US Earthquake Video by Twitter

US Earthquake Video by Twitter

Following the almighty east coast earthquake in the US (sorry, I swear that’s all the piss-taking I’ll do in this post), Twitter have released a great video that shows just how fast Twitter is. Entitled “Twitter, faster than earthquakes”, it’s a video that’s been put together to show that Twitter was faster than the earthquake itself. Namely, that it took 30 seconds for the 5.9 Virginia¬†earthquake to travel from...
NZ Police Connect with the Community

NZ Police Connect with the Community

I recently wrote a pretty negative post about the police entitled ‘Safer Communities Together: A Story of Christchurch Police Failure‘. A month or two after that post was written, the New Zealand Police fell under the media spotlight for the poor record they have for responding to crimes such as burglaries. Like I said in my post, I’m a supporter of the police overall – the individual police officers...
Google Twitter Accounts

Google Twitter Accounts

Google basically runs the world. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on what they’re up to. One way to do this is to laboriously sign-up to every newsletter going for every Google application – Google, Google Earth, YouTube, Gmail, etc. etc. Another way is to follow the Google accounts on Twitter although of course that means having a Twitter account and filtering out...
Twitter Birds Save Fail Whale

Twitter Birds Save Fail Whale

BREAKING NEWS: It’s just been reported that the famous Twitter birds have rescued the equally famous Fail Whale from Japanese whalers via an intricate webbing system. Our reporters are currently trying to contact the embarrassed whalers for comment. We’ll update with more news as it becomes available....
FTW! You’re doing it wrong.

FTW! You’re doing it wrong.

Twitter has a function called “hashtags”. Basically, if you’re talking about an event or a particular product, you mention a word associated with it and put a hash in front. Like #WorldAidsDay. This means that anyone can click on that word in your tweet and instantly see what other updates are talking about the same topic. Knowing this, I decided to do a search for #FTW. FTW is a...
Twitter List Feature

Twitter List Feature

Note: This blog post was written ‘back in the day’ when my blog was called ‘The Red Armband of New Zealand’ and had quite a different style. Twitter had just released their list function in beta status. I have since changed the name of the blog to simply NZ Raw and now focus on my own Twitter account, @marklincoln. The Red Armband of New Zealand has been carefully selected...