Twitpanto (Quickpost)

Had to come out of hibernation as this one piqued my interest. Those who did not grow up in the UK (me) might not recognize panto as being short for pantomime, a Christmas tradition across the pond (and elsewhere).

It would appear that some twitterers have organized themselves to bring the tradition to Twitter! Near as I can tell, they’re doing Cinderella and have a stage director and everything.

The festivities start at 2pm GMT on the 23rd of December.

Follow the #twitpanto live on Twitter.

December 22, 2008 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

#eden (Quickpost)

Eventually I’ll get bored of the twittermoms, but for now I just like to sit back and watch them take total control over Twitter. Right now they’re at about 15 to 20 tweets per minute.

#eden is the hashtag the women are using tonight to do a sitewarming for http://www.familyeden.com.

Follow #eden on Twitter.

November 15, 2008 at 2:32 am Leave a comment

#catmix (Quickpost)

Minneapolis-based Catalyst Studios is having a party. (warning: music) And they’ve invited the whole world in to join them. Rad.

Welcome to the future.

Follow #catmix on Twitter.

November 15, 2008 at 1:01 am Leave a comment

#womma (Quickpost)

#womma is the hashtag for the Word of Mouth Marketing Association’s Summit and Research Symposium. (Hadn’t you heard?) From the site:

“WOMMA is the official trade association for the word of mouth marketing industry. Our members are the experts and innovators who have mastered the art and science of creating genuine customer enthusiasm, amplifying it, and sharing it with future fans. Our mission is to build a thriving profession based on best practices, effective standards, and ethical leadership.”

Follow the #womma goings on at Twitter.

November 13, 2008 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Lich King (Quickpost)

The most recent release from the online role-playing game World Of Warcraft was released yesterday. From the site:

“Blizzard Entertainment’s latest expansion to World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King – adds a host of epic content to the existing game world. Players will achieve soaring levels of power, explore a vast new continent, and battle other high-level heroes to determine the fate of Azeroth.”

If you aren’t hearing from people you normally hear from, check to see if they’ve been pulled into the vortex that is WOW.

Follow the Lich King action on Twitter.

November 13, 2008 at 7:36 pm Leave a comment

#ANITA

anita2This was a tough one and took a fair amount of time tracking down. Especially since I don’t speak Portuguese. The Anita trend began in Brazil Portugal with the following tweet from user @brunoamaral: “lembram-se dos livros da anita? que tal “Anita e o Twitter” ou “Anita aprende a usar o delicious” ? :D” Which (very roughly) translated means: “Remember the books of Anita? How about “Anita and Twitter” or “Anita learns to use the delicious?”

Seems the Anita books were popular in Brazil Portugal to help kids learn to read. And Bruno asked what it they were done today? WIth more modern titles. And the Brazilians Portuguese took it up with great gusto:

  • Anita and PayPal
  • Anita and the Economic Crisis
  • Anita does Dallas (ahem)
  • Anita is BiPolar

You get the idea. Eventually they created a hashtag and it created one of the most rapid trending terms I’ve seen.

I’d really love it if any of our Brazilian Portuguese readers would give us a bit more background on the Anita books in the comments.

Follow #ANITA on Twitter.

UPDATE: Oh man, did I mess this one up. One thousand apologies and one thousand thank-yous to the people who have written in to say that this started in Portugal and not Brazil. (I am the stupid American.)

UPDATE 2: Corrections being made over at socialmedian as well.

UPDATE 3: That book cover? It’s a fake. Reads: “Anita gets drunk”. I think I’m done with international posts for while. 😉

FINAL UPDATE: The original poster does a great #anita summary.

November 12, 2008 at 3:11 pm 34 comments

#gno / #classy (Quickpost)

You know the drill. Twittermoms. Girls Night Out. Classymommy.com Site Warming Party.

(I defy you to find a group with a greater ability to trend topics. Hoping they take me up on my idea to Do Some Good some night.)

Follow the #classy frenzy on Twitter.

November 12, 2008 at 2:28 am 1 comment

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