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Twitter Launched Long Awaited Retro Photo Filters For Mobile Apps

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

December 11, 2012 Posted by | Android, Apple, Applications, iOS 5, Twitter, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – An App That Brings a New Twitter Experience

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “An App That Brings a New Twitter Experience”. Click here for the full read.

August 6, 2012 Posted by | Applications, Blogroll, CNET, Social Media, Social Networking, Twitter, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Twitter App for Android – Carbon – Releasing Soon

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

July 14, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, Twitter, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Tweetbot’s iCloud Sync Across Platform is Awesome

This ain’t rocket science, why can’t someone come up with this a lot sooner.

Source – iDownloadBlog

April 23, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iCloud, iOS 5, Social Media, Social Networking, Tweetbot, Twitter | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video Review on New TweetDeck v.1.3

This week TweetDeck released version 1.3.  The new version features all new list management, interactive columns, activity column, media previews and the new editing and retweet function which replaced the quote retweet function.

Source – TweetDeck

March 25, 2012 Posted by | Productivity, Social Media, Social Networking, Twitter, Video | , , | Leave a comment

How to Update Your Facebook Status With Twitter

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Good tip from Business Insider on how to update your Facebook status with Twitter, sure save a lot of time ob double posting for those heavy FB and Twitter users.

[Update: link fixed]

Source – Business Insider

March 11, 2012 Posted by | Facebook, Social Networking, Tips and Tricks, Twitter, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s the Latest Trend on Twitter?

Wondering what’s trending on Twitter these days? are you a heavy Twitter user like myself? Check out this infographic survey result and see whether it matches any of your traits. This survey was conducted online via social networks from August 12 to August 15, 2011 among 500 social media users who have Twitter accounts by the guys over at lab42. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, please contact lab42 at info@lab42.com.

Image from lab42

Source – lab42

August 21, 2011 Posted by | Applications, Social Networking, Twitter | , , , | Leave a comment

Web Wednesday v.28 @ Volar – 2 September 2009

This month’s feature – an interview with Hong Kong’s leading Twitter Star, Jay Oatway, the face behind @jayoatway, @portension, @chargedmobi, and lead organiser of Twestival Hong Kong (@twestivalhk) and meet some unusual local proponents of Twitter, the microblogging phenomenon that in the past 12 months has grown from 2 million to 40 million users!

The night kicks off at 6:30pm and ends around 9:30pm, there will be an entrance fee of HK$100, unless you’re a bona-fide student, in which case it’s HK$50. This includes one complimentary drink. All other drinks are at Happy Hour prices. 10% of the receipt will go to a children’s charity.

Venue: Volar, Basement, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central.

You can sign up here: http://is.gd/yBxr

Source : Web Wednesday Hong Kong

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking, Web Wednesday, Web Wednesday HK | , , , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Twestival – 12 February 2009

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “What Makes a Country/City a Gadget Haven? (Part 2 – Hong Kong)”. Click here for the read.

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:

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: contact@yumla.com). 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.

Source – Twestival, Twestival Hong Kong

February 5, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, CNET, Event, Hong Kong | , , , , | 1 Comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – I Officially Quit Twitter

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “I Officially Quit Twitter”. Click here for the read.

The above vid from MegaWhatTV talks about why people hates Twitter, do you agree?

Source – MegaWhatTV

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Blogroll, CNET, Gadgets n Gizmos, Social Networking, Software | , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look – Yahoo oneConnect

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Bet most of you instant message (IM) a lot or even on multiple platforms daily with your buddies. I for one uses meebo daily to IM my friends on MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, Jabber, ICQ and AIM (see my previous post on What is My Meebo). Apart from IMs, social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter had been springing up rapidly the past year or two. Now, imagine having them all under one application.

According to Tech Digest, “(oneConnect) It’s expected to be included in Yahoo’s Go 3.0 application by June this year. I was really impressed at how slick it is, and how neatly it presents the different information from all these different Web 2.0 feeds. There’s a Pulse feature that lets you see people’s profile updates and photo uploads too.”

Sounds too good to be true, but it seems like Yahoo still having problems with Microsoft and Facebook on the inclusion of Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger and Facebook in oneConnect. Guess we have to wait and see how this all turns out but no doubt the concept is neat and the interface looks sleek.

February 19, 2008 Posted by | Facebook, Gadgets n Gizmos, Microsoft, Social Networking, Software, Yahoo | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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