Twoppics, the stories behind the hottest topics on Twitter.
At midnight Thursday Director James Cameron’s sci-fi epic movie, “Avatar” opened to eager fans. Twitter was buzzing with reactions from those who caught the first showing. @ChanceWhite tweets AVATAR was dreamlike. Awe-inspiring. The scope, vision, and sheer exhilaration of the experience almost render it beyond criticism. Critics have hailed the film as the holy grail of 3-D. It is estimated to easily take #1 at the weekend box office, making Avatar your hot twoppic of the moment.
Your hot twoppic of the day is Saab, after General Motors announced Friday morning that it was going to shut down the Swedish car maker after being unable to sell it. Saab will continue to honor warranties and provide service to current Saab owners. All par for the course as GM tries to become profitable after emerging from bankruptcy in July.
Your hot twoppic of the week: The Iranian Cyber Army, a group who hacked into Twitter early Friday morning. Users trying to access twitter were greeted by a black screen with a green flag, and print in several languages. The website TechCrunch translated the print, apparently the hack was a reaction to Twitter’s interference in the internal affairs of Iran which it said the US authorities had ordered. This is likely referring to Iranian demonstrators who protested the results of the June presidential elections. They used Twitter extensively, both to organize marches and to release information about their movement. There is no evidence at this time that Iran is behind the attack, but many questions remain, like why Twitter, one of the world’s most visited websites, does not have better security.
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