There are days when I don’t communicate much on Twitter but I am always watching and learning. For me the knowledge stream coming from Twitter is incredible, rich and unprompted. I guess by the people I choose to follow I am defining the type of content that is being shared.
Last week I added my stream of unread bookmarks which are the links I have emailed off the iPhone and I have also found the favourite tweet option useful. These are not necessarily my favourites but more, tweets that I flag for further reading. Until we have a flag system on Twitter, favourites will have to do.
So, what did I learn this week, and who from?
1. Twitter remembers your favourites. [From me!]
I was happy about this. Twitter remembers my favourites on my account so I can favourite things on the iPhone and find them online, making articles like this much easier.
2. An Apple Tablet appears to be coming soon. [From @thenextweb]
The Next Web brought us news of the Apple Tablet nearing completion. I wait with baited breath…
3. YouTube is growing by 20 hours of video every minute. [from @podcastingnews]
A quick insight into the sheer amount of content being uploaded every minute, and the fact that most of it is mind numbingly dull.
4. Gmail is planning a ‘Magic Inbox’ [from @techmeme]
Techmeme shares and links to a story from Googlesystem Blog that Gmail is planning a magic inbox that prioritises emails based on their contact status (friends etc.) – apparently these changes can be see in the code.
5. Phorm is set to unveil a new consumer solution on June 3rd. [From @ruskin147]
Ruskin147 broke this news in my stream yesterday. The story, now available at PCPRO talks about a new consumer solution that, ““reveal the innovative technology and outline how it fits into the accelerating reality of a personalised internet.” Whatever that means…
6. Amazon web services to offer a ‘Sneakernet’ service. [From @mattcutts]
To be fair, Matt had me at ‘Sneakernet‘ – I didn’t know what it was but sounded cool and a little like ‘Sneakers’ which was an awesome BTW. Anyhoo, as part of its Web Services offering, “AWS Import/Export accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport. AWS transfers your data directly onto and off of storage devices using Amazon’s high-speed internal network and bypassing the Internet.” – Nice.
7. Yahoo to offer overlay TV. [From @thayer]
“TV Widgets give you the best of the Internet in perfect harmony with the simplicity and reliability of your television. TV Widgets deliver a Cinematic Internet™ experience by converting your favorite Web services like Yahoo!® Finance, eBay®, CBS, Flickr®, USA Today®, and Twitter®, for the TV.” – This could be good. BUT its in the hands of Yahoo, which doesn’t have a good track record of making things work.
8. Yahoo using street stickers for something? [From @eggboxrobin]
Robin spotted this sticker from Yahoo, snapped by@hermioneway.
9. An open proposal to embed data into twitter. [From @barneyc]
In 140 chars: Twitter Data lets people embed bits of data in their tweets so that computers can read the data and do cool stuff #twitterdata
10. Navy planes to use “Frickin'” lasers to ping submarines. [From @digiphile)
You can’t beat an Austin Powers reference, so this made it a doubly interesting story. In short, the US Navyis looking at using lasers to send messages to submarines instead of Sonar. National Geographic has the full story.
This post took a few days to compile, simply because I had other commitments like sports day to attend! Now its finished, I am not sure if this is of interest. What do you think? Should I do this once a week?