Johnny is growing a mustache for Movember, a cause to raise awareness for men's health issues. He also wants to let people know of a United deal from LA - Syndey for $780. There's also a trip to India for $150. Check out Johnny's Twitter account for the deals. Often they are computer errors that they will honor if you buy in.
Robert wants to install the Facebook and Twitter apps, but he's worried about the apps having access to his address book. Leo says it's best to just say no to that. The apps should ask beforehand, so he should take his time when he installs, and just say no. Twitter does it different on Android, though. It makes him think the contacts are on Twitter by having a check beside all his addressees. And that can be embarrassing when Twitter is harassing them with emails. That's what happened to Leo.
The New York Stock Exchange has decided to learn from NASDAQs Facebook disaster and simulated a Twitter IPO to make sure that the NYSE could handle the traffic when Twitter's Stock goes live. Twitter's stock is expected to fetch around $17 a share, making the company worth about $10 Billion. Leo says it's very interesting that a company that hasn't really made any money should be worth so much.
Jonathan is a music student getting his Masters and he's putting on a chorale recital soon. He would like to create a way for his audience to interact with their smartphones, follow along with the score, and more. He's using QR codes that link to DropBox files of the scores and wants to set up a mobile chatroom. Leo says that the music group Umphrey's McGee is really good at stuff like this. They also do stuff like take requests and sell the concert on USB key afterwards.
A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing at SFO, and Twitter had the story before any of the major news networks. YouTube video and pictures of the smoke coming from the plane were posted from people at the airport, and even from someone who was on the plane.
CNN has since posted a rundown of all of the events and facts of the crash: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/07/us/california-plane-developments/index.html
Johnny Jet joins Leo to talk about the SFO crash and how Twitter (hashtag #sfo) is always the best place for breaking news. Johnny says it reminds him of the miracle on the Hudson where Captain Sullenberger managed to land his plane on the Hudson and saved most everyone safely. The same is true here, and it's really an amazing miracle. Johnny also recommends going to fly.faa.gov to find out flight delay information if you're traveling to or from SFO today. Sign up for flight alerts from you airline on Twitter, as well.
Steven went to China and while he was there, he posted his travels to Facebook and Twitter by first posting to Posterous. Sadly, Twitter bought Posterous and shut it down at the end of the month. They offered a transfer utility to back it up, but it didn't really work all that well for Steven. Leo says that's a cautionary tale about free services. One day they're here, the next they get purchased and shut down.