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Jun 1, 2011, 01:40 PM
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Twitter today announced (http://blog.twitter.com/2011/06/searchphotos.html) the debut of two new features: photo integration and improved search capabilities.

On the photo front, Twitter has partnered with Photobucket to allow users to attach photos directly to their Tweets rather than having to rely on third-party image-hosting services. The capabilities will be rolling out over the next several weeks to twitter.com and the company's official apps, and the company is working with mobile carriers to allow photos to be sent via MMS.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/06/twitter_photo_attach.jpg

Over the next several weeks, we'll be releasing a feature to upload a photo and attach it to your Tweet right from Twitter.com. And of course, you'll soon be able to easily do this from all of our official mobile apps. A special thanks to our partner Photobucket for hosting these photos behind the scenes.Twitter's improved search capabilities will bring increased relevance for results and also include related photos and videos directly on the results page. Twitter has also partnered with Firefox to integrate hashtag and username searching directly into the browser's address bar.

Twitter's new features are interesting given rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/31/ios-5-to-include-twitter-integration-for-photos/) that iOS 5 will include substantial integration with Twitter, specifically including the new photo sharing service. While Twitter obviously has made no announcements regarding such capabilities, we may hear more in just a few days as Apple previews iOS 5 at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Article Link: Twitter Debuts New Photo Sharing Integration and Improved Search Ahead of iOS 5 Introduction (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/01/twitter-debuts-new-photo-sharing-integration-and-improved-search-ahead-of-ios-5-introduction/)



cooldaddybeck
Jun 1, 2011, 01:45 PM
Ahhhhhh, chatroulette makes it's debut in iOS5.
:rolleyes::eek::apple::confused:

Edit:
Twitter sucks, but I'll probably post pics to the tweetiverse if it's a one-touch option. Seriously though, how long before the wang outweighs the usefulness? It's just a still-version of chatroulette...

Andy-V
Jun 1, 2011, 01:45 PM
Poor old twitpic

ghostlines
Jun 1, 2011, 01:48 PM
Looks real good, just hope they don't attempt to own the rights to photo's like Twitpic. Or was that why they did this...

Aduntu
Jun 1, 2011, 01:48 PM
The song in that video is awful.

jonessodarally
Jun 1, 2011, 01:48 PM
The video clip on twitter's blog entry shows people taking pictures with iPhones. Anyone else think that clip will be updated next week with shots of people then uploading those photos right from the Camera Roll in iOS 5? Seems like they shot the video like that, then edited those specific shots out and replaced them with the computer shots.

///M5
Jun 1, 2011, 01:49 PM
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And this related to iOS 5 how? So if there were no iOS 5 twitter wouldn't have introduced such service? Thats what I got by reading the title.

And I thought Apples data center appearing on google maps was lame...

And yes, I read the article.

WiBu
Jun 1, 2011, 01:50 PM
Ugh, Photobucket...

Darwing
Jun 1, 2011, 01:52 PM
Meh, Im not a big twitter user nore do I care about it that much. its not a big deal y is twitter and apple blowing it up like its a huge thing? twitter sucks

rorschach
Jun 1, 2011, 01:53 PM
I hope there's a lot more to iOS 5 than Twitter sharing. :rolleyes:

Xenc
Jun 1, 2011, 01:54 PM
Photobucket :(

nostromo77
Jun 1, 2011, 01:54 PM
Good Grief! That music in this video is horrible!!! Nay I say down right deplorable!

Sometimes people try too hard to be as uplifting as Apple when they use music in their work, but this... ouch... my brain hurts after this and I couldn't even watch the entire video through without killing the... let me say that again... KILLING the sound thanks to this bad pick of music they attached to it.

Awful!

Yvan256
Jun 1, 2011, 02:01 PM
All I want is the ability to attach photos to regular web forms.

Themaeds
Jun 1, 2011, 02:02 PM
Meh, Im not a big twitter user nore do I care about it that much. its not a big deal y is twitter and apple blowing it up like its a huge thing? twitter sucks

Twitter is sort of a big deal. Are you the same type of person who said "Well, this Facebook thing will never take off"

autrefois
Jun 1, 2011, 02:02 PM
Where can I get me one of them Twitbooks? :p

I think these features look like good additions for people who use the Twitter. I don't think it's a coincidence that this is happening right around when iOS and/or Lion appears to be getting some level of Twitter integration.

