Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has opened up a design competition that seeks to harness user’s capabilities in coming up with an ideas for solving problems using the microblogging service. Dubbed, PoweredByTweets, the challenge is to run till June 5th where winners are to be selected by three industry leaders specializing in media, arts and technology.
The idea behind the competition is making beautiful use of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) data as well as solving some common problems using the social network. Winning ideas are to be built by the Pixie Labs team with winners walking away with Twitter’s ad inventory to promote their ideas on the platform.
CuteCircuit designed one of the best haute couture tweet dress that embodies the spirit of PoweredByTweets. The dress was worn by Nicole Scherzinger, who showed her digital futuristic side during the launch of the 4G network in 2012. During the launch of the Fox television show Almost Human, a tweet powered hologram was placed in central London where passerby could tweet ongoing actions in real time.
Retweet with comment
The unveiling of PoweredByTweets competition comes on the heels of the giant social network unveiling the ‘retweet with comment’ feature that it begun testing last summer. The feature allows users to add comments on retweets they make on their timelines.
The feature is currently available on iPhone app with the Android version set to launch soon. Retweet with comment feature allows users to share a comment on tweets without having to shorten an original tweet.
Forcing users to truncate tweets was one of the charms that people had been rumbling about, but as the network continues to evolve it seems to be listening to user’s feedback and concerns. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has been a buzz of activity in launching new features and updates, having unveiled periscope app that allows for the streaming of live video to a wide audience straight from a phone. The app is a counter to Meerkat, which has been making waves in the business of streaming live videos.