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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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

ON IPHONE

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

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

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

cant wait for the next phase of twitter marketing when all the brand go antifa

lag∞n, Monday, 4 February 2019 22:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thank u Satan

— SUNNYD (@sunnydelight) February 4, 2019

lag∞n, Monday, 4 February 2019 22:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It’s getting really bad.

JoeStork, Monday, 4 February 2019 22:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what does social media manager for Sunny Delight make, is it like 25k, part time gig type thing, or $80k plus bennies baller job?

calumy (rip van wanko), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if someone is paying a tweeter $80K/yr they have too much money

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

cld also be outsourced to an agency

lag∞n, Monday, 4 February 2019 22:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

how does that drink make any money. i mean the whole world turned on actual orange juice 15 years ago because of the sugar content

calumy (rip van wanko), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Kind of grimly fascinated as to whether this is a genuine ploy to get attention for the brand in the worst way possible or just a disgruntled employee trying to get fired and failing, anyway yes haven't seen sunny d in 20 years

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 4 February 2019 22:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I assumed they got haxored

Karl Malone, Monday, 4 February 2019 23:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

tweets r still up a day later

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 01:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

damn, that hacker is GOOD

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 01:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 01:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I answered my own question above: there are more astronauts now than ever

calumy (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 01:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if someone is paying a tweeter $80K/yr they have too much money

― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, February 4, 2019 4:17 PM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

cld also be outsourced to an agency

― lag∞n, Monday, February 4, 2019 4:18 PM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Or part of an individual's larger set of responsibilities with the company. Kind of doubt it with some of these weird/ironic brand accounts, but you never know.

jaymc, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 04:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

all the brands and blue checkmark people riffing joeks on that tweet is a good representation of how abysmal twitter culture is

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 05:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i suspect a brand would have a devoted twitter person & pays them handsomely bc of the cost of PR fuck ups

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 08:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

there is no pattern. sometimes it's contracted out to a specialist agency. sometimes it's in-house. rarely are the people actually doing the tweeting paid well.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 12:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah can't believe anyone would be paid well for tweeting for a brand (this odd mix of marketing and customer service), part of the reason I thought it was genuine.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 13:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

More people still follow regular Arby's than Nihilist Arby's, but at some point this will invert.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 04:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is this website getting worse? i feel like it has

marcos, Thursday, 7 February 2019 02:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

been going down hill since like 10 years ago

lag∞n, Thursday, 7 February 2019 02:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Getting better all the time imo

flappy bird, Thursday, 7 February 2019 06:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Twitter is the fusing of social media and comments sections

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 February 2019 07:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don’t log in much anymore but when I do it seems like mostly a platform for reaction gifs

Clay, Thursday, 7 February 2019 08:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Are you ready for our Love Sausage? Heart-shaped, lightly-truffled, wrapped in bacon and in store tomorrow. Say it with sausages – tag who you’ll be sharing your Love Sausage with this Valentine's Day! #MyMarksFave pic.twitter.com/VPQi4ENnsn

— M&S (@marksandspencer) February 7, 2019

suzy, Thursday, 7 February 2019 09:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sure I'd be so much happier if I had a brain made of blancmange but also a desktop folder of reaction gifs and a willingness to explain a joke back at a big shop

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 7 February 2019 11:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hmm

Adam bought a durag and $40 worth of makeup: costume complete.

— jack (@jack) November 1, 2006

flappy bird, Thursday, 7 February 2019 18:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hmmmmmmau

say it with sausages (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ouch

calumy (rip van wanko), Thursday, 7 February 2019 20:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I probably shouldn't have been surprised to see his name in this article, but if you're wondering what erstwhile tweeter pisspiggranddad is up to
https://splinternews.com/one-of-the-worlds-most-iconic-craft-breweries-is-unioni-1832439046

“Anchor is a San Francisco institution that used to be known for being a good job,” Brace Belden, a part-time worker in the Anchor racking room who has worked at the brewery for a year and is a member of the 8-person organizing committee, told Splinter.

mh, Friday, 8 February 2019 16:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

nice

lag∞n, Friday, 8 February 2019 16:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sometimes being extremely dud qualifies as classic

oh my god pic.twitter.com/41cPFUqcbE

— i bless the rains down in Castamere (@Chinchillazllla) February 10, 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 11 February 2019 11:50 (one week ago) Permalink

“let me tell you ladies what your lady parts are called”

seedy ron (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 11 February 2019 11:57 (one week ago) Permalink

A genuine followup tweet

real tweet pic.twitter.com/bnoR44VsWx

— millennial trash™ (@rosegoldgarbage) February 11, 2019

Also he lists "Certicate in editing" on his Twitter bio.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 11 February 2019 11:58 (one week ago) Permalink

oh jesus

seedy ron (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 11 February 2019 12:05 (one week ago) Permalink

:-)

lag∞n, Monday, 11 February 2019 12:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh my godddddd

kinder, Monday, 11 February 2019 12:16 (one week ago) Permalink

one of the troll game's last great characters

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Monday, 11 February 2019 14:17 (one week ago) Permalink

This is his website, I am 99% sure he's serious

http://paul.bullen.com/

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 11 February 2019 14:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Sex
Male–Female Differences mailing list, Links

Neil S, Monday, 11 February 2019 14:29 (one week ago) Permalink

“boys have a penis, girls have a vagina it’s called a vagina

seedy ron (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 11 February 2019 19:22 (one week ago) Permalink

that dude kept going for like 11 hours btw

The Very Fugly Caterpillar (sic), Monday, 11 February 2019 19:42 (one week ago) Permalink

where do mainsplainers get their water?

from a well, actually

flopson, Monday, 11 February 2019 19:56 (one week ago) Permalink

actually it's spelled mansplainer

rob, Monday, 11 February 2019 19:58 (one week ago) Permalink

I appreciate the maddening pivot from the classic mansplainer touchstone of "technically correct is the best kind of correct" to "standard social use is the true correctness so your technical knowledge is incorrect in this case"

mh, Monday, 11 February 2019 20:00 (one week ago) Permalink

girls always love to telling people not to" Mansplain"
but they do not care of, "Man's Pain"

— wint (@dril) July 17, 2016

lag∞n, Monday, 11 February 2019 20:00 (one week ago) Permalink

had that in mind the entire time I was typing

mh, Monday, 11 February 2019 20:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Good lord jesus christ that is Art

flappy bird, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:03 (one week ago) Permalink

pouring one out for 8th anniversary of the greatest tweet of all time

Whitney has passed away. RIP u will live on forever. Cant believe it. I wanna run to u. Really cant believe this. @

— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 12, 2012

Neil S, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 11:20 (one week ago) Permalink

7th even

Neil S, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 11:20 (one week ago) Permalink


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