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Didn't see a thread. So, micro-bloging, then.

Fluffy Bear Hearts Rainbows, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 15:01 (ten years ago) link

what's the point when you have FB status updates?

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 15:02 (ten years ago) link

I'm an addict.

Allen, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 15:04 (ten years ago) link

The status updates on facebook are one of my favourite aspects of FB, so I liked the idea of twitter when I first heard about it a week or so ago. I've signed up, but it hasn't stuck with me as yet, I think because none of my friends are using it.

krakow, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 21:31 (ten years ago) link

It's reduced all my literary ambitions down to daily one-liners: twitter.com/fireland

Lie Bot, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:22 (ten years ago) link

So much hate for Twitter. So much.

J0hn D., Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:46 (ten years ago) link

Twitter is for productivity douche-bags and aspirational web developers.

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:49 (ten years ago) link

I used to use Twitter quite a lot, but Facebook status updates reach a lot more of my friends, and I can do them from my phone as easily as a Twitter so I've kind of abandoned it.

I think Twitter is good for publishing interesting links and news and things, and for asking advice from the microblogosphere, but for the latter you'd need a whole load of like-minded followers and it's hard to get there.

Alba, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:53 (ten years ago) link

I think I will have to use it for a while before I decide if I love it or hate it.

Sara R-C, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:54 (ten years ago) link

There was this thread, by the way:

twittervision

Alba, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:55 (ten years ago) link

we've def. had a twitter thread before because i remember checking out the twitter homepage to see what the fuss was about, and i just happened to see alba make an update. then i told him about it here.

elan, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:56 (ten years ago) link

dats it

elan, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:56 (ten years ago) link

TWITTER: I don't get it

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:44 (ten years ago) link

CIO/KIU: using ilx like twitter

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:45 (ten years ago) link

I just spent another fifteen minutes going down the rabbit hole with this shit clicking on follower avatars
http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2008/20080423.jpg
the text of the last panel could possibly be sold as a t-shirt

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:46 (ten years ago) link

the weather alert stuff and airport delay announcement feeds seem vaguely useful but it remains the absolute dumbest shit I've ever seen since friendster

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:56 (ten years ago) link

I mean what use is something that's supposed to provide low-bandwidth status updates on EVERY STUPID PIDDLING THING EVER IN THE WORLD if it also happens to be breaking constantly

identi.ca is ugly and has a terrible name, as with squoink and jaiku and whatever else, which just goes to show you what actually matters

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:58 (ten years ago) link

http://www.soup.io/

IT'S THE NEW TEEVEE

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 06:02 (ten years ago) link

let me make sure to get back here and write you guys some more about how I feel about the web's direction in a little bit

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 06:04 (ten years ago) link

yeah I still think it is all weird and gross

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 06:50 (ten years ago) link

"the microblogosphere"

Raw Patrick, Thursday, 31 July 2008 08:52 (ten years ago) link

I use Twitter to keep up with a very small handful of friends (FreakyTrigger mob mostly) so mine is mostly a collection of stupid injokes that come to my mobile. I like that a lot, saves me having to text loads of people at once, but it freaks me out when I see random strangers following me. I have to purge my followers list about once a week.

Matt DC, Thursday, 31 July 2008 09:24 (ten years ago) link

I used to use Twitter quite a lot, but Facebook status updates reach a lot more of my friends, and I can do them from my phone as easily as a Twitter so I've kind of abandoned it

this is a shame, because your minute-by-minute update from "control" was fucking genius. for the few minutes it lasted.

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 31 July 2008 21:40 (ten years ago) link

you'd need a whole load of like-minded followers and it's hard to get there.
This is the key, really. Twitter got some ferocious use at wwdc, and was v. good for finding out what was giong on where, and what sessions to leave, etc, but it doesn't work so well if you've just trucked up in some random place.

