thanks to a virus...
Take a gander at this massive infographic and find out what makes Twitter tick.