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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

xp yes

mh, Thursday, 15 April 2021 17:03 (four weeks ago) link

I think if you mute the phrase " suggest_activity_tweet " and/or " suggest_recycled_tweet_inline " that helps to remove most of the trash notifications you are referring to.

Just checked, I had these muted already but they're still putting garbage in there.

Scheming politicians are captivating, and it hurts (ledge), Friday, 16 April 2021 12:17 (three weeks ago) link

it helped with my notifications but there are still random topics in my feed

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 16 April 2021 12:23 (three weeks ago) link

Hilariously twitter doesn't even seem to be able to catalogue these random topics right - I just got "suggested topic: rap" and the tweet was some lefty shitposter joking that Femi's article caused Starmer's approval ratings to drop. Not every black person is a rapper, twitter.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 16 April 2021 15:51 (three weeks ago) link

https://i.postimg.cc/VkBZYc2n/image.png

so sick of this guy, not sure if he's real or one of those AI-generated imaginary people

, Monday, 19 April 2021 22:54 (three weeks ago) link

im not a regular mom ceo, im a cool mom ceo

class project pat (m bison), Monday, 19 April 2021 23:52 (three weeks ago) link

My favourite thing is scrolling past a load of tweets and then scrolling past exactly the same tweets again, this time with an "in case you missed it" heading at the top.

I took drugs recently and why doesn't the UK? (ledge), Saturday, 24 April 2021 17:03 (two weeks ago) link

1.) Post tweet.

2.) "Oh, look! A notification of new tweets to be read."

3.) Scroll to top.

4.) It's the tweet I just posted.

I FALL FOR THIS. EVERY. TIME.

pplains, Saturday, 24 April 2021 17:11 (two weeks ago) link

What type of world do we live in today, when the woke try & "cancel" Dr. Seuss, while ‘CyberPunk 2077’ is all the rage where "4 types of damage can be inflicted & resisted-Physical, Thermal, EMP & Chemical"

Clearly promoting great Woke wholesome values ?? https://t.co/NLlrLaIW5s pic.twitter.com/zXLIERXLAh

— Craig Kelly MP (@CraigKellyMP) April 24, 2021

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Sunday, 25 April 2021 04:20 (two weeks ago) link

^ shows clear symptoms entangled ganglia

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Sunday, 25 April 2021 04:29 (two weeks ago) link

Twitter’s bad but of Twitter; covid-19, and Modi, I think it’s the least bad

Canon in Deez (silby), Sunday, 25 April 2021 15:07 (two weeks ago) link

"so sick of this guy, not sure if he's real or one of those AI-generated imaginary people"

That's Dan Price, CEO of payments compnay Gravity Payments that literally no serious ecommerce company uses. He got a bunch of press for lowering his pay and giving employees raises, but there have been serious questions about how true some of that was, plus, apparently he runs his company like a cult, and his ex-wife accused him of absolutely awful torture and abuse, and somehow that has been totally swept under the rug. I had to block him on linkedin in order to stop seeing his shit reposted by everyone I've ever worked with.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/03/gravity-ceo-dan-price-domestic-violence-accusations

akm, Sunday, 25 April 2021 15:59 (two weeks ago) link

yeah the whole thing was clearly a (successful) stunt to grant him thought leader status

lag∞n, Sunday, 25 April 2021 16:02 (two weeks ago) link

Its rather surprising to me that these allegations haven't popped up again since 2015 or so. How this guy weathered metoo is beyond me. I'm automatically inclined to completely believe anything anyone says against him because look at his fucking hair and his smile.

akm, Sunday, 25 April 2021 16:13 (two weeks ago) link

hes such a minor character

lag∞n, Sunday, 25 April 2021 16:17 (two weeks ago) link

I see Price’s abuse brought up regularly but never with the critical mass to end him, he’s not constantly in the news so he functions like a quote a day calendar for people who read books on entrepreneurship.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Sunday, 25 April 2021 16:20 (two weeks ago) link

i'll take much lower pay if I don't have to make working for a shit company the core part of my identity

devil sticks in trench coat (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 25 April 2021 16:47 (two weeks ago) link

meltdown may is back, baby!

mh, Monday, 3 May 2021 14:14 (one week ago) link

who melted

lag∞n, Monday, 3 May 2021 14:24 (one week ago) link

Details, please. Other than reading the rare thread linked here or in a news article, I've been on a Twitter hiatus for about a month. It's been surprisingly easy.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 May 2021 14:51 (one week ago) link

one of the only fun things left about Twitter is watching manic pmc dream girl Kristen Sinema get ratioed to hell every single time she pokes her head up

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Monday, 3 May 2021 15:02 (one week ago) link

prob wishing she had done a normal vote

lag∞n, Monday, 3 May 2021 15:31 (one week ago) link

I don't think getting twitter pwned actually hurts any of these powerful assholes' feelings, just peasants being allowed to shout at the king from a distance. Even Trump could just breeze past the legion of sick burn replies.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Monday, 3 May 2021 15:36 (one week ago) link

she did post the picture with the fuck off ring

lag∞n, Monday, 3 May 2021 15:36 (one week ago) link

no obvious meltdowns yet but the political dorks seem to be on a slow burn

mh, Monday, 3 May 2021 16:55 (one week ago) link

Even Trump could just breeze past the legion of sick burn replies.


