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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) Permalink

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

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

I'm an addict.

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

So much hate for Twitter. So much.

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

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

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

There was this thread, by the way:

twittervision

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

dats it

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

TWITTER: I don't get it

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

CIO/KIU: using ilx like twitter

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

http://www.soup.io/

IT'S THE NEW TEEVEE

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

yeah I still think it is all weird and gross

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

"the microblogosphere"

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

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

as usual

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

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

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

SMS is a fucking trilobite technology

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

Seriously someone FedEx me a fucking medal already.

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

ON IPHONE

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

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

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

i have become obsessed with this account

I am no Bot ... am as real as it gets... hater are going to hate... I love my country and our freedom!!! pic.twitter.com/Z0JUZRXeC9

— VP (@anete75323905) March 24, 2019

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 24 March 2019 13:52 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Twitter isn’t Hell... stop being so annoying. I’m having a great time. If you’re not having fun then log off stupid bitch!!!!! It’s always an option!!!!!!!!!!

i did log off! however people are still embedding tweets

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 24 March 2019 14:17 (four weeks ago) Permalink

does turning off images work? stupid bitch!!!!

rip van wanko, Sunday, 24 March 2019 15:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

ilx isn't the entire internet

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 24 March 2019 15:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I don't mind embedded tweets here, but they are uniformly awful elsewhere

rip van wanko, Sunday, 24 March 2019 15:28 (four weeks ago) Permalink

for being a quasi failing website its crazy how many places tweets show up, like news tv is 95% tweets

lag∞n, Sunday, 24 March 2019 15:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

yes those are perhaps the worst save the occasional prank tweet which seems to get past the screener/anchor with ease

rip van wanko, Sunday, 24 March 2019 15:56 (four weeks ago) Permalink

all tweets are prank tweets

mh, Sunday, 24 March 2019 16:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

does turning off images work? stupid bitch!!!!

― rip van wanko

no, it doesn't, i literally used my ad-blocker to block everything from twitter and they still show up as quoted inline text

i don't know what else to do at this point

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Sunday, 24 March 2019 16:22 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I remember so vividly the first time I ever saw tweets on a local news program. So lazy.

Yerac, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

feel like @dril and @WWESubway basically justify Twitter's entire existence

frogbs, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i like @clipart1994bot

BBFRANK.BMF pic.twitter.com/G1MTsXRtL2

— Corel Gallery 1994 (@Clipart1994bot) March 25, 2019

maura, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

DRUG.BMF pic.twitter.com/n41tVBvwYh

— Corel Gallery 1994 (@Clipart1994bot) March 25, 2019

maura, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I saw that one yesterday and died laughing. I am actually, literally dead.

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

very trench

rob, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

CNBC, retweeting year-old articles for the rage clicks

Here's a budget breakdown of a couple that makes $500,000 a year and still feels average. https://t.co/mauqIGvcRw pic.twitter.com/eh7xBwvMV1

— CNBC (@CNBC) March 26, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that piece is way too fucking online

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

they should rename the site The Online

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

sorry brad online is now the only idiom we have left

moose; squirrel (silby), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"I wouldn't be at all surprised if Dril ends up making as significant a contribution to the English language as Shakespeare."

I'm grasping for a way to read this charitably

jmm, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

dril deserves it more than bob dylan does

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"I wouldn't be at all surprised if Dril ends up making as significant a contribution to the English language as Shakespeare."

didn't actually know the "please help me budget" snowclone was a dril and when i saw it i did think "ha it's like how shakespeare is all cliches"

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 17:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that piece is way too fucking online

― jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:37 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah i do find remarks like "We live in an age completely dominated by the fact of the internet" fatuous. thought the same thing about the lockwood piece

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 17:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

no idea why tom whyman keeps getting commissioned - fatuous is exactly right. his pieces are always one paragraph on some internet thing, a paragraph of surface level reading of some philosopher, paragraph or two of inane personal anecdote, and then a "so in the final analysis it's all political" conclusion

he wrote an article on that thing about throwing cheese slices at babies the other week that makes this this dril article (which is a rewrite of one he's already written at least once) look like kierkegaard

dogs, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

why, man

maura, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 20:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"We live in an age completely dominated by the fact of the internet" fatuous. thought the same thing about the lockwood piece

― difficult listening hour, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:50 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

interesting because the lockwood piece is not about this at all

flopson, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 22:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i enjoyed the lockwood piece but felt it framed problems of human consciousness and communication that date to the invention of text as phenomena emerging from the author and her buds' doggo posts; halfway thru it explicitly acknowledged this and then was literally like "look this up lol?" before returning to a few more thou words of "the portal brought the dictator". nb tho i read it on acid.

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 23:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

also kinda think there is a media class that thinks everyone is on twitter all the time, and they aren't.

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 23:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it was much more interesting than this clickbait about dril, to be clear.

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 23:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Twitter users with "Eater of chicken" in their bios

Showing 1 - 50 of 133 results

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 21:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

better or worse than 'slicer of bagels'

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 21:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

nb tho i read it on acid.

wow, otm

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 21:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This is how you do twitter

Ive been on this Earth for a long time & have found most people to be kind and good hearted which is the reason i dont think they’ll vote for Donald Trump again. Also the first version of Myst was released in 1993 & I think its still one of the BEST video games

— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) March 26, 2019

Does anyone think global warming is a good thing? I love Lady Gaga. I think she's a really interesting artist.

— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 10, 2011

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 28 March 2019 09:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

A universal basic income would do wonders for so many people. And how about A Medea Family Funeral? It's a treat.

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 28 March 2019 10:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

mia OTM re: myst

flopson, Thursday, 28 March 2019 19:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

hahaha that mia tweet, yes!

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 28 March 2019 19:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

hate this website so much

s/o to haiti & all the african countries and peoples who france (and western countries, in general) has spent countless years terrorizing, colonizing, pillaging, robbing, and raping. 🖕🏾🇫🇷 https://t.co/7ZRaVdZ11w

— stolen person. (@queersocialism) April 15, 2019

groovemaaan, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 04:33 (six days ago) Permalink

the normal internet place

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 04:55 (six days ago) Permalink

Dud

cheese canopy (map), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 05:20 (six days ago) Permalink

THE GLOBAL VILLAGE...

flappy bird, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 06:17 (six days ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4TX-fWXkAEJDFq.jpg:small

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:01 (six days ago) Permalink

wtf

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:04 (six days ago) Permalink

irie!

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:33 (six days ago) Permalink

she's not joking

seth abramson currently on tweet 160, predicting final count now at 325

— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) April 18, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:09 (four days ago) Permalink

Worlds collide.

(My other good ex is @mattyglesias, prob bc we dated for less than six months in college and he’s been a tireless cheerleader for my work and a source of support ever since.)

— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole_Cliffe) April 19, 2019

jaymc, Friday, 19 April 2019 18:18 (three days ago) Permalink

whaaaaa

mh, Friday, 19 April 2019 20:51 (three days ago) Permalink

my initial misreading that yglesias was a college cheerleader is an alternative, yet compelling, angle imo

mh, Friday, 19 April 2019 20:52 (three days ago) Permalink

i’ve always liked him

flopson, Friday, 19 April 2019 22:18 (three days ago) Permalink


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