For those of you who are Twitter fanatics, or simply curious, you can find out roughly when anyone using Twitter is usually asleep. I was surprised to see this site and the idea sort of wakes you up after a few minutes.
As you can see from the banner at the site, the author (@labnol) is obviously short on sleep, since he misspelled they. However, he must have had some pretty darn good coffee, because his web app really seems to work. I was curious to find out when one of my twitter friends is typically snoozing. Here’s what I found.
Based on my experiences with Keith, I’d say that’s pretty accurate. However, this may not work for every Tweep you follow. If a person doesn’t tweet very often, the accuracy simply won’t be there.
Some people may be more curious about the bed times of famous people, such as Hollywood and Bollywood stars. Here’s a link from the site to show you some: Bollywood
Does that idea excite me? Sorry, I can’t keep from yawning, and no, I couldn’t care less. Don’t let my lack of enthusiasm stop you from searching for your favorite sleepy-heads.
Go to SleepingTime.org to find out now.
Good night everyone!
Looks like Dalai Lama is also taking the social networking route to keep in touch with his followers. The Next Web reported that the Dalai Lama has joined Twitter.
If you are a follower of Dalai Lama’s teaching or just want to follow the spiritual leader, you can do so by following @DalaiLama. The account in question is verified by twitter, so rest assured you will be following the right person.
By the way, the Dalai Lama also has a official website at http://www.dalailama.com/.
Don’t get surprised the next time you open your Science textbooks to read that Timothy Creamer was the first person to tweet from Space. In a first for Twitter and social networking in general, a NASA astronomer updated someone other than his NASA boss by sending out a tweet from space to everyone.
Here is what the historical tweet read:
Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station — the 1st live tweet from Space! :) More soon, send your ?s
Timothy Creamer, the astronaut who tweeted the first Tweet from I.S.S, says that the team is trying to tweet from the orbit as well.
Internet Network in Space is not a Joke
Tweeting from space station was possible due to a software upgrade by NASA which allowed the astronauts to connect to the Internet. But a question can arise in your mind – How can a computer network exist in space? NASA has an answer which says that the network used is the “ultimate wireless network connection”.
This personal Web access, called the Crew Support LAN, takes advantage of existing communication links to and from the station and gives astronauts the ability to browse and use the Web. The system will provide astronauts with direct private communications to enhance their quality of life during long-duration missions by helping to ease the isolation associated with life in a closed environment.
You can read more about the nasa report here or follow the tweets from space station.
Acording the New York Times, the space station is equipped with 68 IBM ThinkPad A31 laptops and 32 Lenovo ThinkPad T61p devices. The laptops are all connected via Wi-Fi access points, and there’s also a dedicated IP phone for phone calls and some limited video-conferencing abilities if astronauts need to see their families.
The historical tweet from space marks a new era in the developement and reach of technology in our lives. Want to follow more NASA Tweeples? Check out NASA Collaborate..
Twitter has millions of users, several of them celebrities and stars on their own rights. However, this news will definitely cheer up Microsoft fans on Twitter.
According to reports from the Next Web and confirmation from a twitter employee, Bill Gates has finally joined Twitter. Yes Microsoft fans, Bill Gates can now be followed on twitter @billgates. At the time of reporting, Bill Gates has 4955 followers, is listed 196 times and is following 39 people.
Interestingly Bill Gates first tweet was:
"Hello World." Hard at work on my foundation letter – publishing on 1/25
However, it looks like Mr. Bill G has already got a hang of Twitter, as he has used the new retweet feature, and has been replying to followers :-). Twitter has also added the "Verified Account" stamp to the profile, so rest assured this is the man himself.