Yesterday I was running around New York City, bouncing from one thing to the next. And my mobile coverage was a bit spotty at times. It happens in a place like New York City with lots of mobile data users and tall buildings.
But like many folks that read this blog, I was interested in following the Apple event yesterday.
So I went to Twitter and did two things.
I followed MacRumors Live and turned on notifications on that account. Done.
After that, whenever I got a break in my day, I quickly swiped down to the Notification Center on my iPhone and caught up on the Apple Event. I never had to open the app and hit refresh.
It was so simple, so elegant and so Twitter.
After the event, I went and unfollowed the MacRumors Live account.
Catching up on breaking news is amazing on Twitter. There is nothing else like it.
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ps: I would love to see Apple allow photos in the notification panel.
pps: It would be cool if Twitter prompted the user after following a new account with something like: “Would you like to follow this for 1 hour, 1 day or forever?”. It would encourage a more dynamic feed I think.
ppps: I am ordering the Apple 7 Plus in matte black and the new Watch. Better camera/battery on the former and waterproof/gps on the latter. Oh, yes.