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(CNN)   "Our top story on CNN today, Ashton Kutcher has more friends on Twitter than we do." Its not news, its CNN   (cnn.com) divider line 93
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2009-04-17 01:35:16 PM  
This crap has been on there for the last several days.

/Teh ghey!
 
2009-04-17 01:35:29 PM  
Ashton Kutcher is a douchebag of the highest level.
 
2009-04-17 01:35:44 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Has a name for that.

/Red hot
 
2009-04-17 01:35:58 PM  
m1ke: Ashton Kutcher is a douchebag of the highest level.

And, CNN is worse.
 
2009-04-17 01:36:10 PM  
In other news, every Twitter user in existence has more friends on Twitter than I do.

/Don't use Twitter.
 
2009-04-17 01:37:17 PM  
Aston Kutcher gets to fark Demi Moore while Bruce Willis watches and faps in the corner. That is why he is better than you.
 
2009-04-17 01:37:49 PM  
zomg you guys i love tacos so much
 
2009-04-17 01:38:03 PM  
I don't know who ever said CNN's news. No cable network gets close.
 
2009-04-17 01:38:40 PM  
I got a farking "Breaking News Alert!" in my inbox about this this morning...GRRR...
 
2009-04-17 01:38:45 PM  
I learned about this from their "CNN Breaking News" email, which I signed up for after 9/11 because I wanted to know right away about things of critical importance, like, oh, say, 9/11. I'm so glad they're living up to their intent.
 
2009-04-17 01:38:53 PM  
hay did u guys get my tweet
 
2009-04-17 01:41:14 PM  
Cybernetic: In other news, every Twitter user in existence has more friends on Twitter than I do.

/Don't use Twitter.


I have a Twitter but pay no attention to it. I got it last year when I was playing 'Hack the Debate' on Current. None of my 'tweets' made it, rendering my signing up on Twitter that much more pointless. Besides, microblogging is what MySpace and Facebook status updates are for, and they have much more features than Twitter.
 
2009-04-17 01:41:29 PM  
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Aston Kutcher gets to fark Demi Moore while Bruce Willis watches and faps in the corner. That is why he is better than you.

Bruce Willis starred in Die Hard. Your argument is invalid.
 
2009-04-17 01:42:10 PM  
i15.photobucket.com
 
2009-04-17 01:42:52 PM  
Who?
 
2009-04-17 01:43:26 PM  
LoLz, so they post this on their site so all the liberal nutjobs will join twitter and be their friend.

Cue the backlash comments in 5, 4, 3, 2
 
2009-04-17 01:44:19 PM  
aww, operation basement dad didn't win. 300kGET is still pretty impressive, though.

http://twitter.com/basementdad
 
2009-04-17 01:45:13 PM  
I don't use Twitter or any of the social networking sites. I guess I must not be very social.
 
2009-04-17 01:45:34 PM  
Ashton Kutcher has a black fan?
 
2009-04-17 01:47:01 PM  
ashton kutcher is not really your friend. you can be a fan of him, but you are not his friend.
 
2009-04-17 01:47:39 PM  
Now that CNN and PerezHilton have become almost interchangeable, I will be in the corner sucking my thumb and crying and recalling days gone by when news was actually newsworthy

/Breaking news?
//Seriously???
 
2009-04-17 01:47:58 PM  
RalphW: I got a farking "Breaking News Alert!" in my inbox about this this morning...GRRR...

Wow....that's some hardcore patheticness right there. THIS is breaking news?

/24/7 news channels are beyond pathetic.
 
2009-04-17 01:47:59 PM  
i kinda wish the tag for this thread was the fark breaking news tag.
 
2009-04-17 01:48:41 PM  
I hate CNN. Their broadcasts seem to be targeted at grade schoolers. I can't watch Headline News without wanting to throw something at the TV.
 
2009-04-17 01:49:07 PM  
Well it's either keep up with this Twitter BS or have to start covering the Tea Parties. It's retarded and un-newsworthy but if I hear another reference to "10s of thousands of people," and "grassroots movements," I'm gonna scream. I got your movement right here, pal. I know you agree with me on this one.
 
2009-04-17 01:50:58 PM  
Dude probably has more friends in real life than anyone at CNN.

/he's still a douche
//Twitter = crap
 
2009-04-17 01:51:10 PM  
Kutcher is a twit
 
2009-04-17 01:52:08 PM  
Ashton Kutcher = intsta greenlit
 
2009-04-17 01:53:04 PM  
Somebody tell me again what Ashton Kutcher's "talent" is? It sure isn't acting.

Ashton Kuther and talent in the same sentence....I just made myself LOL.
 