As long as this integration would be done smartly in iOS and Lion (e.g. not listing Twitter in contextual menus as a choice unless you have this option activated somewhere in preferences), I don't see a problem with it.

Piggie
Jun 1, 2011, 02:05 PM
Ugh, Photobucket...

What's wrong with Photobucket? Always worked lovely and quick for me, and iOS app works easy and quick also. what's the problem?

Full of Win
Jun 1, 2011, 02:08 PM
Will twitter die already. If I could, I would spray DDT on the twitter bird, so that when they lay their eggs, the shells would be too weak to survive.

Yvan256
Jun 1, 2011, 02:08 PM
What's wrong with Photobucket? Always worked lovely and quick for me, and iOS app works easy and quick also. what's the problem?

Photobucket is slow and their web/desktop interface is annoying. Too many steps just to be able to view the original picture. My desktop is 1280x1024, yet they display a near-thumbnail-sized image by default.

19thStreet
Jun 1, 2011, 02:09 PM
I like it. its a smart move and ill definitely use it

SCStevens04
Jun 1, 2011, 02:11 PM
Admit: I like the song

rdowns
Jun 1, 2011, 02:19 PM
Will twitter die already. If I could, I would spray DDT on the twitter bird, so that when they lay their eggs, the shells would be too weak to survive.

If I were the Twitter bird. :D

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_h2cpfjmtcUU/RsuraJX8ixI/AAAAAAAABXo/NVGiT4sUP0Y/s400/bird_poop.jpg

AdrianK
Jun 1, 2011, 02:19 PM
Good Grief! That music in this video is horrible!!! Nay I say down right deplorable!

Sometimes people try too hard to be as uplifting as Apple when they use music in their work, but this... ouch... my brain hurts after this and I couldn't even watch the entire video through without killing the... let me say that again... KILLING the sound thanks to this bad pick of music they attached to it.

Awful!

I agree, muted about 10 seconds in. Really really bad.

nostromo77
Jun 1, 2011, 02:21 PM
I agree, muted about 10 seconds in. Really really bad.

Yep, what once might have been cute and energetic, is now annoying and repetitive ;)

rickvanr
Jun 1, 2011, 02:21 PM
Brett Dennen is awesome, I saw him live by chance one night, just amazing

Consultant
Jun 1, 2011, 02:22 PM
What's wrong with Photobucket? Always worked lovely and quick for me, and iOS app works easy and quick also. what's the problem?

Photobucket only allows certain amount of downloads before it's disabled.

Twitter probably negotiated for some kind of unlimited deal though.

SmileyBlast!
Jun 1, 2011, 02:23 PM
Where can I get me one of them Twitbooks? :p

I think these features look like good additions for people who use the Twitter. I don't think it's a coincidence that this is happening right around when Lion appears to be getting some level of Twitter integration.

As long as this integration would be done smartly in Lion (e.g. not listing Twitter in contextual menus as a choice unless you have this option activated somewhere in preferences), I don't see a problem with it.

Is the 21st century going to be the absolute death of personal privacy?
Twitter in the iOS?
Really?

newyorksole
Jun 1, 2011, 02:24 PM
I guess no one noticed the iPhone and Mac being used in the video....

Makes the Twitter x iOS5 integration more believable IMO

AppleFan1998
Jun 1, 2011, 02:30 PM
Didn't like twitter because of the auto feeds that were popping in and the direct spam messages.

dustinsc
Jun 1, 2011, 02:30 PM
Anything Twitter related will never be a sell for me. I cannot get on that bandwagon, as much as I feel like I should.

Bubba Satori
Jun 1, 2011, 02:33 PM
Is the 21st century going to be the absolute death of personal privacy?
Twitter in the iOS?
Really?

Yes.
The irony, of course, is that it will be self-inflicted.
George Orwell must be spinning in his grave.

