Weekly Twitter Round Up

Another incredible week of world events impacted by the Twitterverse-- one need only glance at the thousands of tweets streaming from the #tsunami and #earthquake and #Japan and #Tokyo hashtags for a sense of what is happening on the ground in Japan. All of this following the devastating earthquake and tsunami events in the country this past Friday. The sheer number of images and videos circulating on the Internet and other media are also contributing to an unprecedented visual document of what is happening there-- the event will no doubt be studied for years to come by visual culture theorists in this regard. But for now, we are once again watching and waiting as critical historical events unfold. Closer to home (where life seems thankfully far more banal) this morning's tweet from Douglas Coupland really said it all: "Daylight Savings. F*ck" 

Situationist - iPhone App game where you have to interact with strangers 

Twitter & Facebook have declined to sign onto Global Network Initiative to protect global free speech

Now Available - World Art's first issue is now available with #free online access throughout 2011! 

Influential women bloggers reflect on#womensday 

"Ask an Art Critic." On Art Fairs; artists removing walls; critics who want to travel more

Study shows college students using laptops in class do worse on tests. What do you think? 

An astonishing use of Google Maps via William Gibson