Riff Labs is launching their first of many applications: FeedCal
, a calendar generated from your Twitter timeline. The FeedCal app's official launch date is September 3, 2013. After this date, FeedCal users will never again have to miss any event that ends up on their Twitter feed.
The purpose of FeedCal is to allow Twitter users to keep track of important social and business events that they might not see if they follow hundreds of users. FeedCal taps into the vast amount of information available through social media, specifically Twitter, to keep users in the loop at all times. In addition to keeping track of events, this app will be able to cut down on the amount of time users have to spend combing through their Twitter feeds in order to find events that they are interested in.The FeedCal app will be available as a free version and a paid version. Both models of FeedCal will offer the ability to add all events found on your Twitter timeline to your calendar. This means that both the free version and the paid version have the capability to keep you from missing any events. The free version of FeedCal will also offer the capability to delete tweets. Paid users will have the additional options of transferring events to their Google Calendar, ignoring event tweets from certain Twitter users, and only adding events from certain Twitter lists. Payment options for the paid version of FeedCal are 1.99 per month or $19.99 per year.
Riff Labs is a custom software development company located in Omaha, NE. The company designs desktop, web, and mobile apps for iOS and Android. In addition to making apps, Riff Labs offers web development and automation services for customers with their own ideas or goals for technology products. FeedCal will be available at http://feedcal.com
It seems to have all started on March 15, 2012 when @MommyLovesWine
tweeted the first tweet about #KUBOOBS
. Gentleman of leisure, and sometimes DJ, @DJSoap
was the next to tweet about #KUBOOBS when he tweeted, "I need to see more #KUboobs!"
The First Mention Of #KUBOOBS
The hashtag failed to take off over the next few days with Topsy Analytics
showing that there were only 10 mentions of #KUBOOBS on March 16th, 0 mentions on the 17th, 11 mentions on the 18th, and again 0 mentions from the 19th-22nd. It seemed that #KUBOOBS had reached its peak and that would be the end of it.
#KUBOOBS Analytics Courtesy Of Topsy.com! Click For The Latest Analytics!
All hell broke loose on March 23, 2012 when the University of Kansas took on North Carolina State in the Sweet 16. On that fateful day in #KUBOOBS history, a whopping 1,310 mentions of #KUBOOBS were made on Twitter. The hashtag took a dive on March 24th with only 260 mentions of #KUBOOBS but then, not surprisingly, when the University of Kansas took on the University of North Carolina on March 25, 2012, the #KUBOOBS hashtag went through the roof and hit 2,058 mentions on Twitter.
Some Of The Photos Tweeted With The #KUBOOBS Hashtag! Click The Image To See Them All!
Most of the #KUBOOBS tweets have been positive, with the vast majority of them being tweets of women wearing a KU t-shirt (with or without cleavage.) A few of our favorite photos have been nude, or semi-nude, and feature some of the best breasts KU has to offer! Some "twidiots," however, have been critical of the hashtag, calling it slutty and trashy, while others have taken it to an extreme and threatened those that were posting with the hashtag! We hosted a #KUBOOBS contest where the winner that tweeted at us with the #KUBOOBS hashtag would win a $50 Amazon gift card. The winner sent us a spectacular photo of her breasts with KU pasties and a KU flag, but she had to take it down because someone actually sent her a threatening message!
Our First #KUBOOBS Contest Winner
We can only imagine what will happen to the number of #KUBOOBS mentions when Kansas takes on Ohio State in the Final Four in New Orleans, and if they go on to win the championship, we think @MommyLovesWine and her #KUBOOBS hashtag may give #KONY2012 a run for its money as the most viral hashtag of all time!
