Thursday, March 4, 2010

LEGO Creation: Twitter Fail Whale


Twitter is a free social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. Since late 2009, users can follow lists of authors instead of following individual authors. All users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. While the service itself costs nothing to use, accessing it through SMS may incur phone service provider fees.

Since its creation in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Twitter has gained notability and popularity worldwide. It is sometimes described as "SMS of the Internet."[5] The use of Twitter's application programming interface for sending and receiving text messages by other applications often eclipses direct use of Twitter.

When Twitter experiences an outage, users see the "fail whale" error message image created by Yiying Lu, an illustration of red birds using a net to hoist a whale from the ocean along with the text "Too many tweets! Please wait a moment and try again.

Now you can see this fail whale message in 3D in the medium of LEGO by Bjarne P Tveskov who cunningly Photoshopped the once-yellow “eye” brick – as it’s really a smiley LEGO mouth.

7 comments:

ajir said...

cute :D
and nice article!

Notes Me said...

ini lego gunanya apa yahh
apa utk tampilan twitter aja yahh

imonli said...

i not too like to use twitter
i rather choose facebook
btw nice post :)

health news online said...

very nice artikel u have
have a nice monday my friend :)

Blogger Indonesia said...

mau donk belajar lego biar gak bego xixi kan ada komunitas namanya lego bego ;))

dot X said...

cute...
very nice article

darahbiroe said...

hmmm keren
cute sobb hehe

berkunjung dan ditunggu kunjungan baliknya
makasihhh
:D