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Showing posts from June, 2009

NYC Midnight's Creative Writing Championship 2009

[A guest post by Nathalie Raben from NYC Midnight]

Get those ball points ready to roll with NYC Midnight's 2009 Creative Writing Championships. This flash fiction contest invites writers from all regions to compete against one another in a World Cup-style writing race. For each challenge, writers are placed in different heats and assigned a specific genre and object. They then have a specific amount of time to pen their 1,000 word short stories, which will then go before a panel of esteemed judges in the professional writing world. Feedback will be provided for each story, and winners will be ranked challenge by challenge in a point system that mirrors the World Cup. All participants are competing for a chance to win up to $2,000 in cash and prizes.

Devising creative contests in nothing new for NYC Midnight, an organization that derives its' name from the all nighters often associated with creative thinking. Registration for the Creative Writing Challenge closes on Wednesday, …

Twitter Widgets in Image Format

[A guest post by Bishal Adhikary from Tech Tips and Tricks]

Twitter has become a way of life for the tech savvy that are into Web 2.0 and blogging. A Twitter widget with the latest updates is indispensable for blogs these days. Generally, the Twitter widgets embedded on blogs are Flash based or generated via Javascript. There are many tools that help you create a Twitter widget. You can also create a custom Twitter widget using Google Spreadsheets. But do you know that you can also show your twitter updates on blogs as images? The best thing about images is that they can be used anywhere—forums, blogs, MySpace etc.

Tweetsnap []: When you open up tweetsnap, you will see a simple page with a field to enter your twitter username. After you enter your name and hit the Find button, you'll see your most recent tweet on a nice bluish Twitter widget that is in image format (png). Below it, you'll find snippets of code to copy and paste on your site. Just copy what's …