Fun: FirstFollower Identifies Any Twitter User’s First Follower

first_imgWho was the first person to follow you on Twitter? According to the app FirstFollower.com, mine was someone I never followed back until today! Chances are you’re already following your first follower, but you probably don’t remember who they are and it’s interesting to find out.Built by Russian developer Victor Babichev, FirstFollower appears to perform a function that’s relatively simple but in a much faster way than you can do manually. You could scroll back page by oddly numbered page through a person’s Followers list, but now this handy little app will do it for you. It’s also a very interesting way to find people who are close friends in real-life of Twitter users you admire.It’s hard to know for sure how accurate the service is, particularly since Twitter changed the way it displays followers earlier this year, but Twitter founder @ev is said to have been followed first by @dom, one of the handful of people credited with creating Twitter in the first place.The first person to follow @barackobama? Cori Schlegel, a contract web developer who’s worked on several projects for tech journalist Steve Gillmor and probably a good guy to know.See also: The Inner Circles of 10 Geek Heroes on Twitter Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification marshall kirkpatrick A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Did you know that Mary Hodder was the first follower of both chronic innovator Chris Messina’s new Twitter account and our own Alex Williams? That’s enough to make you think that anyone Mary follows in the future deserves a close look.Fun and useful! What more could you ask for from a lightweight little Twitter app? This is just a small example of the kind of social graph analysis that’s made possible by Twitter’s relatively open user data.Don’t forget to come make friends with us at ReadWriteWeb on Twitter! Tags:#Product Reviews#social networks#web last_img read more

Hooda announces rally in August, Tanwar in the dark

first_imgInfighting among the top leaders of the Haryana Congress has escalated after senior leader and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced a mega rally on August 18, in the run-up to the Assembly polls to be held later this year, without any formal intimation being sent to State Congress president Ashok Tanwar.Mr. Tanwar told The Hindu that he has no formal information or invite for the ‘Parivartan Maha Rally’ to be held in Rohtak on August 18.“I have come to know about the rally through newspapers. There has been no deliberation about participating in the rally as of now. With elections around the corner, everyone should fight with unity against the ruling BJP to oust them from power as it is what the people of the State want,” he said.Wait and watch On whether he would participate in the rally if invited, Mr. Tanwar said, “Let’s see what happens. Going there or not going there [to the rally] is hypothetical at this point of time.”The Congress has been struggling to set its house in order ahead of the Assembly polls. The party’s State unit seems to be divided between two camps — one headed by Mr. Hooda and the other by Mr. Tanwar.Recently, Mr. Hooda held a meeting of the party’s leaders in Delhi in which 13 Haryana legislators participated. Mr. Tanwar and some other senior leaders of the party were not present in the meeting.Attacks against the Haryana Congress president sharpened after the Lok Sabha election results in which the party faced defeat in all 10 seats in the State.last_img read more

IPL 2011: Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- DC win by 33 runs

first_imgHyderabad beat Bangalore by 33 runs in their IPL match at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. Score | PhotosSri Lankan danger man Tillakaratne Dilshan could not contribute much to the Bangalore innings as he failed to perform against superb bowling attack by Hyderabad. Dilshan scored only 7 off 8 balls when he was caught out by Sangakkara on Ishant Sharma’s delivery.Soon after Dilshan headed to pavillion Dale Steyn bowled out promoted Zaheer Khan on a swinging full toss which hit the middle wicket. Zak got out on a duck. Mayank Agarwal, who was looking confident, played a lose shot on a shot pitch delivery by Manpreet Gony and was caught out by Amit Mishra. Gony also ended AB de Villiers’ innings on a duck.Playing under pressure, Saurabh Tiwary in order to score quick runs fell victim to Amit Mishra’s delivery, which turned to get the top edge and Sangakkara made no mistake.Cheteshwar Pujara and Johan van der Wath fell to Steyn when he dismissed both in the 17th over of the match and he was also the pick of the bowlers for DC with figures of 4-0-24-3.For Bangalore Virat Kohli scored a brilliant 71 off just 51 balls before falling to Gony.Ryan Ninan was the last man out for Bangalore, who just scored 3 runs before he was dismissed by Daniel Christian.Hyderabad inningsEarlier, Hyderabad scored 175/5 in 20 overs against Bangalore in their IPL match at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. advertisementBangalore captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and chose to bowl against Hyderabad. A fine decision considering that Bangalore lost one quick wicket early in the innings.Zaheer Khan send Shikhar Dhawan back to give Bangalore their early breakthrough. Dhawan mis-timed his shot giving an easy catch to RCB captain Daniel Vettori.Just as Dhawan walked back to the pavilion, Kumar Sangakkara took the crease to support Sunny and began to steady the innings.Sunny Sohal fell prey to Ryan Ninan’s delivery. Misplacing the shot he was caught by Saurabh Tiway at the long on for 38 runs.Johan van der Wath got rid of DC’s skipper Kumar Sangakkara when he was looking to consolidate and help his team pose a big total on the scoreboard.With his ballistic performance, right-hand batsman Bharat Chipli completed his 50 off 29 balls. Chipli and JP Duminy shared 50 runs partnership for the 4th wicket. Duminy who was playing well against the RCB bowling attack was taken out by Zaheer Khan.Hyderabad star batsman Bharat Chipli, who scored 64 off 35 balls, was not-out as DC puts a mammoth target for the Bangalore.Dale Steyn was awarded the Man-of-the-Match award for his brilliant figures of 4-0-24-3.last_img read more