Today in 2006, Twttr launched; and in its early days the social media platform gained vowels in its name and fame for a cute whale that would show up during its then-regular outages. Here's the story of Lifting A Dreamer, aka the "Fail Whale." Plus: if you’re a fan of scuba diving or snorkeling, the Geneinno S2 undersea scooter is a new high tech way to do it.
By now I should know better than to keep tweeting, right? I keep getting into situations.
Researchers at Penn State University have created liquid-entrenched smooth surface, or LESS. Why? To coat our toilets. Why? So stuff can't stick to them. Why? To save water, which we use by the tens of billions of gallons each day just to re-flush that stuck stuff. Why? Because life is unfair sometimes. Plus: Twitter minus words, videos, pictures and links is a pretty amazing thing, judging by the project called Emoji Storm!
Once again I turned to Twitter to distract myself and asked something important of them:
Lots of stories involving presidents and/or crime today.
Check out who just got added to the NPRmaggedon feed:
I was apparently stylin' and profilin' on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's website yesterday.
Sounds about right
Now I can refer to myself as a Peabody Award-followed radio host!
A friend of a friend started a hashtag game on Twitter tonight - #BadSandyAdvice - and I couldn't help but add a few ideas into the mix.