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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

There should probably be an IRC reminiscing thread.

Jeff, Friday, 8 December 2017 20:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Or a buzzfeed listicle, “you know you’re an IRC kid when...”

Jeff, Friday, 8 December 2017 20:43 (one month ago) Permalink

an iirc kid afaic

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 8 December 2017 21:03 (one month ago) Permalink

There's an interesting new Twitter rule coming up soon.

How much you want to bet that it will apply to guillotine jokes, but not, say, bombing Yemen. pic.twitter.com/oJBVLawicG

— Cindy Stew Who (@voicehaver) December 12, 2017

Google Murray Blockchain (kingfish), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:11 (one month ago) Permalink

you sure y'all on the same page? https://t.co/8c2d7xusmH

— 💔 (@lexwatchmeflexx) December 22, 2017

one of my least favorite parts of twitter. when your drag gets 3x as many retweets as the other person has followers. basically cyberbullying

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 December 2017 03:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah. but at least no one involved has which sports teams they root for in their bios

mookieproof, Sunday, 24 December 2017 03:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/27/opinion/digital-nazi-hunter-trump.html

good website

JoeStork, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 22:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Twitter sided with the Nazis.

SHOCKED, SHOCKED etc

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 22:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

still though

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 December 2017 23:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Can we fast forward to the part where it turns out there are a bunch of top level Twitter people with secret alt right online lives

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 29 December 2017 00:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/368126-sen-warner-disappointed-with-twitter-about-russian-election-meddling

“I’m disappointed. I’ve been disappointed throughout this,” Warner told reporters. “Twitter has been often times the slowest to respond. Most of their work was derivative to the Facebook work. The other companies met the deadline which was way over a month from when they testified.”

Warner is currently pursuing legislation he co-sponsored with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) that would force tech companies to be more transparent about who is purchasing political advertisements on their platforms.

The Honest Ads Act would hold companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to similar political ad transparency standards as TV and radio outlets.

“[Tech companies] want to continue this approach of self-policing. I think that at the end of the day, that doesn’t cut the mustard,” Warner said on Tuesday.

He said if companies continue to fight legislation now, down the road they may “wish they could have taken the Honest Ads Act as opposed to where this policy discussion may lead us.”

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 20:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Marriott International respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China. We don’t support separatist groups that subvert the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China. We sincerely apologize for any actions that may have suggested otherwise.

— Marriott Rewards (@MarriottRewards) January 11, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Excuse me

The Bridge of Ban Louis J (silby), Friday, 12 January 2018 16:32 (one week ago) Permalink

lol love it

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:33 (one week ago) Permalink

one wld assume this related to some mention of tibet hong kong or taiwan

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:34 (one week ago) Permalink

They liked the wrong tweet

badg, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:57 (one week ago) Permalink

luv2see #brands desperately prostrating themselves before governments on social media, very cool

pee-wee and the power men (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 12 January 2018 17:00 (one week ago) Permalink

just wait for govts prostrating themselves before brands, coming soon to a social medium near you! #trench

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 12 January 2018 17:02 (one week ago) Permalink

btw how the fuck can i have blocked someone's retweets on this gd piece of trash website and i still get their likes randomly dropped into my feed??

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 12 January 2018 17:04 (one week ago) Permalink

I went down the rabbit hole

apparently this is what set it off

Friends of Tibet congratulate global hotel chain #Marriott International for listing #Tibet as a country along with #HongKong and #Taiwan. pic.twitter.com/SXKWb20v3e

— Friends of Tibet (@friendsoftibet) January 9, 2018

mh, Friday, 12 January 2018 17:05 (one week ago) Permalink

oh snap

El Tomboto, Friday, 12 January 2018 17:11 (one week ago) Permalink

oops lol

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 17:13 (one week ago) Permalink

the rare trifecta

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 17:13 (one week ago) Permalink

this is extremely good

The Hierophant: exploration of sacred truth

TAke a look, y'all: pic.twitter.com/dY14XIlPwY

— matt 💀 lubchansky (@Lubchansky) January 16, 2018

frogbs, Thursday, 18 January 2018 15:59 (two days ago) Permalink

Joanna Whatley · London, United Kingdom
But, ummm... many of these tweets are dated March 2018, which make the whole thing a scam since it’s only January. Or have I fallen into a parallel universe?

