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Twitter has been gaining attention since it actually began. Some people, however, use the service too generically. Twitter's slogan was "What are you doing" but now the slogan is "What's happening". Some people literally respond to "whats happening". Those people might tweet "I am drinking coffee and watching the news". Nobody on twitter will ever actually follow you because, it is stupid to follow someone just to know what they are literally doing.  What's even scarier is that if you tweet " I am going to Walmart at this address…"  you might become a stalker's target. Only few people, like celebrities, can tweet about what their actually doing because they are famous enough and already have a  high enough reputation.

Twitter is or will become a common medium of communication, because of its millions of users and its big impact on daily life. What I try to tweet is something that is  useful and/or interesting. I usually tweet about something that's happening in the financial world, or about what the new technology is.  Sometimes I tweet about speedcubing. Alot of people whom I have talked to, think that twitter is "annoying and boring". I totally agree with that seeing that many new twitter users just stop using the service after the first few days. What those people do not get is that, twitter is good for personal branding. In fact, I have seen places where you can buy and sell twitter usernames. Having a twitter name is becoming as important as having your own personal yourname.com Many people who find twitter boring don't see its personal branding value. They think that they have to just answer "What's happening?" literally. Go to twitter.com and sign up for a username. Use twitter as a tool to expand your network and learn new things

You can follow me on twitter @adityadargan

Lately, I have been looking at the top two cms platforms: joomla and drupal. My speedcubing website, www.cubegeek.net , runs on joomla, but i am thinking about moving it to drupal after looking at some of the great features of drupal. Right now, my website is ok, but i need to redesign it to make it look more clean and professional. Drupal has a wide variety of themes, but less then the number of themes Joomla has. I think joomla is a good cms, but I feel restriced in joomla. The flexibility of the development of the site developer is limited. I wanted to add the ability to have user profiles, but that was a problem. I had tried community builder, which didn't really work. I test tried drupal and found out that you can have really clean url's like site.com/yourusername. It is very easy to do. Both Joomla and Drupal are great, but I actually prefer Drupal over joomla. Right now, useability in Drupal is a problem, so I will decide if I will switch to Drupal or not after Drupal 7 and Joomla 1.6 comes out. Things might change and I might change my mind as well.

I was looking through the files on my desktop today and found some of the files that I had worked on for 3d animation. I was in 3d animation last year, but it did not work out well. I did not take it this year. I still have some of the work I had done, so you can still look at it. All the animations were created by a program called 3d max, and they were actually created by me. Keep in mind that this was my first year in animation so my animations are not as good as those of professional animators. I have two video clips of my animations. When you animate in 3ds max, you have to render your animation into a .avi file. So here are my animations. The first animation is about a ball bouncing down a staircase , and the second one is about a leaf falling from a tree. I know that there are some mistakes ,but I tried my best to make the animation as realistic as possible.

Ball bouncing down the stairs

 

Falling leaf: