Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday Twitterbits

Given that I'm getting an estimated seventy-eleven percent of my news from Twitter these days, I thought I'd start doing a roundup post instead of letting half of them expire of old age in my favorites column.

I'd like to add something that a co-worker recently pointed out--you don't actually have to have a TwitterID to use the service. You can drop by the web interface and search for any hashtag or topic you like, and follow what people are saying that way. Of course, you can't put in your own two cents, and everyone knows that's what's the most fun.
  • The Right Honorable Gregory K. Pincus (Esq.) has started co-hosting (with Bonnie Adamson) a Kidlit chat via Twitter at 9 o'clock eastern time (6 Pacific) on Tuesday evenings. This goes along with his poetry chats on Thursdays at the same time. I bet if you hurry, you can get over there before they start dancing on tables. The hashtags are #kidlitchat and #poetrychat, respectively. Just plug the appropriate one into the search box and keep refreshing.
  • Lisa McMann retweeted this from Simon and Schuster: You can read Cassandra Clare's City of Bones online for free. That's right. You do have to sign up for LivingSocial or Facebook's Visual Bookshelf, but it's still free. You heard it here . . . uh . . . third.
  • And this made me shriek aloud. Thanks, @interactiver. Thanks a lot.
That's it for now. Who are you following this week?

1 comment:

The Floating Lush said...

I added that tattoo site to my ever-growing list of Funny Twilight Things Found on the Internet. :D