Jan. 13, 2017 7:32 am
@himawari8bot, a creation of Philly-based self-taught dev Jeremy Low, tweets out a handful of GIFs a day using images from a Japanese satellite.
Sep. 23, 2014 9:30 am
From the creator of Online Dating Ipsum and Penn Squirrels Eat Things, comes the more somber The Lonely Project. It's part bot, part anonymous support line.
Aug. 12, 2014 7:45 am
The former Penn professor's tweets are the modern-day answer to Nietzsche's aphorisms. Or something.
Sep. 21, 2012 9:30 am
Tweet to Shoot: more than 1,500 shots fired from a Nerf gun via Twitter in Neiman Labs project [VIDEO]
Wanna go Duck Hunt-ing with a Twitter-powered Nerf gun? Center City-based marketing company Neiman Group made that happen last week: tweet with the #tweetoshoot hashtag and that would cause a Nerf dart to peg an old-fashioned NES duck from Duck Hunt. (These are the same people who used Foursquare checkins to gauge cheesesteak joint approval.)
Sep. 11, 2012 10:30 am
One of the defining characteristics of the social web is the access to metrics. The services that define this age — blogging platforms and online networking tools with household names — all have them. First, you counted friends and followers, but in recent years, options like Facebook Insights have been attempts at judging quality alongside […]
Oct. 26, 2011 12:00 pm
Philadelphia Parking Authority launches social media campaign to bolster responsiveness, transparency and customer relations
Following quiet structural changes at the Philadelphia Parking Authority, the oft-criticized state-run agency announced today a transparency-driven social media campaign. After news this month of staff sensitivity training and staff restructuring around customer service, the PPA will launch outreach efforts through Facebook, Twitter, QR codes and other tools. Find the PPA on Twitter @PhilaParking and […]
Sep. 29, 2011 1:00 pm
In a unique town hall of sorts befitting of the times, Mayor Nutter answered resident questions by way of email, Twitter and Facebook put to him on NBC 10 this week, as we reported, during its Ask the Mayor program. NBC 10 has since posted video of the entire hour-long event. Watch the first of […]
Jan. 31, 2011 10:00 am
When he applied to be Krispy Kreme Philadelphia‘s next sales and marketing manager, Braden Young knew he had to stand out. “I applied for so many jobs that I thought I was perfect for,” says Young who lives in Abington. “But I still wouldn’t hear a thing.” Instead of sending a standard black-and-white resume and […]
Jan. 14, 2011 10:30 am
A Carnegie Mellon report shows 'accents' developing on Twitter, including Philly's contribution: ctfu.