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Twitpic, we still hardly know ye

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 30, 2014 - 9:47am

Twitpic did not cease to exist on September 25 as recently anticipated.

The Twitpic twitter account announced on September 19 that the business had been purchased. To date the identity of the buyer has not been made public.

Twitpic, we hardly knew ye

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 5, 2014 - 6:41am

Twitpic is shutting down on September 25 2014. (Update: see here.)

This in itself doesn't upset me so much - I have used its facilities just nine times, the most recent being in June 2013 - but the circumstances are unsettling. Twitpic's owner Noah Everett says in his corporate blog:

My Top 1 listicle of the Things I hate about Twitter

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 13, 2014 - 6:30am

I love Twitter. I use it constantly. It is my first line of on-line communication these days and my primary source of news. It has made longer form blogging redundant for me (which is possibly not a good thing).

All of which lends, I think, towards understanding the Things I hate about Twitter (as compiled while lying awake at 5am this morning and blurted out on Twitter around 6 - this post includes some extras):

This social media #fail is brought to you by the USA Cricket Association

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 16, 2012 - 11:28am

On Saturday, a representative of the United States of America Cricket Association posted to its Facebook page, linking to an article on Cricinfo referring to reports of internal dysfunctionality within the Association.

It's amazing it's fantastic wherever there is rebel he'll be there

Submitted by Rick Eyre on June 15, 2012 - 11:46am

It's an unusual name but a great concept. RebelMouse launched recently and I have a cricket-specific page at rebelmouse.com/rickeyrecricket.

RebelMouse can, and has, been described as a visual mix along the lines of Storify, Pinterest and Paper.li all thrown together. Still in beta, but looks very exciting at this stage, so please check out my contribution as, and if, it develops.

That address again: rebelmouse.com/rickeyrecricket.

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