There's a twitter client for iPhone that might help with that though -- it shows you all the updates from folks in your location.

stet, Thursday, 31 July 2008 21:47 (ten years ago) link

this is a shame, because your minute-by-minute update from "control" was fucking genius. for the few minutes it lasted.

People were complaining!

Alba, Thursday, 31 July 2008 22:12 (ten years ago) link

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1640#more-1640

as usual

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 00:50 (ten years ago) link

the end of twitter in the UK? er: yes, as far as i can see. i don't want to have to *look* for tweets. i want them to come to me:


Hi,

I'm sending you this note because you registered a mobile device
to work with Twitter over our UK number. I wanted to let you
know that we are making some changes to the way SMS works on
Twitter. There is some good news and some bad news.

I'll start with the bad news. Beginning today, Twitter is no
longer delivering outbound SMS over our UK number. If you enjoy
receiving updates from Twitter via +44 762 480 1423, we are
recommending that you explore some suggested alternatives.

Note: You will still be able to UPDATE over our UK number.

Before I go into more detail, here's a bit of good news: Twitter
will be introducing several new, local SMS numbers in countries
throughout Europe in the coming weeks and months. These new
numbers will make Twittering more accessible for you if you've
been using SMS to send long-distance updates from outside the UK.

Why are we making these changes?

Mobile operators in most of the world charge users to send
updates. When you send one message to Twitter and we send it to
ten followers, you aren't charged ten times--that's because we've
been footing the bill. When we launched our free SMS service to
the world, we set the clock ticking. As the service grew in
popularity, so too would the price.

Our challenge during this window of time was to establish
relationships with mobile operators around the world such that
our SMS services could become sustainable from a cost perspective.
We achieved this goal in Canada, India, and the United States.
We can provide full incoming and outgoing SMS service without
passing along operator fees in these countries.

We took a risk hoping to bring more nations onboard and more
mobile operators around to our way of thinking but we've arrived
at a point where the responsible thing to do is slow our costs
and take a different approach. Since you probably don't live in
Canada, India, or the US, we recommend receiving your Twitter
updates via one of the following methods.

m.twitter.com works on browser-enabled phones
m.slandr.net works on browser-enabled phones
TwitterMail.com works on email-enabled phones
Cellity [http://bit.ly/12bw4R] works on java-enabled phones
TwitterBerry [http://bit.ly/MFAfJ] works on BlackBerry phones
Twitterific [http://bit.ly/1WxjwQ] works on iPhones

Twitter SMS by The Numbers

It pains us to take this measure. However, we need to avoid
placing undue burden on our company and our service. Even with a
limit of 250 messages received per week, it could cost Twitter
about $1,000 per user, per year to send SMS outside of Canada,
India, or the US. It makes more sense for us to establish fair
billing arrangements with mobile operators than it does to pass
these high fees on to our users.

Twitter will continue to negotiate with mobile operators in
Europe, Asia, China, and The Americas to forge relationships
that benefit all our users. Our goal is to provide full, two-way
service with Twitter via SMS to every nation in a way that is
sustainable from a cost perspective. Talks with mobile companies
around the world continue. In the meantime, more local numbers
for updating via SMS are on the way. We'll keep you posted.

Thank you for your attention,
Biz Stone, Co-founder
Twitter, Inc.
http://twitter.com/biz

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 14 August 2008 08:45 (ten years ago) link

I never understood why anyone would want tweets pushed to them. I get excited when I receive a text. I don't want to find it's some spazz like me telling the world they've found an odd-coloured bogey up their nose.

Alba, Thursday, 14 August 2008 09:21 (ten years ago) link

it would be nice, when the iphone's push service is switched on, if twitter would push messages down to twitterific - this would solve the 'excited when I receive a text only to find it's about a bogey' problem

cozwn, Thursday, 14 August 2008 09:31 (ten years ago) link

If my phone had let me assign unique message alert tones to numbers like it does with ringtones and voice calls then the problem might have gone away.