We use social media a LOT here at Geekbauchery HQ, and we have some tools that we can't live without. Some of the tools help make sure we're sending out important Tweets at just the right time, some of them gather RSS feeds and help us post content regularly, and some are so badass that they can help us do 101 different things in a few minutes, that would normally take hours! Here are our top 4 (we were too lazy to come up with 5) favorite social media tools and how we use them!
is a website we've been using for a while now. It grabs RSS feeds from a wide variety of sources and then auto-updates our Twitter feed (and other social media feeds lik Tumblr, Facebook pages, etc.) with content from the RSS feed. You can control how often it posts, blacklist posts based on keywords, add your own text before or after the headline and link you're posting, and even set the exact time you want a post to go out. The service integrates nicely with bit.ly and other URL shortening services and also includes basic analytics.
is service that shows you analytics based on impressions, total reach, engagement, and more. The features we use most are the scheduled tweets and the table that shows us how many people our tweets are reaching. Crowdbooster can also be used with Facebook pages to show you some basic analytics, but we use it strictly for its awesome Twitter integration.
is a great app that we just came across a few weeks ago. It's one of the more powerful social media analytics tools we've seen, and it works cross-platform using Adobe Air. There is also a version available for Google Chrome. Some of the features of SocialBro are the ability to see your community in map form, manage Twitter lists, browse your community to see all sorts of information about your followers and who you're following, check who isn't following you back, a best time to Tweet feature (with Buffer integration), and a powerful dashboard that gives you an overall view of your community.
might very well be the best web service we've ever come across. It stands for If This Then That and the concept, while simple, is amazingly powerful. ifttt lets you put the Internet to work for you by creating tasks that fit the simple structure of IF (something happens on the Internet) THEN (do this task!) So, for instance, if one of our porn affiliate RSS feeds gets updated, we create a task that says, IF (Porn Affiliate RSS Updates) THEN (Tweet RSS Link To Twitter Using Buffer) Not only can you do things with RSS, Buffer, and Twitter, but you can also include other services in the formula like Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Evernote, Flickr, Foursquare, and a whole bunch of other services. If there's one tool in this blog post that you MUST explore right away, it's ifttt!
1) Best OS: Having used nearly every major computer operating system in 2011, we are voting for OS X Lion as the best operating system of 2011. It had a few hiccups in the beginning, but after a few updates the operating system is better than any other we've tried recently.
2) Best Celebrity Boobs: The best celebrity boobs of 2011 belong to Lindsay Lohan. Her recent Playboy release has sold like crazy and well, to be honest, LiLo's got a great set of tits!
3) Best iPhone App: Tiny Review
is our pick for best iPhone app of 2011. Yes, it's another social app, but its simplicity is what sold us. You visit a location, take a picture, and type up a short 3 sentence summary of what you're doing at the location that gets placed over the photo you took. Brilliant!
4) Best Android App: We're going to be totally unfair here and say that our Porn Star Tweets
app for Android is the best Android app of 2011. It's really not, but fuck you!
5) Best MyFreeCams.com Cam Girl: We're friendly with a lot of MFC girls, but Demonika Devour
was our favorite MFC cam girl of 2011. She's witty, engaging, and sexy as fuck!
6) Best Twitter Account To Follow: Everyone loves to follow celebrities on Twitter, but we say, "Fuck that shit!" You want to follow accounts that actually provide relevant news stories, entertaining tweets, or pictures of naked chicks. Anything else is just irrelevant! So our top Twitter account to follow in 2011 is @dapswebsite
. Their tweets are always fantastic and we like to think of them as our much cooler older brother that gets all the chicks and gives us the scraps.
7) Best Music Album Of 2011: No question about it, Steel Panther's "Ball's Out"
was the best album of 2011, and possibly the best album of all time. Their music was playing almost constantly while we worked on the website and tried to come up with new, devious content!
8) Best Online Service: We use a hell of a lot of online services to make our lives easier, but this was our favorite in 2011. The best online service for 2011 is dlvr.it
! We use them to help in a lot of our automation of tweets and best of all, the service is free!
9) Best Number of 2011: 69. But 69 is always the best number, right?
10) Best Sex Toy of 2011: The Retro Pocket Rocket
! It's a rocket ship vibrator that has its own lunar surface to land on!
11) Best Twitter Follower of 2011: The best Twitter follower of 2011 was every single damn one of you! Thanks for hanging out with us on Twitter and on our website. Here's to an awesome 2012!
