Twitter 360 – A Cool New Twitter App for your iPhone

Twitter 360 is a nifty augmented reality Twitter application for the iPhone 3GS. What the application does beyond the basics is that it makes use of Twitter geolocation information.

The way that the application uses it is by allowing you to check where your friends (people you follow) are, based on the location of their last tweet. It will display your tweeps using Google Maps and indicate their location.

Twitter 360 in action

Twitter 360 in action

The best part of the application is that if you turn your camera on you will be able to see tweets relative to your current location. So, for example, if you have a friend that is physically to your west tweeting, you will be able to turn your phone to the west and see his tweets there. And If a tweep is close by, it will display an arrow pointing to their direction and their distance from you.

Of course, people will have to turn on geolocation on their Twitter accounts to get the most out of this application, and currently only the 3GS is supported because it utilizes its compass facilities.

Now if you are able to ignore the creepy factor of strangers knowing where you are whenever you tweet, this would be a great app. Especially if you follow a lot of local tweeps, and enjoy bumping into them unexpectedly (… or stalking them).

There Are People Who Tweet By Fax! The Perfect Granny Xmas Gift :D

While we said half-jokingly that there is a Twitter by snail mail service, we never imagined that there is an actual market for it!

Apparently, 87 year old Dorothy Miller uses a service called Celery to update her Twitter and Facebook accounts by fax to stay in touch with her family. Yes, the old telefax! She is also a fan of short messages since she complains about how her daughter “she talks too much and it takes too much of my time, but she can read my Twittering here and see can see what her mother is doing.”

The Celery service also supports RSS feeds, blogs and email. You can also receive full attachments and color copies of your emails. Now I wonder how people using this service will understand what an RSS feed is in the first place.

Any ideas? Will you give this to your Granny is Christmas?

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Facebook New Privacy Settings… Better Now?!

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Is that all I get to control?

Finally! Facebook has caved in and revamped their privacy system and settings in hopes of resolving some of its privacy woes. Hopefully this new system will save some hapless chaps and gals from loosing their jobs because they can't help themselves when it comes to over sharing.

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5 Feel Good Things You Can Do on the Web!

5 Feel Good Things You Can Do on the Web!

Wikipedia

... my findings give the impression that, if anything, the internet enabled many acts of kindness to occur. According to some, the whole internet could collapse if it weren't for those acts of kindness. So here are some places on the net where kindness is alive, well and plentiful!

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4 Ways of How Twitter Can Make Money… Which will it be?

4 Ways of How Twitter Can Make Money… Which will it be?

How will Twitter make money ?

The debate of how twitter will be able to make green to materialize its success has been a contentious question on the minds of many in social media. There has been a lot of talk about the different models that Twitter can take up, and Twitter has just taken the first step on adopting a model.

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Migrating To The Cloud. Are You “All In” on The Wrong Hand?

Migrating To The Cloud. Are You “All In” on The Wrong Hand?

Something interesting has been going on with twitter a problem surfaced and started spreading across the Twitterverse ... tweets went missing !

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How Safe Are You? Privacy and Risks in Social Networks

How Safe Are You? Privacy and Risks in Social Networks

twitter, dangerous, evil

How Safe are you on social media networks? are you putting too much information on the web placing you at risk from identity theft, blackmail, harassment, even stalking and murder ? Let us look at some of the incidents that were facilitated through social networks and tips on how to keep your identity safe.

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Startup advice: A Metropolitan 4-Layered View of the Web & Time Invested

Startup advice: A Metropolitan 4-Layered View of the Web & Time Invested

My 4-layers of Web Projects

If you're a startup or have a "Web 2.0" idea, this might interest you. Through extensive research and my humble experience, I was able to come up with an analogy of the Web's contribution levels comparing it with a city made up of 4 different layers: web users, social circles, tools & utilities and platforms.

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