Favorite tech Twitter accounts


As a followup to my post on my favorite comic and animation Twitter accounts, here’s a post listing my favorite tech related Twitter accounts. General The Digital Reader (https://twitter.com/inkbitspixels). A blog that largely focuses on ebooks and digital media issues. Flickr (https://twitter.com/Flickr). The popular photo-hosting website. Creative Commons (https://twitter.com/creativecommons). Engadget (https://twitter.com/engadget). A popular tech news … Read more

Favorite comics and animation Twitter accounts


Twitter’s my favorite social network for various reasons, in spite of some of its recent changes. It’s less annoying than Facebook, there’s no curated feed as the only option, and it’s more widely used than Google+ (which I still like more than Facebook). Twitter also has a lot of interesting accounts worth following. Twitter does … Read more

Is Twitter becoming more like Facebook?


Twitter’s been under pressure for some time by Wall Street to increase its profitability. While it’s not losing money, it’s also not meeting revenue expectations. As such, Twitter’s been under pressure to increase its user base, which also isn’t growing as expected. Twitter’s trying several tactics to improve its user count. One has been offering … Read more

How #BlackLivesMatter matters: the presence of “Black Twitter”

Eric Garner protest

This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the horrific shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American man, by police in Ferguson, Missouri. As of this writing, the anniversary is being marked by various protests once more in Ferguson, with noted figures such as Cornel West being arrested. A rally last Saturday in Seattle for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders … Read more

Twitter to remove 140 character limit in direct messages


Twitter’s been in the tech news a lot this week. The first news story is that its CEO, Dick Costolo, will be stepping down as of July 1, with Twitter co-founder/chairman Jack Dorsey to serve as an interim CEO. The other big news more directly affecting us Twitter users: also starting in July, Twitter’s lifting … Read more

Caitlyn Jenner sets Twitter record

Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) has joined Twitter, coinciding with her appearing on the latest issue of “Vanity Fair.” Jenner is a transgender woman whose main claims to fame are being a 70s Olympic athlete and appearing on reality shows with the Kardashians (apparently an in-law/was married to one of them). Not being a reality … Read more

President Obama now has an official Twitter account

President Obama

The White House announced today that it now has an official Twitter account for the President of the United States, @POTUS. Said account will belong to whoever occupies the role of commander-in-chief. President Obama has had a Twitter account already, but an unofficial one tied to related parties. Obama fired off the first tweet earlier today: … Read more

Ello, everybody: the newest social network

Ello screenshot

This week, I’ve been seeing more and more articles, Twitter remarks, etc. about a new social network called “Ello.” While I haven’t signed up (yet), Ello’s main appeal seems to be advertising itself as “Not Facebook.” While “Not Facebook” was the same initial appeal of the last major social network to come along, Google+, it’s … Read more

A look at my social network usage (Summer 2014)

Twitter screenshot

As everyone knows, social media networks dominate online life for most Internet users these days, with Facebook and Twitter the dominant ones. I thought I’d write up my feelings and experiences so far about the social networks I use. Most of the ones I use can be reached via the links section in the left sidebar. Facebook … Read more

Anthony wins “Love and Capes” Twitter contest

As those of you who’ve followed me on Twitter might recall, I’ve won a Twitter contest held by “Love and Capes” cartoonist Thom Zahler. The prize? A free T-shirt featuring the comic’s stars, plus a drawing of one of the characters (Mark as the Crusader)! Thanks, Mr. Zahler… Here’s a shot of each: Despite having … Read more