Monthly Archives: March 2011

Twitter by the numbers

  • Dorsey’s Twitter account @jack automatically sent out the first tweet, ‘just setting up my twttr,’ on 21 March 2006 and Dorsey followed it up with the first ‘human-generated’ tweet ‘inviting coworkers’.
  • Twitter has more than 200m registered users sending more than 140m tweets a day.
  • Last year, Twitter users sent 25bn tweets and the company added more than 100 million new registered accounts. It has averaged 460,000 new accounts per day over the past month.
  • Pop star Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) has the most Twitter followers with 8.78m followed by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) with 8.13m million, Britney Spears (@britneyspears) with 7.12m, Barack Obama (@barackobama) with 6.97m and Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian) with 6.73m.
  • Actor Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) was the fastest to one million followers, picking them up in just 24 hours.
  • The hashtag (#) feature on Twitter which groups tweets by subject debuted in August 2007, proposed by a user.
  • In October 2009, Google and Microsoft began integrating tweets into their search products.
  • Twitter has 400 employees and is adding workers almost weekly.
  • Twitter is based in San Francisco, with additional employees in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington.
  • Twitter was incorporated in April 2007; it was co-founded by Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey – @biz, @ev and @jack.
  • The initial Twitter logo was created by Stone, a former graphic designer.
  • Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo is a former improvisational comedian.
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Posted by on March 21, 2011 in General


Updating Select Options using JQuery

So you implemented a webservice that return an ArrayList to update the Select Option.

Public Shared Function UpDateSelectList(ByVal sThemeID As String) As ArrayList

You can use the jQuery $.ajax to call the webservice

type: "POST",
url: swebserviceURL,
data: oData,
contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
dataType: "json",
success: jsGetArrayListSucess,
failure: function (response)
alert("An error was encountered");

In the callback function you need go through the array list to create an option item and add it to the Select Options

function jsGetArrayListSucess(response)
var DictionaryItems = response.d;
if (DictionaryItems == null || typeof (DictionaryItems) != "object") {


var myDropDownList = $get('SelectList');
myDropDownList.options.length = 0;
myDropDownList.options[0] = new Option("Select ", 0);
for (var i = 0; i < DictionaryItems.length; ++i)
myDropDownList.options[myDropDownList.options.length] = new Option(DictionaryItems[i].Text, DictionaryItems[i].Value);

catch (err)



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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in Programming


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