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

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

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

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 15:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm an addict.

Allen, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 15:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Lie Bot, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

So much hate for Twitter. So much.

J0hn D., Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

There was this thread, by the way:

twittervision

Alba, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

dats it

elan, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

TWITTER: I don't get it

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

CIO/KIU: using ilx like twitter

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.soup.io/

IT'S THE NEW TEEVEE

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 06:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah I still think it is all weird and gross

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 06:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

"the microblogosphere"

Raw Patrick, Thursday, 31 July 2008 08:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

as usual

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 00:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Alba, Thursday, 14 August 2008 09:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

El Tomboto, Thursday, 14 August 2008 09:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Alba, Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

SMS is a fucking trilobite technology

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

Seriously someone FedEx me a fucking medal already.

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

ON IPHONE

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 21:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 23:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

ruthless pruning is the only way. I barely saw any selfies until my friends had a baby and I can just about tolerate one baby on the tl

ogmor, Monday, 11 June 2018 09:59 (one month ago) Permalink

I get almost none of the junk ShariVari mentioned, but it might be due to my persistent disinterest in directly following political ppl

mh, Monday, 11 June 2018 13:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Yes, three quarters of the people I follow are journalists so I only have myself to blame really.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 11 June 2018 13:59 (one month ago) Permalink

sometimes its amusing

laurel or hardyhearin (darraghmac), Monday, 11 June 2018 14:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Mine is only about the dead chef, dunno what Twitter you guys are looking at

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Monday, 11 June 2018 14:44 (one month ago) Permalink

its funny on twitter when u see a ton of ppl complaining about some twitter thing but not the thing

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 11 June 2018 14:51 (one month ago) Permalink

oh for sure, it's take policing. actual issue is not so important

mh, Monday, 11 June 2018 14:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Trying to limit myself to only follow books people and animals stuff, but politics keeps creeping back in.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:28 (one month ago) Permalink

twitter rules if you just follow cool people, imo

flopson, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I dont follow any of the political lads on twitter, or the ones where they find a mean-spirited cunts tweet and say imagine being this cunt. Nothing wrong with that for those that want it but it doesnt brighten my day

anvil, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 07:02 (one month ago) Permalink

On the political side of things , Big Nev Southall is good though, for using it in a positive way

anvil, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 07:05 (one month ago) Permalink

funniest ppl on twitter dont know it imo

laurel or hardyhearin (darraghmac), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 08:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Muted RTs on a friend because he kept RTing the president's tweets, usually with a comment of "Whatever, Cheeto."

Now he's reposting screen grabs of the president's tweets.

pplains, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 13:23 (one month ago) Permalink

oh for sure, it's take policing. actual issue is not so important

― mh, Monday, June 11, 2018 10:56 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it’s so frustrating

k3vin k., Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:47 (one month ago) Permalink

it's not that frustrating, k3vin. you just don't want to face the important minutiae of discussion
(twenty post thread occurs)

haha I'm kidding it sucks ass

mh, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Can you really not tailor your notifications to notify you only of replies and retweets of your own tweets (plus dm's, follows/unfollows etc)? Is it true that you are forced to deal with notifications about various convos people you follow might be engaging in? That is outrageous if so. How do you guys handle this.

i am updating my User Agreement and Privacy Policy (rip van wanko), Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:10 (one month ago) Permalink

i have not gotten those notifications

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:11 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't have notifications turned on at all.

pplains, Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:12 (one month ago) Permalink

xp huh... Google tells me it was part of a rollout of new features from early last year. On my phone it'll just say that I have a new notification and I have to click just to find out if the tweet(s) is even directed to me, it sucks. I do see how it drives more traffic to the site though.

i am updating my User Agreement and Privacy Policy (rip van wanko), Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:15 (one month ago) Permalink

the ones i can't get rid of are on my phone. the "user_X tweeted for the first time in a while, check it out!" kind. i get one every single morning. clearing it out is part of my wake up routine

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I get so indignant when shit like this is forced on me. Then I remember it's a private company and they can do whatever they want, but if tens of millions of people are forced to do this kind of housecleaning on a daily basis, the ultimate toll on people's time and productivity is staggering

i am updating my User Agreement and Privacy Policy (rip van wanko), Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:25 (one month ago) Permalink

My notiifcations are all like this

ReactDOM and 3 others liked a photo from Barack Obama
Reactiflux and DorsetWildLife followed Artsy Open Source
Recent Tweet from Jennifer

anvil, Thursday, 14 June 2018 05:30 (one month ago) Permalink

xp Twitter is of course a policy held company, I meant "for-profit entity" or whatever

i am updating my User Agreement and Privacy Policy (rip van wanko), Thursday, 14 June 2018 07:34 (one month ago) Permalink

*publicly

i am updating my User Agreement and Privacy Policy (rip van wanko), Thursday, 14 June 2018 07:34 (one month ago) Permalink

We are announcing a wide set of changes to make it easier to find and discover what is *happening now* on Twitter - be it breaking news or events.

