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“Follow Friday” February First

Holy Smokes! I took the whole month of January off.

Well, I’m back now, and I wanted to let you know that I’m following back again on Twitter. I didn’t follow back for most of 2012, but I like the interaction. I get a lot of RTs and MTs and almost never reply, so following back is something I do to be interactive and say “Hey! Thanks for following @tw1tt3rart!” I’m not on “Team Followback”—I just want to follow everyone back because I like doing that.  Continue reading

#TwitterArt Election Night 2012 Barnstorm

@tw1tt3rart is collaborating with @NowThisNews to put on a huge #TwitterArt Election Night 2012 Barnstorm on November 6th.

NowThis News will be premiering a suite of election night art created by @tw1tt3rart during the run up, and as the results are announced.

Follow @NowThisNews on Twitter to get the real-time #TwitterArt election coverage.

Inject some bearable fun into US Election Night with an awesome, totally non-partisan suite of Twitter art banners and drawings, including: all 50 states, Presidential candidates, pundit predictions, and key state races – illustrated by number one #TwitterArt guy – @Tw1tt3rart – and Tweeted as real-time election night coverage by the @NowThisNews team.

@tw1tt3rart says: “This is the largest #TwitterArt series I’ve made, and the most coordinated. It’s also some of my Continue reading

PixiDraw – a #TwitterArt editor

I love it! Draw your own Twitter art with this new app:

Pixi – Twitterart editor and generator.

Find them on Twitter at @PixiDraw. And follow them!

PixiDraw is nice and simple to use. It creates solidly-built unicode art that is optimized for Twitter, designed to read on the best range of browsers, platforms, and devices. I appreciate how streamlined Pixi is, using a small set of compatible “safest” characters. The great thing is that user can draw without having to think about row-by-row construction and object properties like I do. One can draw intuitively and edit fairly easily.

It was made by the excellent Twitter artist @TakashiFujita so I’m not surprised that it works so nicely.

The drawing screen of the Pixi #TwitterArt editor

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Happy National Siblings Day (echo)

National Happy Siblings Day?

Lately I haven’t been making as many #TwitterArt, not quite one-a-day. But I keep an eye out for trending topics that could work for a unicode illustration. “Happy National Siblings Day” seemed good. I did a picture of a sister-and-brother, got enough RT button to make a Top Tweet in a Top Trend—and enough to get a second “echo” TT…

#TwitterArt @tw1tt3rart happy national siblings day unicode art on Twitter

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@tw1tt3rart and The Daily Dot: about the New Twitter

The Daily Dot reporter Fernando Alfonso has written about #TwitterArt a couple times. He inquired about how updates to Twitter’s web site effects #TwitterArt. Here is what I told him:

Daily Dot Christmas Issue Twitterart by @tw1tt3rartFA: How is New Twitter for Twitterart?

ME: Twitter is a moving target. It was not made for unicode art, so we (unicode artists on Twitter) adapt pretty readily… The line width that makes my kind of tweet art work has changed back to what it was in the old Twitter, so some of my recent art doesn’t read right in some situations… I guess about the last four Continue reading

Vinny Guadagnino’s best tweet ever: #twitterart by @tw1tt3rart

On 9/11/11, I clogged up the Twitters bad with my unicode gibberish. People love big numbers & dates, so my 9-11 art got passed around a lot. Most notably, Vinny (from The Jersey Shore) snagged it and tweeted it and got his #1 most fav’d, most retweeted Tweet ever. According to @Favstar, it got 18,000+ retweets. In my experience, @Favstar doesn’t track new users for a couple months, so their count is often low by more than 25%… So this was well over 20,000… maybe 23K RTs for Vinny Guadagnino.

 

Vinnie from The Jersey Shore 9-11 Twitterart by @tw1tt3rart: best tweet

The "best tweet" Vinny Guadagnino ever did was by copying @tw1tt3rart. He's not the only one.

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