Posts with tag Twitter
"It's Barack. Really!"
Have you ever wanted to whisper some kind – or, well, otherwise – words directly into the ear of the President of the United States? Well now you can – at least virtually, through Twitter! The White House and President Obama has today officially signed up for Twitter, and has begun tweeting using the sanctioned account @POTUS – as in, President of the United States. At the moment, it appears that all tweets will be personally composed by President Barack Obama himself.
The real question is what happens to the account following next year’s Presidential Election – will Barack Obama retain control over @POTUS (likely with a username change), or will it move onto our next commander and chief? The anticipation is killing me!
Source: @POTUS (Twitter)
Somebody's getting sacked
Things got a little embarrassing for US Airways today after a company representative accidentally posted an… interesting pornographic image on Twitter this morning. What’s worse, the company then proceeded to leave the image up for about an hour while the company happily replied to other Twitter users and went along as though they hadn’t just posted a photo of a naked woman “enjoying” a model airplane. Which is just pretty awful even considering how awful this already was.
The tweet was sent as a reply to a concerned customer. The following is a screenshot of the tweet, which has since been removed, with all the weirdness blurred out for obvious reasons.
US Airways claims that they had “no idea” that the photo was posted on Twitter, and that the company is currently looking into how something so completely bizarre could have been posted and then ignored for an hour. Our guess? Someone’s getting sacked.
We just need Instagram now
Although some companies want to see it fail, Windows Phone is certainly moving up in the market with big name apps from iOS and Android moving over to the niche platform. The latest of those is Vine, Twitter’s 6-second video creation tool.
While apps such as 6sec have been available on the platform for some time now, Twitter is throwing their hat in with Vine, which looks similar to the app as seen on iOS and Android. According to the Vine Blog, the app will let you pin your followers right to your home screen, something that Windows Phone is famous for promoting, and also features integration with lenses according to The Verge.
The app is not yet available in the Windows Phone Marketplace but it is coming today.
Update, 12:20 PM Central: Vine for Windows Phone is now in the Windows Phone Marketplace.