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(Daily Mail)   British primary school children to be taught how to use Twitter, because if there's one thing 7 year olds don't know how to do it's tell people they're pooping   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2009-03-25 03:50:24 PM  
*Snert*

+1
 
2009-03-25 03:59:43 PM  
That is ridiculous. Of course, I think adults using Twitter is ridiculous too.

/My lawn. Get off it.
 
2009-03-25 04:04:26 PM  

Scrophulous Barking Duck: That is ridiculous. Of course, I think adults using Twitter is ridiculous too.

/My lawn. Get off it.


Hell, I agree with that and I'm solidly with the demographic for Twitter. Farking useless site. I couldn't care less to know about all the little updates in your day.
 
2009-03-25 04:13:33 PM  
GAT_00 Hell, I agree with that and I'm solidly with the demographic for Twitter. Farking useless site. I couldn't care less to know about all the little updates in your day.

I like my family and talk to most of them each week on the phone. Once each for up to an hour. If someone one takes off on a trip, I might get an e-mail with an itinerary. I really don't need more contact than that.
 
2009-03-25 04:23:24 PM  
I do not understand how this site got so popular. I really don't. And I'm one of those people who has a LiveJournal, MySpace, Facebook, and spends pretty much the whole day online.

And that said, how much is there to teach? "Type some stuff in the box. Hit the button next to it. People will read it."
 
2009-03-25 04:49:48 PM  

GAT_00: Hell, I agree with that and I'm solidly with the demographic for Twitter. Farking useless site. I couldn't care less to know about all the little updates in your day.


You guys are totally doing it wrong. First of all, I don't know what you're expecting out of this. It's just good fun. It's not serious business. Second of all, you do more than follow people you know. You follow CNN, and the Bad Astronomer, and John Cleese, and Christopher Walken, and Darth Vader, and maybe a cat or two. I mean... if you want.

Point is, just like any other "social networking site," you make it into what you want. It's not just people saying, "I'm going downstairs now. OK now I'm back."
 
2009-03-25 04:53:52 PM  

Di Atribe: econd of all, you do more than follow people you know. You follow CNN, and the Bad Astronomer, and John Cleese, and Christopher Walken, and Darth Vader, and maybe a cat or two


Oh and Wil. Any respectable farker follows Wil.
 
2009-03-25 06:28:42 PM  
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2009-03-25 07:17:12 PM  
Twitter sh*tter
 
2009-03-25 07:17:46 PM  

serpent_sky: I do not understand how this site got so popular. I really don't. And I'm one of those people who has a LiveJournal, MySpace, Facebook, and spends pretty much the whole day online.

And that said, how much is there to teach? "Type some stuff in the box. Hit the button next to it. People will read it."


This.
 
2009-03-25 07:18:22 PM  
Twitter is dumb. But at least it's only 140 characters worth of dumb at once.
 
2009-03-25 07:19:18 PM  
You know, if we based our opinion of places solely on FARK articles, England would be considered the worst place in the world.
 
2009-03-25 07:19:40 PM  
class twit of the year awards...

Python was prescient.
 
2009-03-25 07:22:28 PM  
I honestly didn't know that Twitter was a website. I was under the impression it was... I don't know, exactly, but something on par with text messaging. Make fun of that if you like, but I don't at all mind being out of the loop on this one.
 
2009-03-25 07:22:31 PM  

Di Atribe: You guys are totally doing it wrong. First of all, I don't know what you're expecting out of this. It's just good fun.


Good fun is launching fireworks at a wasp nest.
 
2009-03-25 07:23:05 PM  
bukketmaster And if you based your opinions on the world through Fark via the British tabloid press you'd be a certifiable cocknozzle. It's a good thing nobody does.
 
2009-03-25 07:25:09 PM  
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/surprised no one has posted this yet.
 
2009-03-25 07:31:15 PM  
Meh. If I want someone to know what I'm doing I'll call.

How do these people make money anyway? There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, or a free service. I don't see any banner ads there. They must be stealing your bandwidth to send spam while you're on their page.
 
2009-03-25 07:32:58 PM  
Never used Twitter. Sorta heard of it. Do people really tell each other about pooping as it happens? Why?
 
2009-03-25 07:34:18 PM  
SchlingFocker [TotalFark]

Heh! First thing I thought of.
 
2009-03-25 07:36:54 PM  
FTFA: The blueprint for a new primary curriculum was drawn up by former Ofsted chief Sir Jim Rose following a request from Children's Secretary Ed Balls.

Dude, this must be a joke. First of all, its in the Daily Fail and the problem person is a Children's Secretary named "BALLS."
 
2009-03-25 07:38:42 PM  
Is our children learning?
 
2009-03-25 07:39:08 PM  

bukketmaster: You know, if we based our opinion of places solely on FARK articles, England would be considered the worst place in the world.


img1.fark.net?
 
2009-03-25 07:42:31 PM  
I don't know what this twitter thing is.,
but IM POOPING RIGHT NOW, and
getting a kick out of the replies.
 
2009-03-25 07:43:23 PM  
Oh look! another twitter hate thread!

/twitter is not a "website" - its a farking service - learning something about it before you pile on the hate
//follows peers in my industry and its becoming more important everyday for the rapid updates on critical issues that impact my job
 
2009-03-25 07:46:05 PM  
SchlingFocker [TotalFark]

I came in here for that pic, leaving gratified.
 
