TWITTER: I don't get it

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Expalin why this is coool or useful in any way. I use myspace and del.icio.us and shit I'm not a luddite; but what is TWITTER FOR?

BLASTOCYST, Thursday, 26 April 2007 13:53 (fourteen years ago) link

blogs = letter writing
twitter = cb radio


Also, useful for camwhore types to keep fanbase informed

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:38 (fourteen years ago) link

let's just talk about del.icio.us

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:03 (fourteen years ago) link

three months pass...

web 2.0 is a mess

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 12:08 (fourteen years ago) link

I'M GONNA MICROBLOG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS

sanskrit, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 14:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Today
Jon updated Twitter. 1:17am

sleep, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 14:55 (fourteen years ago) link

two months pass...

RESULT: DISAPPOINTING

starting twitter is like staring into a big empty void

jon i'm following you because i i knew you'd be all over this and i need something to validate the time it took to sign up and install twitterific

tissp, Friday, 2 November 2007 11:32 (thirteen years ago) link

I've said it a million times before: if you have friends that actually use twitter, and they actually have a functional social life, it's insanely useful. We use it to merge up groups that are barhopping different parts of town, or I'll put a message out about how I am thinking about seeing a movie or going to the park and get a response or two. Also worked pretty well at a big concert festival -- if someone wanted to know where people were they could turn on updates or check the page, and if they left the festival for a while they could turn it off.

I do not understand nerds following what other nerds are doing, especially when they have never met them before.

mh, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:26 (thirteen years ago) link

I do not understand nerds following what other nerds are doing, especially when they have never met them before.

^ i do this but they are "art scene" friends or "social media" connections

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:26 (thirteen years ago) link

which overlap a lot

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:26 (thirteen years ago) link

jon & mh both otm.

Steve Shasta, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:28 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm actually finding it useful but I don't like receiving stuff on my phone.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:31 (thirteen years ago) link

problem i guess is convincing everyone i know to also use twitter then

tissp, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:32 (thirteen years ago) link

twitter was apparently really useful during the socal fires last month afa letting friends & family know you were not dead

El Tomboto, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:36 (thirteen years ago) link

I read that as "social fires" and i was like what is this Tom Wolfe shit.

Jon Lewis, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:38 (thirteen years ago) link

I can see how twittering with friends could be a source of good relevant info, but yeah the problem is how do you et everybody to start doing it and remember to check on things? also DC/NYC poses the problem of all comms being shut off for most of your travel time from one place to another

El Tomboto, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:39 (thirteen years ago) link

the so-cal fires are also a good example of how twitter posts can be more relevant in your life than any shotgun blast of media news

El Tomboto, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:41 (thirteen years ago) link

http://i15.tinypic.com/4z41oip.png

^ fairly typical day

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:43 (thirteen years ago) link

I can see how twittering with friends could be a source of good relevant info, but yeah the problem is how do you et everybody to start doing it and remember to check on things? also DC/NYC poses the problem of all comms being shut off for most of your travel time from one place to another

-- El Tomboto, Friday, November 2, 2007 12:39 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

^ well this is true for sms too

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:43 (thirteen years ago) link

Also its kind of annoying that I can't make some stuff go to sms but not this stuff

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:44 (thirteen years ago) link

My boss was on tour running a show for a week in Ornaldo with his comedy group and his mom had a heart attack. He used twitter to coordinate with everyone.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 2 November 2007 16:50 (thirteen years ago) link

the sms is what makes this useful, to me. thing is, you want to make sure the signal-to-noise ratio stays up, and it never, ever will. give people a 5-digit text number and they will inevitably tlak about how they just missed the bus.

Will M., Friday, 2 November 2007 18:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Haha Lexapro does make you yawn like crazy!

Abbott, Friday, 2 November 2007 19:19 (thirteen years ago) link

alana post knows the truth

Abbott, Friday, 2 November 2007 19:19 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.brianoberkirch.com/

ok look in his sidebar :(

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 2 November 2007 19:44 (thirteen years ago) link

whoever that guy is he sucks

El Tomboto, Friday, 2 November 2007 19:48 (thirteen years ago) link

That was the gist of it

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 2 November 2007 19:50 (thirteen years ago) link

twitter is lame

chaki, Friday, 2 November 2007 19:50 (thirteen years ago) link

http://twitter.com/chaki

:(

chaki, Friday, 2 November 2007 19:52 (thirteen years ago) link

u can take solace in the fact he is from FUKUOKA

tissp, Saturday, 3 November 2007 00:39 (thirteen years ago) link

u can take solace in the fact he is from FUKUOKA

tissp, Saturday, 3 November 2007 00:39 (thirteen years ago) link

fukuoka is home to the best tonkotsu ramen!!!