I took a very drastic step yesterday on Twitter. I took my account which had over 20,000 posts (a lot of them NSFW) and a Klout score of 64 and wiped it clean to start over fresh. I didn’t have to delete anything to start over again, and the process was relatively simple once a little thought was put into it.
For a little over a year, my personal Twitter account was a no-holds-barred account where I said anything that crossed my mind. Vulgarities were the norm and I had followers that were there to “hear” what I was going to say next. After my 20,000th post I started wondering, “What if I were to delete every single tweet and start over again? Is it possible to delete every tweet you’ve ever sent out?” A Google search showed me that it apparently wasn’t as easy as it sounded. I couldn’t find any automated services that would delete every single tweet for me, and deleting over 20,000 entries by hand would be a VERY time consuming project.
I put the idea on the back burner for a while, and then the answer hit me after a lunch conversation with one of my favorite Twitter people! I decided that I could keep my vulgar persona and the 20,000+ tweets that went with it while being able to reclaim my account for professional use.
Here is a step-by-step guide to how I did this. Pay attention because a little bit of “sleight of hand” is used!
- I created a 2nd Twitter account that we’ll call CLEAN SLATE.
- I renamed ORIGINAL account to UNCENSORED.
- I chanted and prayed and hoped that Twitter would allow me to attach ORIGINAL to CLEAN SLATE.
- I attached ORIGINAL to CLEAN SLATE and guess what, IT WORKED!
So now my original account had a nice uncensored name to go with it and I could go about my daily business of stirring the social media pot, and the new and improved original account was attached to a fresh, new account that could be used for professional purposes.
Now I’m happy, you’re happy, and well, to be honest, the whole world is happy!This post was originally published on our founder's personal blog, but it's definitely a geeky thing to do and was worth sharing with you here!
Curiosity got the best of me and I started looking for a real-time Twitter photo feed app. The first thing I found was an iPhone app called Pingwire
. The app claims that it'll display nearly every photo added to Twitter in real-time. I downloaded the app from the App Store for 99 cents and it worked quite well. But I wasn't happy enough. I wanted to find a web app that could do the same thing!
After searching around on Google I finally came across a web app called Twitcaps
! The Twitcaps website displays photos posted on Twitter from TwitPic, TweetPhoto, yFrog, and a whole bunch of other photo hosting services.
The website also allows you to search by location, keyword, hashtag, user, and almost any other official Twitter search operator!
One of the really cool features of the Twitcaps website is that you can capture photos that you like. Even if the original poster deletes the photo they tweeted, the captured image will be saved under your Twitter account at Twitpic.com
One last thing that I should mention is that Twitcaps will also display videos from YouTube, TwitVid, and other supported photo sharing site that also support video uploads.
After playing around with Twitcaps for a few minutes, I can safely say that this website is something some folks may get addicted to. Being able to play the part of voyeur and check out the thousands of photos that stream through Twitter daily is quite exciting!
A is for asshole, of which you'll find many.
B is for Blogger, where I blog aplenty.
C is for cats, which get lots of lols.
D is for doodles, which Google upholds.
E is for Evernote, my favorite for note taking.
F is for Facebook, where everyone's faking.
G is for Google, the king of search.
H is for Hootsuite, where you can tweet where you perch.
I is for Internet, my favorite destination.
K is for Klingon, the language of geeks.
L is for location based services, where you check-in for weeks.
M is for MySpace, the site Facebook destroyed.
N is for Netscape, the browser of choice until IE deployed.
O is for Overstock.com, where they talk of Big O's.
P is for PayPal, where you can't pay for ho's.
Q is for Quora, the next big thing.
R is for rapture, predicted by a ding-a-ling.
S is for social media, with gurus galore.
T is for Twitter, where most tweets are a bore.
U is for uber, a most overused word.
V is for Verizon, whom Apple finally heard.
W is for Woz, who is one of two Steve's.
X is for XTML, which makes coding a breeze.
Y is for YouTube, for Internet fame.
Z is for Zynga, which made farming a game.
Originally posted by our Chief Executive Badass, Ray, in his Blog of Doooooooom