iOS 5 boosts daily sign-ups
One of the iPhone’s new features with iOS 5 is that Twitter is fully integrated into the operating system. This integration has led to a huge increase in the amount of people signing up for Twitter daily. On the day that iOS 5 was officially released, it was reported that Twitter had three times the amount of usual new user sign-ups.
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court to tweet updates
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has launched an official Twitter feed, @SupremeCtofPA. The account will tweet newly issued orders, rules, opinions, and concurring and dissenting statements by justices. Each tweet will include a link to the information on the Pennsylvania Judiciary’s website. Justice J. Michael Eaken spearheaded the creation of the account, which already have over 800 followers.
Earthquake shakes Twitter once again
When an earthquake hit the East Coast in August, it became obvious how events like that go viral through social media. Well an earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, and the 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit Twitter again as well. And since Twitter users are always so good at pointing out irony, it’s been noted that there was a statewide earthquake drill earlier that morning. Since Twitter has become the “go-to” place for information about earthquakes, check out this cartoon to see how that whole process takes place during a catastrophic event.