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Nov 13

All the Presidents Tweets…

Several of the dead Presidents of the United States tweet in character on Twitter including Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Richard Nixon (previously).  As I write this, Lincoln is about to live-tweet the Gettysburg address.  Your mileage may vary, as some accounts are updated more than others.


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Mar 13

#theWolverine teaser?

We’re all familiar with the concept of a movie trailer.  The trailer is typically a 30-second to 2-minute preview of a movie designed to ‘rope you in’.  The downside of the modern trailer is that it gives away too much, often several key action sequences or big laughs.

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The next X-Man movie, the Wolverine [IMDB], is a quasi-reboot telling the tale of the unbreakable feral Canadian’s adventures in Japan from the 1982 Claremont and Miller 4-book series.  I think this is good use of Twitter’s Vine, in that 6-seconds is just long enough.


14
Mar 12

Using Twitter Tools on this here blog?

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I’ve been using the Twitter Tools (a WordPress plugin by Alex King) to push post to Twitter.  I’ve tried out using it in reverse – taking Tweets and making a daily post displayed as a digest.    Eh.  No more.


05
Feb 12

Superbowl 2012 Infographics

Super Bowl XLVI by the numbers

Who wins the social media Super Bowl?

Watch the impact of ads online on social media

Superbowl Twitter Fast Facts

Superbowl weather

Four Decades of Super Bowl Quarterback Stats

The Super Bowl Snackdown

The Ultimate Fan Guide to Super Bowls

What Types of Super Bowl ads are shared the most

Advertisers: This is what a Super Bowl fan looks like

Super Bowl: How much is spent for the big game?

Career Advantage: Patriots Fans vs. Giants Fans


16
Dec 11

Religion of Peace, My Ass!

Christopher Hitchens – noted drunk, antitheist, and writer – is dead [NY Times obit here].

There are many collections of his writings across the web (aggregated at Longreads and Longform, or separately at the Atlantic, Slate, and Vanity Fair), appearances on the Daily Show, and an article at  the New Yorker.

He is most recently known for his book “God is Not Great” [Amazon].  Patton Oswalt had floated the hashtag #GodIsGreat, which morphed into #GodIsNotGreat, which promptly started trending on Twitter.

Some of the ‘faithful’ have taken to posting #hitchensinhell.  Twitter allegedly removed #godisnotgreat from the trending items (although I see no evidence of this), possibly due to ‘christians’ threatening atheists with physical violence.

I hope the Flying Spaghetti Monster spares all of them of the wrath of his noodly appendage.