Weekly Twitter Round Up

March madness and all things end-of-term related continue, and so I will make my entry short and sweet. 

Twitter celebrates its fifth birthday tomorrow-- the San Francisco based company has over 175 million registered users delivering a billion or so tweets a week. For those of you still unsure about how this form of social networking works, check out this informative essay "How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live" published two years ago by Time Magazine-- it is a very insightful and critical article that helps explain some of Twitter's "mystique". 

As for me, I have to get back to work, but here are some of my favourites from around the Twitterverse this past week. Happy Sunday!

Leo Steinberg, Adventurous Art Historian, Dies at 90

For us, social media is more than just fluff. It (powered by you!) is helping us do important research

Graffiti artist's past is tagging behind him - Bellingham Herald 

The most beautiful painting in the world?

How to Really Piss Off Your Facebook Friends

A discussion board which higlights favorite finds on UbuWeb. Really a great & useful selection

Luxist: Roman Abramovich was buyer of $106.5 mil Picasso. Probably.