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

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Oil Spill PR efforts of BP get mocked by a satirical Twitter feed

The feed says things like "Mermaids are real, they are now extinct", "does anyone have Criss Angel's email? I bet he can make this oil disappear!". and so on has generated interest and gathered a large number of followers. The obviously bogus account can be found at @BPGlobalPR while the real BP PR feed can be found at @BP_Americawhich has just about 5, 247 followers. The satirical account launched on the 19th already has 32,568 followers.

The fake account mocks the efforts of BP and the founders still remain anonymous. They barely conform to Twitter rules on parody and the real BP has still not asked twitter for their shut down. So the fake account continues to grow and the tweets keep coming. On this Twitter Bio this is what is said "This page exists to get BP's message and mission statement out into the twitterverse!"

This logo is also a take on the real BP logo so instead of the green and yellow they have a black and white with an oil spill.

The latest tweet on their account

Dropping everything to work on our "Oil Slickers" movie script. Hopefully Billy Crystal is available/willing to work with oil. #bpcares

You can follow the discussion with the hash tag #bpcares.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

The New Twitter App for BlackBerry Handsets

Research in motion has now created a new Twitter App for BlackBerry handsets. The client has been tested internally by RIM since February and is now available to the public in it's beta version. 

The Client allows BlackBerry users to instantly receive and reply to @ messages in real-time. The layout has also been optimized for smaller screens. Links are automatically shortened and so you do not have to visit and third party site. The App can also run in the background allowing users to continue with their normal surfing activities and keep tabs on their Twitter homepage.

Currently the client has no support for trending topics but RIM hopes to add this in the coming months. 

Oh and users can use their BlackBerry cameras to take pictures and share them via the client.

Here is the list of things you can do with the BlackBerry Client

• Push Notifications for Direct Messages

• Direct Twitter messages are delivered to the users’ BlackBerry application through the use ofBlackBerry® Push technology

• When a direct message is received, the user will be notified with a splat on the Twitterribbon application as well as the home screen icon

• Timeline Support

• Users can view the timeline of the Twitter users they are following, the Tweets posted by the users and the replies to the user

•Following & Followers

•Users can view a list of the Twitter users who they are currently following or who are currently following them

•Tweeting and Re-Tweeting

•Users can post new tweets, delete tweets, re-tweet (forward), reply to tweets (@Replies), and send direct messages

•User can send a tweet to various other options including Facebook®, Email, PIN, SMS, MMS, and BlackBerry® Messenger

•Keyword, User, and Proximity Search

•Keyword Search: search for keywords from within the application, the search results are displayed as a Timeline

•User Search: search for other Twitter users from within the application.

•Proximity Search: Search for tweets within a chosen location

•Tweet Photos

•User can post a photo from within the app, their BlackBerry camera, or media card as part of a new Tweet

•Users can also view photos in the stream

•Trending Topics

•Users can view a list of the top 10 trending topics on Twitter, and they are able to click on a topic to bring up a Timeline

•Profile Editing

• Users can edit their own Twitter profile or change their profile image from the application

• Seamless integration into core BlackBerry Applications

•The application is integrated completely into Media, browser, BlackBerry App World™, and message list

• URL Shortening
•User can tweet or send direct message of websites from the Browser using URL shrinkage (bit.Ly support) 

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