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 18 January 2018 17:30 (two days ago) Permalink

wow that's surprisingly good

"buckle up, it's time for some bayesian inference"

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:52 (two days ago) Permalink

i did particularly lol @ that

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:59 (two days ago) Permalink

that article is the best black mirror episode yet

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:10 (two days ago) Permalink

staggeringly good article. sometimes buzzfeed rises above being buzzfeed.

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:55 (two days ago) Permalink

ugh that sounds wankier than i expected it to

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:56 (two days ago) Permalink

it sounded as wanky as i expected

flopson, Thursday, 18 January 2018 22:02 (two days ago) Permalink

amazing, including the made up tweets, twitter handles, everything spot on

k3vin k., Thursday, 18 January 2018 22:15 (two days ago) Permalink

i didn't even pick up on the joke til Fergus McContrary, founder of an online journal looking sceptically at facts

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 18 January 2018 22:35 (two days ago) Permalink

need a trigger warning for satire plz

flopson, Thursday, 18 January 2018 22:45 (two days ago) Permalink

Good piece!

mag gerwig! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 19 January 2018 01:46 (yesterday) Permalink

Oh no, the liberals have been TRIGGERED again. pic.twitter.com/DXKIp1HsYv

— The Liberated Brain (@Liberated_Brain) January 18, 2018

lag∞n, Friday, 19 January 2018 05:25 (yesterday) Permalink

that was pretty good

so is this but not as funny

https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2018/01/12/birdcage-liners/

El Tomboto, Friday, 19 January 2018 12:26 (yesterday) Permalink

that guy is way more sanguine about the future than he probably should be

maura, Friday, 19 January 2018 12:34 (yesterday) Permalink

Well, he played a major role in the creation of Microsoft Excel.

El Tomboto, Friday, 19 January 2018 12:49 (yesterday) Permalink

oh so that's the guy i need to put on my death list for excel-related crimes

grim-n-gritty hooty reboot (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 19 January 2018 12:51 (yesterday) Permalink

I’m amazed he made an argument for longer posts providing better context, made a dumb dog analogy, and then used the details of a very specific twitter meltdown (“by the time you get off the plane in Africa..”)

I’m no longer thinking of dogs at all, I’m thinking about this:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/22/pr-exec-fired-racist-tweet-aids-africa-apology

like yeah, you can fuck up context in 140 characters, but you just did it in thousands!

mh, Friday, 19 January 2018 14:17 (yesterday) Permalink

the best part about the buzzfeed piece is it's a sequel. apparently fergus mccontrary got fired from his columnist job.

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Friday, 19 January 2018 15:12 (yesterday) Permalink

as a guy who rage quit twitter in december this mike monterio post is..........................very relatable to me

https://medium.com/@monteiro/twitters-great-depression-4dc394ed10f4

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 19 January 2018 15:52 (yesterday) Permalink

One of the warning signs for me is when I can’t tell the difference between a big problem and a small problem. My brain stops prioritizing. Every problem comes at me at exactly the same size. This is depression taking away a major coping mechanism. And that’s exactly what was happening on Twitter. Every outrage was becoming the exact same size.

bingo

The Bridge of Ban Louis J (silby), Friday, 19 January 2018 16:50 (yesterday) Permalink

that's really a good piece

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 January 2018 16:55 (yesterday) Permalink

This style of political tweet-writing is so awful:

Okay, politikids. Grab thyselves a beverage and settle in.

I just careened through 180-pages of House Intel Committee testimony by Fusion GPS and it was just chockablock with tasty bits.

Let's hit the buffet.

1/

— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) January 19, 2018

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 19 January 2018 17:20 (yesterday) Permalink

five tweets in and I'm still not sure if it's a parody of that style or real

mh, Friday, 19 January 2018 17:21 (yesterday) Permalink

subtle if parody

The Hoarse Whisperer
@HoarseWisperer
#StableGenius. I've seen this movie up close. A clinical narcissist in the White House is a profound danger which all Americans must stand and #resist.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 19 January 2018 17:42 (yesterday) Permalink

threb/>

lag∞n, Friday, 19 January 2018 17:43 (yesterday) Permalink


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