The 2008 Twitter Color Wars has basically taken over the Twitter world recently, and is an interesting adaptation of a technology that, besides things like Color Wars and StrawPoll that people have created, serves no purpose. (Ok, so you can find out someone’s status, but really, where’s the fun in that?)
Twitter Color Wars is basically a popularity contest where the Twitterati rally around a single color and show their support by taking their profile picture in team colors.
Anyone can play. To join a team: log on to twitter, search for the team of your choice, then follow that team.
The War goes well beyond just a popularity contest though, as games are going to pit teams against each other to compete for total domination.
Game #1 is a round of Bad Ass RoShamBo.
To play, members took a picture of themselves in their team colors throwing their throw of choice, and then uploaded that picture to Flickr with the appropriate tags. Then, a bracket style RoShamBo tournament will be held tonight with a best of three RSB match determining the winner.
I love the fact that this game evolved out of nothing and turned into a something that everyone wants to be involved in. It’s a fun adaptation of a technology that people continue to find uses for, and there’s a lot of potential for additional games.
Which side are you on?
(And to talk a little smack on the other teams, check out SmackTalk.)
Edit: It looks like zefrank is behind it all. Check out the Colorwar story here.
[Via: Mostly Lisa]