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…Twitter went wild during the Super Bowl?

Twitter Super Bowl Map

If you haven’t already, be sure to go play around with the Twitter Super Bowl Chatter Map on The New York Times.

The map itself shows the location and frequency of commonly used words in Super Bowl related tweets, and you can compare things like player names and emoticons to specific milestones in the game to see where people were talking about what, for how long and how intensely.

[The New York Times – Twitter Chatter During The Super Bowl]

PS: If you’re not already, be sure to follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CoryOBrien and you can even subscribe to DidntYouHear.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DidntYouHear

…The MacMod Mod of the Year is a first?

MacMod Challenge

The 2008 MacMod Mod of the Year has been announced, and a Pre-AGP Mac running Leopard has been declared the winner.

While not quite as visually impressive as the other entries, which included a TiN’ed iPhone, a Cube with liquid cooling, a Mac made of Legos, and even a Mac shoved inside of an Xbox 360, the judges felt that James Little’s (aka jimjamyahauk’s) milestone of being the first person to get Leopard to run (or even boot!) on any pre-AGP Mac was definitely worthy of the prize.

Be sure to check out the site for more details on each of the entries, including build photos and detailed specs and info.

[MacMod – Mod Of The Year]

…Achievement Farming Servers are lame?

TF2 Pyro

Call me an online gaming Newbie, but the concept of an Achievement Farming Server was news to me.

For those of you in the same boat, let me explain: In certain games like Team Fortress 2, items and weapons are unlocked only after a player achieves a certain number of achievements (milestones that mark goals or difficult tasks within the game). For those that can’t just wait to play through the game and earn the achievements like a normal player, Achievement Servers get set up with the express purpose of unlocking certain achievements for everyone playing.

Thus, though there might be two different teams playing, everyone is basically on the same team, and working together to earn achievements.

Need to kill 10 guys in 30 seconds?

Though this might be a tough task on a regular server, it’s easy on an Achievement Server when you have 10 volunteers join one team and then just stand still in a single spot while players on the opposing team take turns slaughtering the 10 opponents in one fell swoop like some sort of communal firing squad. Then, once everyone from one team unlocks that particular achievement, the roles are reversed, and it’s the next team’s turn.

Seem a little…unfair?

I thought so too, but apparently these types of servers are pretty common for games like TF2, as players are anxious to ‘earn’ their new toys and try them out.

Click the link to follow one man as he journeys through an Achievement Server for the first time, and witnesses the power, and the shame, of Achievement Servers firsthand.

[Rock, Paper, Shotgun – Pyro Maniacs: Achieving Nothing In TF2]

…It’s Things Thursday: MacUpdate Promo?

MacUpdate Promo

Last year, the MacUpdate Promo included $234.80 worth of Mac software, including Forklift, RapidWeaver, Swift Publisher, MemoryMiner, Yep, XMIND, iStabilize, PulpMotion, and more.

This year, the MacUpdate Promo is called the Parallels Bundle, and features $474.76 worth of Mac software for just $64.99, including Hazel, Art Text, MenuCalendarClock, Leap, StoryMill, Typinator, DVDRemaster Pro, Sound Studio, BannerZest, and lastly, Parallels Desktop.

Since Parallels Desktop normally sells for $79.99 by itself, this could turn out to be quite the deal if the unlock point is met.

Fear not though, as last year, over 27,000 bundles were sold, meaning that this year, they “fully expect to reach all 3 unlock milestones during the 2-week span of this event”.

Is this a deal you’re willing to pass up?

[MacUpdate Promo]

…DYH has a lot of unique visitors?

200000 Unique ViewsToday was a milestone day for Didn’t You Hear, as the 200,000th unique visitor came to the site for a look.

Thanks to everyone who has ever stopped by, and a double thanks to everyone who has ever returned, because you’re the reason that I still do this blogging thing.

Sincerely,

Cory