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Loose Tweets Sink Fleets: Brian Moore’s WWIII Propaganda Posters

If you enjoyed Cliff Chiang’s set of WWII propaganda posters for the Star Wars universe, you make like designer Brian Moore’s latest project. Moore takes propaganda posters created during World War II and modifies them to be more relevant to this day and age.

The old “Loose lips sink ships” poster created by the War Advertising Council warned of “unguarded talk” and Moore’s updated one similarly tells us that a careless tweet can indeed sink a fleet. Moore also warns of the dangers of blogging, and the roles of Reddit and Wikipedia in the war effort. Have a look at his fantastic WWIII propaganda posters after the jump.

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Your Tweets and Photos as Beautiful Heat Maps

Photographer Eric Fischer has a fascination for cartography. In this latest See something or say something series of maps, Fischer investigates the spread of Twitter and Flick across the globe. He makes uses of geotag information to show the locations where Flickr photos were taken, these are the red dots. The blue dots show the location of tweets and the white dots indicate that both Flickr photos and tweets were found at that location.

Have a look Fischer’s beautiful data visualizations after the jump.

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Marvel-lous Cats

Cats are the lifeblood of the Internet. If you liked Joseph Senior’s mashups of Hello Kitty and pop culture icons we posted about earlier, you’re bound to like the #MRVLCATS meme doing the rounds on Twitter. This is the one in which artists illustrate Marvel super heroes as lovable felines. Have a look at some of the Marvel Cats after the jump.

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Twaggies: Your Tweets, Illustrated

We love pictures here on Onelargeprawn. They really are worth a thousand words, but in this this case it’s more like 140 characters. Twaggies is a creative little project that works like a visual tweet generator. Team Twaggies takes oddball tweets from random folk from the Twitterverse and turns them into a humourous comic panel. Have a look at some of the illustrations after the jump.

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Twitter Avatars by Ape Lad

If you’re on Twitter, you’re no doubt seen the bird and acquainted yourself with the fail whale. And chances are you might appreciate the cute avatars from Adam Koford, a story artist who works for Disney Interactive.

Known as Ape Lad on Flickr, Koford has not only created avatars of characters from cartoons, comic books, TV, and film but limited the shape of the avatars to resemble that of the default Twitter bird.

Have a look at Ape Lab’s twittertastic avatars after the jump.

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What Local Tweeps Say About Inception

However right or wrong, I tend to use Rotten Tomatoes as a yardstick when it comes to deciding whether I want to watch a movie. They’ve not always been right, for example Enduring Love garnered 61% and when I saw it I would have rather poked a bear in the testicles, an experience would have been far more pleasurable that what I saw on the big screen. In any case, sometimes you don’t want (or need) to read a lengthy dissertation about a movie by some pompous critic, you want to know what people on the street think about it.

Christopher Nolan’s Inception just released this weekend and in case you wanted to forgo the critics’ thoughts (spoiler: they liked it) and opt for opinions in 140 characters or less, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve searched high and low on Twitter, from the mother city to eGoli to Polokwane for what South African tweeple are saying about Inception. You might think our sampling might be confirmation bias, but I assure you it’s not – of the tweets we found, only two people fell asleep and Sentletse Diakanyo from Thought Leader seems to have left before it ended – perhaps he couldn’t hold his pee in any longer.

Just watched Inception again…. Awesome… Again… Go watch it…. Now!Sun Aug 01 18:21:16 via Twitter for BlackBerry®

A dream within a dream within a dream… within a dream. Inception – Genius filmmaking. Entertaining. Very clever! See it!Sun Aug 01 16:11:40 via UberTwitter

So went to watch Inception. The movie is rather good, but it didnt prevent a guy from falling asleep. Could hear him snoreSun Aug 01 12:31:48 via Gravity

See a few more reactions after the jump.

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Echo Bazaar: Come to Fallen London

Fellow dude and resident office geek, Fayyaad, is playing Echo Bazaar, a web-browser game that combines elements from RPGs and social networking with a great dollop of Victorian England aesthetic.

Created by Failbetter Games, Echo Bazaar is set in steampunk Fallen London and you play as a new visitor trying to seek your fortune in this dark, foreboding world. You get a limited number of actions that you can perform on a given day, and these actions enable you to wander Fallen London, get up to mischief, or take on quests. Performing such actions have effects on your character qualities. Unluckily you being at New Newgate Prison, a jail carved into the body of an immense stalactite – it’s supposedly escape-proof. To get your adventure started, log on to Echo Bazaar using your Twitter account. If you don’t have one, simply sign up for an account.

I’m not the biggest fan of RPGs so it’s taking me a while to get into it, and if you find yourself a little overwhelmed, this wiki page might be of help. If your friends are on Twitter and playing it as well, you can keep up with their progress. To see how horribly I’m getting on, follow onelargeprawn on Twitter. Other resident blogger Lucy Furr is also touring Fallen London.

Oh, keep in mind that Echo Bazaar is still in beta so it could be a bit buggy.

[thanks for the tip, Fayyaad]

The Funniest “One Letter Off” Movies

Ok, perhaps I should give you the full title, “Our list of the 20 funniest #oneletteroffmovies that I put together in 10 minutes without searching Twitter too thoroughly because my eyes are sore and preserving them is quite frankly more important than compiling a silly list”. Anyhoo…

The photoshop gurus at Worth1000 have been doing One Letter Off contests for quite a while now and this past weekend, it seems the meme made it to and had overtaken Twitter. The idea behind #oneletteroffmovies is to re-imagine popular flicks by changing, adding, or removing a letter in their titles, for example Jurassic Park becomes Jurassic Pork (which I am informed is a juicy adult entertainment film). Anyhoo…

Find our list of funniest, possibly vulgar #oneletteroffmovies after the jump.

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Twitter Police – Watcha Gonna Do?

With a ten-fold increase in traffic in the last 12 months, Twitter is taking the world by storm. Several million tweets are posted everyday, and there is bound to be irreverent users spoiling it for rest of the Twitterverse.

That is when the Twitter Police have to step in and bust some heads. A special branch of the force, this independent group fights against bad tweets. This is a day in their lives:

Found via The High Definite.

BONUS: How big is your Twitter e-Penis? Find out here.

Excessive Twittering Causes Celebrity Break-Up

Celebrities are a fickle bunch and I barely pay attention to the myriad of hookups, divorces, make-ups, and re-marriages that seemingly happen on a daily basis. This case is however special, considering micro-blogging service Twitter is being blamed for the break-up of on-and-off couple Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer.

The Telegraph reports that Aniston (40) plugged the plug on their relationship after discovering Mayer (31) spent hours on Twitter, despite telling her he was too busy to get in touch with her.

A source had this to say:

“John suddenly stopped calling her or returning her emails and when she would finally catch up with him, he’d say: ‘I’ve been so busy with work. I’m sorry I haven’t had time to call you back.”

The source added: “Jen was fuming. There he was, telling her he didn’t have time for her and yet his page was filled with Twitter updates.

Mayer made no attempt to cover up his Twitters. That’s harsh player, posting 140-character messages when you could be spending time with arguably the best looking pins in Hollywood. Need I remind you, fool?

Mayer’s not going to get a piece of that ass any time soon, so now he’s sure to clog up with Twitterverse even more. Follow him if you must  – @johncmayer. And read the full article at The Telegraph – via Buzzfeed.