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Look out Twitter, here comes Flutter!

Posted in Funny, General, Technology with tags , , , , , , , on Tuesday, 14 April 2009 by Deems

Twitter has become synonymous with micro-blogging and it’s gaining users quickly. But with the Internet moving so fast these days it can be come difficult to keep up with hundreds (if not thousands) of people’s Tweets of 140 charcters. Flutter posts or flaps as they like to call them are only 26 characters long. iPhone users will love it because there’s an auto-posting application for the iPhone too!

Welcome to the new technolgy called nano-blogging: Flutter

Now you can tweet, erm, flap even faster!

Check out the video below for more cool info. [via 2oceansvibe.com]

Get yourself fired in 140 characters, or less!

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 by Deems

At the beginning of this month, I posted an article about having your own brand on the Internet. Last night on MSNBC was an article posted about a guy that tweeted something about his pending new employer, that quite possibly, would have lost him the new job.

Why? Because he tweeted the following:

Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.

Then, literally, moments later someone tweeted the following:

Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web.

He tried changing his profile to private so that it would not be included in the public timeline but the Internet is a funny place, with caching and all. Someone even created a website in honour of him, nicknamed CiscoFatty.

It seems people just don’t understand that if you say something on the Internet, and especially so on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter that someone you may not want to find out, is bound to find out. But my boss isn’t on my friend’s list, I hear you say. Yes, that may be so but the theory behind six degrees of separation means that your boss is connected to you, whether you like it or not.

The MSNBC article includes some great “case-studies” of people that have gotten themselves into serious trouble by virtue of what they said online.

Thanks for the link, Baldricman.

VOTD: Trouble with Twitters

Posted in Funny, General, Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, 19 March 2009 by Deems

Humorous explanation on what Twitter is [via BigBlueBall]

Hacker admits to Twitter account hijackings

Posted in General, Technology with tags , , , , , , on Thursday, 8 January 2009 by Deems

openpadlockwithkeysRecently a few celebritie’s twitter accounts were hacked – and yesterday an 18-year old hacker revealed that he was indeed the cuprit behind the hijacking. All because of a Twitter moderator’s poor choice in a password for their account. 

He even posted a video (below) to prove that he had gained administrative access to Twitter.

Coding Horror has explained why it was so easy, and why as application developers we need to insist on building more stringent methods in our applications and highlighting this potential security flaw, if not implemented correctly, to companies we build these applications for.

Twitter Gadget for Gmail

Posted in General, Technology with tags , , , on Friday, 12 December 2008 by Deems

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Do you use Gmail? Do you use Twitter? Well now you can have the best of both worlds. TwitterGadget has just introduced their Gmail gadget that embeds Twitter into Gmail. Voila both applications in the same window and they’ll follow you wherever you go. All you need to do is log into Gmail, go to your settings and then labs and enable Add Gagdet by URL and then once you’ve saved your settings go back to settings and you’ll see a Gadgets tab, click on it and add the TwitterGadget URL. [via Lifehacker]

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