Kentochan
Jun 1, 2011, 02:36 PM
I don't tweet as much as I post on Facebook so I don't know if I'll use it. But I guess Twitterers are going to appreciate it.

bushido
Jun 1, 2011, 02:41 PM
wow this is like an apple add, full of iPhones and mac books

cant wait for monday

BJMRamage
Jun 1, 2011, 02:43 PM
Brett Dennen rocks and Sydney is a great song!

but I don't use Twitter, tried tweeting or twatting and wasn't successful with getting a response so i dropped it altogether. tried to use twitter as a contact us for a business, they never replied. i just got the feeling of spam users on there while i tried it out.

strabes
Jun 1, 2011, 02:43 PM
This is cool. Clicking on links to images on 3rd party sites is kind of annoying so hopefully this will replace some of those seemingly ubiquitous instagram pics.

For those people saying they don't like twitter, try using it to replace your RSS feeds i.e. instead of subscribing to the macrumors RSS feed, just follow them on twitter. It has replaced most of my RSS feeds and the live-updating desktop app is great.

tobefirst
Jun 1, 2011, 02:44 PM
I'm very much impressed. I think native photos and videos in Twitter could be a HUGE deal.

thedarkhalf
Jun 1, 2011, 02:49 PM
I still dont get the whole twitter thing. At least with FB, you can get and give comments back.. Twitter seems to be so "me" focused. Great for celebs and such.. but do I really care about the 20+ tweets one of my friends puts out every day?

"Jeff is gearing up for the weekend"

#whogivesash*t

jjhny
Jun 1, 2011, 02:50 PM
Twitter - the tool of narcissists.

We Americans are in trouble - no new technology to get us out of the hole, just twitter and facebook to amuse the plebs.

How about a shared app that helps solve some scientific lines of inquiry? Guess not.

rant off.

uber_nerd
Jun 1, 2011, 02:50 PM
When I heard the news all I can think of is this thundercats parody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ILDpPzwEU0

ThunderSkunk
Jun 1, 2011, 02:50 PM
Ok. So does this mean we can finally get everybody off facebook?
...if it can do more than facebook... my gods do i hate the facebook.

Maybe I'll finally have to try out a twitter account.

citi
Jun 1, 2011, 02:54 PM
Haters...the lot of you. You don't have to use it. Stay where you are grandpa and watch all the traffic go by from your stoop.

msb3079
Jun 1, 2011, 02:54 PM
I still dont get the whole twitter thing. At least with FB, you can get and give comments back.. Twitter seems to be so "me" focused. Great for celebs and such.. but do I really care about the 20+ tweets one of my friends puts out every day?

"Jeff is gearing up for the weekend"

#whogivesash*t


Yeah, you weren't using Twitter correctly. It has MUCH more to offer.

Oh well...

bushido
Jun 1, 2011, 02:57 PM
i dont even have any friends i "talk to" on twitter, i just use it as my diary basically so i can go back later and check what i did on a certain day lolol and to read some news feeds and celeb bs

ThunderSkunk
Jun 1, 2011, 02:58 PM
How about a shared app that helps solve some scientific lines of inquiry? Guess not.

There is one of those. It's huge, and growing. http://www.researchgate.net/

davie18
Jun 1, 2011, 02:59 PM
Tbh it's about time twitter did this. I understand they want to try and keep it simple but this seems like an essential feature twitter should have and it should have been implemented a long time ago.

Still, good to see its finally here.

Reach9
Jun 1, 2011, 02:59 PM
Twitter - the tool of narcissists.

We Americans are in trouble - no new technology to get us out of the hole, just twitter and facebook to amuse the plebs.

How about a shared app that helps solve some scientific lines of inquiry? Guess not.

rant off.

Wrong. Twitter is just one of the tool narcissists use, another is Facebook.


I still dont get the whole twitter thing. At least with FB, you can get and give comments back.. Twitter seems to be so "me" focused. Great for celebs and such.. but do I really care about the 20+ tweets one of my friends puts out every day?

"Jeff is gearing up for the weekend"

#whogivesash*t

Wrong.
Twitter and Facebook are as bad as the way it is being used.

I get more education and information about a large variety of topics on Twitter daily, than one can get anywhere else.

Don't paint everyone with the same brush. The tweens who use Twitter to talk to celebs and ask "should i go outside today or not?" are the same as the friends you have on Facebook who ask the same stupid questions on their status updates.
Best thing is, if you're not following your 'friends' then you won't see the nonsense. If you just want to send them a message once all you have to type is "@theirusername".

For me, i only have my close friends and family on Twitter. Which are very few people. I'm mainly following organizations, companies, developers, educational institutions etc.

