This from the Twitter blog:
Every day, millions of people come to Twitter to connect with the things they care about and find out what’s happening around the world. As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences.
Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We’re grateful to our partner, Aviary, for powering our filters and effects.
Filters. Apply one of eight filters, ranging from black & white to vintage, to add a new look and feel to your photos.
Take a bird’s-eye view. See how each filter would affect your photo in a single grid view, or swipe through looks to compare your options.
Frame the action. Crop and pinch to zoom in order to focus attention.
Auto-enhance. Make your photos pop with balanced light and colors by tapping the wand.
In June, 2011, we introduced the ability to attach a photo to your Tweet, a first step toward improving the entire photo experience on Twitter. Since then we’ve been making it easier and faster to share and discover and enjoy great photos on Twitter every day:
- You can expand Tweets to view photos from various photo services right on Twitter;
- You can preview photos directly in Discover and search;
- You can quickly swipe through images on Twitter with photo streams in profiles and search results.
Source – Twitter
Here’s a sneak peak video on Carbon for Android, possibly the best Twitter client for Android. Word on the street is this app will be released the week of 22 July 2012.
Source – dot1ne
On 12 February 2009, 175+ international cities will be hosting a Twestival to bring Twitter communities together in an effort to raise money for charity: water. Twestival is organized 100% by international volunteers around the world and 100% of the money raised from these events will go directly to support charity: water projects. By rallying together globally, under short timescales, for a single aim on the same day, the Twestival hopes to bring awareness to this global crisis. ~ excerpt from Twestival Hong Kong
Why water one might ask? well, with over 1.1 billion people on planet Earth now which don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water (one out of six amongst the total population), that’s a major problem.
According to the Twestival website, “Many communities in developing nations often have a plentiful supply of clean drinking water just below the ground, but no way to get to it. This is where charity: water and their partner organizations come in. Drilling a well can cost from $4,000 – $12,000 USD and many living on less than $1 a day cannot afford one in their community, even if the money is combined.”
So you wanna help out and participate in the event? Join Twestival by:
- Attending one of the events detailed on the city sites listed on the Twestival homepage (http://twestival.com/);
- Uploading or buying music at Twestival.fm;
- Taking part in the t-shirt design competition; and
- Donating to charity: water.
For those in Hong Kong, Twestival will be taking place on the February 12th at Yumla Bar (Address: Lower Basement, 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, tel: +852 2147 2382 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Festivities will kick off at 8pm and will include a live performance from N™ and a DJ. Tickets are just HK$100 and include a free drink. All proceeds go to Charity:Water.
To ensure that none of the money gets “lost”, tickets must be purchased from the Twestival charity website in advance. Space is limited, so get your tickets early.
Please go here to get your tickets now.