Early Birds Double down on Twitter

Twitter’s Bird Gains Some Weight

Twitter is testing a new 280-character limit with a small group of users. The original 140-character limit was difficult since some languages, like English, take twice as many characters to communicate the same idea. #blessed #diversity (Source: TechCrunch)

Note: This is big news for Twitter and all of social media. Just for today, each of THE Skinny stories will have a 280 character-limit. #THESkinnierSkinny


Pack Your Jetpacks

Aerospace giant Boeing is hosting a two-year competition, asking students and inventors to develop a safe, quiet jetpack that can carry a person twenty miles or more without refueling or recharging. The reward? Two million dollars. #ka-ching (Source: The Verge)


Atari’s Early #throwbackthursday

Ataribox, the gaming console with classic Atari games, a web browser, video streaming, and downloadable apps, will be available for pre-order on the crowdfunding page Indiegogo. Would you relive your childhood for $250 – $300? #worthit (Source: Forbes)


Rocking the Advertising Industry

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his business partner are opening an advertising agency called Seven Bucks Creative. How did he get from having only $7 to his name in 1995 to where he is today? Click here for 7 tips that will Rock your world. (Source: AdAge)

About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.
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