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

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

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

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

I'm an addict.

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

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

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

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

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

So much hate for Twitter. So much.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There was this thread, by the way:

twittervision

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

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

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

dats it

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

TWITTER: I don't get it

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

CIO/KIU: using ilx like twitter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.soup.io/

IT'S THE NEW TEEVEE

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

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

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

yeah I still think it is all weird and gross

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

"the microblogosphere"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

People were complaining!

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

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

as usual

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

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


Hi,

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

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

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

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

Why are we making these changes?

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

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

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

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

Twitter SMS by The Numbers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

creepy

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

13.37
Hi, cozeny.

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

Check out tweetsms's profile here:

http://twitter.com/tweetsms

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

Best,
Twitter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SMS is a fucking trilobite technology

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

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

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

Seriously someone FedEx me a fucking medal already.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ON IPHONE

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

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

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

thank you silby! i ended up @ and also linking :)

marcos, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 17:37 (one month ago) link

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-24/twitter-analysts-don-t-see-quick-rebound-as-stock-dives-20

Twitter Inc. shares plummeted on Thursday, after the social-media company reported third-quarter results that came in well below expectations and gave an outlook that was seen as weak.

The stock shed as much as 20%, erasing more than $4.5 billion from the company’s valuation. Thursday was the biggest one-day percentage loss for the stock since July 2018, and the sell-off took shares to their lowest level since March.

https://i.imgur.com/jZHIE8J.jpg

it looks like 20% of all twitter accounts are going to be deleted in order to cut costs - in order to keep your account, please email me your handle and password by friday end of day, thank you

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Thursday, 24 October 2019 20:03 (one month ago) link

1st couple days or 2 sans Twitter I was reflexively picking up phone to check it etc. But since then I haven't even thought about it and am glad to have that time-waster out of my life.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 24 October 2019 21:24 (one month ago) link

.@jack says he'd be "very sad and depressed" if he was on his deathbed and all of Twitter was just people "dunking."

— Ashley Carman (@ashleyrcarman) October 24, 2019

j., Friday, 25 October 2019 04:57 (one month ago) link

sorry but twitter rules

flopson, Friday, 25 October 2019 05:50 (one month ago) link

Twitter is fucking great! Soooooo much better than Facebook. The key is to not follow depressing people.

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 25 October 2019 12:41 (one month ago) link

There's some sort of analogy between all my liberal friends constantly retweeting the president and Ben Shapiro, and the Pic Pedant constantly retweeting that photo of the jaguar with aquamarine airbrushed eyes.

pplains, Friday, 25 October 2019 13:05 (one month ago) link

i've been enjoying twitter a little more lately

marcos, Friday, 25 October 2019 13:09 (one month ago) link

I apologize, it's an ocelot, not a jaguar.

just gonna keep adding to this thread every time it shows up in my list, I sure don't think @jack sees it https://t.co/thyE2tjVcs

— PicPedant (@PicPedant) October 25, 2019

pplains, Friday, 25 October 2019 15:38 (one month ago) link

I'm considering getting back into twitter. with the proviso that i would just curate the hell out of my feed so i didn't get anyone talking about trump or posting "another day on the hell site" etc.

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Friday, 25 October 2019 16:06 (one month ago) link

I think I still have all my filters in place from the last election, which helps

mh, Friday, 25 October 2019 16:16 (one month ago) link

not sure what people are saying about politics because i have every related word muted but there's some good fried plantain memes today

ciderpress, Friday, 25 October 2019 16:26 (one month ago) link

I'm considering getting back into twitter. with the proviso that i would just curate the hell out of my feed so i didn't get anyone talking about trump or posting "another day on the hell site" etc.

― Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Friday, October 25, 2019 6:06 PM (twenty-five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I dunno man... That sounds a bit like having your AA meeting in a liquor store. I don't think it can be done.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 25 October 2019 16:33 (one month ago) link

haha

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Friday, 25 October 2019 16:38 (one month ago) link

you're right! one day at a time

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Friday, 25 October 2019 16:38 (one month ago) link

God speed my friend :) If you pull it off I want you to show me how you did it!

(I quit twitter and it's... a great relief tbh)

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 25 October 2019 17:08 (one month ago) link

yeah #DeleteTwitter
it's essentially socially acceptable bullying for the most part

DT, Friday, 25 October 2019 18:03 (one month ago) link

it's essentially socially acceptable bullying for the most part

u guys are in abusive relationships w your feeds. step 1 is to recognize that

flopson, Friday, 25 October 2019 19:04 (one month ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:12 (one month ago) link

It's estimated that the Gates foundation has saved 6 million lives, and this was a few years back. They've basically undone the holocaust. Yeah, I'm ok with calling him a hero, Scott.

