No one should be surprised that Twitter has decided to colonize the microsyntactic space that stock tickers ($AAPL) have been playing on Twitter. Howard Lindzon may be expressing displeasure since it steps on the toes of Stocktwits, but it shouldn’t be surprising.

Twitter has at long last tried…

@holzhuter: @stoweboyd /location/ microsyntax? yes[x] (yes, please)


@boonepickens just stunted on me heavy.

Via Gizmodo:

There has never before been a point in history when a young black guy rich off of Canadian soap operas and luxury super-rap could exchange words with a quasi-eccentric super-rich octogenarian who loves wind power. Now they can—in public. And that, simply, is awesome.

Twitter: where world’s collide, and that’s a good thing.

Love this.


Researchers at University of Iowa claimed that they cut through the noise of Twitter and was able to create a web-based program that spot signs of flu in geographic areas before cases were reported with the local authority.

The accuracy of the results demonstrated that it was possible to cut…


Does a cross-cultural study of daily mood rhythms within the average person (conducted via analysis of the Tweets of 2 million people in 84 countries) prove a universal biological rhythm that transcends culture and environment?

Some think not: “Tweets may tell us more about what the tweeter thinks the follower wants to hear than about what the tweeter is actually feeling. In short, tweets are not a simple reflection of a person’s current affective state and should not be taken at face value,” says Dan Gilbert, Harvard Psychologist.

Check out these graphs of Twitter activity worldwide at the New York Times, and decide for yourself!

Photo courtesy of Luc Latulippe