I doubt he ever saw them, knowing what we know about his vision and his aides printing out for him only complimentary tweets.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 3 May 2021 18:14 (one week ago) link

all evidence we have on subject suggests that no matter how grand the tweeters life they just dont like the negative replies, its human nature really

lag∞n, Monday, 3 May 2021 18:18 (one week ago) link

I think you can cyber bully Chrissy Teigen or even a Representative but once you’re Sinema/Cruz/etc. you’ve had your soul removed to the point where regular people are ants.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Monday, 3 May 2021 18:51 (one week ago) link

people tend to get more fussy and sensitive the more power they acquire! which is pretty funny tbf

lag∞n, Monday, 3 May 2021 18:53 (one week ago) link

i mean trump may not look at his replies but his being is like 90% petty grievance

lag∞n, Monday, 3 May 2021 18:54 (one week ago) link

People on the left are mad at me. People on thd right are mad at me. I must be doing something right!

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 3 May 2021 19:01 (one week ago) link

If you had to guess, what percentage of your followers do you think actually see any given tweet of yours? I don't know if it's 5% or 50% or what

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Thursday, 6 May 2021 22:28 (one week ago) link

I thought I made a pretty fire tweet about half an hour ago, but the numbers do not uhh bear that out

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Thursday, 6 May 2021 22:31 (one week ago) link

people tend to like the bad tweets more

lag∞n, Thursday, 6 May 2021 22:31 (one week ago) link

some consolation I suppose

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Thursday, 6 May 2021 22:34 (one week ago) link

i find that it helps to get antagonistic with your followers and confront them on it. i do it regularly, and then it's always like my same 2 irl friends who like it and no one else, lol

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 6 May 2021 22:42 (one week ago) link

last i checked, every time i compose a tweet 100% of my followers receive a text message on their phone containing the text of my tweet, so i guess 100%

, Thursday, 6 May 2021 22:43 (one week ago) link

People on the left are mad at me. People on thd right are mad at me. I must be doing something right!

literally Kier Starmer

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Thursday, 6 May 2021 22:47 (one week ago) link

I really miss the gun emoji

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Friday, 7 May 2021 00:38 (six days ago) link

Man, no more Nuzzel :/

jaymc, Friday, 7 May 2021 03:45 (six days ago) link

Yeah, that sucks, I found it very useful. Using Twitter's search to search for only links only among people you follow can get something very vaguely similar, but it's not nearly the same.

Twitter's api is so locked down that it seems worthless, but I considered using something scraping-based like https://github.com/twintproject/twint
to try to roll my own nuzzel. Seems like it should be possible to get all link-based tweets that appear more than once among friends and/or friends-of-friends like that.

Dan I., Friday, 7 May 2021 04:03 (six days ago) link

This is quite a story. An established opinion newspaper man has a shitpost twitter account.

This account sent me sexualised messages about whether Mary Lou McDonald “turned me on”, the size of my arse and called me a terrorist from the month I started at the Examiner. Since then, I’ve had to go to counselling and the guards. https://t.co/aueLtHkg80

— aoife moore. (@aoifegracemoore) May 6, 2021

xyzzzz__, Friday, 7 May 2021 08:31 (six days ago) link

Think this also depends on the leadership around it. Left-wing candidates will gave little support from wreckers in the bureaucracy if the party if a strong left leadership isn't in place.

These results are bad but I’m not sure more left wing candidates would have done any better. Corbyn may have held Hartlepool but hasn’t Labour’s majority been decreasing fir a years now anyway? 1/3

— Chardine Taylor Stone (@ChardineTaylor) May 7, 2021

xyzzzz__, Friday, 7 May 2021 08:45 (six days ago) link

Oops wrong thread

xyzzzz__, Friday, 7 May 2021 08:45 (six days ago) link

#onethread

class project pat (m bison), Friday, 7 May 2021 12:14 (six days ago) link

well it is a tweet

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 7 May 2021 13:09 (six days ago) link

I know a website where everything is tweets

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 7 May 2021 13:11 (six days ago) link

I keep tweets about how Twitter crop is gone, and while I know what this means, I can't help reading it as "my crop of sweeet tweets, all of them gone! hopefully next year's harvest will be bountiful."

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 7 May 2021 13:19 (six days ago) link

keep *seeing tweets

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 7 May 2021 13:20 (six days ago) link


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