Live Streaming Video Arrives to Twitter
It was only a matter of time until someone developed a site that leverages the Twitter API to broadcast live video using user’s credentials. TwitCam launched earlier this week and has been getting a lot of attention ever since. It’s a new service from the folks at Livestream.com, formally known as Mogulus. I haven’t tried it out myself yet, as my webcam has horrible quality, but Ben Parr from Mashable.com gave it a whirl. Check out his preview video.
Do You Prefer @Replies or DMs on Twitter?
Sticking with the Twitter theme here… a good point was raised this week on whether DMs (direct messages) are overtaking @replies on Twitter. The main reason more users are choosing to DM is because they receive a large sum of replies and don’t want to spam their timeline for their other followers. Makes sense, right? Personally, I get maybe 5-10 @replies per day, so it’s not really a problem, but more popular users can get thousands. Of course, most users don’t expect high profile Tweeps to respond anyway, but those that do can flood their timelines and make it look cluttered. Mani from DailySEOblog.com explains this more. One thing to note is that you can’t DM someone unless they’re following you and vice versa.
World’s Sexiest App?
I’m not a fan of these ‘sexy’ apps flooding the iTunes store lately. Don’t get me wrong, I love beautiful women and appreciate them, but not on my iPhone. These apps featuring half nude girls in bikinis are making the iTunes store look very low class and spammy. Now to commemorate the 2009 Swimsuit Issue, Sports Illustrated has added what they call the “World’s Sexiest App” to the store for $2.99. I won’t be purchasing it, as you can see all of those photos for free on their website. But to each their own.
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