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

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

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

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

I'm an addict.

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

So much hate for Twitter. So much.

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

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

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

There was this thread, by the way:

twittervision

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

dats it

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

TWITTER: I don't get it

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

CIO/KIU: using ilx like twitter

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

http://www.soup.io/

IT'S THE NEW TEEVEE

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

yeah I still think it is all weird and gross

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

"the microblogosphere"

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

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

as usual

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

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

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

SMS is a fucking trilobite technology

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

Seriously someone FedEx me a fucking medal already.

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

ON IPHONE

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

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

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

"here's the thing [followed by something that's not the thing]"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 16:40 (two weeks ago) link

-John Carpenter

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 16:40 (two weeks ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 16:49 (two weeks ago) link

the entire world is dunking on Joy, it’s a great day

mh, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 20:30 (two weeks ago) link

"The KHive are the vanguard of the "progressive" TERFs that Britishers have gotten to enjoy so much over the last few years"

why is this? Did this happen organically or was it organized social media fuckery? I don't know why Harris would have a large number of anti-trans adherents based on her beliefs.

akm, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 22:01 (two weeks ago) link

I think it’s a weird intersection of hanger-ons and extremely online people

the ride-or-die people are weird in the absence of coherent ideology (see my Bernie sign peeking out from under the post) and it’s just weird stanning of their candidate that has nothing to do with the actual person, afaict

there are ~vibes~ that may be incompatible, like I doubt there are homophobic Buttigieg realists but who knows

mh, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 00:32 (two weeks ago) link

how does Joy Reid have a job

akm, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 00:43 (two weeks ago) link

who the fuck knows, somewhere up in the sky at MSNBC shines down on her

mh, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 00:45 (two weeks ago) link

from the one time I checked it out in the last five years, it seems like all of the non-news show talk content is for people who want the update on the soap opera they see politics as, from a center-left viewpoint, when you’re at most online enough to check out cranks on twitter who were really into tweeting “this is it”

mh, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 00:49 (two weeks ago) link

Reid is presumably quite popular with the old people who watch four hours of MSNBC a night - not too challenging, not a yelling old white man (like Chris Matthews was), unwaveringly anti-Trump

onlyfans.com/hunterb (milo z), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 01:09 (two weeks ago) link

I finally joined Parler with the explicit intention of yelling shitty things at terrible people.

akm, Thursday, 12 November 2020 00:04 (two weeks ago) link

but fuck me if it doesn't have the worst UI I've used in some time. incomprehensible trash

akm, Thursday, 12 November 2020 00:13 (two weeks ago) link

parler-vous mayonnaise?

estela, Thursday, 12 November 2020 00:56 (two weeks ago) link

i changed my location setting to the cayman islands and the only thing that's trending there is Christmas

ciderpress, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:22 (one week ago) link

haha kudos

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 03:36 (one week ago) link

sigh

lukas, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 17:47 (one week ago) link

Why the hell did Twitter need stories now? What is even the point of different social media apps if they keep constantly evolving into clones of each other?

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 17:50 (one week ago) link

Blandly attractive people need to be able to virally lip sync on every platform.

onlyfans.com/hunterb (milo z), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 17:53 (one week ago) link

twitter had a real opportunity to innovate like make a button that allows you to murder people who send bad tweets instead they just made stories except called it fleets lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 18:04 (one week ago) link

Twitta Van Fleet

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 18:30 (one week ago) link

I wonder if Fleet video compression can live up to the high standards of the rest of Twitter video content!

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 19:16 (one week ago) link

they just made stories except called it fleets lol

oh my god, that has to be someone in product development or whatnot pokerfacing, for months on end, in order to come as close to "florps" as possible

USERS: we love twitter but it has problems
TWITTER: great we'll fix them
USERS: do you want to know what they are
TWITTER: absolutely not

— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook) January 5, 2016

USERS: could you at least look at addressing the pervasive harassment of women
TWITTER [twirling like Maria von Trapp]: M O M E N T S

— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook) January 5, 2016

USERS: you're alienating the people who actually use your product
TWITTER: likes are now florps
USERS: what
TWITTER: timeline goes sideways

— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook) January 5, 2016

@oneposter (💹) (sic), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:48 (one week ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 22:49 (one week ago) link

I don't see the Fleet option on my tweets. whaaa

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 10:05 (one week ago) link

more like Jack Dorky

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 16:09 (one week ago) link

im making daily fleets becoming a fleet leader

lag∞n, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 16:12 (one week ago) link

i follow ~1000 accounts and theres one new fleet today (mine)

lag∞n, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 16:47 (one week ago) link

when i was a child, i caught a FLEETING GLIMPSE

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 16:56 (one week ago) link

i don't see fleets yet, did it not roll out to everyone

ciderpress, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 17:03 (one week ago) link

christmas finished trending in the cayman islands, now nothing is trending. highly recommend becoming a fake cayman islands resident if you don't like seeing trends

ciderpress, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 17:05 (one week ago) link

Fleets are only on mobile. There's a bar on the top of the screen that looks exactly like Instagram Stories.

jaymc, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 17:06 (one week ago) link

oh thats why, i don't use mobile

ciderpress, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 17:06 (one week ago) link

guessing, for better or worse, third-party twitter apps aren’t getting access to those

mh, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 17:07 (one week ago) link

i turned to look but it was gone, I cannot put my finger on it now, the child is grown, the tweet is gone!

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 17:07 (one week ago) link

I have the mobile app and I’m not seeing it yet!

scampopo (suzy), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 17:32 (one week ago) link

mb check if your app needs to be updated

lag∞n, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 17:34 (one week ago) link

In case you’re confused- here’s how to tell the social media apps apart. pic.twitter.com/P2U83toxPC

— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) November 18, 2020

Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 18:52 (one week ago) link

smh fascism

https://i.imgur.com/vdOhEGg.png

lag∞n, Friday, 20 November 2020 22:36 (six days ago) link

cant wait to read your nyt oped about being oppressed

discourse stu (m bison), Saturday, 21 November 2020 03:31 (five days ago) link

did u know u cant even fave tweets when youre on twitter timeout smh

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 November 2020 03:37 (five days ago) link

i think the real question is, have you learned your lesson?

Karl Malone, Saturday, 21 November 2020 03:51 (five days ago) link

honestly ive tweeted things like that at politicians dozens of times and only been temp banned two or three times so i mean

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 November 2020 03:56 (five days ago) link

a couple of other times ive gotten a notification that some account features were disabled but i couldnt figure out what they were

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 November 2020 03:57 (five days ago) link

there should be some sort of forgiveness plan for when the person really does deserve it

Karl Malone, Saturday, 21 November 2020 03:59 (five days ago) link

Does Twitter realize that Fleets is the name of the best selling pre-packaged OTC enema in the world?

The Solace of Fortitude (Aimless), Saturday, 21 November 2020 04:01 (five days ago) link

this is actually good

raise your game, lag∞n

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 November 2020 04:23 (five days ago) link

"im not owned! im not owned!!", i continue to insist as i slowly shrink and transform into a corn cob

— Jean-Paul Sartre https://t.co/VNMxGyAyw8

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 25, 2020

discourse stu (m bison), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:00 (yesterday) link

RIP dril. He had a good run.

Fetchboy, Thursday, 26 November 2020 05:34 (five hours ago) link

wha happen

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 26 November 2020 09:33 (one hour ago) link


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