Every now and then I like to pass along to my readers the current cool things I am using on my IPhone to waste time. Tonight I would like to share with you the top three that I am presently big on.
Quick Side Note: I just got back from our annual UM Spirit Squad Holiday Get-Together (our Spirit Squad is made up of our cheer squad, dance team, and mascot program). What a delightful evening with some awesome student-athletes. I feel so lucky to be associated with the Spirit Squad, they are seriously a very dedicated, talented, and fun group!
1. What Is Your Twitter Net Worth? – Do you ever wonder the monetized value of your Twitter account? Thanks to Time, you can find how much you could cash in your Tweets for by going here. Of course this is just a hypothetical exercise, it is not like Twitter is ever going to give any of us a penny (let’s just be thankful the haven’t started charging yet) but it is still kind of cool and you can use it to hold some bragging rights over your friends. The formula values my Twitter account at $180. That is more than my brother (@GlenReser, $103), Shaun Rainey (@ShaunRainey, $15), and Chris Lynn (@chrislynn, $60). Interestingly, our @UMGRIZZLIES account is worth $1,130. Conversely, the @MSUBOBCATS account is worth $703. Definitely a cool service to check out!
2. Flipagram – The apps to incorporate into your Instagram service keep getting better and better. Now there is Flipagram. What Flipagram allows you to do is create slide shows in an Instagram friendly format. For example, I took several pictures of our Thanksgiving dinner at my parents’ house. Instead of posting them one-by-one on Instagram or making a collage out of them, I put them into a Flipagram slide show. I chose the photos I wanted, adjusted the timing for how long I wanted each photo to be shown, and then hit the create button which processed the show and saved it to my camera roll. I then simply uploaded it to Instagram. But what really makes this service cool and what differentiates itself from other apps is that you can choose music to go with your show! And you get to choose from the favorite music you have downloaded on your phone. Better yet, you can start the music anywhere you want in the song to go with the slide show. If you are an avid Instagram user, this app is a must.
3. theScore – This app has been on the scene for a long time but I did want to share it because I think it is the finest sports score service available. Not only do you get up to the second updates on every game at the college and professional levels, you also get it an organized and user-friendly format. Ads are scarce and you can choose favorite settings. I personally really enjoyed using it to get instant updates on all the Big Sky Conference football action that went on this season. Two thumbs up from me on this app.
Do you have any apps that you think I need to check out? Please let me know. Also, if your Twitter account is worth a pretty penny, please let me know that as well. I love to compare! Don’t Blink.