The micro-blogging bug is in the air and is spreading like a virus. As the social networking websites come tumbling down with overweight of “sheep throwing” applications and “which celebrity will you marry” quizzes, Twitter has emerged as the new love amongst techies and people otherwise.
The service has now transformed from just a medium to display your daily status message to more of global information network. We know that everyone including celebrities, geeks and news channels have something or the other to display but here are some uses which you might not have known about.
Getting out of jail
James Earl Buck, a student of journalism got arrested by the Egyptian police for taking pictures of some anti-government demonstration. In times like these you can’t do make much use of cell-phone, not until, you tweet “ARRESTED”. He got heavy responses faster than it would take Superman to get to him. His friends in America read the tweet and armed him with a stream of lawyers and embassy people who got on the case immediately. He got free in less than 24 hours.
Write a book
With much acclaimed success of the mobile phone novels in Japan how could American novelists stay behind. Authors worldwide are now using Twitter for writing books and novels with the help of other novelists. Some novels have gained a lot of popularity like “140 Novel”. Here is one such novel : Smallplaces by NL -
“I can leap from each. A billion stepping stones to an uncertain future. The spaces become wider, the leaps longer. I try to grow wings.”
No. Not as a part of a joke, your plants can send you a tweet whenever they feel thirsty. All you need is a combination of water sensor, an Ethernet connection and an old mobile phone that can equip your houseplants with your cell phone number, bleeping you whenever they need water. Apart from this, they can also be programmed to “thank”
Creating a digital assistant
Twitter can be really helpful for digital assistance. Its not just another digital assistant, you can actually have your Twitter account set up in a manner to know what people all over the world are talking about you and where, inflating your ego. How cool is that? No more refreshing 20 pages can improve productivity considerably.
Turning humans into morons
I’m not sure if you saw that coming your way but if you didn’t you better open your eyes. With the help of Twitter people can now prove to the world why exactly they are morons. Applications like Twitter3D and 2D are great since they let you know the location of the live tweets moments after they happen. It’s all going smooth and great, the human species seem to be coming closer tying them by the single string of technology, reaching out their voices to millions until you see one of those voices tweet “Just put ketchup on my ice-cream LOLLZ!” And then you realize there’s still some more time for all that.
We love the way humans are tweaking technology and coming up with innovative ways to lose touch with the real world, hence, becoming more virtual. If you know of any more such ways, feel free to post ‘em.