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Author Topic: What is Twitter: A Funny Sarcastic Cartoon  (Read 15291 times)
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« on: March 22, 2009, 09:39:35 PM »

If you've been resisting using twitter or are sick to death about every newscaster and politician on tv talking about it, this may bring a smile to your face:



from SuperNews! and http://www.neatorama.com/
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 10:39:20 PM »

So, umm... is twitter basically just facebook status messages on amphetamine and with even less content?
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 10:50:37 PM »

Just a bunch of twits. tongue
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 10:54:14 PM »

there's lots of cool stuff about the idea of twitter.. it's just getting a little out of control in the press.. nice to see something like this to put things in perspective.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009, 04:05:35 AM »

youtube won't let me see the video - i'm in the wrong country apparently.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009, 06:53:07 AM »

Me too, never had that problem before.
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 10:08:44 AM »

youtube won't let me see the video - i'm in the wrong country apparently.
this link might work?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Ff2X_3P_4

I was generally avoiding it - I mean even references to it
came across this intro somewhere (may have been somewhere here even) which helped me understand it - well, a little
Twitter is what you make it
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009, 11:58:38 AM »

I explain Twitter as SMS for computers.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009, 12:41:43 PM »

I like Twitter because I can follow interesting people and celebs such as Darth Vader, Stephen Fry, and Christopher Walken. No spam. No ads. Not enough character rope to allow verbosity. And the tech people I follow can tip me toward stories I would never have thought to read because I don't have access to their knowledge, their inside contacts, etc.

If someone starts twittering about their breakfast, their medication, their cat phlegm, their anal temperature and crap, I just stop following them. No time for such nonsense. Thus the people I'm "following" are a small group, not minions.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2009, 06:24:43 PM »



I always wondered what happened to all those homeless people I used to see wandering around New York City - the ones that were always gesticulating and laughing and mumbling non sequiturs to invisible friends...

Now I know. tongue

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2009, 07:04:03 AM »


hmm, still can't watch it. why on earth have they blocked it for certain regions. i'm sure i can handle the horrible truth - it won't send me over the edge, i promise.
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2009, 07:06:00 AM »

hmm, still can't watch it. why on earth have they blocked it for certain regions. i'm sure i can handle the horrible truth - it won't send me over the edge, i promise.
I can - sort of - understand why some music videos and such are blocked in individual countries (even though I don not agree with the idea). But blocking a thing like this? Bigtime weird :-s
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2009, 07:23:17 AM »

i'm assuming this is it http://www.therundown.tv/...c-videos/what-is-twitter/

anyway, i'm off to create a twitter acount so i can tweet about this post and the video.

oh, is the fail whale something specific to twitter or is that something else that has passed me by?
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2009, 07:32:52 AM »

Yeah, you found it smiley
* f0dder is interested in the fail-whale thing as well.
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2009, 09:43:00 AM »

Thanks mouser. The only downside is that the video really doesn't go in-depth with the flaws enough but yeah... BIG BIG smile over here.

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So, umm... is twitter basically just facebook status messages on amphetamine and with even less content?

The reverse actually. More content, more linkbait, more rss-type messages, more memes, more noise, more everything. In fact the really popular ones don't use it for status messages. It's just the next generation of Digg minus the easy to understand commenting system but since Digg users rarely bother talking about something worth discussing anyways, it caught on.

Me? I'm more of a Plurk user. Problem is, there's too many flaws with these mediums and they won't scale. It's going to be like Digg probably. You're missing a lot of internet culture if you don't get in, especially with blog topic diversity dying down but at the same time, you're really just participating in an early culture. Kinda like the reverse-printing press. Lots of stupidity until someone actually uses the design and get it right and than maybe...*crosses fingers*...maybe there's hope for society just yet.

Fail whale is specific to Twitter. At least when I used to follow Twitter news. No idea if it went elsewhere already though. http://www.readwriteweb.c...ory_of_the_fail_whale.php
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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2009, 09:51:01 AM »

oh, is the fail whale something specific to twitter or is that something else that has passed me by?
Looked a heck of a lot like Moby Dick to me Cap'n.
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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2009, 11:09:02 AM »

thanks for the link, Paul. there was more to the whale than i thought.

Mody Dick does look related - adds another dimension to the failure part.
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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2009, 12:10:44 PM »

Mody Dick does look related - adds another dimension to the failure part.
Moody Dick? embarassed
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« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2009, 02:15:35 PM »

ah, yes, he was a bit of a moody dick during his adolescence.  redface
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2009, 02:17:34 PM »

Mody Dick does look related - adds another dimension to the failure part.
Moody Dick? embarassed

Yes. But aren't they all? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2009, 02:38:49 PM »

http://w2.hidemyass.com/i...PWI1RmYyWF8zUF80&hl=0

seems to work. Linked through http://www.hidemyass.com/
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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2009, 04:44:59 PM »


that's good. i'd tried a few other proxies with no success - i shall definitely have to hide my ass in future.
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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2009, 05:13:17 PM »

 cheesy

I think all the servers are US based so it'll be no good for watching say BBC vids from outside the UK though I'm sure there are other workarounds
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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2009, 05:22:22 PM »

Here's a cody-fail for anyone that needs it on March 28th. smiley



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« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2009, 06:56:17 PM »

Here's a cody-fail
Oh boy, now it starts. A Moody Duck!

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