The Virgin Tweeter, lessons learned, and other projectiles lobbed from the tweeting trenches.
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|10v||6||HTML5 and CSS3|
|11v||3||Crafting Rails Applications|
The Virgin Tweeter
It’s not hard to produce interesting tweets. Just tell us what you did today. Like this guy.
At Cape Canaveral to see off astronaut Mark Kelly @ShuttleCDRKelly at the last shuttle launch: http://virg.co/shuttle — @richardbranson
Joan and I were honoured to have dinner with the Queen and @BarackObama at a state banquet last night: http://virg.co/palace — @richardbranson
On top of the sub at the @virginoceanic launch. http://twitpic.com/4hceg0 — @richardbranson
I am guest editing @BigIssueSA—special edition on #entrepreneurship with @virginunite. It’s out now. http://virg.co/bigissue — @richardbranson
Spent yesterday walking through beautiful Marrakech—it’s a wonderful time to visit Morocco. http://virg.co/morocco — @richardbranson
Swimming the Irish Sea to help raise £1m for Cancer Research UK. Here’s how you can join me: http://virg.co/swim @JoinTheSwim #jointheswim — @richardbranson
Tempted to give the climbing wall a go—best not until the knee is better. — @richardbranson
I have bought Pluto & intend to reinstate it as a planet. This could herald a new age in space tourism. http://ow.ly/4qX0s #virginpluto — @richardbranson
If you are receptive, deep insights will come to you every day. Be sure to share them on Twitter.
Has anybody noticed that as languages grow in complexity, the best programmers switch to simpler languages? — @unclebobmartin
OK, this is SO WEIRD: Don’t wear polarized sunglasses when using the iPad. When it’s in portrait orientation, the screen goes black!! — @Pogue
The lesson here is probably not to buy a lawn mower at WalMart unless you want all the oil to leak out onto your garage floor overnight. — @tottinge
This morning, I am reminded of the research paper “Goals Gone Wild”: http://bit.ly/eE7CEn — @estherderby
Read about Kepler’s laws & Schrodinger’s cat for bedtime stories past few days to kids. Started with resistance, but now they’re intrigued. — @venkat_s
Children are asleep and wife is on vacation in Istanbul—perfect opportunity to continue with compiler project: tweaking lexical analyzer. — @staffannoteberg
In my day we managed our own memory and we LIKED IT. — @atomicbird
Commitment—(noun) : Opening a carton of Häagen-Dazs and throwing away the lid. — @bketelsen
“We think that dating is a problem to be solved using data and analytics,” says OKCupid’s Sam Yagan. http://oreil.ly/ity1Nu /gg — @OReillyMedia
Product Blog: How to use Basecamp to plan a wedding. http://bit.ly/kFd2Jz — @37signals
Won’t go to my old bar, the Glenview House again. Someone bought it. It is no longer a dive. No foosball; No pool; Couples on dates!?!? — @jwgrenning
WWDC keynote: Royal Wedding for nerds. — @petermaurer
It’s not the space I like; it’s the lack of people in it. — @invalidname
I want stickers that say “As Seen On Failblog”, and place them on unsuspecting passers-by. — @PragmaticAndy
You know, just because your BnB directory or grilled cheese sandwich shop is tied to the web doesn’t make you a tech startup. — @dannysullivan
Reading about how more women in a group make for a smarter group hbr.org/2011/06/defend… — @JeniT
Whenever I feel bad about cheesy stuff I’ve done, I remind myself that Justin Timberlake was in N’Sync. — @ginatrapani
Just has a sneezing fit. Counted 32 sneezes. It’s still going on. 35 now. Lawks. — @stephenfry
We’ve done more between breakfast and lunch than some folks do between brunch and afternoon snack. — @scottdavis99
Life is too short to remove USB safely. — @bigoudii
This month we followed Abigail A, Chris Adamson, Richard Branson, Esther Derby, Scott Davis, Stephen Fry, James Grenning, Tom Harrington, Andy Hunt, Chris Johnson, Brian Ketelsen, Uncle Bob Martin, Peter Maurer, Staffan Nöteberg, O’Reilly Media, Tim Ottinger, David Pogue, Venkat Subramaniam, Danny Sullivan, Jeni Tennison, 37signals, and Gina Trapani. You can follow us at www.twitter.com/pragpub.