Real “tweets” from real birds on the real Twitter!

This might be the BEST thing on Twitter.

In Sarnate, a small village on the west coast of Latvia, a group of people carefully grace a keyboard with a layer of unsalted fat and leave it outside in the garden.

The keyboard is connected to a computer which is connected to the internet and Twitter. Unbeknownst to the birds feeding on the fat, they are simultaneously sending out tweets under the username @hungry_birds.

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How to Host an iPhone App Launch Party

You’ve submitted your app to the App Store. Congratulations.

Umm, no, not yet.

Long gone are the days where you can simply submit your app to the App Store and sit back while you watch those download numbers climb. There are currently over 600,000 apps available for download in the App Store and over 700 apps uploaded each and every single day.

And while there are many ways to increase your app’s visibility (in fact, I’m currently working on a list of 100 ways to promote your app’s launch), nothing screams “our app has launched” than a good old party.

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Sweet! Diabetics can now test their blood sugar levels on their iPhone

The other morning I almost spilled my coffee all over the floor. Let me explain why.

I am a diabetic and for almost 20 years I’ve been shlepping an extra little baggy around with me everywhere I go: school, work, gym, water parks, etc. As if women don’t have enough stuff to carry in their purse already, we diabetics also have to bring our blood glucose machine, our finger pricking pen, a bottle of test strips and a bag of skittles everywhere we go so help us God.

For the last 4 of those 20 years, everyone has keenly observed when I whip out my equipment to test in public that “Wouldn’t it be great if you could test your sugar on your iPhone??”. Geez that has never crossed my mind. Oh wait, it has.

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