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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

yeah a handful of the ppl i used to follow for jokes and general nonsense pivoted to posting mostly about politics in the wake of the election and i had to prune a lot of them. not because they werent aligned with my views but because i only want so many politics tweets in my timeline and for that id rather prioritize ppl w/ more experience talking about it and/or from marginalized groups, rather than internet jokesters-cum-pundits

ciderpress, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:03 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm not gonna miss out on any good jokes about current events regardless, algorithms have ensured that

ciderpress, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:06 (one week ago) Permalink

i must see half of all krang and pixelated boat tweets and i dont even want to

lag∞n, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:14 (one week ago) Permalink

pixelated boat is so fn bad lol

flopson, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:38 (one week ago) Permalink

it's like, printed on a t-shirt in a head shop level humour

flopson, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:38 (one week ago) Permalink

lol i blocked pixelated boat

ciderpress, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:38 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm also realizing that myabe the reason why im not seeing a ton of 280 char tweet is i have a lot of words muted and the longer a tweet is the more likely it contains one of them

ciderpress, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:40 (one week ago) Permalink

I liked the how the fake Orwell quotes got into The Guardian as Orwell himself though. That was great.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:41 (one week ago) Permalink

(made up by Pixelated boat)

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:41 (one week ago) Permalink

few accounts that have a greater reach and are quality retweeters (like lagoon)

i think the feed would be to just follow like a dozen or so of these as twitter digest, and then a handful of low-frequency favs

flopson, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:47 (one week ago) Permalink

*ideal feed

flopson, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:49 (one week ago) Permalink

actually there is a third kinda-famous guy I follow - american sports media dude and chart expert jon bois. he is the best

imago, Saturday, 11 November 2017 21:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Tyshawn Sorey follows me. I like his music so much I didn't post for days. Now I got over it, I just unselfconsciously don't post fuck all for days! Probably means I'm doing it wrong etc!

calzino, Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Some people I stay loyal to consistently post awful shit: The Canary, Orwell Memes, shrill shouty stuff about imminent demise of the Con gov etc. But I stick with them, as much as they bore me rigid.

calzino, Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:22 (one week ago) Permalink

i must see half of all krang and pixelated boat tweets and i dont even want to

there was this evil sage tweet that was something like "keep stomping around my room getting so mad about all the sweet dsa pussy krang t nelson must get" that i cant find because he deleted his account but it was the only thing related to krang ive ever found funny

( ^_^) (Lamp), Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:35 (one week ago) Permalink

re: krang and Pixelated boat (also Hippo). Half of the time they are just beefing on politics but it can be seen as a cry of pain a lot of the time.

@dril is left politics but he/she is much more careful about tying to anything like an identifiable politics.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:45 (one week ago) Permalink

not gonna deny they all have classic moments but fucking even the 90th percentile pixelated boat tweet is some warmed up trenchant social commentary

Hot dog purchase pic.twitter.com/Z8LSktfIix

— Pixelated “Pixelated Boat” Boat (@pixelatedboat) August 27, 2017

flopson, Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:49 (one week ago) Permalink

at some point years ago I decided life was better wint-less

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Saturday, 11 November 2017 23:04 (one week ago) Permalink

actually there is a third kinda-famous guy I follow - american sports media dude and chart expert jon bois. he is the best

― imago, Saturday, November 11, 2017 4:58 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm jon is singularly good at twitter

ciderpress, Saturday, 11 November 2017 23:10 (one week ago) Permalink

most of my favorite ppl i follow have their own voice like that and not the twitter house style

ciderpress, Saturday, 11 November 2017 23:12 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah the sameness of the language and joke structures makes following most of the weird joke guys unfun. i dont really follow any of them and just look @ there feeds when im bored or in the mood for those type of jokes

( ^_^) (Lamp), Saturday, 11 November 2017 23:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Did a purge last year, amounting roughly to me following 300, w/ 600 followers. Following 375 now with 805 followers and it feels like a fitting ratio.

But then I like pixelated boat so who am I etc

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 11 November 2017 23:34 (one week ago) Permalink

i am not much of a tweeter but i like reading ilxors on twitter

estela, Sunday, 12 November 2017 00:13 (one week ago) Permalink

a recurring thing i enjoy on twitter is when local garda slings off at the pope

estela, Sunday, 12 November 2017 00:29 (one week ago) Permalink

i too enjoy those moments. lg in general on there tbf.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 12 November 2017 00:35 (one week ago) Permalink

yes, he’s great fun

estela, Sunday, 12 November 2017 00:44 (one week ago) Permalink

I envy how LG - and the likes - can be completely his own person on there, if that makes sense? In seemingly relative anonymity. I've accumulated half of my following I'd say because of me, yet half because of my job and what those ppl expect of me and there's no escaping. It's a tight rope, with "the personal" and "work/what ppl expect" since the beginning. After all these years it's still a pain in the ass to manage and not let rip freely a slag on the pope, say. And this will forever be why I'm ambivalent to twitter and the likes.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 12 November 2017 01:32 (one week ago) Permalink

