Twitter has been making the news lately. In some instances, not for good reason. Many are upset about the 280 character limit. And well, that does give us reason to question the platform. But this character limit increase allows us to do a lot of new and exciting things – including the ability to play board games through Twitter. Who isn’t saying “yah”? What are people playing exactly? Well, Connect Four appears to be among the first board game to make its debut on Twitter. While that first match was a draw, it opens up the possibilities for other games.
It doesn’t stop there. Unicode supports small graphical representations of chess pieces in both colors. When it comes to organizing the board, some find the “white shogi piece” Unicode symbol: ☖, worked best for representing blank spaces. While there are plenty of “white box”-type characters, none seemed to be the same width as the chess pieces.
How does it work exactly? The grid and pieces are represented by Unicode characters, which makes it roughly analogous to a grid board. I am personally not really good at any board games, so I wouldn’t excel in the Twitter versions. But it is kind of neat, don’t you think? I mean it’s all so simple, and yet kind of amazing at the same time. When I say it’s simple, I just mean that it isn’t very high tech. Or at all.
So what else are people doing with this new character tweet length?… Read the rest
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I have been known to be hard on Facebook for “allowing” certain things to happen on their platform when their excuse is because of an algorithm. Perhaps that is the case, but you have to have a better algorithm then. There’s no other way to say that. Especially when your platform is growing at such an incredible rate. That being said, I’m not here to bash Facebook. Nor do I really want to bash Twitter but I am going to point out a huge flaw in their system.
Yesterday, Twitter decided to verify Jason Kessler. Kessler was one of the organizers of the August neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. You may remember that a woman died due to that incident. What might make this whole thing even worse is that Kessler tweeted afterward that the woman was a “fat disgusting Communist” and characterized her murder as “payback time”. I get chills even thinking about that. So why did Twitter verify Kessler in the first place?
Twitter isn’t saying. This is causing users to get incredibly angry, and rightfully so. As a result, Twitter is now suspending its verification procedures while they figure out what to do.
Kessler used Twitter to mobilize white supremacists, neo-Nazis and anyone else who was hateful enough to want to join his hate rally. When folks reached out to Twitter to ask why they verified him, Twitter was silent. … Read the rest
Dating with today’s technology is incredibly difficult. It can be fun and at times, incredibly rewarding. But knowing which app is best for you, or which one is going to find you the love of your life can be challenging and even discouraging. Online dating can also be discouraging in general. If you’ve ever used Tinder, it seems to be geared towards people looking for casual relationships. If you’re not looking for that kind of scenario, your options can be daunting. For example – if you try eHarmony or OkCupid, you’re going to spend hours filling out your profile and answering questions. Which, I think is useful because these sites match you with someone that potentially has things in common with you. But it can be extremely time consuming. Do these apps even work?
While superficial, this might be why people migrate towards apps like Tinder. There is an app out there, however, that might just be a happy medium between these two extremes. Known as LoveFlutter, it uses your Twitter handle and gives you a breakdown of your personality. It also gives you an idea of what you shouldn’t do – for example, try not to be negative. Or get to the point quickly and don’t waste someone else’s time.
Loveflutter is a Twitter-themed dating app from the UK and it doesn’t ask you to fill out a personality survey or lengthy “About Me”. In fact, it caps your self-description at 140 characters. … Read the rest