Alba, Thursday, 14 August 2008 09:34 (ten years ago) link

Maybe the fundamental problem is that I'm not interested enough in other people.

Alba, Thursday, 14 August 2008 09:35 (ten years ago) link

most of twitter is exquisitely described in metaphor by that news story about the inflatable turd named "Complex Shit" blowing away and breaking actual stuff that matters

El Tomboto, Thursday, 14 August 2008 09:39 (ten years ago) link

of course being me I would say the same for pretty much everything "web 2.0"

El Tomboto, Thursday, 14 August 2008 09:40 (ten years ago) link

actually, i'd follow a tombot twitter feed. furious cynicism at unexpected moments could be fun.

i guess twitterific might step up to the plate here, but then again: it can't run in the background on the iPhone, can it?

(this, incidentally, is my first ILX post from my shiny new iMac.)

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 14 August 2008 11:28 (ten years ago) link

creepy

13.28
cozeny Wondering out loud what we'd need to start a UK group SMS system and take Twitter's market: Ruby developers, time, money, and Red Bull... ? 9 minutes ago from web

13.37
Hi, cozeny.

tweetsms (tweetsms) is now following your updates on Twitter.

Check out tweetsms's profile here:

http://twitter.com/tweetsms

You may follow tweetsms as well by clicking on the "follow" button.

Best,
Twitter

tweetsms
http://www.tweetSMS.com will be available worldwide across almost all carriers. We also plan to deploy an ad-based service for free updates.
38 minutes ago from web

@PurpleKitchen check out www.tweetsms.com about 2 hours ago from web in reply to PurpleKitchen

just uploaded http://www.tweetsms.com to help all of those international SMS users! about 2 hours ago from web

cozwn, Thursday, 14 August 2008 12:39 (ten years ago) link

Used it cause I was excited (are you still an early adopter a full year after the SXSW explosion of use?), then didn't for a few months cause I didn't really see the point, now I'm usin it again cause I've had some new local friends start following me.

Good for questions, link-sharing, Microemo bursts, etc.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 14 August 2008 13:25 (ten years ago) link

I have a friend who uses this to read his friends' feeds, so I basically only see it from the angle of a person who is constantly checking his phone while I'm trying to have a conversation with him. The first time I heard of Twitter was from him when I finally got exasperated with his constantly checking his phone.

Maybe I'm the one with the problem, but I can't really think of anyone in the world interesting enough for me to want updates on their activities throughout the day. I'd say the only people I could imagine wanting to twitter could be: Drug smuggler, violent prison inmate, Slash-in-his-heyday type rock star, and a dog (if they somehow managed to translate its thoughts into English text).

rockapads, Thursday, 14 August 2008 14:41 (ten years ago) link

don't use it, don't know anyone who does, but i check this one all the time: http://twitter.com/MarsPhoenix

Roz, Thursday, 14 August 2008 14:51 (ten years ago) link

i very very rarely check it on my phone. does mobile use seem to be the prominent use?

tehresa, Thursday, 14 August 2008 14:55 (ten years ago) link

SMS functionality seems to be its USP now that Facebook status updates have taken the mainstream microblogging space.

As I said above, people using it for pushed news bulletins and question-broadcasting rather than personal what-i'm-doing stuff is another application.

Alba, Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:05 (ten years ago) link

(I think you can now do Facebook by SMS in America, actually, but not here)

Alba, Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:06 (ten years ago) link

SMS is a fucking trilobite technology

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:22 (ten years ago) link

I followed @johncleese back when his followers were in the double digits.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:39 (ten years ago) link

Seriously someone FedEx me a fucking medal already.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:39 (ten years ago) link

how the fuck are they planning to make money? Also, they could easily have charged for this in Europe, and at least started making some actual income for a change.

stet, Thursday, 14 August 2008 17:38 (ten years ago) link

so: brightkite, then. anyone played about with it much? i'm not sure i can particularly be arsed, TBH.

grimly fiendish, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 19:00 (ten years ago) link

Twinkle is useful to see if there's trouble on my tram line or the local cafe is on fire.