Can't imagine what it must be like for ppl more, or actuallly, famous. It must suck so hard.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 12 November 2017 01:33 (one week ago) Permalink

until facebook it was the norm to be anonymous/use a handle online! its easy to forget that now

ciderpress, Sunday, 12 November 2017 01:54 (one week ago) Permalink

I know right?! That's how I grew up too. But then we got careers and stuff and had to use that, profile that, for better or worse, too. Idk for millenials the divide probably isn't a thing, simply non-existent because the personal and the public are one and the same? This is where I, as a person in his late 30s, am old now.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 12 November 2017 01:57 (one week ago) Permalink

I gave 280 a try, but ended up having to mute it last night. I would be fine with it if it was just used to get a few extra characters over 140 to complete your thought but it seems that most people I follow are using it to the fullest capacity.

Jeff, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 14:27 (five days ago) Permalink

@dril is left politics but he/she is much more careful about tying to anything like an identifiable politics.

You see, I don't get this at all. Can someone please explain to me how dril is remotely political? To me, he's just an absurdist parody of people who are so online that they don't know what constitutes acceptable behavior.

Or is all Weird Twitter just Left Twitter now?

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 15:02 (five days ago) Permalink

dril occasionally references a left twitter or larger news cycle dustup but does it in an extremely obtuse way that generally works on its own as a joke instead of just latching on to someone else's bad opinions.

BREAKING: Millionaire rapist rehab facility lost to random gas explosion—Dozens of 2nd chances tragically denied—"Mist of splinters & flesh"

— wint (@dril) October 15, 2017

would be a decent example, there are more specific ones but i can't recall at the moment.

oiocha, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:44 (five days ago) Permalink

thread

Baked Alaska got banned permanently from Twitter and now he's ranting outside a McDonald's that "Twitter cannot get away with this" pic.twitter.com/YXJ0vinzxI

— Will Sommer (@willsommer) November 15, 2017

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:31 (three days ago) Permalink

al digiorno please stop uyour cowardly efforts to defame this delicious treat

— wint (@dril) August 3, 2017

^ dril is certainly aware and there is definitely quite a bit of subtweeting going on.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:36 (three days ago) Permalink

Twitter banning right-wing trolls and un-verifying is welcome. Its definitely late.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:49 (three days ago) Permalink

too late u might say

wow. that was truly the minecraft of sex. (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:06 (three days ago) Permalink

they def did it in their panicky twitter piecemeal way too, theres still tons of verified nazis on there

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:15 (three days ago) Permalink

oh shit apparently dril's been revealed

find the tumblr people who doxxed dril and try them in the god damn hague.

— mmmm breeens 👻💀⚰️ (@isi_breen) November 17, 2017

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:25 (two days ago) Permalink

750k followers, sort of inevitable

global tetrahedron, Friday, 17 November 2017 19:26 (two days ago) Permalink

why does it matter if he got doxxed, can he not still tweet safely from home, or is he an already famous person or what

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:42 (two days ago) Permalink

I imagine "doxxing" dril would be kind of like this:

http://i.imgur.com/Xv4xqTr.jpg

JRN, Friday, 17 November 2017 22:33 (two days ago) Permalink

lmao

lag∞n, Friday, 17 November 2017 22:49 (two days ago) Permalink

he got verified

treeship: a year in the life (wins), Friday, 17 November 2017 23:03 (two days ago) Permalink

why does it matter if he got doxxed, can he not still tweet safely from home, or is he an already famous person or what

― ur-oik (rip van wanko), Friday, November 17, 2017 2:42 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

idk what his day job is but it's reasonable to not want your crude twitter persona be linked to your real name

ciderpress, Friday, 17 November 2017 23:20 (two days ago) Permalink

when i find out who dril is

7 / 244 https://t.co/3BSdIPZAsm

— BTC: 1JBJ8nczRAfBUpMQNQGthxgZwWGcrbYeb9 (@mannynotfound) November 17, 2017

lag∞n, Friday, 17 November 2017 23:58 (two days ago) Permalink

Elena Ferrante, now dril. Let ppl create good things in peace ffs.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 18 November 2017 08:37 (yesterday) Permalink

crude twitter persona

this is a bad take,,

mark s, Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:53 (yesterday) Permalink

*checks every hour whether dril is around*

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 18 November 2017 11:48 (yesterday) Permalink

I don't give a shit about comedy or the new series of Curb or whatever else with @dril around. Feeling kinda awful abt this - hope he carries on.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 18 November 2017 11:50 (yesterday) Permalink


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