kevan + twitter   23

Sorry for the Inconvenience
"395,637 apologies this year. Last: 56 seconds ago by South West Trains."
transport  twitter  via:sarah 
december 2016 by kevan
How It's Made Up (@howitsmadeup) on Twitter
"Acrylic-rimmed windows are fitted over the vials to protect them. They also pass under a metal detector. The key is those polymer particles."
twitter  creations  technology  mutation 
november 2016 by kevan
Astra Nauseam (@astranauseam) on Twitter
Autogenerating a fictional constellation every hour.
space  lies  twitter  creations 
july 2016 by kevan
kevan.org - I charge thee, speak!
I played around with a different take on the same idea five years ago, but didn't do anything with it, so here it is. "Proposed Marcellus Shale Legislation Gets Mixed Reviews."
creations  writing  twitter 
june 2016 by kevan
Word By Word: Twitter writes The Compete Works of Shakespeare / Shakespeare's Globe
"From Thursday 5 May, the typewriter will begin to type out The Complete Works from start to finish, sourcing its words from Tweets sent out in real time."
writing  technology  twitter  via:viv 
june 2016 by kevan
Daily Dot | TEDxSummerisle sounds real but isn't
"Gamification incentivises ritual. And ritual binds healthy communities together."
writing  illusions  twitter 
march 2013 by kevan
The Real Weird Twitter Is Espionage Twitter | The Awl
"The string of characters always ends with zeroes, occasionally with the location service turned on, so you can see that 554705fa00000000 was allegedly tweeted from the "Region of Khabarovsk." This has been going on all day and all night, for years, with more than 318,000 tweets posted since 2009. But why?"
twitter  secrets  mysteries  via:lmg 
march 2013 by kevan
In London, Kellogg's Swaps Snacks For Tweets To #tweetshop | Global News - Advertising Age
"Kellogg's is bridging the gap between social currency and real-life money by letting customers at a central London pop-up store pay for Special K Cracker Crisps with a tweet."
food  advertising  twitter  camrad  via:josh 
september 2012 by kevan
Twitter + location = WeKnowYourHouse | Naked Security
"WeKnowYourHouse scours Twitter for people using the word "home" in their tweets and picks up their associated geolocation, then publishes said tweet to its site along with information about where the tweeter is."
twitter  maps  secrets  delusions 
august 2012 by kevan
Chatbot auto-tweets replies to climate change arguments
"A software developer has created a "chatbot" program for Twitter to automatically detect set phrases associated with arguments put forward by those skeptical of anthropogenic global warming, and to send automated replies of set phrases debunking their arguments." From 2010. Account now suspended.
twitter  illusions 
june 2012 by kevan
The Listening Machine
"The Listening Machine is an automated system that generates a continuous piece of music based on the activity of 500 Twitter users around the United Kingdom."
sound  twitter 
may 2012 by kevan
How do I cite a tweet?
"Next provide the entire text of the tweet in quotation marks, without changing the capitalization. Conclude the entry with the date and time of the message and the medium of publication (Tweet)."
twitter  news  language 
march 2012 by kevan
Twitter by Post - The Morning News
"The mechanics of it took a while to work out. Most difficult was replicating my personal Twitter timeline—how could I post the same thing to everyone? Well, by writing it out lots of times. For those “public” tweets, I wrote the same thing out 15 times, on 15 cards, and sent them to 15 different people."
twitter  communication  paper 
december 2011 by kevan
Phone Losers of America - PLA Radio Episode #27 – Foursquare Stalking
"Now you can call [a restaurant someone has checked in at on Foursquare and broadcast to Twitter], ask for that person and say something crazy to them. They're almost always surprised that anyone could know that they're there. It rarely occurs to them that just minutes ago they transmitted their location to the entire world."
phones  delusions  twitter  via:tom 
march 2011 by kevan
jonty.co.uk/idiocy
"While quietly running in the background Idiocy watches for people visiting Twitter insecurely, hijacks the session and posts a tweet warning them that they are vulnerable, with a link to a page explaining what has happened."
twitter  hacking  education  secrets  via:tomscott 
october 2010 by kevan
I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing
"Most people don't realize that the action of automatic geotagging takes place on [any picture taken with] their smart phones, either because it is enabled by default, not exposed the user as an option, or was asked and then forgotten."
gps  photography  twitter  surveillance  secrets 
august 2010 by kevan
'New York Times' Bans the Word 'Tweet' - The Awl
"One test is to ask yourself whether people outside of a target group regularly employ the terms in question."
twitter  language  news  via:blech 
june 2010 by kevan
Infodemiology and Infoveillance | Eysenbach | Journal of Medical Internet Research
"Analyzing how people search and navigate the Internet for health-related information, as well as how they communicate and share this information, can provide valuable insights to health-related behavior of populations, including for example the level of understanding of health issues, knowledge about health-related conditions, and so on."
medicine  pestilence  surveillance  maps  twitter 
september 2009 by kevan
Time to follow Samuel Pepys (Phil Gyford’s website)
"If you’re ever going to follow Samuel Pepys on Twitter then you should start before tomorrow. That’s Wednesday 2nd September 2009. Or Sunday 2nd September 1666… the day the Great Fire of London began, and Pepys will be 'live tweeting' the event as it happened."
twitter  history  fire  london 
september 2009 by kevan
The Longest Poem in the World
Collecting random pairs of Twitter posts that rhyme. "Working day and night / in black and white."
poetry  random  twitter  via:parrish 
august 2009 by kevan
The Conversation - Now That I Have Your Attention
Graham Linehan on newspaper coverage of Twitter. "I don't know how to use Photoshop at even the most basic level. So in the same way you would not let me write about Photoshop, I would ask that you not let [Jackie Ashley] write about Twitter."
twitter  news 
august 2009 by kevan
Charles Jefferson (deskofCJ) on Twitter
Random CJ quotes, to hassle me a couple of times each day, in case I'm not working. "I didn't get where I am today without recognising a person who doesn't pull his weight."
twitter  television  work  creations 
july 2009 by kevan

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