Twitter is a growing start-up and it needs talent. That’s why they have recently acquired the team at Fluther, Inc. As you may know, Fluther is a Q & A community site and this might be in line with Twitter’s strategy. With the Fluther team on board, expect to see changes at Twitter soon. So let’s welcome the Fluther team to Twitter!
We just got wind of this — Twitterrific 2.0.2 for the iPhone is now available on the App Store and it has patch the bugs due to the Twitpocalypse that has caused it to stop working, so be sure to update your version of Twitterrific to the latest version right now. However, the Premium version is still undergoing approval and as a workaround for users of Twitterrific Premium, the team at Twitterrific has suggested that they can download the free version of Twitterrific for the time being. Meanwhile, most Twitter clients out there have mostly been patched and the Twitterverse in back in status quo again. Life at Twitter caries on as usual.
The Twitpocalypse has taken down our favorite Twitter app, Twitterrific for iPhone and it’s a time of panic for all fans around. But rest assure, because the Twitterrific team have just come up with a fix for it — Twitterrific 2.0.2 Twitterrific 2.0.2 has been submitted to the Apple App Store for approval at 6pm EST and you should be seeing it in the App Store later if nothing goes wrong. Meanwhile, to all Twitterrific fans out there (including me), we have a great list of 70+ alternative Twitter apps here so you should not panic any time soon.
OK — it has arrived, the supposedly Twitpocalypse is taking place now and some Twitter clients have been taken down with it. (though not as large-scale as expected) Some examples include the Twitterrific for iPhone [details here] which I am currently using as well as TweetDeck and Destroy Twitter. The Twitpocalypse website has also updated and is now showing that the unique identifier associated to each tweet has now exceeded 2,147,483,647 which means some Twitter clients will start to crash or malfunction. Other than that, the Twitter website seems to be working fine. We will be keeping more updates on this.
There’s a lot of Twitter image-sharing services out there right now — like Twitpic and the newly launched TweetPhoto. But if you are a regular user of Flickr as well as Twitter, you might like this new update to Flickr. Flickr has launched a new update called Flickr Twitter Beta which lets you tweet your photo uploads to Twitter via email uploads. Here are the quick steps on how to do it:
Info for setting up your Flickr Twitter
You’ll need to authorize your account. Click on the “Head over to Twitter now” link.
Step 2: Click on the “Allow” link.
Step 3: You’ll be redirected back to Flickr. Open up your address book on your mobile device and add your unique email+Twitter address. (This is just your existing upload by email address with “2twitter” added.)
Step 4: Have at it. When you upload via email, the subject line will be taken as your Twitter tweet, and a special Flickr-y short URL to the photo will be appended.
Here’s an example from Kellan’s Twitter account of what a post looks like:
Please note: Because we add the Flickr URL, you should be thinking in 116 characters.
Step 5: Feedback, baby! We wants it.
For now, only email uploads is supported, and we hope to see direct upload integrated soon. Other than that, this service is pretty convenient for mobile uploads of photos to Flick-Twitter.
Twitter was recently entangled in a lawsuit due to an impersonation case of Tony La Russa and La Russ bought Twitter to court. And though it was widely reported that Twitter was to pay La Russa legal fees, Twitter has refuted the report by saying that it has no intent to pay him any time now. But this impersonation has brought up an issue to clear up confusion and ensure authenticity of famous users on Twitter. So Twitter has launched Verified Accounts Beta in an attempt to prevent impersonation again. Twitter explains it as follows:
The experiment will begin with public officials, public agencies, famous artists, athletes, and other well known individuals at risk of impersonation. We hope to verify more accounts in the future but due to the resources required, verification will begin only with a small set.
So far, some accounts that have been verified so far include Mashable, and Michael Arrington. Of course, what might be confusing about this is the criteria — how high-profile do you have to be in order to get verified? What do you think — comment and let us know.