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New Twitter - A new look and functionality

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Snap! Twitter Background ImageYou may already have tried the new Twitter, I have with one of my accounts1. I have to say that it is completely different! Well... the tweets are the same and your followers and people you are following... and the messages will be the same. I'm talking about the style and the way things work. It took me a week to get used to it.2

The biggest change is the width: it's twice larger! Yes, twice! (well... at least the right column.) That means the Tweeter output will fill most of your screen up. I suppose that they will keep the smaller view available for cell phones. But on my desktop, that's just plain BIG. In itself, it's not a problem, you get much more info on the screen. But...

The result is that now your background image will "break" (Our Snap! Websites Twitter background is shown on the left, see the result in our screenshots below.) Most people won't see much of it anymore when they are on the new Twitter. Although it is still there, unless the users have a really wide screen, but don't count on it. It will need to be changed...

On that one, I'm wondering how much research Twitter has done. It may be part of their plan of adding advertising interleaved with your tweets... (which I thought they started, but so far I've not seen any of those commercial messages anywhere!) So getting your crap out would be a good side effect3. (This is really my total speculation and I'm probably wrong... )

  • 1. Twitter, contrary to most social media systems, lets you own more than one account. In case you did not know, Facebook does not allow you have more than one account, even if you have multiple email addresses and they may delete ALL your accounts in case you create more than one.
  • 2. A side note: I could not revert my account back to the old look and feel. That menu option gave me an error. So know that you cannot just test the new look. You'll be stuck with it for a while...
  • 3. Just in case you don't notice, I italicized the word crap. What I mean is that this way they eliminate a certain amount of direct competition.

Lawsuit after lawsuit, is Bit Torrent illegal?

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You may have heard, again, that Bit Torrent was involved in a lawsuit on September 4, 20101. Each time, the lawsuit is about copyrighted material and in this specific case it is about a number of people sharing porn movies via Bit Torrent.

So... Is Bit Torrent illegal?

How can I remember to properly write my Snap! Website Blog posts every time?

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One of the main reason for writing a blog is to attract readership. Otherwise you could as well be doing some exercise or have a beer watching your favorite TV show.

The readership is especially useful if you have a message to promote (political, social, business, health...) For instance, I quite often mention my Snap! Websites system, obviously since I'm writing about it! Yet, even though it is toward promoting Snap!, you can get a lot of valuable information from my posts, and, of course, I expect you to remember the name Snap!...

Good. Now... How can I remember all the important things to write a post?