Steve Shasta, Saturday, 3 November 2007 01:02 (thirteen years ago) link

very much in character

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Saturday, 3 November 2007 01:19 (thirteen years ago) link

XXXXXXX is in the kitchen making a date with this random friend of mine to do heroin tomorrow. While listening to Sea Change.
01:30 AM November 03, 2007 from txt

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 02:57 (thirteen years ago) link

JW: http://twitter.com/STEVESHASTA
LP: huh. what is that? (don't laugh, i'm out of touch)

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 20:13 (thirteen years ago) link

i think shasta told me he twittered something today over IM

jaxon, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 21:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Ramsay Stirling via Twitter to me


yo, i think you just got tek-SERVED!!!1!1!!

Ramsay Stirling / ramsaystirling

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 22:09 (thirteen years ago) link

lol tekserve

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 22:10 (thirteen years ago) link

xpost to myself. oh, he wasn't kidding. i found his twitter page

jaxon, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 22:13 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.sheenaeaston.co.uk/tekwar.jpg

am0n, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 22:55 (thirteen years ago) link

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YT5yCnEr8kQ

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Tuesday, 20 November 2007 22:34 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

jw microbloggin' up a storm

elmo argonaut, Wednesday, 9 January 2008 19:15 (thirteen years ago) link

fuck u bitch

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 9 January 2008 20:05 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Thanks to everyone sending the positive tweets.

sleep, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 19:14 (thirteen years ago) link

fucking self-parody

El Tomboto, Thursday, 14 February 2008 01:49 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o

SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 17 March 2008 16:29 (thirteen years ago) link

not with a bang but a twitter

El Tomboto, Monday, 17 March 2008 22:06 (thirteen years ago) link

jw how do you get caught up actually using this stuff when you know that it is awful and dumb

El Tomboto, Monday, 17 March 2008 22:06 (thirteen years ago) link

did anyone post the story about the guy who got out of jail in egypt because he twittered "arrested"?

jaxon, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 19:24 (thirteen years ago) link

one of my contacts twittered that story

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 21:04 (thirteen years ago) link

UH OH!!! this just popped up on my screen!

Oh noes! @Wizardishungry just broke his wrist riding his bike over the Wiliamsburg bridge.

tehresa, Sunday, 11 May 2008 20:30 (thirteen years ago) link

confirm/deny

Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:05 (thirteen years ago) link

jumping his bike over the Williamsburg gorge?

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:06 (thirteen years ago) link

i love that j03 twittered this right away

sleep, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:08 (thirteen years ago) link

^^^ sick googleproofing imo

sleep, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:14 (thirteen years ago) link

damn dude hope u ok

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:39 (thirteen years ago) link

cool wrist hack

El Tomboto, Sunday, 11 May 2008 21:50 (thirteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/05/31/hey-twitter-i-have-a-few-questions-too/

So I have a couple of questions, too, based on a couple of discussions I’ve had with people who say they’ve seen Twitter’s architecture.

- Is it true that you only have a single master MySQL server running replication to two slaves, and the architecture doesn’t auto-switch to a hot backup when the master goes down?

- Do you really have a grand total of three physical database machines that are POWERING ALL OF TWITTER?

- Is it true that the only way you can keep Twitter alive is to have somebody sit there and watch it constantly, and then manually switch databases over and re-build when one of the slaves fail?

- Is that why most of your major outages can be traced to periods of time when former Chief Architect/server watcher Blaine Cook wasn’t there to sit and monitor the system?

- Given the record-beating outages Twitter saw in May after Cook was dismissed, is anyone there capable of keeping Twitter live?

- How long will it be until you are able to undo the damage Cook has caused to Twitter and the community?

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 1 June 2008 06:13 (thirteen years ago) link

- What is Twitter for?

max, Sunday, 1 June 2008 06:14 (thirteen years ago) link

NEVER SEND A RUBY PROGRAMMER TO DO A DBA'S WORK

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 1 June 2008 07:51 (thirteen years ago) link

http://twitter.com/NCR_Battlespace

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 00:43 (thirteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

http://chainsawsuit.com/comics/20080630.gif

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 2 July 2008 19:14 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

http://twitter.com/vanband101

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Tuesday, 26 August 2008 15:27 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.boingboing.net/images/x_2008/blogospheretweethearts2.jpg

Oh no these two prizes r off the market.

jigglepanda.gif (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 11 October 2008 18:24 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

hey noize.

