Twitter enters the World of Warcraft

9 07 2009

Part of me always knew that eventually someone would create a World of Warcraft add-on that allowed people to use Twitter in game. With over 9 million players world-wide it was a matter of when, and not if it happened.

This was a few days old when I picked up on it but I have to admit it looks great for players who use Twitter!

I’d like to introduce “Tweetcraft”!

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TweetCraft can:

  • Send/receive Tweets in-game (Immediate sending reloads your UI)
  • Queue Tweets to send when it’s more convenient for you
  • Upload in-game screenshots using TwitPic
  • AutoTweet when you log in, enter an instance or get an achievement
  • Extensible so that AddOn authors can register messages or events to AutoTweet

TweetCraft is an open source application built for Microsoft’s Coding4Fun, in association with Channel 9.





"Moonwalk" Flashmob hits Liverpool St. Station in London

26 06 2009

This morning the news hit the UK that “The King of Pop” Michael Jackson died aged 50. This sparked the usual chatter online, and even Google seemed to be struggling.

Then tech writer Milo Yiannopoulos tweeted this:

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This quickly snowballed and within hours a Facebook page was up and the “Moonwalk” flashmob was being reported across the globe. Even the local police were helping with the organization.

I love when stuff like this happens, even more when it’s not done in the name of brand marketing!

You can check out Milo’s pictures from the event on his Flickr album here

Awesome!