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 21:27 (ten years ago) link

ON IPHONE

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 21:27 (ten years ago) link

Brightkite seems particularly marvelous, actually. Like Twitter with upgrades.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 23:20 (ten years ago) link

mordy otm

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:17 (two months ago) link

honestly the idea of shadowbanning conservatives is hilarious to me, I wish they actually did it

frogbs, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:18 (two months ago) link

things i've noticed creep onto ilx politics threads

Just those?

pomenitul, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:21 (two months ago) link

we should shadowban all of us

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:21 (two months ago) link

hey, let's take it to the bi-monthly Why Does ILX suck so bad now? Politics threads are Bad thread gathering/focus group

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:22 (two months ago) link

I'm amazed ILX hasn't been cancelled yet. Has no one disinterred the filth that was routinely posted here pre-2010?

pomenitul, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:24 (two months ago) link

we need a reboot

IL...Y

<3

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:25 (two months ago) link

* constantly quote-tweeting arseholes to tell them to fuck off (which means I'm effectively following said arseholes)

god i hate this

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:26 (two months ago) link

* always having to have an opinion about everything, whether they are informed about it or not

this however seems to be the engine on which the internet has always run

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:26 (two months ago) link

few oldtimers don't have a ronaldinho bottle opener of sorts somewhere in the archives. will cop to that being particularly egregious though

imago, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:27 (two months ago) link

I mean this whole website is built on people having an opinion on which music is good and which is bad, which is a pretty foolish endeavor

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:28 (two months ago) link

So you say.

pomenitul, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:29 (two months ago) link

I liked the movie I saw last night and went on letterboxd and one person I follow gave it 5 stars and one gave it 1 star, nobody knows what's good and what's bad

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:30 (two months ago) link

what is fucking cancel-watch? when someone fucks up and twitter sentences them to death?

no, more like when someone fucks up and everyone feels the need to pick over it for days on end like it's some kind of juicy drama instead of another tedious fuckup of no lasting consequence - this is in contrast to when Trump (or a number of other powerful people) fucks up, which is barely even noted now.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:32 (two months ago) link

we should shadowban all of us

― don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:21 PM (twelve minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm

lag∞n, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:35 (two months ago) link

* constantly quote-tweeting arseholes to tell them to fuck off (which means I'm effectively following said arseholes)

god i hate this

― american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:26 PM (nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

some of the assholes are so grotesque and absurd that while recognizing the toxicity of the situation i kinda find them hilarious and fascinating

lag∞n, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:37 (two months ago) link

the twitter left obvs selects its enemies for entertainment value, going to war w bizarre ppl no one but them and a few under socialized gamer teens has ever heard of

lag∞n, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:38 (two months ago) link

like someone posted laura loomers patreon the other day and she was making $800 a/month, not exactly a media star, but on the other hand she does completely pitiful ridiculous stunts constantly so i can understand the urge to rubberneck

lag∞n, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:40 (two months ago) link

what i'm mostly tired of is people who endlessly complain about everything

yes i am complaining about that

mookieproof, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:41 (two months ago) link

There’s like hundreds of lefty people on here who follow 2500 people and all they do is post epic pig poop balls pics at pundits no one in real life has heard of, get some 70 year old to ask “what’s BOFA?” And then whine about being banned for threatening to kill their kid or w.e

