Tag Archives | Bandwagon

…There are five signs of Twitter addiction?

Twitter Logo

Everyone seems to be jumping on the Twitter bandwagon lately (including Shaq, Ashton Kutcher, Lance Armstrong and Britney Spears) and it’s definitely a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but can you ever love Twitter too much?

Here are five signs that you might be a little too addicted to Twitter:

  • You’ve created a Twitter account for your dog, like Ridley and Vivj.
  • You’ve created a Twitter account so that you can impersonate a fictitious TV personality, like Borat and Roger_Sterling.
  • You’ve created a Twitter account so that you can remember to water your plants.
  • You refuse to buy from companies that don’t have a Twitter account, because Zappos, Starbucks and Comcast just ‘get’ you.
  • The first thing you do after reading this post is tweet a link to it.
  • (Bonus points if you arrived here from a link in a tweet.)

Have any other suggestions for signs you might be addicted to Twitter? Post them in the comments below and help others on their path to recovery.

…Apple is colorblind?

iPod Nano

Apple went iPod crazy on Tuesday, and released an updated Nano, a new Touch, a larger (and cheaper) Classic, and Shuffles in all new (for them) colors.

The tech blogs have all managed to beat this news into the ground already, so I’m not going to dive into the details, but what I am going to wonder aloud about is this: Why did it take Apple so long to release an iPod in a rainbow of colors? (Or Nano-Chromatic in Apple speak.)

While Apple was busy doling out doses of iPod five flavors at a time, ColorWare managed to make an entire business out of taking your iPod and adding color to it, and they even charge an extra fee to do so.

It’s obvious that the demand for colors has always existed, as evidenced by Apple’s decision to release their products in various (limited) colors along the way, and the mere existence of ColorWave, so why hasn’t Apple jumped on this bandwagon before?

The world may never know…

[Apple – iPod]

[ColorWare]

…Twitter has its own guide?

The Lost Art Of Twittering

Twitter’s popularity just continues to grow, but if you haven’t yet jumped on the bandwagon, then check out Lost Art Of Blogging’s guide, “Twitter: Why It’s So Great And How To Effectively Use It”.

Basically a primer for everything you could want to know about the service, it covers Why You Should Use Twitter, Using Twitter Effectively, and Some Nifty Twitter Tools in extremely thorough detail.

[Lost Art Of Blogging – Twitter: Why It’s So Great And How To Effectively Use It]

…You can add bluetooth to your iPod?

Bluetooth iPod

With the launch of Apple’s Air, they’re basically telling the world that wires are soon going to be a thing of the past.

If you’re already ready to jump on that wireless bandwagon, then perhaps it’s time to do a bit of modding.

By adding a Bluetooth dongle to your 4G iPod (you’ll need a steady hand and some decent soldering skills), you can create an iPod with internal Bluetooth capabilities.

(It also converts your iPod over to flash memory, so it’s a bit of a two-for-one deal.)

Join the revolution!

[Instructables – Internal Bluetooth iPod]

…Fixie bikes are unstoppable?

Fixie

The New York Times put together a great piece on the ‘unstoppable’ trend of fixies, or fixed geared bicycles. Designed for the track, these bikes, favorited for years by messengers and hipsters, have no breaks and no gears, and are stopped by an artful combination of reversing the pedals, skidding, or skip stopping. Their purity is their appeal, as the fixed gear bike has become both a fashion statement and a demonstration of skill. With the New York Times covering it though, I think that the fixies are going to have to come out of their underground hiding and into the spotlight as more and more people jump on the single speed bandwagon.

[New York Times – Unstoppable]

[Via: High Snobiety]