It's one whole week since the opening of the Games of the Triple-x Olympiad. As that traditional Australian saying goes: There are no winners and losers, just silver medallists. Here are a few random items from the first seven days that I haven't previously mentioned:
To mark the 224th anniversary of the establishment of British mandatory detention on Australian soil, here - Storified - are some highlights from some accurate and truthful facts about Australia posted to Twitter:
Here, from March this year at no less than the 3rd Annual Shorty Awards, is Amanda Palmer's ukelele medley of the Most Amusing Tweets of the year
In what is surely the finest use of social media since William Shatner performed the tweets of Sarah Palin on late night television, the 85 year-old cartoon archive of the New Yorker magazine has been revitalised, drawings recaptioned with the dee
It looked good in theory, it was dreadful in practice. Actually, even in theory it was doomed to failure.
There is much I dislike about IPL Commissioner Lalit Kumar Modi, but one cannot doubt his eagerness to connect with his public via his chosen medium of Twitter. I personally appreciate the fact that he took the time to engage in conversation with me on Twitter last October over an op-ed piece of his that was published in the Times of India.
For a variety of reasons I didn't do a normal cricket blog after Boxing Day 2009. I continued to pass comment on Twitter over the past month, however, and over the past few days I have been summarising, with annotations, my cricket-related tweets between December 27 and the present. Some tweets have been omitted for reasons of clarity or sanity, none have been internally edited.
January 10, 2010:
Never thought I'd say this, but I miss the #cricket one-day tri-series. 2:56 PM Jan 10th
Dangerous thoughts on a bored Sunday afternoon between Tests with the only televised cricket reserved to an evening hit-and-giggle on pay TV.