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Roseman
post Jun 7 2007, 10:08 PM
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Matt made a post recently named 'Hot Jazz - All A Twitter'. The word twitter has as it's traditonal meaning 'twitter verb To move to and fro in short, jerky movements'. But what some may not know is that twitter has a new meaning in this new age of technology. According to Wikipedia, 'Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send "updates" (text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) via SMS, instant messaging, the Twitter website, or an application such as Twitterrific.'

Simply stated, people are using their cell phones to text messages to other users that have signed up to receive them.

Now this has been expanded to something called 'twittervision', a real-time geographic visualization of posts to Twitter. With the recent post by Ian on GoggleEarth, can't you just imagine the merging of these two technogies and being 'twittered' by a friend standing on the Great Wall of China and waving hello at you. Boy this stuff is getting exciting, Ian get that time travel ready, we just may want to travel to the future.

Here's the twittervision site. It's very simple, but interesting comments flow by now and then.


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post Jun 8 2007, 05:28 AM
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QUOTE(Roseman @ Jun 7 2007, 04:08 PM) *
Now this has been expanded to something called 'twittervision', a real-time geographic visualization of posts to Twitter. With the recent post by Ian on GoggleEarth, can't you just imagine the merging of these two technogies and being 'twittered' by a friend standing on the Great Wall of China and waving hello at you. Boy this stuff is getting exciting, Ian get that time travel ready, we just may want to travel to the future.

Here's the twittervision site. It's very simple, but interesting comments flow by now and then.


First of all Don, I'd like to make one point VERY clear: I DO NOT think that anybody standing on the Great Wall of China should be preoccupied with ANY other activity -period. Their focus should be 100% on retaining their balance, staying properly oriented and mindful of others -WITHOUT the distraction of maintaining a virtual internet conversation of any sort at the same time. Visitors to the wall should stay on the walking path and never attempt to climb up on the outer retaining edge for better cellular internet reception.

I'm sorry to be so sensitive about it, but people who know me will tell you that pedestrian safety on the Great Wall of China is a real "hot button" issue with me. It is a cause that I have fought hard for all my life ... and, I suspect, it always will be.

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And now, to address the point of your post: So, if you combine Twittervision with Google Earth (or GE), the resulting screen image could be called a "Twittervisage" - Now, when I finally make it back to 1918 (and lug my laptop along with me)... what would our communication be called when you factor in this added dimension: TIME ...? Since the Latin equivalent for "time" is "aevus", we can append this as a suffix to create the word, Twittervisageaevus. But that's quite a mouthful, isn't it? Let's remove a couple of those letters and reduce it to, Twittervisagevus. (Sounds like: Twih-ter-vih-saw-jeh-viss)

So ... I can't wait to share a Twittervisagevus with you!


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post Jun 9 2007, 03:09 AM
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QUOTE(Ian House @ Jun 7 2007, 11:28 PM) *
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Let's remove a couple of those letters and reduce it to, Twittervisagevus. (Sounds like: Twih-ter-vih-saw-jeh-viss)


Let's hope that word is not being used already. I'm not sure, but I might have seen a Twittervisagevus at the Museum of Natural History in Washington. laugh.gif


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post Jun 9 2007, 03:32 AM
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QUOTE(Ian House @ Jun 8 2007, 12:28 AM) *
Since the Latin equivalent for "time" is "aevus", we can append this as a suffix to create the word, Twittervisageaevus. But that's quite a mouthful, isn't it? Let's remove a couple of those letters and reduce it to, Twittervisagevus. (Sounds like: Twih-ter-vih-saw-jeh-viss)

So ... I can't wait to share a Twittervisagevus with you!

How about calling it a Twiggy? tongue.gif

Aw heck, since it's back in 1918, you could probably just simplify it down to TV since that term wasn't known yet. Then you could offer to sell the copyright to your TV term to those television pioneers a few years later. It would be kinda like a early 20th century equivalent of cybersquatting. tongue.gif


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