Today is Twitter’s 7th birthday. Can you believe Twitter’s only been around for 7 years? It seems hard to imagine there was a time without tweeting!
Here’s what caught my eye today:
1. Another content curating site has launched. (inner groan, right?) Well, this one might actually have some legs to it. Swayy provides you with personalized content to share with your network (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are currently supported). The content is a mix of recommendations based on your interests, combined with articles Swayy thinks you’ll be interested in. Swayy is currently in beta, but after playing with it, I’m finding myself continuously going back to it. This might be my new source of online curated content. [TNW]
2. How did the Harlem Shake happen? Well, it actually dates back to 1981. Check out this infographic for the history and some great stats on the crazy meme of late. [Visual.ly]
3. Crunchbase has launched a new platform providing a visualization of its rich content. Wikisway shows you the 6 degrees of connections for each person, place, and company within Crunchbase. The article shows an example using Marissa Meyer. This is a fantastic way to digest all the content on Crunchbase. [Crunchbase] and [Wikisway]
4. Facebook is taking a page from popular commenting systems Disqus and LiveFyre (which I use on this site!). You can now reply directly to comments on Facebook itself, which is going to be hugely useful for fan pages. Page owners can opt-in beginning March 25; full rollout will happen by July. [TechCrunch]
5. Pete Campbell and Rory Gilmore are getting married. [US Magazine]
6. This is a great case study on how Gap activated its social media around its SXSW campaign. Using Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Vine, Gap focused its content strategy not solely around branding Gap. Instead, the focus was on the festival, and festival-related content, which is a key takeaway, as people attending SXSW might not be interested in just SXSW content. [Convince and Convert]
7. Watch four days of Foursquare check-ins in one minute. This is a cool visualization of the beat of the city (NYC and Tokyo, in this case) over the course of the day and night. [FastCoDesign]
8. Are you a Google Reader user? Many sites have sprung up to offer RSS services once Reader goes down in July, but I found one, ironically called The Old Reader, which will import all of your subscriptions. What will you be using to replace Google Reader? [The Old Reader]
9. Artist Federico Uribe has released a new collection of artwork, comprised of electrical and AV cables. Pretty interesting stuff. [ThisIsColossal]
10. Check out Twitter’s 7th anniversary video… and Buzzfeed’s Inception-ized version of it. [BuzzFeed]
What inspired you today?