For folks who aren’t familiar with Twitchy, it is the “news wire of the 21st century,” a site that selects and organizes or “curates” Twitter topics. Last week it tracked withering crossfire blasting state legislative attempts to limit the Constitution’s 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.
A photo of the Florida senator bumping “Rubios” while in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went viral on Twitter.
You are about to enter … the Twilight Zone. A new website for UFO believers is already attracting thousands who suspect extraterrestrial beings are out there.
The message of UFOs Disclosed is intriguing: “Powerful forces are scheming and plotting to shut this webpage down RIGHT NOW. ‘They’ know that unleashing this ‘classified’ information into society could have an explosive effect. … Close your Facebook window … shut down your email … turn off your cell phone and listen … very … carefully. You’re about to have a close encounter.”
Pax et tweetum vobiscum
A Photoshop of mitered eggs making the rounds asks, “What do you call a retired pope?”
Pope Benedict XVI’s @Pontifex Twitter account will go dark this Thursday upon his retirement. Benedict’s Vatican tweets, which appear in nine languages, have about 1.5 million followers in English, 700,000 in Spanish and 22,500 in Latin, according to CNN.
Speaking of eggs …
Twitchy headlines that “Twitter ‘eggs’ scramble to push Obama’s #WeDemandAVote gun-control effort; Conservatives hijack.”
A newly hatched Twitter account user with an “egg” avatar cracked open to “lend the president a hand with his gun-control effort.”
“The @BarackObama account, fresh off of exploiting Gabby Giffords to push its demand that Congress vote on an assault weapons ban, is doing its best to get #WeDemandAVote trending,” Twitchy reported, “but some conservatives are noticing that a lot of the supporters are a little, um, young. They have zero followers, follow no one and have tweeted just once.”
So who has egg on their face? Sounds like the yolk’s on @BarackObama.
Someone saw the photos and called the Florida Fish and Wildlife authorities who booked Mr. Waterman (yes, that’s really his name). Manatees are considered endangered. It is unknown if the young manatee will – after all the cuddling – require psychiatric evaluation.
Are you a boy or are you a girl?
If you use emoticons, ellipses (…), expressive lengthening (nooo waaay), repeated exclamation marks, puzzled punctuation (combinations of ? and !), the abbreviation omg, and transcriptions of backchannels like ah, hmm, ugh and grr, you might be a male. Then again, maybe not.