Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 15-7-2015: Twittering About

You know, the word ‘Bleugh’ springs to mind, here … !

Mostly where I up late, last night.

Making slideshows for this here very blog … !

You know, I never thought buying that copy of the iWorks ’09 suite, back in the day, would prove to have quite so useful.

But there you go.   It has.

And BOY, my eyeballs are twanging as a result … !

I would insist on finishing 11 of those videos: and getting to bed at one in the morning, as a result.

Oy veh … !


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.   The day ALSO saw Olga† leaving us with her thoughts.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the  How To, License and video … 

Q1) 15th July, 2006, saw the launch of Twitter.   A message on the service is called a … what?
Q2) Those messages can only be how many characters long?
Q3) What symbol is at the start of a Twitter user’s Twitter name?
Q4) A trending topic on Twitter can be shown with what symbol?
Q5) Using that symbol to highlight a theme is called what tagging?
Q6) Twitter will tell you a celebrity account is genuine, by verifying it.   A verified account will have a little blue what, by it?
Q7) At the London 2012 Olympic Games, who sent the message, “This Is For Everyone,” via Twitter?
Q8) Which Twitter user famously posted about being stuck in a lift: back in 2009?
Q9) Who — in April of 2014 — set the record for getting a million Tweeter followers in the least time: Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey, Jr or Scarlett Johansson?
Q10) Who took the most re-posted image on Twitter: Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres or Angelina Jolie?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th July is Bastille Day: celebrated in France, and other places with a French connection.   Which Indian city celebrates the day: Mumbai, Pondicherry or Pune?
A1) Pondicherry.   (The city’s also called Puducherry.)
Q2) 14th July, 1223, saw who become the king of France: Philip 2nd, Louis 8th or Louis 9th?
A2) Louis 8th.
Q3) The President of France escaped an assassination attempt on 14th July, 2002.   Which French President?
Q4) Designer and aristocrat, Jacqueline de Ribes was born on the 14th July, 1929.   Or 1931: depending on who you ask.   She holds the (female) version of which rank: Duc, Comte or Baron?
A4) Comte.   (She’s a comtesse, in other words.)
Q5) Finally … 14th July, 1986, saw the birth of singer, Dan Smith.   Which band is he a member of?
A5) Appropriately enough, indie rockers, Bastille.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“If you’re on Twitter, what you’re saying is, ‘I’m important enough for you to care what I think.’”

Donald Glover.
And the one tune I felt appropriate … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Debbi, I’d love to hear it!   (Either way, American Graffiti’s one of those films: that I’ve never actually seen, but keep thinking I should!)

†        There’s a funny(ish) story I heard, there, Olga.   Apparently, Ford had been a carpenter, during his early career: like a lot of actors, he had a way of paying the rent when acting work was low.   When George Lucas was in his office at the studio where he made American Graffiti, he had a dodgy door: and phoned the studio’s repairs department to get someone out to fix the thing.   The chippy that turned up was Harrison Ford.   Several decades later … 


Debbi said...

It's a great movie. You should see it! :)

It was directed and co-written by George Lucas, "Mr. Star Wars". :)

1. tweet
2. 140
3. @
4. #
5. hashtagging
6. check mark
7. Tim Berners-Lee
8. Stephen Fry
9. Robert Downey, Jr.
10. Ellen DeGeneres

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Got here late. I spent all day in the garden painting the shed and the fence and could hardly move my arm so I gave up on the computer. I had heard about the carpentry thing... That was lucky for both of them indeed!

Nik Nak said...

It’s a great little story, isn’t Olga?

(Painting your shed? You know, my door needs doing, I MAY have To get in touch … ! :D )