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

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

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

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

I'm an addict.

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

So much hate for Twitter. So much.

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

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

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

There was this thread, by the way:

twittervision

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

dats it

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

TWITTER: I don't get it

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

CIO/KIU: using ilx like twitter

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

http://www.soup.io/

IT'S THE NEW TEEVEE

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

yeah I still think it is all weird and gross

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

"the microblogosphere"

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

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

as usual

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

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

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

SMS is a fucking trilobite technology

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

Seriously someone FedEx me a fucking medal already.

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

ON IPHONE

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

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

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

No! No!!

is my clear favourite

kinder, Friday, 31 December 2021 08:26 (three weeks ago) link

The Joyce Carol Oates skeletons one wins

Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Friday, 31 December 2021 15:59 (three weeks ago) link

it's hard to pick one, there are a lot of gems

towards fungal computer (harbl), Friday, 31 December 2021 16:04 (three weeks ago) link

it can go away this is better!

xzanfar, Friday, 31 December 2021 16:57 (three weeks ago) link

hamilton insurrection tweet is one of the worst ever imo, hall of fame bad tweet

, Friday, 31 December 2021 17:09 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah the first 10 are really cringey but there are some really funny ones after that

frogbs, Friday, 31 December 2021 18:09 (three weeks ago) link

i will seed your eggs

towards fungal computer (harbl), Friday, 31 December 2021 18:10 (three weeks ago) link

“Walking on egg shelves” slayed me

calstars, Friday, 31 December 2021 18:46 (three weeks ago) link

Pete and Kamala potluck is nauseating

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 31 December 2021 20:31 (three weeks ago) link

Potluck slashfic

Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Friday, 31 December 2021 21:30 (three weeks ago) link

jim morrison singing christmas carols

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 1 January 2022 13:20 (two weeks ago) link

a heart warming tale lol

lag∞n, Friday, 7 January 2022 18:38 (two weeks ago) link

WTF is Wordle and why do all my Twitter followers keep posting about it?

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 8 January 2022 14:34 (one week ago) link

i played it for the first time this morning

lag∞n, Saturday, 8 January 2022 14:36 (one week ago) link

what’s the verdict I am also considering playing it

auld gang syne (k3vin k.), Saturday, 8 January 2022 14:37 (one week ago) link

it was cool

lag∞n, Saturday, 8 January 2022 14:39 (one week ago) link

ugh fine

auld gang syne (k3vin k.), Saturday, 8 January 2022 14:43 (one week ago) link

ok it’s cool

auld gang syne (k3vin k.), Saturday, 8 January 2022 14:48 (one week ago) link

it takes about two minutes to play and they only have one game a day, I can't see why it's become so big

boxedjoy, Saturday, 8 January 2022 16:28 (one week ago) link

bc u can flex on ppl wit emojis

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 8 January 2022 16:30 (one week ago) link

Wordle 203 3/6

⬛🟨⬛⬛🟨
🟨🟨🟨⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Saturday, 8 January 2022 16:33 (one week ago) link

oh wow

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 8 January 2022 16:37 (one week ago) link

Wordle 203 2/6

⬜🟩⬜🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

:)

towards fungal computer (harbl), Saturday, 8 January 2022 16:44 (one week ago) link

oh shit

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 8 January 2022 16:45 (one week ago) link

i think i just got very lucky tbh. got a letter in the 2nd spot that could only be preceded by relatively few other letters. it's sort of the same strategy as wheel of fortune (except you don't get R S T L N E given to you)

towards fungal computer (harbl), Saturday, 8 January 2022 16:49 (one week ago) link

I read an article where someone said they always use ORATE for their first guess because it has three vowels and two common consonants.

jaymc, Saturday, 8 January 2022 17:09 (one week ago) link

i used 'shard' to find the common consonants, suppose 'share' will be a better starting point

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 8 January 2022 17:17 (one week ago) link

i find wordle a bit too easy (ive still never lost after a couple months of playing daily) so instead of optimizing my opening word i just pick the first 5-letter word that pops into my head

flopson, Saturday, 8 January 2022 18:58 (one week ago) link

the challenge of wordle isn’t so much about whether you will lose but how long you will stay stumped. sometimes i just can’t think of a word with those letters for a long time. that’s the good stuff

flopson, Saturday, 8 January 2022 18:58 (one week ago) link

we've been talking about it over here for quite some time
Tomtit in the tilth -- the NY TIMES SPELLING BEE thread

