Scripting News for 5/6/2008

Gary, Indiana 

By popular request, my ode to Gary, Indiana — the town that is turning the world upside down tonight.

Japanese Twitter has ads 

Gotta admit Twitter has interesting bugs! A few minutes ago, while tracking election returns (Obama wins NC yesss!) all of a sudden the Twitter UI changed to Japanese.

Then we started getting ads.

Here’s one with a Toyota ad.

So much for not having a business model!🙂

IRC for Indiana/North Carolina 

I started a chatroom for tomorrow’s primaries.

irc://irc.freenode.net/#indianaNorthCarolinaPrimary

Please join if you want the firehose conversation!🙂

Breaking news on Twitter 

Read this post from John Borthwick, my partner in Switch-A-Bit.

http://www.borthwick.com/weblog/2008/05/06/future-of-news/

Breaking news covered by a loosely coupled ad hoc group of Twitterlings.

Update: Reuters was watching too.🙂

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