Upload and Tweet mobile video on Android

I recently started using Swift, which is a Twitter client for Android. One of the main reasons I switched away from the Twidroid client was due to the lack of video support. Swift supports both Yfrog & TwitVid video services, making it easy to upload & tweet out video links while on the go.

I tested out both services after capturing some video of a chipmunk at the top of North mountain here in Phoenix, AZ. Below are the results.

Yfrog

TwitVid

I like TwitVid better. Not only because it gives you a larger video, but also because of the name. A link to “Yfrog.com” doesn’t tell you much, unless you already know the service. A link to TwitVid.com though, would immediately make you think of video, even if you have never seen a link from that site before.

Do you upload & tweet out video links while on the go? If so what service do you recommend?

Diggnation Tempe

Last night, I attended a live filming of Diggnation at the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA), in Tempe, AZ. Big thanks to @EvilBobby for getting me on the VIP list. I showed up around 7pm and cruised over to the GoDaddy area to pick up my ticket. Tons of people were still trapped outside, waiting to see if they would be allowed entry, as most seats were first come first served.

Lots of Tweeps

After gaining entry and picking up my ticket, I cruised around the TCA lobby area to see who was in attendance. Fellow Phoenix tweeters were abound. I chitchatted a bit with @chuckreynolds, @tambre, @paulvalach & @georgie_phx. I also got a chance to meet @Clintus @KtHaney @brianshaler & @transparnthuman.

The TCA bar incident

As I stood in line at the TCA bar, waiting to get a drink, I noticed many peeps walking around, happily sipping on tasty Fat Tire ales. I ordered up a Fat Tire once I got to the front of the line and was promptly told that they were all out (the bartender said they only had the few beers standing on display at the bar; Budweiser, Miller? & another crappy beer). Not one for craptastic beers, I then made do with a mixed drink. As soon as I took my first sip, the girl in line behind me asks for a Fat Tire and the bar tender pulls one out of the fridge and hands it to her. Really?? Really TCA bartender? I asked him “I thought you were all out?” and then he tells me “that was my last one”. I shrugged it off, as I wasn’t going to let this little bartending blunder ruin my night.

Diggnation

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This was my first time at the TCA and I was impressed. It’s a relatively new building and fits 600 attendees. The only thing that sucked was the lack of mobile phone service inside the theater. Most people were getting zero signal inside.

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The actual Diggnation show was a ton of fun. Lots of antics and hilarity ensued.

Highlights include the GoDaddy girls giving away all types of swag, the weird @unicorn, Kevin & Alex chugging beers to the crowds’ “chug” chant, Kevin hitting stress balls into the audience with a putter, the putting contest and the main part of the show itself, which featured the funny conversations and antics of Kevin & Alex – the show hosts.

I wouldn’t call myself a Diggnation fan before I attended this show, but I would now. If you attended, how did you like the show?

More coverage over at NewTimes.