Ashton Kutcher's Twitter page, with over 1.3MM followers
With all the recent hubbub around Ashton Kutcher vs. CNN in the race to a million Twitter followers, a lot of people are getting self-conscious about follower numbers. We've been using Twitter since Fall 2006, when only a handful of our friends were active on it. Over the years, and especially in the last six months, we have seen an explosion of Twitter users, to the point where I think we can safely say that Twitter has gone completely mainstream. If the Ashton vs. CNN thing wasn't it, then Oprah joining up a day later certainly sealed the deal.
Yiying Lu, the infamous creator of the Twitter "Fail Whale" (FW), has a new web site, What is Fail Whale?, dedicated to explaining the history of the web 2.0 iconic image. If you just can't get enough of the Blue One, now you can feast your eyes on FW inspired art, videos, fashion, and even drinks.
The drink might come in handy next time you're greeted by FW when trying to tweet -- though it seems to be increasingly rare these days -- which has lead to FW "sightings." Aw, the web. :)