— jack sparrow/jack skellington calf tattoos (@intellegint) March 21, 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:48 (two months ago) link

lol

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:56 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

just nearly fell in a trap by replying to a dude only to realize 90% of his twitter presence is making spurious arguments in comments, completely tangential to the original tweet, all total garbage

pretty funny that his shtick is starting tweets with “well, then do you concede that..” followed by more irrelevant junk

a million tweeter stories out there in the city

mh, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:27 (one month ago) link

completely understand why pig poop balls is a good reply now though

mh, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:28 (one month ago) link

what is this trend of guilt-tripping people into donating money to their cashapp/venmo accounts? i'm seeing this more and more, usually in the context of social justice issues but it's kind of annoying tbh

groovemaaan, Saturday, 1 June 2019 13:50 (one month ago) link

Some people need money, other people have money

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Saturday, 1 June 2019 14:18 (one month ago) link

that's fair obviously, so why not just ask instead of making ppl feel like a moral failure?

groovemaaan, Saturday, 1 June 2019 15:09 (one month ago) link

the latter is probably more effective

dynamicinterface, Saturday, 1 June 2019 15:36 (one month ago) link

Whenever I follow a link from ILX to a political tweet and do a bit of scrolling down into the replies, I get the definite impression that Twitter is still rife with bots and Russian trolls.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 1 June 2019 22:07 (one month ago) link

it's a good grift tbh

flappy bird, Sunday, 2 June 2019 05:57 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

finally blocked enough brands that i'm getting promoted tweets from "NematodeFacts"

ciderpress, Sunday, 23 June 2019 03:26 (three weeks ago) link

blocking every ad is so essential for that reason

lag∞n, Sunday, 23 June 2019 03:52 (three weeks ago) link

got 2 know the nematode facts

k3vin k., Sunday, 23 June 2019 04:11 (three weeks ago) link

luv too report the brands

Clay, Sunday, 23 June 2019 04:18 (three weeks ago) link

the only good tweet

unbelievable: just fled an apartment showing where the tenants were not warned and the landlord managed to open the door on both tenants jacking off separately in their rooms

— Sadie C.R. Lovesmooch (@sadieposting) June 25, 2019

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 15:07 (two weeks ago) link

should've asked the landlord if he was going to keep their deposits

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 15:36 (two weeks ago) link

wowwwww

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:06 (two weeks ago) link

good one, nick.

pplains, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:07 (two weeks ago) link

Probably true.

when men live together their cycles often sync up

— Miles Klee (@MilesKlee) June 26, 2019

jmm, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:15 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

it's down, are we finally free?

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 11 July 2019 18:51 (five days ago) link

i was just abt to post a joke abt patch adams so this one's on me

mark s, Thursday, 11 July 2019 18:53 (five days ago) link

I guess they are really pissed off re Trumps social media snub.

mark e, Thursday, 11 July 2019 19:13 (five days ago) link

stay down

Οὖτις, Thursday, 11 July 2019 19:23 (five days ago) link

too good to stay true

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Thursday, 11 July 2019 19:59 (five days ago) link

I was DEVASTATED when Twitter went down so I made my own Twitter to hold me over. An hour without this very specific cesspool? No thanks! pic.twitter.com/PDrTfvopCC

— Rachel Wenitsky (@RachelWenitsky) July 11, 2019

mott the hoopleheads (voodoo chili), Friday, 12 July 2019 22:13 (four days ago) link

lol

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Friday, 12 July 2019 22:19 (four days ago) link

momes?

Hannah GAPDY (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 July 2019 22:21 (four days ago) link

'ents

kinder, Friday, 12 July 2019 22:28 (four days ago) link

This is an r/relationships post from the SA peanut gallery thread because the original was deleted. You will not regret reading this one although you might scream. 🐀🐀🐀🐀 pic.twitter.com/nIt12atnqI

— Horrendous Jake Kablooie (@JakeMHS) July 10, 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 13 July 2019 10:16 (three days ago) link

Plot twist: She gives birth to a mouse figurine.

— Don Zolidis (@donzolidis) July 10, 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 13 July 2019 10:16 (three days ago) link

Rosemary's Baby: The Squeakuel

— Hagatha the Witch (@BarbarianHag) July 10, 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 13 July 2019 10:17 (three days ago) link


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