Showing posts with label Twitter News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Twitter News. Show all posts

Saturday, January 23, 2010

NASA is hosting this unique Tweetup on Feb. 17 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA is holding a Twitter event and we have the extract directly from their page which explains everything that you would want to know about the event and how to be a part of the 100 lucky winners to attend the Tweetup at the Johnson Space Center in Houston

For the first time, @NASA Twitter followers are invited to Houston, the home of Mission Control, to learn about a space shuttle mission in person. 

NASA is hosting this unique Tweetup on Feb. 17 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The event will provide NASA Twitter followers with the opportunity to take a tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center, view the Mission Control Center and astronaut training facilities. Tweeps also will be able to speak with flight directors, engineers, astronauts and trainers. The Tweetup will include a "meet and greet" session to allow participants to mingle with fellow Tweeps and the staff behind the tweets on @NASA.

Space shuttle Endeavour is targeted to launch at 4:39 a.m. EST on Feb. 7 on its STS-130 mission to the International Space Station.

How do I register?
Registration opens at 11 a.m. CST/noon EST on Tuesday, Jan. 26, on this page and closes at 11 a.m. CST/noon EST Wednesday, Jan. 27. NASA will randomly select 100 individuals on Twitter from a pool of registrants who sign up on the Web. An additional 50 registrants will be added to a waitlist. Registration will be open for 24 hours.

What are the registration requirements?
Registration indicates your intent to travel to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and attend the event in person. You are responsible for your own expenses for travel, lodging, local transportation, food and other amenities. Once you are on-site each day at the Johnson Space Center, NASA will provide transportation.

NASA's Johnson Space Center is a government facility. To be admitted, you will need to show a government-issued identification (driver's license or passport) that matches the name provided on the registration. Those without proper identification cannot be admitted. All registrants must be at least 18 years old.

Can I register if I am not a U.S. citizen?
Yes, non-U.S. citizens may register to attend the Tweetup in Houston. However, you will need to complete an additional step to receive clearance to enter the Johnson Space Center. Please choose the "non-U.S. citizen" option in the state drop-down menu during registration. On-site, you will need to show government-issued photo identification, such as a passport, that matches the name provided on the registration. Those without proper identification cannot be admitted. All registrants must be at least 18 years old.

Do I need to have a Twitter account to register?
Yes. This event is designed for Twitter users who follow @NASA and other NASA Twitter accounts. The goal of NASA Tweetups is to allow people who regularly interact with each other via Twitter to meet in person and discuss one of their favorite subjects: NASA.

Does my registration include a guest?
Because of space limitations, you may not bring a guest. Each registration provides a place for one person only. Each individual wishing to attend must submit a separate registration.

What if I cannot come to Houston?
If you cannot come to Houston to attend in person, you do not need to register for the Tweetup. However, you can still plan to follow the mission of space shuttle Endeavour on NASA TV at NASA also will provide regular launch and mission updates on @NASA.

If you can't make this Tweetup, don't despair; NASA is planning others in the near future at various agency locations.

When will I know if I made it?
After NASA has received and processed the registrations and selected the participants, an e-mail with confirmation information and additional instructions will be sent to the confirmed Tweeps and those on the waitlist. We expect to send notifications by Jan. 29, or sooner.

What if the space shuttle's launch date changes?
The STS-130 Mission Tweetup should not be impacted by a launch delay. Even if the shuttle flight is postponed, NASA still will host the Tweetup on Feb. 17 in Houston.

What is a Tweetup?
A Tweetup is an informal meeting of people who use the social messaging medium Twitter. This Tweetup is an opportunity at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Have a question? Need more information? Help is available by sending an e-mail to

Come back at 11 a.m. CST/noon EST on Tuesday, Jan. 26, to sign up. 

Source: NASA


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Friday, January 22, 2010

#OMGFacts Twitter Trend and Controversy.

16 year old Adorion Deck who started the @omgfacts page located here. in September of 2009 and amassed more that 300k+ followers spoke with ABC news. 

Deck mined the internet and started posting little know facts about everything from celebs to electronics and just about everything. He was followed by all kinds of people who enjoyed his daily dose of #OMGFacts

But on Monday, Twitter taught the high school junior a lesson he'll never forget. After he posted a controversial Tweet on Dr. martin Luther King

MLK Post Creates 'Firestorm' of Criticism

"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent his last night on Earth having sex with two women," he posted.

And with that, the barbs started to fly.

"Unfollow @OMGFacts for their crude tweet about Martin Luther King Jr yesterday!," posted one tweeter.

"What a disrespectful way to dishonor MLK," posted another.

After realizing what he had done he deleted the Tweet and temporarily deleted his twitter account. It is now back up but no updates #OMGFacts will be an a hiatus he said.

He later said that all this success had got to his head and had started saying things to the public without thinking about things first. Twitter has taught him a lesson if you have people following you you better be aware of what you say and make sense of it too. You just don't throw things at people and think it will all be in good humor or anything close to it. 

This is a lesson for all Twitter users I guess. Twitter gives you success and you had better handle it with care. 

Source: ABC News

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The first Tweet from Space has arrived.

Oh yes this is definitely a first. Made possible by NASA who gave space station astronauts direct access to the web. Called by NASA as the ultimate wireless connection. T J Creamer an astronaut working on the Space Station sent out this Tweet.Previously Astronauts had to send an e-mail back to earth before news could spread. Now the just access Twitter and make the best use of it

Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station -- the 1st live tweet from Space! :) More soon, send your ?s

T J Creamer can be found at @Astro_TJ

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

President Obama's first-ever Tweet.

President Obama has just pushed his first tweet. This is how it happened. The president and his wife were visiting the American Red Cross to promote aid to Haiti. He pushed the button on a tweet. Making him the first commander-in-chief to tweet. History was made at the push of a button. Located at @RedCross

CNN has this to say

Aides to former President George W. Bush told CNN that he never published a tweet, and they were happy to crown Obama as the first tweeting President - with a catch.

These are the tweets found on the Red Cross twitter feed

President Obama and the First Lady are here visiting our disaster operation center right now.

President Obama pushed the button on the last tweet. It was his first ever tweet!

There was more good news on the website as well: "Donation Update: Over $21 Million in $10 donations raised for the people of #Haiti through the @RedCross text HAITI to 90999"reads another tweet.  Americans have really responded and have given aid.

There was more good news announced on their twitter feed with this post

Donation Update: Over $21 Million in $10 donations raised for the people of #Haiti through the @RedCross text HAITI to 90999 campaign.

President Barack Obama, center, greets employees at the Red Cross Disaster Operation Center in Washington, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (Pablo Martinez Monsivais - AP)

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Twitter joke leads to arrest and lifetime airport ban

A British man at the Robin Hood airport frustrated that his flight to Ireland would be canceled due to bad weather. Tweeted 

“C---! Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your s--- together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high.”

The police were alerted, and the 26-year-old finance supervisor was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to create a bomb hoax.

He is currently out on bail. Chamber’s Twitter post was removed, and his laptop, home computer and cell phone were taken away. He was also banned from Robin Hood Airport for life and suspended from his job indefinitely.

Will post further updates as and when it happens. 

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