There has been much said about Google’s decision to shut down Google Reader, and while for many people it is just another closure of a little used service, for lots of others it means losing a valuable source of news.
If you had come to rely on Google’s news reader to keep up to date with the latest news and posts from your favorite websites – including Web.AppStorm! – you could turn to Twitter to plug the gap. Here we’ll take a look at Twitter lists and show how they can be used as a viable alternative to RSS feeds.
One of the wonderful side effects of the internet is enhanced connectivity over ever increasing distances. A great example of this is the newly setup wireless connection for NASA astronauts. One thing you’ll notice with the web is the constant push for information — now. Twitter was a big step forward in this area, as was live video streaming with sites like Ustream.tv.
Although it’s been around for awhile, over the last year or two live blogging is being used much more frequently. Live blogging is closely related to Twitter, except a small step further. We won’t get into the technology behind it but if you want to start live blogging, here’s how to do just that.
If you’re interested in getting more creative with your Twitter profile, chances are, you’ve either chosen a stock theme, created your own theme or went in search of backgrounds to use in your theme. Either way, there’s an easier way to get the personalized Twitter theme you’re looking for that’s a whole lot more creative.
If you’ve been on the design page in your Twitter settings, you might’ve noticed a little something about Themeleon (Thee-mee-lee-uhn, like Chameleon). Themeleon, by COLOURlovers, has more than 600K seamless background patterns and more than 1 million color palettes! Although those numbers sound daunting, it’s fun and incredibly easy to use. We’ll take a look at quickly personalizing a Twitter profile just to our liking.
Because it was designed to primarily be used via email, Posterous is a simple tool to start using. Anyone who can send an email can share thoughts, pictures and music with friends or the general internet public and will be completely at ease with this application. It doesn’t get any easier than that.