I think I’m going to start a new thing every week called “Twitpic Tuesday.” It’s becoming more and more of a trend that twitter is used as a legitimate source of up-to-date information. News outlets are citing it as a source, VladTV thrives off of screenshots of “twitter beef” between rap pseudo-celebs, and it has pretty much been the way that I have found out that musicians have died for the last two years. I’m going to combine this notion with my extreme love of all things random to come up with this: let’s find out what’s happening in the world via the five most recent twitpics posted to twitter. I’ll be searching twitpics, not plixi or whatever the hell else is being used, simply on the basis of alliteration being visually attractive to me.
So, 1) if the theory I hear that people don’t like to read anymore is true, and 2) if a picture is worth a thousand words, then 3) let’s find out what a gwaan in the world today. Through random ass people’s twitpics.
(via @elekeychion) Somewhere in Japan, something is happening. Actually there is still a nuclear disaster going on. I’m pretty sure this has nothing to do with that, but I can’t read Japanese. Twitpic fail.
(via @ilyCNE) This morning, a teen who attends Caledonia H.S. and is a Lil Wayne fan woke up to 98 text messages. That is pretty impressive – even my phone isn’t that bad. I think I woke up to 12 today.
(via @BeHeeddine) This shit blew my mind. I think it’s the lyrics to the song I found at the download link that this person posted along with the twitpic. Peep the song here. I want to say it’s in Arabic, but some of that looks too French in spelling to be Arabic. I’m guessing this is some odd dialect of North African origin. Maybe Moroccan. The song is fascinating though. Step your world music game up and peep that. This guy’s bio says he’s “supertramp” though, and it makes me wonder if the song lyrics are something extra creepy and loose. Like their version of a “What That Thang Smell Like.”
(via @VaxWong) Elsewhere in Japan, we learn that just like American young women, Japanese young women also take pictures of themselves. Except their cameras look better and the shot ends up way more artsy than the classic “BBM pose.”
(via @LSMasculinoES) Someone please tell me what this is, because it got over 12k views on twitpic. Apparently Luan Santana is a Brazilian singer and country music composer. He has two platinum records under his belt and is allegedly one of the most popular artists on the internet. Say word. Actually, let’s peep his music and see what the Brazilians are listening to these days.
Anyway, that was your “what’s happening in the world?” update via the always public twitpic service. Careful what you twitpic, you might end up here.