UPDATE (9/20/11): There has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not this is an April Fool’s joke. I can assure you that it is not April and I am not a fool. The website http://twitbookplus.com/ was registered in June of 2011 by a company called “MockInt” in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, according to WHOIS records. As to why there are no other news organizations reporting this story, we are not sure. However most of the information below is in fact speculation.
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If you’ve watched any of the videos on our website, YouTube or UStream, you’re probably aware that this is currently a one-man show and the content is constantly—albeit slowly—improving and turning into the quality that we ultimately seek. As the designer, content writer, producer and personality of all of this content, I see a lot of opportunity for younger writers, contributors, designers and even students to offer their expertise and become part of the community.
You might have noticed that there are links for Advertisers and Sponsors on the website. Currently the only revenue that we generate comes from Google Ads and that revenue comes at a crawling pace. Currently we average about $.01/day. So, over the course of a year, I think we should clear about $3.65 if my math is right. I think that’s about enough to buy a tall peppermint mocha at the end of the year (hopefully). Clearly, not a very lucrative venture at this point. However, financials aside, we all know that starting a new idea is an investment of both time and money. I have provided all of the equipment you see used during the show, along with a little help from my family and friends.
Peter McDermott from Micro Patrol gives you a first look of Google Plus and one of their only business users, Ford Motors. Sony will be retiring their MiniDisc player in September of this year, but don’t worry, they’ll keep making those little discs. Also, we’ll show you Computer World’s Top Tech Gadgets of the Summer. Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Twitter? With so many different choices for Twitter apps, Peter shows you a few, his recommendation and a great website that shows all of the apps out there worth looking at. Our YouTube video of the week is an Adele-Angry Birds mash-up from the folks at BarelyPolitical and our Google Chrome app of the week is the Huffington Post News Glide (beta). Check out all of this and more in our Micro Patrol episode for Saturday, July 9th, 2011. Music by Kevin McLeod.
Here are our links from the show:
Peter McDermott takes you through a new upstart called Social Intelligence, a preview of the possibilities of the next iPhone, news of Microsoft testing WiFi over old analog television spectrum and an introduction to our Google Chrome app of the week.
Music Courtesy of Kevin McLeod: http://incompetech.com/