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Sad Tweets: Revel in the Loneliness of Your Lonely Tweets

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Social media is all about interaction and connecting with people virtually over the internet. Unfortunately, not all posts are created equal, and some of the things you’ve posted probably got ignored or overlooked every once in a while by your network.

It so happens that an app that looks up your old, sad tweets from the dredges of Twitter’s archives exists: Sad Tweets. An apt name, isn’t it? It was built by creative agency Party NY and it basically parses through your Twitter feed to look for tweets that were never favorited, re-tweeted, or replied to by others.

Who knows? You might learn a thing or two about what to post (and what not to post.)

VIA [ C|NET ]

Sharks ‘Tweet’ When They Get Too Close To Shore

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Because of movies like Jaws, people have become more conscious (and sometimes, overly paranoid) about sharks and whether or not one might suddenly bite them while they’re in the water. Most beaches aren’t infested with sharks, and a lot don’t wander too far out into the shore. That said, sharks do occasionally end up in areas where people are frolicking by the beach, so unless the beach has posted some warnings about it, then there’s no need to fret.

The odds are against most people because they don’t find out that there’s a shark in the waters…until the shark is a few feet away. With this in mind, scientists in Western Australia have devised a different system to alert people of the presence of sharks in the water: Twitter.

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Twitter-Powered Knitbot Knits Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Designated Drivers

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Don’t drink or drive, because lives will be on the line. If you’re going on a night out with friends where alcohol is involved, then it’s always best to assign designated drivers beforehand. That way, they’ll drink less than their limits and everyone will get home safe and sound.

As a means to promote designated drivers and reward them, Budweiser UK embarked on a campaign involving Twitter and a knitting robot called Knitbot. The Knitbot is powered by Twitter in the sense that it only knits ugly Christmas jumpers (that’s ugly Christmas sweaters in the US) when someone tweets updates containing the #Jumper4des hashtag.

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Oublio Shows You What’s Hot on Reddit, Twitter, Tumblr, and More

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A few minutes of Reddit a day keeps the worries away. I don’t know about you, but that statement definitely applies to me, at least, especially when I’ve had a really long day at work. Sometimes, I try to sneak a peek or two at my favorite stress-relief sites during my lunchbreak, but since I don’t have the luxury of time, I browse on over to Oublio instead.

It’s a site that shows the most popular image on Reddit and a bunch of other micro-blogging sites and social networks like Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Flickr. You might not see much, but it’s enough to let you know what’s currently trending on all five sites without having to check out all of them.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

How Happy is the World Based on People’s Tweets? This Site Will Tell You

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You can tell a lot about a person and his or her moods based on their tweets. Mathematicians Chris Danforth and Peter Dodds and scientists from the University of Vermont and the Mitre Corporation are well aware of that fact and have been working to gauge the world’s happiness based on the Twitter feeds of worldwide users since 2008.

They’ve collaborated to builda a piece of software called the Hedonometer which uses information pulled from Twitter Garden Hose to determine the world’s current happiness level.

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The Best of Twaggies: Funny Tweets Turned Into Even Funnier Illustrations

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People tweet the darndest things. A group called Twaggies has been scouring Twitter feeds in the quest to find the funniest, craziest, and weirdest updates from people. They then give these tweets a visual representation that are even more hilarious than the original statuses that they were based on.

Twaggies has been around since 2009 and they’re on their merry way to publishing illustration number 1000 (they’re currently at 978!) As we countdown this impressive milestone, we’ve parsed through their archives to bring you the best of Twaggies…so far. More hilarity after the break!

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LivesOn Keeps Your Twitter Feed Alive, Even When You’re Dead

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There’s a special group of Internet users that I call the Tweet Freaks. They’re the people who can’t go an hour without checking their Twitter feeds or posting updates about mundane stuff that no one else would really care about. If you have people in your network who’re like that, then you might want to tell them about _LIVESON. If you’re a Tweet Freak yourself, then I’m sure you’d love to heard about this as well. But just to make it less painful for everyone’s eyes, let’s call it LivesOn.

LivesOn is a Twitter tool like no other, promising to give you a ‘social afterlife’ once you pass in the physical world. It will ‘learn’ your tastes, preferences, and syntax by analyzing your current feed, so that it can continue posting status updates on the micro-blogging site even when you’re already dead. In short, LivesOn allows you to tweet from the grave, unless the person you appoint as your executor decides to give it the ax.

The service launches on March 2013.

VIA [ Cnet ]

I Can Has Twitter In LOLCat?

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If you’re tired of reading Twitter in good ole English, you can now select LOLCat instead. Simply go to Settings, Language (dropdown menu) and select LOLCat – LOLCATZ (Beta). Just like that, every part of the website will be written in the way cute cats on the Internet have learned to speak. Twitter is now TWTTR and a conversation is a CONVERSASHUN, for instance. It won’t go and translate your past Tweets (or even new ones going forward), but only the website itself. If you want to speak like a cute Internet cat yourself, we’ll include a link to a LOlCat translator below.

[ LOLCst Translator ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Vinecats Shows You That It’s Cats All Over the World Tonight

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Vine is supposedly Twitter’s answer to Instagram, but it seems like a weak concept at best. The idea behind it is to capture videos up to six seconds long and share them with others through the iOS app. Most of the ones we’ve seen so far are basically 6-second long clips of still (or slightly animate) objects, animals, or scenery–nothing that a picture can’t take care of.

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