The potential of Twitter is amazing, but it all depends on how you use it.

For example, i have my local transit company on Twitter, and it posts information whenever there is a delay or a shut down. I get that in real time, so i know that there is a delay in a certain station or it's closed for an emergency 45seconds after it was reported. Thus I can map out alternative routes, or the transit informs me about shuttle busses that i can use to bypass the place. All in a matter on minutes, instead of me going to the station to see that I'm going to be running late for work, thus saving me a lot of time.
That's just one of the many ways Twitter works. Again, its not for everyone, but it's certainly not justice to paint everyone who uses it with the same brush.

So yes, it can be used as an app that helps solve some scientific lines of inquiry.

iceterminal
Jun 1, 2011, 03:00 PM
Never, ever, will I use BotoPhucket.
Why? I have standards....and morals. But thats just me. :D

cooldaddybeck
Jun 1, 2011, 03:06 PM
A "still-version of chatroulette"??? Ha... OK, moron.

Yep. This:



Hey perfect timing for release, Makes it easier for Anthony Weiner to send pictures of his...

bmturney
Jun 1, 2011, 03:11 PM
I hope there's a lot more to iOS 5 than Twitter sharing. :rolleyes:

I'm sure you won't be disappointed... then again.. looking at your icon... you are probably used to being disappointed...:D

ghostface147
Jun 1, 2011, 03:15 PM
Oh no.

cooldaddybeck
Jun 1, 2011, 03:24 PM
I'm sure you won't be disappointed... then again.. looking at your icon... you are probably used to being disappointed...:D

Best post of the day.
:D

fishmd
Jun 1, 2011, 03:25 PM
I hope there's a lot more to iOS 5 than Twitter sharing. :rolleyes:

Yes, there will be more Facebook integration too. :p

spillproof
Jun 1, 2011, 03:26 PM
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Twitter - the tool of narcissists.

We Americans are in trouble - no new technology to get us out of the hole, just twitter and facebook to amuse the plebs.

How about a shared app that helps solve some scientific lines of inquiry? Guess not.

rant off.

Wrong. Twitter is just one of the tool narcissists use, another is Facebook.


I still dont get the whole twitter thing. At least with FB, you can get and give comments back.. Twitter seems to be so "me" focused. Great for celebs and such.. but do I really care about the 20+ tweets one of my friends puts out every day?

"Jeff is gearing up for the weekend"

#whogivesash*t

Wrong.
Twitter and Facebook are as bad as the way it is being used.

I get more education and information about a large variety of topics on Twitter daily, than one can get anywhere else.

Don't paint everyone with the same brush. The tweens who use Twitter to talk to celebs and ask "should i go outside today or not?" are the same as the friends you have on Facebook who ask the same stupid questions on their status updates.
Best thing is, if you're not following your 'friends' then you won't see the nonsense. If you just want to send them a message once all you have to type is "@theirusername".

For me, i only have my close friends and family on Twitter. Which are very few people. I'm mainly following organizations, companies, developers, educational institutions etc.

The potential of Twitter is amazing, but it all depends on how you use it.

For example, i have my local transit company on Twitter, and it posts information whenever there is a delay or a shut down. I get that in real time, so i know that there is a delay in a certain station or it's closed for an emergency 45seconds after it was reported. Thus I can map out alternative routes, or the transit informs me about shuttle busses that i can use to bypass the place. All in a matter on minutes, instead of me going to the station to see that I'm going to be running late for work, thus saving me a lot of time.
That's just one of the many ways Twitter works. Again, its not for everyone, but it's certainly not justice to paint everyone who uses it with the same brush.

So yes, it can be used as an app that helps solve some scientific lines of inquiry.

Well said on the second reply. Although I want to state that not everyone who uses social networking sites are narcissists.

It seems like some people on here aren't using social networking site for more than the basic narcissism. There is a great world of knowledge out there, it just takes a bit to sift through the "yum, pizza for breakfast" stuff.

ivladster
Jun 1, 2011, 03:26 PM
Will twitter die already. If I could, I would spray DDT on the twitter bird, so that when they lay their eggs, the shells would be too weak to survive.

If Apple is partnering with Twitter, it's not going to die anytime soon. Twitter is the present and the future of social communication whether you like it or not.

