Twitter Colour Wars

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A while back anyone using the popular microblogging tool Twitter may have noticed that their contact’s avatars sported some peas. This was in support of the Susan Reynolds and the Frozen Pea Fund, and was actually for a good cause. Now a new trend has surfaced in recent days that has Twitter users pitted against each other in mini gangs, showing their colours.

What exactly is the war over or about? That’s yet to be determined. The very green team seems to be in the lead with a pretty extensive cast list thus far. I was tempted to join them too.. but I figured if we all joined their team, then there really wouldn’t be any competition! [iJustine]

iJustine also created team #FF1CAE, and her helpful template for anyone else wishing to join team pink was quickly overthrown by someone from team “Dodger Blue”.

So far this morning I’ve seen the rise of team “Red and White”, and Aqua Team, and also SheGeeks have an entire breakdown of each team’s manpower: red, green, yellow, blue, orange, pink, gold, off-white, and plaid.

Meanwhile over at Tech Moz, the have a detailed graph showing the support for each colour team to date.

It seems all you need to do to join a team is change your avatar to include your chosen colour in the background or under your image, across the bottom. The sentiment around the web so far seems to be that Tweeps or Twitterers (those on Twitter) have a lot of time on their hands, are bored, and must have nothing better to do. Quick! Time for a Steve Jobs keynote… or another Zuckerberg interview.

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  1. RaulThursday, March 20th, 2008 — 12:53pm PDT

    While trying to explain to a friend what Twitter is (look at me! a non-geek trying to explain Twitter — thanks to you Rebecca, now I can explain it!) I came across Hillary Clinton’s tweets. Very boring 🙁 Have you read any of her tweets? Maybe if she chose color in her tweets…

  2. Tris HusseyThursday, March 20th, 2008 — 3:29pm PDT

    And you’re joining team Red and White, aren’t you? 😉

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  4. Mostly LisaSaturday, March 22nd, 2008 — 4:49pm PDT

    still haven’t really picked a team. but with Veronica and Leo, team verygreen is super tempting. there is also the promise of presents apparently.

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