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

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

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

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 15:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm an addict.

Allen, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 15:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Lie Bot, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

So much hate for Twitter. So much.

J0hn D., Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

There was this thread, by the way:

twittervision

Alba, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

dats it

elan, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

TWITTER: I don't get it

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

CIO/KIU: using ilx like twitter

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 05:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.soup.io/

IT'S THE NEW TEEVEE

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 06:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah I still think it is all weird and gross

El Tomboto, Thursday, 31 July 2008 06:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

"the microblogosphere"

Raw Patrick, Thursday, 31 July 2008 08:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

as usual

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 00:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Alba, Thursday, 14 August 2008 09:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

El Tomboto, Thursday, 14 August 2008 09:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Alba, Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

SMS is a fucking trilobite technology

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

Seriously someone FedEx me a fucking medal already.

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

ON IPHONE

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 21:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 23:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

unless you’re talking about people who constantly talk about quitting twitter but never do, in which case: otm

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 23:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

High five for logging off, I haven’t been on at all for three months and that was just a one-day check in to make sure I was in touch with some folks about my birthday party.

valorous wokelord (silby), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 23:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

emphasis on /some/ apparently

ahem

mh, Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wow, rude

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

fun party btw silby

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 May 2018 01:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh, my delegate was there, continue as we were

mh, Thursday, 3 May 2018 01:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

La goon, how would someone with a private account understand Twitter better than those of us who once got a like from @infowars? #thatsright #imsayingit #hashtag

pplains, Thursday, 3 May 2018 01:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is infowars itself actually good at twitter though, or just their personalities

that britisher basement-dweller guy seems to be their twitter pinnacle

mh, Thursday, 3 May 2018 01:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I dunno, I don't follow it.

pplains, Thursday, 3 May 2018 02:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ive never followed political stuff or read or got into any discussions/debates (the short form seems entirely the wrong format for that), and the idea of even thinking about what Kanye thinks is not only alien to me, but counter-productive.

It seems to me that following that kind of stuff, combined with twitters 'endlessness' is hitting same part of brain as eg fox viewers watching endlessly and getting more riled, a form of radicalization (not necessarily in any direction but how that affects perception).

anvil, Thursday, 3 May 2018 05:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

eel like kanye going maga is the biggest clusterfuck in the history of the platform and is on a very deep level 100% caused by it

― lag∞n, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:53 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

isn’t it caused by him watching alt right videos on YouTube? he doesn’t even follow anyone on twitter

flopson, Thursday, 3 May 2018 08:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

kanye uses lists

||||||||, Thursday, 3 May 2018 08:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

more like kan'tye amirite

Google lobster hierarchies (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 3 May 2018 09:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

All this talk about how quitting Twitter was the best thing you ever did, you guys must’ve been following some depressing-as-fuck people.

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 3 May 2018 10:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Journalists mainly :(

nashwan, Thursday, 3 May 2018 10:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That would definitely explain it.

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 3 May 2018 11:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

librarians

marcos, Thursday, 3 May 2018 11:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

academics

marcos, Thursday, 3 May 2018 11:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

on a long enough timeline most people become depressing-as-fuck people

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 May 2018 11:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

twitter is def psychologically agitating, its just a lot of info/opinion to be exposed to

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 May 2018 13:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I just started worrying about far too wide a swath of people; I can’t do anything to ensure the safety or well-being of random strangers having a bad time and that would make me very agitated.

valorous wokelord (silby), Thursday, 3 May 2018 14:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Seems like a stable platform:

Twitter says all 336 million users should change their passwords

http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/03/technology/twitter-password-bug/index.html

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 3 May 2018 21:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 May 2018 21:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lagoon as a twitter expert what's your take on this password kerfuffle?

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 May 2018 21:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not lagoon but this is a best practices move imo, it doesn't sound like anything was compromised

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 3 May 2018 21:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

passwords are dumb we shd all just trust each other

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 May 2018 22:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Once again the third day's take on the first day *doffs cap*

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 May 2018 22:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

twitter is okay and all but fuck that 'Moments' section contains mostly garbage.

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Friday, 4 May 2018 19:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i used the password ilx randomly generated for me for every account, for like 5 years

flopson, Friday, 4 May 2018 20:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Twitter is fine you just have to find your pocket

brimstead, Friday, 4 May 2018 20:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i want more followers on twitter. specifically, i want 300 followers. been stuck in the mid 250s forever, finally cracking a stable 280 but it's so slow

flopson, Friday, 4 May 2018 20:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i used the password ilx randomly generated for me for every account, for like 5 years


lol same

type your stinkin prose off me, ur damned qwerty uiop (wins), Friday, 4 May 2018 20:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've got 222 followers, which is fine. If I ever say anything exciting, they can RT it out into the world.

pplains, Friday, 4 May 2018 21:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you guys know the ilx generates passwords are available to premium tier ilx subscribers right

I spent a day typing them up myself

mh, Saturday, 5 May 2018 01:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my ilx passwords always sound like wonderful would-be words. an old expired one was 'osnomoad', loved that one

I am Larry Bird I always make the trey (rip van wanko), Saturday, 5 May 2018 01:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I only use passwords that are artisanally generated by a pubescent girl.

mick signals, Saturday, 5 May 2018 02:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I should get into that line of work. I’ve got all these dice just sitting around.

valorous wokelord (silby), Saturday, 5 May 2018 02:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Twitter is fine you just have to find your pocket

― brimstead, Friday, May 4, 2018 4:44 PM (yesterday)

exactly

k3vin k., Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

enjoying the people who have been clowning the krassenstein bros

for anyone unfamiliar -- I wasn't -- they're a couple grifters who originally had "fan" accounts for justin bieber and a couple others and begged for retweets, and they've pivoted those accounts under their own names and are now grifting "the resistance" for retweets

also, they like cryptocurrency

mh, Monday, 7 May 2018 14:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

pretty good

Lol pic.twitter.com/TpllcrNhtP

— No relation to Krassenstein bros!! (@kenklippenstein) May 6, 2018

lag∞n, Monday, 7 May 2018 14:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

maybe "grifter" is a little too generous, these guys aren't really bright enough to come up with a grift

mh, Monday, 7 May 2018 15:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Curt Schilling getting dragged = Good Twitter

The level of anger and vitriol the left will spew will be in direct proportion to just how perfect this decision is. https://t.co/6qjCJx91wC

— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) May 7, 2018

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Monday, 7 May 2018 18:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

saw someone (unironically??) using Chad and Stacy, resisted urge to die

flopson, Monday, 7 May 2018 19:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

file this under my favorite thing I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/qlkcr2C1g8

— a (@annkatsha) May 9, 2018

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 May 2018 18:02 (one week ago) Permalink

corey going shirtless in his pic is a nice touch

sprout god (lag∞n), Thursday, 10 May 2018 18:34 (one week ago) Permalink

yes our bodies are strong

flopson, Thursday, 10 May 2018 19:18 (one week ago) Permalink

so depressing lately

eric allen hatch is v. good

you bet, nancy (map), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 04:59 (one week ago) Permalink

those wagner neighborhood signs are classic

he's got some pretty funny films on his youtube channel too that i think are very underappreciated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0MPU_Khyp4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zs2AsFXMUI

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 12:37 (one week ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/6buj2cW.png

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:44 (six days ago) Permalink

congratulations to legume for his successful synthesizer tweet!

you bet, nancy (map), Saturday, 19 May 2018 03:23 (three days ago) Permalink


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