— Sriram Krishnan (@sriramk) June 13, 2018

no u dont understand i go on twitter to read people with bad depression say "i go to chonch"

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:36 (one month ago) Permalink

maybe I was chosen to beta test these changes, here's my review, they sukk

i am updating my User Agreement and Privacy Policy (rip van wanko), Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:46 (one month ago) Permalink

.@pareene would like everyone to know that he he has "been locked out of twitter and that IF people want to register their anger about that they should text Jack” and also that he thinks my tweets are all good and extremely funny

— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) June 20, 2018

brief update pic.twitter.com/ixrz7BNOyo

— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) June 20, 2018

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 22:58 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Some crypt0 dingus replied to a thread i was in a week ago and I’m still getting notifications from bots liking HIS tweet

flopson, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 23:54 (four weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

he will never be banned bc @jack is a nazi sympathizer

devops mom (silby), Friday, 6 July 2018 20:15 (one week ago) Permalink

p much

Οὖτις, Friday, 6 July 2018 20:19 (one week ago) Permalink

that british tv comedy writer going nuts and thinking anyone talks about TERFs is an opportunity for him to chime in is wild

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Irish. It’s beyond me why he thinks that of all the people in the world who might comment on gender issues, his contributions are necessary.

However, massive props to him and his wife for their work lobbying to repeal the 8th Amendment banning virtually all abortions for Irish women.

suzy, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:32 (one week ago) Permalink

too late, already FP'd mh for racism

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:33 (one week ago) Permalink

whoops phrased badly, meant to say he's written british tv comedies

i'm sure there are irish tv comedies but i've not heard of them. shame, very whimsical people

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:34 (one week ago) Permalink

He does technically write British tv comedy

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Xp!

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:35 (one week ago) Permalink

He is absolutely despised by Irish feminists & repeal campaigners, not least because of his vile terf shit, and his tendency to only quote tweet men who oppose him while ignoring women criticising him.

His story, while sad and sadly common, made far less difference than the grassroots efforts of Irish campaigners and he doesn’t deserve any recognition given he’s demonstrated time and time again how he feels about the wrong sort of women.

gyac, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:35 (one week ago) Permalink

xp yeah "writer of british tv comedies" would maybe be a better construction, my bad

wow that escalated quickly

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Linehan has always been an arsehole but the way he’s all day every day with the transphobic shit is intense yeah

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:36 (one week ago) Permalink

fwiw there were several threads that came to mind but this "HI THERE DID YOU SAY TERF" one killed me yesterday. it's about halfway down the thread

i always thought "feminazis" was something invented by weirdo reactionaries until i made the mistake of wandering into TERF twitter

— Rich Lather (@muhmentions) July 9, 2018

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:38 (one week ago) Permalink

holy shit linehan can eat shit forever

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:39 (one week ago) Permalink

as like... a huge fan of black books this bums me out considerably

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Drives me nuts too, like many media guys I knew in the ‘90s who were ~basically OK~ back then, has somehow become some shade of centrist dad.

The repeal thing: his wife should be recognised for her work helping to repeal the 8th, at least she’s not everywhere with that TERF nonsense.

suzy, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:41 (one week ago) Permalink

No more than anyone else who spoke out; in fact I’d suggest that any random ordinary woman deserves more recognition for doing so given the longstanding stigma and death threats sent to many of them.

I could really link to any one thread but here’s a particularly awful one.

@Glinner why do you continue to support British feminists who do nothing to support Irish ones other then attack #repealthe8th groups for being trans inclusive?

I thought you were better then this.

— James Brophy (@jamesfbrophy) May 30, 2018

gyac, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Feel like “centrist dad” doesn’t quite cut it at this point, or is at least less important than the “active bigot” part of his bio

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I've definitely gotten a little too invested in issues, for a moment, that didn't carry a lot of personal weight. But why the hell some middle-aged completely cis/hetero dude is insanely into this one particular issue is so weird.

also the issues I've briefly engaged with never involved being insanely transphobic

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Linehan has been conducting ludicrous feuds and outrage attacks on twitter 23/7 for a decade, he's just finally found something that people aren't shrugging and walking away from

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:36 (one week ago) Permalink

turf is a slur
are you not a trans exclusionary radical feminist
a slur!

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:37 (one week ago) Permalink

xp lol fair

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:40 (one week ago) Permalink


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