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The Bromance Between Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis Is Over

I should use the term lightly, “bromance,” because these two roided up OG’s probably had a case of haterade for each other for a while now. Whatever you think their “friend” status is (was), count it officially cancelled after Stallone took to twitter and beefed out some knowledge regarding the human q-ball that is Willis:

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Now I’m no Nostradamus, but I’ll go on the record right now, and say that if a physical altercation went down between these two, the smart money is on the Italian Stallion. Willis’ only hope is an “over the top,” arm wrestling showdown–and Stallone could STILL probably break his limb as casually as breaking a bread stick. Besides, Willis certainly has had his share of issues lately. Mainly, the dude can’t seem to participate in an interview at all.

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The Return Of The Cicadas Will Be “Twittervised”

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That’s right, the cicadas are coming, and this time we’ll know exactly when to expect them–at least if we’re following twitter.

The social media site hopes tweets documenting the appearence of the buzzing insects will help pinpoint where the swarms will call home (and where they’re going next) as they travel up the east coast. Supposedly the bug-eyed monsters taste like asparagus–or even shrimp-when eaten. But I can guarantee you I’ll never know.

Time For Twitter To Go Shopping?

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With Melissa Mayer opening up Yahoo’s wallet, maybe it’s time for Twitter to do the same. A rundown of 7 companies that might be worth the social media giant’s time (and money). Full story here:

1. Timehop-serves as an archival service, let’s twitter users easily access posts from the past

2. Poptip-crowdsourcing opinions at your fingertips, Poptip records the answers to polls and displays a shareable results page.

3. BioIsChanged-automatically searches for changes in the bio and/or profile of twitter friends–and sends an email update with all changes.

4. Mass Relevance-the social engagement platform assists with the search and discovery of real-time content–and then displays it (tweets seen on the bottom of the tv during a program)

5. Pocket-lets users save articles for later. Formerly known as Read It Later. The service is integrated with over 300 apps, including Twitter.

6. Skylines-the world’s first search engine for real-time photos indexes over 5 million photos a day, and can display results in an easy-to-view stream on its website or mobile applications.

7. ThingLink-allows users to tag images with links. simply by hovering over an image, tagged icons appear which lead users to additional content–whether on Youtube, or SoundCloud for example–and the best part, you never have to leave Twitter.

Twitter’s Future–Robots Tweeting Each Other

Our household appliances could soon “tweet” their status, letting us know how hot/cool our home is, the status of clothes in the dryer, and monitor just about any activity we can think of. In Beijing, computer monitors are already tweeting the air quality, labeling it from good–to moderate–to unhealthy. This new wealth of information is basically the result of robots tweeting each other, and will play a huge role in the future of twitter. This growth is also the result of what the brains at MIT call “the internet of things,” and will have very interesting effects on our future.

And, of course, computers will never get any funny ideas from this. Right? (cough, cough) Hal.

 

Beautiful Music

One Republic recorded a song for the Save the Children “Every Beat Matters” campaign.

The song features  the recorded heartbeats of children in Malawi and Guatemala, and inspired the song entitled “Feel Again.” You can go to EveryBeatMaters.org to spread the message and find out how you can support the campaign.