Bubba Satori
Jun 1, 2011, 03:30 PM
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Hey perfect timing for release, Makes it easier for Anthony Weiner to send pictures of his...

Best post of the thread.

the Western zoo
Jun 1, 2011, 03:30 PM
While Facebook will make you hate your friends, Twitter will make you like people you don't know!

Or at least that's my experience....

CallistoJag
Jun 1, 2011, 03:42 PM
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MS buying Nokia!

http://m.bgr.com/2011/06/01/microsoft-strikes-deal-to-acquire-nokias-phone-business-insider-claims/

ctdonath
Jun 1, 2011, 03:44 PM
There is a great world of knowledge out there, it just takes a bit to sift through the "yum, pizza for breakfast" stuff.

Tweet your breakfast (http://wheresmyjetpack.blogspot.com/2009/01/tweet-your-breakfast_01.html)

topmounter
Jun 1, 2011, 03:45 PM
>People< still use Twitter?

Reach9
Jun 1, 2011, 03:50 PM
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Well said on the second reply. Although I want to state that not everyone who uses social networking sites are narcissists.


I agree, i should've emphasized it as well.

cooldaddybeck
Jun 1, 2011, 03:52 PM
Social media is used, primarily, for one of 2 things:

1. Stroking yourself
2. Antagonizing other people

I know there are idealists who think the world would not survive, not just without social media but without their specific participation. However, if Twitter shut down tomorrow, 99% of us wouldn't notice. If Facebook shut down tomorrow, we might actually have to email our friends directly or call them to see what they are up to.
:eek:

skellener
Jun 1, 2011, 03:59 PM
Yet, still no iPhoto Home Sharing on any device other than AppleTV2.

LordTyroxx
Jun 1, 2011, 04:39 PM
I thought the song was great TBH. It reminded me of a boyish Mumford and Sons, Spoon, or The New Pornographers. Great summer song. Some of you people will always have something elitist to say. You will also die unhappy. :P Live a little and don't complain so much.

For those of you that wanted to know, the song is Sydney (I'll come running) by Brett Dennen

HMFIC03
Jun 1, 2011, 04:40 PM
I would be happy with an external camera button - This could be as simple as the option to turn the mute switch into camera button - or the camera app on the lock menu

Popeye206
Jun 1, 2011, 04:47 PM
#popeye206: is sitting in his chair waiting for better rumors. :D

NAG
Jun 1, 2011, 04:50 PM
Social media is used, primarily, for one of 2 things:

1. Stroking yourself
2. Antagonizing other people

I know there are idealists who think the world would not survive, not just without social media but without their specific participation. However, if Twitter shut down tomorrow, 99% of us wouldn't notice. If Facebook shut down tomorrow, we might actually have to email our friends directly or call them to see what they are up to.
:eek:

You realize the same things can be said of email, phone, message board, newspaper, mail, semaphore, morse code...

It is a tool. If you have no reason to use it that is ok. Don't dismiss it entirely though as you tend to come across just as irrational as the people who claim Twitter was necessary for the events in Egypt or whatnot.

autrefois
Jun 1, 2011, 04:51 PM
Is the 21st century going to be the absolute death of personal privacy?
Twitter in the iOS?
Really?

Believe me, I am HUGE supporter of personal privacy (such as this post (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12430348&postcount=306) about track-gate on the iPhone). I very strongly criticize Apple or anyone else who erodes our privacy.

I don't think Twitter integration would necessarily mean any (more) lost privacy. If someone has a Twitter account and wants this to be more integrated into their experience in iOS, I don't see a problem with this *as long as they have the choice* about if and when to use it.

If I am forced by default to have a Twitter account associated with my iPhone/iTunes/iCloud, then I have a big problem with it because I assume Apple will be able to share my data with Twitter and vice versa.

If it is just a choice to opt in, and it's made clear to the user what if any information will be shared between Apple and Twitter, then I don't see a problem with it. So I am all for opt-in integration with Twitter (or pretty much anything else) so long as the user has a clear choice and it doesn't needlessly bog down the overall experience for those who choose not to opt in.

jeremiah256
Jun 1, 2011, 04:57 PM
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And this related to iOS 5 how? So if there were no iOS 5 twitter wouldn't have introduced such service? Thats what I got by reading the title.

And I thought Apples data center appearing on google maps was lame...

