Monday, January 26, 2009

We won a Shorty Award for technology on Twitter!

Dave and I recently won what the New York Times likened (somewhat) to the Oscar and Tony Awards for creating short tech content on via our "channel" @Twitter_Tips!

So I'm heading to Brooklyn in a couple of weeks (February 11th) to accept the $1,000 Knight Foundation award at the Awards ceremony. We received more votes overall than most category winners did, and 42% more votes than the second place competitor in our category. My personal account on Twitter is @SarahJL, and Dave's is @QuantumGood.

The Shorty Awards competition was covered by The New York Times, The BBC, AdAge, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, MediaBistro and many others.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Twitter hacked—15 Tweets that tell you everything you need to know.

So Twitter got hacked. And phished.

The Twitterverse responded with it's usual self-assured je m'en fous—a sure sign it takes something much more significant than a little phishing and a few dozen hacked celebrities to threaten our Tweeple. (If Favrd went down, you'd hear some real outrage. And Zamanfou is something else entirely—although we have that too.)

Here then are 15 tweets that prove we Tweeple are a hardy bunch. Also sarcastic, ironic, self-loathing and always ready for a good LOL. Just like the rest of the internet.

Click any tweet to be taken to that writer's Twitter user page. (You can follow them from there!)