2009-03-25 07:47:07 PM  
Somacandra : let's call it a draw.

/we need a 'nanny state' tag
 
2009-03-25 07:50:59 PM  
Why I don't do twitter:

Currently doing: "Your Mother"

Why? Because I'm too lazy to constantly twitter, and really, who cares? I haven't updated my myspace page in over a year, and in those 12 months I've held 4 different jobs, driven two different cars and banged your mother 900 times.
 
2009-03-25 07:51:29 PM  

bravian: Oh look! another twitter hate thread!

/twitter is not a "website" - its a farking service - learning something about it before you pile on the hate
//follows peers in my industry and its becoming more important everyday for the rapid updates on critical issues that impact my job


I've heard this from a friend, he uses it as a powerful business tool, but then again I live and work out in the country where you're lucky if you get a response in a week...
 
2009-03-25 07:55:42 PM  
bravian
//follows peers in my industry and its becoming more important everyday for the rapid updates on critical issues that impact my job

So you work with poop?
 
2009-03-25 07:56:48 PM  

Ikahoshi: I came in here for that pic, leaving gratified.


First thing I thought of, and it makes me laugh every time I see it :)
 
2009-03-25 08:01:45 PM  

Di Atribe: It's not just people saying, "I'm going downstairs now. OK now I'm back."


Yes it is. That, or things even dumber than that.
 
2009-03-25 08:02:13 PM  

bravian: //follows peers in my industry and its becoming more important everyday for the rapid updates on critical issues that impact my job


Uh huh.
 
2009-03-25 08:02:34 PM  
Robert Whelan, deputy director of Civitas which published a damning critique on the curriculum two years ago, said: 'This is yet another step on the journey to drain all academic content from the school curriculum and to replace discrete bodies of knowledge, which have been organised under subject headings for hundreds of years, with a lot of social engineering and flabby attempts at feel-good philosophy.

That says it for me.
 
2009-03-25 08:07:30 PM  
This cartoon sums up Twitter pretty damn well (new window).
 
2009-03-25 08:08:14 PM  

bravian: Oh look! another twitter hate thread!

/twitter is not a "website" - its a farking service - learning something about it before you pile on the hate
//follows peers in my industry and its becoming more important everyday for the rapid updates on critical issues that impact my job


At least I'm not alone in recently finding out what twitter is. Or thinking the poster above is a douchbag.
 
2009-03-25 08:12:58 PM  

vlakorados: This cartoon sums up Twitter pretty damn well (new window).


Beat me by 4 minutes.
 
2009-03-25 08:26:42 PM  
i love how people who hate twitter are the ones updating their failbook status every day.
 
2009-03-25 09:10:28 PM  

bravian: Oh look! another twitter hate thread!

/twitter is not a "website" - its a farking service - learning something about it before you pile on the hate
//follows peers in my industry and its becoming more important everyday for the rapid updates on critical issues that impact my job


You're a twat. Twitter is a website that offers a service. For free. Without ads. Twitter is also headed for failure.
 
2009-03-25 09:53:47 PM  

Somacandra: Never used Twitter. Sorta heard of it. Do people really tell each other about pooping as it happens? Why?


Because everyone is a wonderful, amazing, outstanding person, the most perfect, stellar unique being on the planet; and society deserves nothing better than to know your every movement, breath and thought as you go about your daily routine.

And, in case you think I'm kidding, that is the Bravo Sierra that's been fed to our precious snowflakes every day for the last 18 years of their dull lives. Which is why they feel the need to update each other 24/7 on Twitter, BlackBerry, cell phone, and other nonsense. And oh my god are we paying for all this self-esteem crap in spades. Via...Twitter.
 
2009-03-25 10:10:58 PM  

tbell83: /surprised no one has posted this yet.


came for this.

thanks.
 
2009-03-25 10:26:53 PM  
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Sucks to your Twitter.
 
2009-03-25 10:34:10 PM  
At least they could have picked a better name.
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Twitter is used by TWITS?
 
2009-03-25 11:05:29 PM  
Came here for poopin' cat. Leaving happy.
 
2009-03-25 11:36:47 PM  

quetranza: Di Atribe: It's not just people saying, "I'm going downstairs now. OK now I'm back."

Yes it is. That, or things even dumber than that.


You are following the wrong people. Un-follow! UN-FOLLOW!
 
2009-03-26 12:07:43 AM  
A buddy of mine suggested we twitter during an event that several of us had planned and ran the whole night. It turned out to be pretty damn helpful.
 
2009-03-26 12:50:57 AM  
Bravian,

You say twitter is not a website, it is a service?

www.twitter.com

That looks like a website to me.

/just sayin
 
2009-03-26 02:00:14 AM  

MesaMike85: Bravian,

You say twitter is not a website, it is a service?

www.twitter.com

That looks like a website to me.

/just sayin


They have a website, but I'd say it's more of a service. It routes your message to those following you via text, IM, website, etc. I use it for sports updates and bands mostly and a couple friends. It's entertaining enough for me, and if I think someone or some organization is annoying, I don't follow 'em anymore.

Some people find it annoying and pointless, but I'm actually enjoying reading what a friend of mine is doing while living in Taiwan and vacationing in New Zealand.
 
2009-03-26 02:14:55 AM  

tbell83: *Penny Arcade comic*
/surprised no one has posted this yet.


heh, first thing I thought of.
 
2009-03-26 05:56:27 AM  
Is there any way to block Daily Mail links from showing up?
 
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