The 2008 Twitter Color Wars has basically taken over the Twitter world recently, and is an interesting adaptation of a technology that, besides things like Color Wars and StrawPoll that people have created, serves no purpose. (Ok, so you can find out someoneâ€™s status, but really, whereâ€™s the fun in that?)
Twitter Color Wars is basically a popularity contest where the Twitterati rally around a single color and show their support by taking their profile picture in team colors.
Anyone can play. To join a team: log on to twitter, search for the team of your choice, then follow that team.
The War goes well beyond just a popularity contest though, as games are going to pit teams against each other to compete for total domination.
Game #1 is a round of Bad Ass RoShamBo.
To play, members took a picture of themselves in their team colors throwing their throw of choice, and then uploaded that picture to Flickr with the appropriate tags. Then, a bracket style RoShamBo tournament will be held tonight with a best of three RSB match determining the winner.
I love the fact that this game evolved out of nothing and turned into a something that everyone wants to be involved in. Itâ€™s a fun adaptation of a technology that people continue to find uses for, and thereâ€™s a lot of potential for additional games.
Which side are you on?
(And to talk a little smack on the other teams, check out SmackTalk.)
Edit: It looks like zefrank is behind it all. Check out the Colorwar story here.
[Via: Mostly Lisa]