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This article was published on September 30, 2008

    Tweetsay remixes pics and tweets into unique badges

    Tweetsay remixes pics and tweets into unique badges
    Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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    Ernst-Jan Pfauth

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

    Canadian David Chan has created a rather cool and funny Twitter tool called SayTweet. It allows Twitter users to combine photos with Twitter updates. Just upload a canvas (picture) and point out which users are on it. TweetSay will then generate a picture with text bubbles consisting of the latest Tweets.

    This makes TweetSay a fun tool to create unique pictures for your blog or social network profile. For example, I twittered at Picnic last Friday about how Amazon CTO presented Dutch start-ups Soocial and Project E on stage. If I combine it with a picture from Project E’s co-founder Renato Valdés Olmos on stage, you’ll get the following result:

    @renn on stage with @werner while @marlooz films

    Though it’s a fun Twitter badge, I’m not sure whether people will come back to TweetSay often. This would change if Chan also offered a feature that makes it possible to combine pictures with a specific tweet. Users could then combine a picture of a person with a tweet he was actually posting around the very moment the picture was taken.