A list of 35 essential Twitter accounts to keep you sane. Alas some have fallen silent over the years. I need to find replacements. Only one human is on the list...
Twitpic did not cease to exist on September 25 as recently anticipated.
The Twitpic twitter account announced on September 19 that the business had been purchased. To date the identity of the buyer has not been made public.
We're happy to announce we've been acquired and Twitpic will live on! We will post more details as we can disclose them
— TwitPic (@TwitPic) September 18, 2014
Twitpic is shutting down on September 25 2014. (Update: see here.)
This in itself doesn't upset me so much - I have used its facilities just nine times, the most recent being in June 2013 - but the circumstances are unsettling. Twitpic's owner Noah Everett says in his corporate blog:
I love Twitter. I use it constantly. It is my first line of on-line communication these days and my primary source of news. It has made longer form blogging redundant for me (which is possibly not a good thing).
All of which lends, I think, towards understanding the Things I hate about Twitter (as compiled while lying awake at 5am this morning and blurted out on Twitter around 6 - this post includes some extras):
My Twitter list of media sources that I track for news about South Africa.
The direct link to this on the web is https://twitter.com/rickeyre/media-southafrica although I understand this is hard to pick up on some Twitter apps.
Note that I have included the official Twitter feed of President Jacob Zuma's office in this list.
(This was originally posted in June 2013 when Nelson Mandela was gravely ill in hospital. I have updated in on 6 December 2013 following news of his passing.)