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 8 January 2022 19:02 (one week ago) link

i love it. the best thing is it's only one a day so I'm not playing it for ages.

kinder, Saturday, 8 January 2022 19:27 (one week ago) link

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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i'm just too good at this can't stop winning lebron of words

, Saturday, 8 January 2022 19:30 (one week ago) link

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

call me tiger words cause i got another bogey (hole in one) 😎

, Saturday, 8 January 2022 19:33 (one week ago) link

Not quite. Rowling's real importance lies in the fact that she was the first writer to present a world in which class and wealth mattered, some characters were poor, some were rich, and being poor was a hardship, not just a cheery sentimental thing in the scenery.

— Jeffrey Smith (@JacobKishnevi) January 7, 2022

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 8 January 2022 19:46 (one week ago) link

I made a bot, let me know if this is legible or if there's any other info that would be interesting to surface https://t.co/k3rIZbk32u

— Kevin O’Connor (@gooeyblob) January 8, 2022

lag∞n, Saturday, 8 January 2022 19:48 (one week ago) link

Wordle is a CIA op

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 8 January 2022 20:11 (one week ago) link

i'm on day 8 of Wordle and haven't lost

i fully expect that i won't be playing this in 30 days but a lot of people will keep going and i can see why. i'm not really a "daily puzzle" kind of guy, although i did use to really enjoy doing crosswords with my ex when I first met them. i can see why people addicted, and wordle is nice because it only takes a couple minutes

Karl Malone, Saturday, 8 January 2022 20:24 (one week ago) link

Rowling as pioneering Dickensian author suggests the author of that tweet may be unfamiliar with the adjective

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 8 January 2022 20:39 (one week ago) link

heh! what a vacuous pumper

calzino, Saturday, 8 January 2022 21:23 (one week ago) link

tweeter outed himself as a Floridian, so you must forgive him, it's in his DNA

remind me never to interact with k-pop fans or even the concept of k-pop on twitter. seems like it’s a world of hurt

mh, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 21:14 (one week ago) link

Haha yeah a banner day for it. Sending a letter to a record company asking them to intervene because someone on social media called an artist fuckable is admitidely endearing levels of not understanding how the world works.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 16:00 (one week ago) link

ohhhh lord J-Hope please talk to this sucker cause they killing k-pop they taking the pain and struggle of life of k-pop the only thing we coulda express our minds and pain. and these suckers took it and made it look like garbage thats why we get judge so much cause these shit dont be making sence

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 18:55 (one week ago) link

The iOS app just started interrupting my music every time a video comes up in my feed, I don't know if they made a change or if I accidentally changed a setting. It seems that the location of the video autoplay setting has shifted quite frequently, so here's where I found it:

Settings and privacy > Accessibility, display and languages > Accessibility > Video autoplay

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 19:08 (one week ago) link

hitting the mute button in twitter videos has helped me with this, but I'm not on iOS

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 20:01 (one week ago) link

I started having this problem and googling led me to turn off Twitter’s microphone access in global settings (Privacy > Microphone) and that worked but then it started happening again so thanks for the autoplay setting tip - fingers crossed.

Alba, Thursday, 13 January 2022 07:36 (one week ago) link

Would like to meet the genius that thought "most people on Twitter don't send tweets like this" would deter a single human soul from sending a single inflammatory tweet

, Saturday, 15 January 2022 23:46 (six days ago) link

Bart Simpson is Vancouver City Council's first public hearing speaker of 2022.

COUNCILLOR FRY: "Starting with speaker number one... JACKIN DADDYOFF. Is JACKIN DADDYOFF on the line?"

JACKIN DADDYOFF: *goes off on 3-minute Cobra Kai parody*#vanpoli #vanre pic.twitter.com/EzK1XdVEyw

— Kenneth Chan (@iamkennethchan) January 19, 2022

Punster McPunisher, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 18:10 (two days ago) link

lmao

auld gang syne (k3vin k.), Thursday, 20 January 2022 03:13 (yesterday) link


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