Twitter Really Really Connects

May 20, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:

Long-lost Twitter: It’s the same old story. Guy uses Twitter to send a message to someone he suspects is his long-lost brother, and it turn out that he is his long-lost brother. Nope, you can’t make this stuff up. Matthew Keys and Adam Smith, two long-lost brothers connected on Twitter. And, the kicker, they only live 10 minutes away from each other. Hey, this social media stuff is pretty powerful.

Official Twitter For iPhone: Here’s something else to tweet about, Twitter has launched it’s new iPhone app. Not surprisingly, it looks a lot like Tweetie, mostly because that’s what it is. If you remember, Twitter acquired Tweetie so they wouldn’t have to build their iPhone app from scratch.

Google Launches WebM: Google announced its latest plans for global domination. At least, world wide web video domination. It’s called WebM and it’s an open-source, royalty-free software platform that Google hopes developers will use to make video play everywhere. We’ll see.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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