And yes, I read the article.

It's related because iPhones running iOS constitute the majority of mobile photos taken and then posted online.

skiphunt
Jun 1, 2011, 05:04 PM
It's really bad news they're using Photobucket... the WORST offender of stolen images. I regularly have to prove one of my images is being used and or sold without my permission. Once I prove it, they take it down... but not until they make the person who's intellectual property is being stolen, jump through a bunch of time-consuming hoops. :mad:

Thunderhawks
Jun 1, 2011, 05:24 PM
#popeye206: is sitting in his chair waiting for better rumors. :D

+1

Too many NiTwitters here.

PS: I can only imagine how thrilled bands and celebs will be when their performances are being recorded. (Video integration will be next)

I am spelling copyright law suits.

Lodsys thought of that probably 30 years ago:-)

CQd44
Jun 1, 2011, 05:30 PM
I never really "got" twitter. I have lots of fun on facebook though.

Oh the hilarious comment-box conversations!

jeremiah256
Jun 1, 2011, 05:31 PM
I still dont get the whole twitter thing. At least with FB, you can get and give comments back.. Twitter seems to be so "me" focused. Great for celebs and such.. but do I really care about the 20+ tweets one of my friends puts out every day?

"Jeff is gearing up for the weekend"

#whogivesash*t

I thought the same thing years ago but like it has already been mentioned, you can subscribe to government feeds (such as the National Weather Service), those related to your profession or company, or the highway where you live for traffic information. It's pretty flexible and you don't have to subscribe to Jeff or Oprah.

Aduntu
Jun 1, 2011, 05:33 PM
I thought the song was great TBH. It reminded me of a boyish Mumford and Sons, Spoon, or The New Pornographers. Great summer song. Some of you people will always have something elitist to say. You will also die unhappy. :P Live a little and don't complain so much.

For those of you that wanted to know, the song is Sydney (I'll come running) by Brett Dennen

The song sucks. There's also nothing "elitist" about that comment.

cooldaddybeck
Jun 1, 2011, 05:37 PM
You realize the same things can be said of email, phone, message board, newspaper, mail, semaphore, morse code...

It is a tool. If you have no reason to use it that is ok. Don't dismiss it entirely though as you tend to come across just as irrational as the people who claim Twitter was necessary for the events in Egypt or whatnot.

It is a tool...for tools.

And when have we ever had a muslim revolt without the assistance of Twitter in the entire history of the human race? :D

I'll use it if it's got simple photo integration. A lot easier than typing some nonsensical 144 character mini-date of my activity. Random photos of things around me? Now that's newsworthy. :cool:

nutmac
Jun 1, 2011, 05:48 PM
As a user of Twitter, I have love-hate relationship with the product. I love that messages are fully archived, but annoyed by its geekiness (hashtag, @ replies) and usability flaws.

For one thing, Twitter iPhone client does not show threaded responses to a tweet. And while lists solves spammy nature of timeline, they are hidden in the UI.

So for that reason, I have a high hope for iOS 5's potential Twitter integration, especially if that means I can send DMs and pictures through Messaging app.

iNeedToDoHw
Jun 1, 2011, 05:52 PM
apple advertisement?

twoodcc
Jun 1, 2011, 05:56 PM
seems pretty nice. we'll see next week about iOS 5 i guess

carmenodie
Jun 1, 2011, 06:20 PM
Tell me, where the hell is the money following your a@@ around?

SockRolid
Jun 1, 2011, 06:33 PM
I imagine other popular social networking sites could have been integrated too, if they hadn't been so stubborn.
(Lookin' right atcha, FaceBook...)

M-O
Jun 1, 2011, 06:46 PM
Once iOS integration comes, we can expect to see boatloads of grainy iPad/iPad touch pics.

jimi78
Jun 1, 2011, 06:52 PM
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It seems that twitter has adopted this a little late. I personally didnt care for always having to click on a link or picture to see someones pic. I think instagram will give this some stiff competition because I have been hooked on ig'ing for a minute. long live #instagram!!

Full of Win
Jun 1, 2011, 07:08 PM
Yes.
The irony, of course, is that it will be self-inflicted.
George Orwell must be spinning in his grave.

George Orwell does not have a grave, however, Eric Arthur Blair does.

