Tonight I went to check out whats hot on Twitter. “#songincode” is what I found. Apparently what started as a few guys messing around at work, has sprang into popularity on Twitter. Geeks and non-geeks alike are sharing verses from their favorite songs through computer programming code. Any language is accepted. I did a few of them earlyer. You can check out some of my work on the Twitter feed (right sidebar). You can also checkout some of the current #songsincode tweets with the live feed embedded below.
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Pac-Man Joins Twitter - Scott Hampson
Thought I would share this with you. My only question is, “Will they stop following him once he powers up?” What if your favorite video game characters joined twitter? Mario on Twitter! Scott Hampson has some more of these great cartoons on his blog at http://twit-ha.tumblr.com
In recent months Twitter has taken the world by storm. But can you tweet to much? How much information should you be letting your followers know? I’ve been debating this for a while. But I think there are a few things you should keep in mind when using Twitter. But most importantly just use common sense in your tweets. I read an article this morning about how someone lost their new job over a comment on Twitter.
MSNBC’s article “Twitter gets you fired in 140 characters or less” by Helen A.S. Popkin talks about how this can happen. In her article she talks about a new hire at Cisco and their celebration post on Twitter. Well that’s not bad. In this economy you should be excited about getting a job. But wait till you read what was said.
“Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.”
A Cisco Alert channel partner Tim Levad responded with.
“Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web.”
Could get ugly huh? You bet ya. They got canned shortly after (of course). But not only did they get canned, but they were made a mockery of on the internet. The user tried to delete/shutdown their twitter feed. However a few other users found the information in a Google cache, dug it up and served it on its own special website “CiscoFatty.com“.
The article goes on to say that in this day in age everyone uses the internet. Don’t say anything on any website or social network that you wouldn’t say to your mom, boss or significant other. Reminds me a lot of those commercials where the kid is saying all this stuff about his family being broke and having a crush on a girl. Pretty much sums that up. So now I’m gonna go do some safe tweeting.
By the way you can follow me at http://www.twitter.com/ale8oneboy