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

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

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

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

I'm an addict.

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

So much hate for Twitter. So much.

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

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

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

There was this thread, by the way:

twittervision

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

dats it

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

TWITTER: I don't get it

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

CIO/KIU: using ilx like twitter

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

http://www.soup.io/

IT'S THE NEW TEEVEE

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

yeah I still think it is all weird and gross

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

"the microblogosphere"

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

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

as usual

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

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

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

SMS is a fucking trilobite technology

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

Seriously someone FedEx me a fucking medal already.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:39 (ten 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 (ten 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

Xp!

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:35 (one month ago) Permalink

He is absolutely despised by Irish feminists & repeal campaigners, not least because of his vile terf shit, and his tendency to only quote tweet men who oppose him while ignoring women criticising him.

His story, while sad and sadly common, made far less difference than the grassroots efforts of Irish campaigners and he doesn’t deserve any recognition given he’s demonstrated time and time again how he feels about the wrong sort of women.

gyac, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:35 (one month ago) Permalink

xp yeah "writer of british tv comedies" would maybe be a better construction, my bad

wow that escalated quickly

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Linehan has always been an arsehole but the way he’s all day every day with the transphobic shit is intense yeah

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:36 (one month ago) Permalink

fwiw there were several threads that came to mind but this "HI THERE DID YOU SAY TERF" one killed me yesterday. it's about halfway down the thread

i always thought "feminazis" was something invented by weirdo reactionaries until i made the mistake of wandering into TERF twitter

— Rich Lather (@muhmentions) July 9, 2018

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:38 (one month ago) Permalink

holy shit linehan can eat shit forever

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:39 (one month ago) Permalink

as like... a huge fan of black books this bums me out considerably

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Drives me nuts too, like many media guys I knew in the ‘90s who were ~basically OK~ back then, has somehow become some shade of centrist dad.

The repeal thing: his wife should be recognised for her work helping to repeal the 8th, at least she’s not everywhere with that TERF nonsense.

suzy, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:41 (one month ago) Permalink

No more than anyone else who spoke out; in fact I’d suggest that any random ordinary woman deserves more recognition for doing so given the longstanding stigma and death threats sent to many of them.

I could really link to any one thread but here’s a particularly awful one.

@Glinner why do you continue to support British feminists who do nothing to support Irish ones other then attack #repealthe8th groups for being trans inclusive?

I thought you were better then this.

— James Brophy (@jamesfbrophy) May 30, 2018

gyac, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Feel like “centrist dad” doesn’t quite cut it at this point, or is at least less important than the “active bigot” part of his bio

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:49 (one month ago) Permalink

I've definitely gotten a little too invested in issues, for a moment, that didn't carry a lot of personal weight. But why the hell some middle-aged completely cis/hetero dude is insanely into this one particular issue is so weird.

also the issues I've briefly engaged with never involved being insanely transphobic

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Linehan has been conducting ludicrous feuds and outrage attacks on twitter 23/7 for a decade, he's just finally found something that people aren't shrugging and walking away from

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:36 (one month ago) Permalink

turf is a slur
are you not a trans exclusionary radical feminist
a slur!

sprout god (lag∞n), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:37 (one month ago) Permalink

xp lol fair

mh, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:40 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

You’re sapiosexual if you come to a realization

— wint wenders (@ICELEVEL) July 27, 2018

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 27 July 2018 18:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 27 July 2018 18:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Dumb question but is there any reason there's been a huge upswing in errant spaces in tweets this year, or is it just some byproduct of more people composing tweets on their phones nowadays?

ヽ(´ー`)┌ (CompuPost), Friday, 27 July 2018 19:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i found out yesterday that i was blocked by a person in my field who i don't know personally and have never interacted with in person or online but who participates in the same twitter circles i do, shares interests/followers, know a lot of the same people, etc. idk why i am dwelling on this but i really want to know why. i also want to figure out who else has blocked but it looks like there is not a way to easily do that.

marcos, Thursday, 2 August 2018 17:26 (one week ago) Permalink

there are mechanisms that autoblock accounts if those accounts follow certain other accounts. like you can autoblock anyone that follows Trump or something. so it might not be personal.

flappy bird, Thursday, 2 August 2018 17:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Wish I could quit twitter. Aren't we due for another SNS to pop-up that's hopefully less crass?

We want to provide an update on the conversation over the last 24 hours around why and how we enforce our policies. As we indicated yesterday, tweets from Alex Jones and InfoWars are not currently in violation of our Rules.

— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) August 7, 2018

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 17:13 (one week ago) Permalink

“Rules” *j/o motion*

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 17:29 (one week ago) Permalink

uh so you want him kicked off just arbitrarily

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah I mean it's not a court of fuckin' law their rules are a smokescreen they already kick off whoever they want arbitrarily

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 17:33 (one week ago) Permalink

yup

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 17:34 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't care about Alex Jones getting banned or not or whatever it's just risible that they appeal to their Rules in situations like this when the actual problem is @jack is a goddamn Nazi sympathizer

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 17:34 (one week ago) Permalink

it comes down to the fact they've made it clear they consider their service an online community with a completely flat structure. lists aren't especially useful, the verification of users is pretty arbitrary. they think this stuff is fine in their community

mh, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 17:44 (one week ago) Permalink

little known fact jack's name is actually a nickname, his full name is does jack shit

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 18:08 (one week ago) Permalink

jack off

mh, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 18:12 (one week ago) Permalink

jack boot stomping on human face forever 5k rts 15 likes 3k replies

sprout god (lag∞n), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 19:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Mastodon reminds me of Twitter 2007, firehose and all

stet, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 20:48 (one week ago) Permalink

more gay furries on Mastodon than there were on Twitter '07

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 21:20 (one week ago) Permalink

is there a main mastodon instance?

mh, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 21:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah but don’t join it

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 21:32 (one week ago) Permalink

Mastodon.social is the mainest one I think. Maybe we should have an ILX one tho

stet, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 21:33 (one week ago) Permalink

that'd be cute

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 21:45 (one week ago) Permalink

last i checked mastodon was full of people talking about mastodon

Everything to do with chocolate (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 9 August 2018 11:17 (six days ago) Permalink

So was Twitter when it started tbf

stet, Thursday, 9 August 2018 11:53 (six days ago) Permalink

and app.net, my point being if it doesn’t progress beyond navel gazing it’s not really a proposition

Everything to do with chocolate (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 10 August 2018 02:31 (five days ago) Permalink

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/technology/twitter-free-speech-infowars.html

But Mr. Dorsey also said that while Twitter’s longtime guiding principle has been free expression, the company is now discussing “that safety should come first.” He added, “That’s a conversation we need to have.” He said he was thinking deeply about human rights law and listening to audiobooks on speech and expression.

you know it's serious when dorsey breaks out the audiobooks

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:04 (four days ago) Permalink

If Jack Dorsey fell into an open manhole he’d probably spend months considering what to do about the situation.

faculty w1fe (silby), Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:08 (four days ago) Permalink

the company is now discussing “that safety should come first.” He added, “That’s a conversation we need to have.”

a decade+ after launch my lord these ppl r fn psycho

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:35 (four days ago) Permalink

I thought the whole thread on what jay rosen nyu media critic had to say to @jack was interesting:

Makes sense, as long as @jack understands: principles enforced impartially will lead to an imbalanced result under conditions of asymmetric polarization, where one side is drifting toward the extreme at a faster rate than the other. If you grasp that, then get ready for the heat. https://t.co/VEfJ1wXax5

— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) August 8, 2018

Dan S, Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:54 (four days ago) Permalink

i hate illinois nazis

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:09 (four days ago) Permalink

this is all just regurgitated half-skimmed max but twitter seems to have a p stable policy of taking actions when enough ppl complain and otherwise being hands off, which sits awkwardly beside their outward stance of being firm about ‘rules’, so they bring out jack to equivocate and say ‘we haven’t been good at that’ eighteen times whenever the discussion gets too loud to ignore

flopson, Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:14 (four days ago) Permalink

Q: if you refreshed your feed all day, what % of tweets by ppl you follow would you see? i feel like the answer is way below 100

flopson, Saturday, 11 August 2018 07:37 (four days ago) Permalink

seem to remember before algorithmic twitter i could read tweets for hours. now i follow an insane number of ppl and it runs out after like 45 mins

flopson, Saturday, 11 August 2018 07:38 (four days ago) Permalink

if u can use tweetdeck, theres no algorithming

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 11 August 2018 12:32 (four days ago) Permalink

just a steady deluge of Content

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 11 August 2018 12:32 (four days ago) Permalink

yeah, I only ever visit the site to do polls or get a link to send someone. tweetbot is still chronological timeline of who I follow and their retweets. that’s it

probably should open the official client some day just to get a feel for what people are actually seeing. it took a while to realize half the crap where people I follow are reacting to garbage is because that’s what the official client/site is giving them

mh, Saturday, 11 August 2018 19:42 (four days ago) Permalink

its getting really bad they show u the same tweet multiple times and so forth shd prob switch to tweetbot

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 11 August 2018 19:44 (four days ago) Permalink


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