Tagged: Twitter

Earthquake warning systems (and twitterers) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 15, 2010

A cartoon about twitterers and earthquakes leads to a brief peek at earthquake warning systems. Cartoonist xkcd throws humour on twitterers and their reportage of earthquakes: [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="666" caption="(Source & image credits: xkcd (cartoon 723))"][/caption] Would an automatic response to recording equipment determining an event of a particular magnitude reduce the 20-30 second delay … Read More

Arresting comedy - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 12, 2010

We are advised to take what we read in the newspapers with a grain of salt. For good reason. So the headline Richard Dawkins: I will arrest Pope Benedict XVI was suspicious. It turns out Dawkins had very little to do with the story. He explained: “Needless to say, I did NOT say “I will [...] … Read More

Kiwi twitter power-allwhites hit #2 trend for day, worldwide - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 15, 2009

[Not science related.] Let’s repeat that: Kiwis twittering on ‘allwhites’ hit the #2 trend for the day on twitter, worldwide. Just shows that little New Zealand has a decent presence on twitter and they’re collaborative enthusiastic bods who get together and get a trend going. Here’s the graph that shows the state of things at about 1am, from … Read More