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How Twitter Gets Manipulated

How Twitter Gets Manipulated

After looking at how evildoers mess with YouTube, Destin of Smarter Every Day takes a look at Twitter and its never-ending battle against bots. He spoke with security experts at Twitter and NATO to find out how these bots work, and why they are there.

Loo Read: Walk on the Wired Side

Loo Read: Walk on the Wired Side

(PG-13) FrinterGarden’s latest effort is the result of meticulously scouring through the darkest corners of the Twitterverse to (sort of) phonetically replicate the lyrics (and musical notes) of a song using only the names of Twitter users. More puntastic fun here.

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2012 in Review in Tweets

2012 in Review in Tweets

Videographer Jeremiah Warren created this clip which recaps many of the major events of 2012 through the magic of 140-character-or-less notes posted to Twitter. Best enjoyed by speed readers.

Jobs @ Twitter

Jobs @ Twitter

Looking for a new gig? Twitter is hiring. Check out what you can expect from your exciting new 140-character-at-a-time lifestyle if you manage to secure a job with the popular social website.

WTF?! I Wanted an iPhone!!

WTF?! I Wanted an iPhone!!

(NSFW: Language) Oh, kids. They’re so adorbz. Especially when they tweet about how grateful they are for their awesome holiday presents. Or not. And yes, those are actual tweets.

See Something or Say Something

See Something or Say Something

Eric Fischer made this set of maps featuring geotagged Flickr and Twitter posts. Red dots are for Flickr posts, blue dots are for Tweets and white dots are for both. Check these out too.

Website Propaganda Posters

Website Propaganda Posters
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There’s a war on the Web, and netizens are divided into three camps – Facebook, Google and Twitter. We think 4chan will disagree, but we’d rather not imagine what their posters would look like.

Fail Whale T-Shirt

Fail Whale T-Shirt
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Twitter users should enjoy Ian Leino’s Fail Whale Pale Ale tee, based on the beloved Twitter icon. Get it while it’s hot at TeeFury today only; get pint glasses and can koozies at Ian’s shop.

Twitter-Controlled Car

Twitter-Controlled Car

Mercedes Benz engineer Werner Scherenberg released this video showing a Mercedes Benz CL 550 that they hacked so that they could control it via Twitter. First video here.

Incidental Media

Incidental Media

Dentsu London and Berg envision a future where everyday objects and surfaces exploit the Internet in their “spare time” to provide constant, relevant information and feedback. Cool stuff indeed.

Tweet It

Tweet It

iPads and iPhones face off in an Apple-themed Twitter anthem for this Michael Jackson Beat It spoof. We wonder what the King of Pop would think of the dancing (not bad). (Thanks everyone!)

Cursebird

Cursebird

(NSFW) Yeah, we know you’re too civilized to swear on Twitter. But if you want to see how all those other people are doing it, head over to Cursebird, which tracks and scores profanity in real-time.

Twitter Parade

Twitter Parade

Hit up this nifty website with your favorite Twitter ID or keyword, and it’ll make your own personal parade, complete with your followers, their tiny avatar heads and what they’ve been tweeting.

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Batman on Twitter

Batman on Twitter

When he’s not solving crimes and putting bad guys in jail, the Dark Knight sometimes finds the time to tweet. He’s not exactly Mr. Nice Guy, but we bet Superman isn’t as funny as Bats.

BP Public Relations Billboards

BP Public Relations Billboards

The fake BP Public Relations Twitter account has been dishing out oil spill snarkiness left and right. I Ride The Harlem Line expands the PR schtick by making billboards out of the tweets.

Twitter Burns Calories

Twitter Burns Calories

Actually, breathing air burns them, and apparently so does social networking. Thanks to Companhia Athletica’s Tweet Calories, you can now figure out exactly how many calories you’re tweeting away.

Sh*t My Dad Says (Book)

Sh*t My Dad Says (Book)
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The hilarious, profane rants of Sam Halpern, aka “Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair”, first seen in his son Justin’s Twitter account Sh*t My Dad Says are now immortalized in book form.

Twitter Mascot Prank

Twitter Mascot Prank

Twitter CEO Evan Williams was a keynote speaker at SXSW 2010. The Twitter mascot was there too! Wait. Does Twitter have a mascot? Hilarity ensues as thousands of Twitter fans get punked by ZUG.

Aimee Mann vs. Ice T

Aimee Mann vs. Ice T

NSFW: A little reminder – the Internet is not your diary, so watch what you say. Grammy winner Aimee Mann hates on Ice T’s acting on Twitter. Detective Fin hits back. Mann gets owned.

Twitter CYOA

Twitter CYOA

Choose between getting eaten by the fail whale or flocks of angry tweeting birds with Jonah Peretti’s Choose Your Own Adventure; it’s powered completely by Twitter and Bit.ly links.

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Twitter: DRUNK HULK

Twitter: DRUNK HULK

Mixing all caps tweets with pop-culture commentary, DRUNK HULK is surprisingly witty for a green drinkin’ machine: REPORTER WANT BE OBJECTIVE! NEWSPAPER SAY HE KANT!

Video: Twitter Code Swarm

Video: Twitter Code Swarm

Fail whales are thankfully absent in this visualization of Twitter’s development history; it starts from 2006 with Jack Dorsey to Blaine Cook and Alex Payne, and finally to today’s developers.

Twitpics From Space

Twitpics From Space

The Space Station has had Internet access for less than a month but astronaut Soichi Noguchi is already beaming back tweets and twitpics of Earth from his (very high) vantage point.

Rambler Sneakers

Rambler Sneakers

You can be sure that these Rambler Sneakers will never “run” out of things to say: a sensor in the shoe sends a signal via Bluetooth to a mobile phone, which tweets every step.

Twitter: manvszombies

Twitter: manvszombies

The world ended 12/14–you just don’t know it yet; manvszombies is a Twitter account by Gus who has been dodging zombies, playing CoD, and getting wasted since just before Christmas.

NORAD Santa 2009

NORAD Santa 2009

NORAD and Santa go social for 2009, adding Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and mobile phones to their sleigh; need visual tracking? Watch him on Google Maps or Santa Cam.

Tweet in Klingon

Tweet in Klingon

It is a good day to Twitter: Tweet in Klingon is a Star Trek Online viral tool that translates your weakling Federation-speak into 140 characters of guttural, bat’leth-wielding doom.

Art: Twitter Avatars

Art: Twitter Avatars

Adam Koford’s Twitter Avatars are limited as Twitter’s only 140 character limit, but the results are anything but: he’s done everything from Wolverine and Yoda to Chewie and Link.

Tweeting Kegerator

Tweeting Kegerator

We’ve seen Twitter for power usage and watering plants, but the Tweeting Kegerator is easily the most useful: it monitors beer temp, handle pulls and brew levels; follow it on Twitter.

Twitter Zombies T-shirt

Twitter Zombies T-shirt
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#braainnnnnsss has always been a trending topic for Twitter Zombies, which isn’t too surprising: staying under 140 characters is pretty easy when you have a one word vocabulary.

Parent FB/Twitter Stalking

Parent FB/Twitter Stalking

The Onion tackles the growing problem of parents stalking their kids through Twitter and Facebook; if you’ve ever needed a reason to ignore a friend request from mom, this is it.

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