Create your own Twitter Character!

This is a pretty cool “customized” infographic for you Twitter users out there. Quite fun and interesting project from the people over at Visual.ly

Get your own here – http://visual.ly/twitter

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One of my gripes about the infographic is that I don’t seem to have a unique URL to show people my character. So what I did was I screenshot the whole thing so that I can share it here.

Whoops my bad, you can get a short unique URL to show people. And also, I’ve noticed that it seems to track back only to a certain time, meaning the topics are what you’ve talked about in the past few days or past 1 week, I’m not sure. This is because my character this week is different from the one I did above. Also it’ll be quite cute if I can actually use the character created as my display picture automatically.

But still quite cute and good work from Visual.ly & @shanesnow

Malaysian Twitter Users put Rais Yatim on Trending topics #yorais

“Malaysians, especially Muslims, must avoid being totally immersed in the internet culture, especially Facebook and Twitter, said Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

He added that facilities like internet could not be accepted wholly because it was a form of business introduced by the West and “Malaysians were just users.”

Yes, all this coming from the Info Comm minister of Malaysia in a local newspaper The Star. Read the full article here.

As can be expected, the Msian Twitter-ers are not happy and came up with a hashtag #yorais that talks about how old, ancient and backward thinking he is.

And the best part, it made it in the current top trending topics in Twitter. Here’s a screenshot for proof. LOL! Malaysia & Twitter boleh?

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Some sample #yorais tweets :

  • #yorais is so ancient, when asked about ‘good ol’ days’, he replies, “BC or AD?”.
  • Rais is so ancient that the word “past”,”history” and “sejarah” hasn’t existed. #yorais
  • #yorais Rais is so ancient, he anyams his own clothes
  • first rice plant after him. #yorais
  • In the afterlife, you’ll identify Rais right away. He’s so old, he has no navel. #yorais
  • Rais is so ancient he once asked Socrates, “Kenapa you ni suka tanya banyak soalan?” #yorais

Check out Twitter for more #yorais

Updates :

Check out Spinzer’s post, it has a dynamic chart to show how fast the hashtag is rising.

#twtclub at Zeta Bar

Woot! First night out clubbing for 2010 and it was with my tweeple :D

Organized by @spinzer & @meiyingt (above) #twtclub was the first tweetup for 2010. The venue was Zeta Bar, KL Hilton where we paid RM40 each to open a bottle of Black Label & Chivas + mixers.

It was my first time driving to KL Hilton and I didn’t know that the security was so strict. They moved detectors (not too sure for what) under my car and even asked me to open the boot to inspect it. Parking at KL Hilton is RM8.00 flat rate if you are a patron at any of their restaurants/club/function but you must get a coupon from the receptionist.

A few “special guests” were invited – namely the team (two people turned up) behind @Digi_telco & @StarbucksMY. They were there as individuals and not under their company. It was nice to be able to see the faces behind the twitter accounts.

The band was quite good in Zeta Bar. Can’t remember their name but the male lead was a African American guy frm US (i think), the female singers were from Thailand & Philippines, then the musicians were from South Africa and other countries. Very 1Malaysia 1World. They sang songs from PCD, Lady Gaga, etc.

There are 2 types of people who go clubbing : (1) people who hit the dance floor and (2) the people who watch people dancing & getting drunk while they sit at the side :P I am of the latter. The rest had a great time dancing to various R&B hitz.

Enjoy the pics – some are taken by Euveng :D

The twitters who turned up : spinzer, meiyingt, davybates, joycescapade, williamnka, joshlim, kwangchen – thanks sooo much for paying for my parking :D, euveng, serpentinegal & royalshortness – who went back early :(, charliechia, kruel74, GSJone, and and…errr will add more later when I’ve had sleep.

Do drop comments if you’ve uploaded pics or wrote a blog post. Also if I’ve missed out your name.

All in all, it was an awesome tweetup and cant wait for another one soon :D