Ding It’s Up is a unique service that provides you website downtime alerts via Twitter. You can get updates in your email, mobile or Twitter about when a site goes back up. The service sends you a message about the concerned website (that you entered), and you don’t even need to register for this service.
Lately Twitter third party services have been on the rise, allowing Twitter-users to upgrade on their tweets. Like this new service: BigTweet which works like a bookmarking site and lets you share your favorites (Web pages) on Twitter, as well as offer a 280 character writing space for your tweets.
Tweetmas is a Twitter client that asks users what they’d like for Christmas. The social shopping site CrowdStorm has launched this service possibly as a marketing stint to find out shoppers’ demand and attract some as well. It’s a simple social service though, and you can answer the ‘question’ from the micro-messaging service:
TweetsGiving ran tweets to help build a classroom in a school. The web-based project was set up to raise $10,000 for the school located in Tanzania, and how the word spread! Tweets were pumped out of Twitter, and in less than two days the amount was raised through a lot of co-operation from enthusiasts all around. People were asked to send tweets, anything they’re thankful for and include a #TweetsGiving tag as well as the link to the site.
Apple’s iPhone is in the news again – though this time in a different scenario altogether. Apple Inc. is the target of a lawsuit filed by EMG Technology LLC. This came as – the lawsuit claims – the iPhone infringing a patent filed by Los Angeles real estate developer Elliot Gottfurcht, and two co-inventors.
The claim accuses Apple Inc. of its product using a technology that enables it to navigate and display some sites designed for small phone screens which in turn infringes on a patent obtained by Gottfurcht and his co-inventors (assigned to EMG) last month. Though this brings light on other phones following the same path, so why only Apple? To which Gottfurcht’s lawyer Stanley Gibson had to say:
So many might have planned to pull off something creative with with Twitter, most of them did capitalize the idea and turned successful while others just kept dreaming. Well here is one service that lets you Twitter for the future.
Twuffer enables users to simply schedule their tweets. This may include announcement for important events or reminders in case you are busy on that particular day and forget reminding your friends personally or simply inform them of what you will be up to on a coming day. The whole idea appears neat and can add one more (or should I say yet another) dimension for Twitter-holics and they might very well enjoy another dimension to the most popular service.