— Podracer (@StonksOnHigh) November 7, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 November 2019 20:23 (four weeks ago) link

incredible

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 November 2019 20:37 (four weeks ago) link

loool

flopson, Thursday, 7 November 2019 20:39 (four weeks ago) link

all that AND he gave the world clippy

Titanic was cliched Marxist crap. (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 7 November 2019 20:49 (four weeks ago) link

Wow what a prick

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 7 November 2019 20:53 (four weeks ago) link

Lol is that a reverse Godwin?

badg, Thursday, 7 November 2019 20:59 (four weeks ago) link

I haven’t been paying attention. Why are we supposed to be mad at Bill Gates now?

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 7 November 2019 21:22 (four weeks ago) link

could have got more out

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 7 November 2019 21:26 (four weeks ago) link

He apparently said he would support Trump over Warren

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 7 November 2019 21:26 (four weeks ago) link

because no, i never want to save my documents to fucking OneDrive

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 November 2019 21:28 (four weeks ago) link

Gates's robber baron era has given way to his mellow philanthropic era, rather like Andrew Carnegie, after he stopped shooting his workers and started giving away libraries.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 7 November 2019 21:28 (four weeks ago) link

bill gates has too much money, hope this helps mr. snrub; but otoh his successfully prosecuted (!) antitrust violations over bundling a shitty browser with his operating system do seem quaint in our era of feeling intense catharsis when a congresswoman speaks unusually sternly to one of the three guys who own the internet

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 7 November 2019 21:33 (four weeks ago) link

He apparently said he would support Trump over Warren

― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:26 PM (forty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Not exactly.

"'I’m not going to make political declarations,' Gates said. 'But I do think no matter what policy somebody has in mind … whoever I decide will have the more professional approach in the current situation, probably is the thing I will weigh the most. And I hope that the more professional candidate is an electable candidate.'"

jaymc, Thursday, 7 November 2019 22:14 (four weeks ago) link

I mean, the crux of what people are mad at him about is this:

"If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine,” Gates said. “But when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over.”

Sorkin asked Gates if he’d consider sitting down with the Massachusetts senator.

“I’m not sure how open minded she is — or that she’d even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money,” Gates said.

jaymc, Thursday, 7 November 2019 22:15 (four weeks ago) link

I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over.

yr head iirc

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 7 November 2019 22:24 (four weeks ago) link

oh ffs

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 7 November 2019 23:35 (four weeks ago) link

https://live.staticflickr.com/4034/4676228175_3ec3b75b07_m.jpg

“Hello citizens! Could someone explain the problem with evil billionaires? They seem fine to me, an ordinary person!”

YouGov to see it (wins), Thursday, 7 November 2019 23:46 (four weeks ago) link

Hahahaha!!!

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 7 November 2019 23:48 (four weeks ago) link

both twitter & instagram doing this feed auto-refresh thing that i thought they killed off before because everyone hated it?

marcos, Thursday, 21 November 2019 14:50 (two weeks ago) link

xp lol good username/post combo there

jacquees, full of cobras (voodoo chili), Thursday, 21 November 2019 15:55 (two weeks ago) link

dud btw

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 November 2019 15:56 (two weeks ago) link

i wish the emotional labor and YA clusterfucks did not invade literally all of my other internets last week including ilx but it did bc twitter's boundless suckitude draws all other internet spaces into it

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 November 2019 15:58 (two weeks ago) link

it was p funny tho

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 November 2019 16:02 (two weeks ago) link

jack's moving to africa next year to get his head together and just, like, jam and shit, y'know? really just feel it

Sad to be leaving the continent…for now. Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!). Not sure where yet, but I’ll be living here for 3-6 months mid 2020. Grateful I was able to experience a small part. 🌍 pic.twitter.com/9VqgbhCXWd

— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) November 27, 2019

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 2 December 2019 13:07 (three days ago) link

tweet, pay, love

kinder, Monday, 2 December 2019 13:43 (three days ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Monday, 2 December 2019 14:41 (three days ago) link

RUSSFEST

maura, Monday, 2 December 2019 21:50 (three days ago) link

TIL Africa will define the bitcoin future

cryborg (rip van wanko), Monday, 2 December 2019 22:03 (three days ago) link

cool

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 01:05 (two days ago) link

kudos to africa

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 04:19 (two days ago) link

big get

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 04:37 (two days ago) link


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