Twitter Internet Blackout Reaction

Visualization of How People on Twitter Reacted to the Internet Blackout

Andrei Taraschuk and Aaron Ott created a fascinating visualization showing how people on Twitter reacted the Internet blackouts on January 18th in protest of SOPA and PIPA by mapping tweets mentioning #pipa #sopa and #blackout.

(Via Laughing Squid.)

Nike vs Twitter offers coolest geek fashion mashup ever

Nike vs Twitter offers coolest geek fashion mashup ever

Nike vs Twitter offers coolest geek fashion mashup ever

It’s not often that sneaker geeks and tech nerds get a bonafide mashup, but thanks to British designer Daniel Reese, this unholy union (Nike vs Twitter) has become a reality.

Pictured above is Reese’s mutation of the the classic Nike Dunk model shoe that is so well done one would be hard pressed to realize that the product isn’t official swag from Twitter itself. In addition to Twitter, Reese has created designs that incorporate the logos and characters of Google, Pac Man, Mario Bros., as well as other pop iconography. You can order your own pair of Twitter kicks for 180 pounds ($260) here.

Via TBR

(Via DVICE.)

Chavez launches Twitter account, 200 to staff it

Chavez launches Twitter account, has 200 aides working on it

Hugo Chavez, president of the socialist utopia Venezuela, has announced that a team of 200 workers would help him manage his new Twitter account. Chavez said of the new hire: “I’m creating a team due to the avalanche of requests, and some grievances”.

(Via Dvorak Uncensored.)