After buying my first ever pet recently, an extremely adorable Seal Point Siamese kitten named George, I have found new inspiration for my tweets, Facebook statuses and Instagram pictures (and now blog post). But do my friends and followers really want to hear about how little George missed the litter tray and peed on my sofa? Probably not…but what about the people that do want to share anything and everything about their pets?
September 11, ten years on and the media coverage is extensive as people remember and pay respects to those who lost their lives. Each of the media owners are trying to have their own unique take on the 10 year anniversary and the Guardian are no different. Today they launched a Twitter account- @911tenyearsago, which they describe as “The events of 9/11, tweeted as they happened in 2001.” In effect, this is a real-time feed of tweets/commentary as the events unfolded. 16 tweets in, the feed ended.
Big Brother returned to our TV screens last night, which meant only one thing for me: television off. It’s now harder than ever to escape BB fever as it’s all over the internet; 1,000s of dedicated blogs and sites, status updates polluting my Facebook news feed and trending all over Twitter. But I’m not here to rant about my dislike for BB, because there is one thing that has caught my eye with this year’s show – Facebook Voting.
Yesterday was the beta launch of StubleUpon’s Explore Box and of course I was very keen play around with this new toy straight away. If you are not familiar with StumbleUpon, here’s a quick 101:
StumbleUpon is a social site to help you discover and share amazing websites, as they put it: “as you click, Stumble!” The site will expose you to all your friends’ recommendations as well as cherry picked pages that match your personal preferences. And with over 15 million users, plenty of things have already been ‘stumbled’.
I stumbled upon these little beauties yesterday evening and they are too good not to share.