From the Twitter blog:
One of the great things about Twitter is working with so many talented folks who dream up and build incredible products day in and day out. Like many companies, we apply for patents on a bunch of these inventions. However, we also think a lot about how those patents may be used in the future; we sometimes worry that they may be used to impede the innovation of others. For that reason, we are publishing a draft of the Innovator’s Patent Agreement, which we informally call the "IPA". : Continue reading :
This is pretty awesome, you can make these yourself or wait and buy an already assembled Olly- a robotic smell factory that alerts you with a smell when you get a tweet… and its running arduino, you can buy here.
Actor Ralph Fiennes made headlines last week when he claimed that the rise of social networking is ruining the English language, stating that "I think we’re living in a time when our ears are attuned to a flattened and truncated sense of our English language, so this always begs the question, is Shakespeare relevant? But I love this language we have and what it can do, and aside from that I think the themes in his plays are always relevant." (Source)
What do you think?
Check out this slideshow of the world’s top-ten most tweeted moments. You will be surprised, unsurprised, inspired, and disgusted.
"Drop the awe factor, OK, Ocho, Chad, drop the awe factor," Bruschi said. "You’re not a fan, all right? You’re not someone who’s on another team or watching TV. You’re not an analyst. You’re a part of it. They want you to be a part of it." — Jeez, ya try to say something nice… I tried to tell ’em that #twitterisforthebirds.