Full of Win
Jun 1, 2011, 07:14 PM
If Apple is partnering with Twitter, it's not going to die anytime soon. Twitter is the present and the future of social communication whether you like it or not.

Just like ICQ, friendster and MySpace?

koruki
Jun 1, 2011, 07:36 PM
I too didn't understand the whole twitter thing. I gave it a go anyway and I'm slowly seeing the power it has. Everything is updated so constantly, we recently had a freak tornado and it was through twitter that we got reports on how many hurt, where damage was, pictures, links to 360 panoramic views of damaged areas all within a few minutes of the incident. The news agencies could only dream of being that quick to break a story.

caspersoong
Jun 1, 2011, 08:07 PM
They should have more integration with Facebook. Twitter is virtually non-existent here.

iRobby
Jun 1, 2011, 08:19 PM
http://plasticandplush.com/images/2010/02/ollie-twitterrific/225/ollie-twitterrific-01.jpg

https://store.iconfactory.com/images-items/ollie-regular/mininfo-3.jpg

http://plasticandplush.com/images/2010/02/ollie-twitterrific/225/ollie-twitterrific-02.jpg

SvP
Jun 1, 2011, 08:23 PM
This is cool. Clicking on links to images on 3rd party sites is kind of annoying so hopefully this will replace some of those seemingly ubiquitous instagram pics.

For those people saying they don't like twitter, try using it to replace your RSS feeds i.e. instead of subscribing to the macrumors RSS feed, just follow them on twitter. It has replaced most of my RSS feeds and the live-updating desktop app is great.
i read 400-500 feeds daily, in twitter that would be a nightmare, horribly time consuming!

ADR
Jun 1, 2011, 08:43 PM
Concerning the usefulness of Twitter:

I too tried and didn't like Twitter several years ago, and I thought it was mostly useless. However, once I found myself in the midst of a terrible natural disaster (Japanese earthquake), an expat with rudimentary knowledge of the language, I followed several foreign journalists (living in Japan) on Twitter and was receiving news 4-6 hours before I would see it on TV. More skeptical than the Japanese media but not as frantic as foreign media. The information stream was so useful I decided to give Twitter another go, and I'm glad I did.

In the last year there has been plenty of evidence of Twitter's usefulness during hot situations, and I find myself using it more during mundane times in order to keep those twitter skills sharp for the more hectic events (god forbid).

skidog1111
Jun 1, 2011, 09:04 PM
Weiner

3goldens
Jun 1, 2011, 10:29 PM
yawn!

LordTyroxx
Jun 1, 2011, 11:22 PM
The song sucks. There's also nothing "elitist" about that comment.

The song is great. It's catchy, melodic and inspires a positive attitude. (at least in everyone i've shown it to) But you probably know much better upbeat modern songs. Obviously.

macnisse
Jun 2, 2011, 04:37 AM
Looking fwd to steve's keynote on Monday, perhaps I can follow it on twitpic :D

LizKat
Jun 2, 2011, 09:15 AM
Weiner

Yes... integrated photo-sharing via Twitter will only make it easier than ever to create mischief for oneself or another person, and turn it into a newsflash to the universe.

For all the times this new feature may result in happiness or great public utility (disaster info relay, in particular), there is huge potential for abuse or careless use with negative consequences.

But the naysayers have said that about every innovation, no? -- probably going back as far as humans intentionally using fire to cook dinner, or the invention of the wheel.

Might as well celebrate the upside and hope we learn new ways to minimize the consequence of the downside as it emerges.

silentnite
Jun 2, 2011, 10:59 AM
Out of the frying pan & into the oven. Somehow I see a lot of apple ads to come.:D

SBlue1
Jun 3, 2011, 03:02 PM
Anything Twitter related will never be a sell for me. I cannot get on that bandwagon, as much as I feel like I should.

I never missed FB and Twitter myself, because I hate the useless information people are sharing just cause they think someone cares. :rolleyes:

But now that I have a smartphone I started using Twitter for getting live information. I follow my local newspaper and my local sports clubs. I follow technical sites and I follow MR. I do not follow single persons and I do not follow celebrities. And I do not tweet. If I want to tell a friend something I will email him, phone him or send him a text message.

Twitter is what you do with it. This is why such a broad mix of people like it. Dumb people do dumb stuff with it, smart people do smart things with it.