I'm twittering 1,000 new release record reviews in 2009! Follow me if you like :D

http://twitter.com/1000TimesYes

㋡TM (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 5 January 2009 17:37 (twelve years ago) link

Sorry. ts/dnr

өөө (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 5 January 2009 17:39 (twelve years ago) link

This thread is a curious relic of the pre-Shaq era.

Jedi Mind Trick Daddy (The Reverend), Monday, 5 January 2009 19:35 (twelve years ago) link

i hope facebook takes a hot steaming dump on twitter

✈ ▌▌ (sanskrit), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 21:19 (twelve years ago) link

Facebook is gonna be toast once people stop being themselves and building the identities they desire because grandma and grandma insist on being their friends.

merriweather post ironic (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 21:55 (twelve years ago) link

omg so true!!!! any more predictions soothsayer?

marlon brando baby tiger (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 22:34 (twelve years ago) link

you can put grandma on limited profile dawgs.

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 22:41 (twelve years ago) link

omg so true!!!! any more predictions soothsayer?

― marlon brando baby tiger (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, January 6, 2009 5:34 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

people will wear shoes on their hands, meatloaf will be against the law, and I suggest ban elmo argonaut.

merriweather post very much in character pavillion (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 22:42 (twelve years ago) link

fwiw, i don't facebook, I'm just guessing that's what will happen due to all my friends complaining about that more and more now that facebook is grandma popular

merriweather post very much in character pavillion (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 22:43 (twelve years ago) link

i doubt it dude, it seems way too built into people's lives now, as opposed to myspace, which was sort of a hobby on the side kind of deal. ppl totally structure their social lives via facebook now.

s1ocki, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 23:23 (twelve years ago) link

I knew plenty of people who structured their social lives around myspace.

permanent o_Ovolution (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 00:46 (twelve years ago) link

dag whiney you don't facebook AND you don't know what a hellboy is! you are just miles ahead of all of us in this game of life dogg

bigHOOS thundercat rapper (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 01:02 (twelve years ago) link

ayo i'm not BRAGGIN 2009 that I'm not on Facebook, I'm just saying i think its days are probably numbered due to what my facebooky friends say

merriweather post very much in character pavillion (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 03:03 (twelve years ago) link

BUT PROVE ME WRONG WHEN FACEBOOK IS AROUND FOREVER HOOS

merriweather post very much in character pavillion (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 03:04 (twelve years ago) link

FUTURE HOOS

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 7 January 2009 03:08 (twelve years ago) link

BIGGER HOOS

merriweather post very much in character pavillion (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 03:09 (twelve years ago) link

stronger better faster hooser

this display name has the potential to be epically sexy (tehresa), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 03:10 (twelve years ago) link

ban me

this display name has the potential to be epically sexy (tehresa), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 03:10 (twelve years ago) link

never

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 7 January 2009 03:11 (twelve years ago) link

HOOSBOOK

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 7 January 2009 03:11 (twelve years ago) link

I'm not on facebook either, but I'm always a late adopter on those type of things.

permanent o_Ovolution (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 03:12 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

chickenshit 2.0

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 20:39 (twelve years ago) link

Swear there are times when I think I could just waltz into the Bay area and kick its ass.

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 20:44 (twelve years ago) link

Results 1 - 10 of about 55 for "twitter more like twatter". (0.09 seconds)

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 20:45 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

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@coryischaki go to the proper discussion thread on our facebook page! And thanks! about 6 hours ago via Echofon in reply to coryischaki

jeff, Saturday, 7 August 2010 06:02 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

https://twitter.com/truewagner

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:05 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/1wgD8mt.jpeg

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:09 (two weeks ago) link

Been following him on Facebook for a while, similar deal to Obvious Plant

I want to know what the wives think about it. pic.twitter.com/TrBiC2vC7A

— Alan Wagner (@truewagner) October 2, 2018

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:14 (two weeks ago) link

lol genius

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:18 (two weeks ago) link

Ok, this one is my favourite

I located this by the hardware store! pic.twitter.com/EhZIDrYiLf

— Alan Wagner (@truewagner) May 9, 2018

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 17:20 (two weeks ago) link


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