2009-04-17 01:54:59 PM  
little miss: I don't use Twitter or any of the social networking sites. I guess I must not be very social.

i find it much more "sociable" to actually hang out with your friends and talk to them in person. facebook used to be better when it was simple... it made organizing events easy, and it was a great way to look up a friend's info, like an address or phone number. Everything now is focused on real-time information feeds that let everyone know what you are doing every second of every day. what is so wrong with just living without having to tell people that you are?
 
2009-04-17 01:58:29 PM  
After hearing Biz Stone (twitters founder) I realized were he got the idea. When he tried to answer anything over a basic response it became incoherent rambling nonsense. This seems to fit my understanding twitter (don't use it/don't want it), which is it is for people who want to talk but don't really have anything to say. Guess this is why it CNN is so enthralled with it.
 
2009-04-17 01:58:54 PM  
little miss: I don't use Twitter or any of the social networking sites. I guess I must not be very social.

Me neither. wanna be friends?
 
2009-04-17 02:01:02 PM  
I love the poll, too. "Do you use Twitter?"

6% YES
64% NO
30% What's Twitter?

Pretty much THIS.
 
2009-04-17 02:02:59 PM  
Who?
 
2009-04-17 02:03:30 PM  
When you young little shiats drive the newspapers out of business, get ready, because THIS will the the top story, several lines above the story of China nuking Los Angeles.

pump hopes he's long gone by then.
 
2009-04-17 02:04:08 PM  
A co-worker was just telling me this morning that he had signed up for some sort of "breaking news" e-mail alert with CNN, and that this was the "breaking news" this morning.
 
2009-04-17 02:04:36 PM  
uprislng: little miss: I don't use Twitter or any of the social networking sites. I guess I must not be very social.

i find it much more "sociable" to actually hang out with your friends and talk to them in person. facebook used to be better when it was simple... it made organizing events easy, and it was a great way to look up a friend's info, like an address or phone number. Everything now is focused on real-time information feeds that let everyone know what you are doing every second of every day. what is so wrong with just living without having to tell people that you are?


Because we're so intertwined with being online that when we die we have to get the word out somehow. It does help if you have real live friends in two (or more) different locations due to moving. Keeping in touch even 15 years ago was difficult because you had long-distance telephone conversations which cost an arm and a leg, or snail mail. Count me in on this part: I moved from GA to PA and find the gap between the two much shorter than 1,000 miles thanks to social networking sites. It seems none of my friends use an e-mail account anymore except to log into Facebook or MySpace or some other web forum.
 
2009-04-17 02:05:35 PM  
I am continually shocked that there are millions of people who want strangers to know where they are and what they're doing all the time.
 
2009-04-17 02:06:47 PM  
Only twits use twitter.
 
2009-04-17 02:08:31 PM  
Sumbitter: Its not news, its CNN period.

FTFY
 
2009-04-17 02:09:08 PM  
Basementdad FTW
 
2009-04-17 02:10:05 PM  
JohnBigBootay: I am continually shocked that there are millions of people who want strangers to know where they are and what they're doing all the time.

That's why my MySpace and Facebook both have people I actually do physically know, with a few exceptions for people I've known in various web forums for awhile. I do get random adds from people I don't know from time-to-time, and pretty much ignore them.
 
2009-04-17 02:10:06 PM  
Wil unavailable for comment, too busy Twittering about it.
 
2009-04-17 02:11:01 PM  
Breaking story: CSPAN overtakes Dane Cook in Twitter race to a dozen friends (and family)
 
2009-04-17 02:11:02 PM  
uprislng: what is so wrong with just living without having to tell people that you are?

If a man lives with no social interaction, is he really alive?

/See also:
//What is the sound of one hand micro-blogging?
 
2009-04-17 02:11:03 PM  
Pump_ThePurpleWarrior: When you young little shiats drive the newspapers out of business, get ready, because THIS will the the top story, several lines above the story of China nuking Los Angeles.

pump hopes he's long gone by then.


That can be arranged old man....it can be arranged.

/crotchity old man himself
 
2009-04-17 02:12:26 PM  
LeChevalier: Well it's either keep up with this Twitter BS or have to start covering the Tea Parties. It's retarded and un-newsworthy but if I hear another reference to "10s of thousands of people," and "grassroots movements," I'm gonna scream. I got your movement right here, pal. I know you agree with me on this one.

Maybe we on Fark should start a grassroots movement to stop all these so-called 'grassroots movements'. :) They're becoming too clichéd to where they're not a grassroot movement anymore.
 
2009-04-17 02:14:23 PM  
bittermang
If a man lives with no social interaction, is he really alive?

No, he's married.
 
2009-04-17 02:15:27 PM  
bittermang: uprislng: what is so wrong with just living without having to tell people that you are?

If a man lives with no social interaction, is he really alive?

I have a very misanthropic neighbor who regularly proves he is alive by constantly yelling epithets and insults to birds, trees, geckos, noisy children...


/See also:
//What is the sound of one hand micro-blogging?

fap?
 
2009-04-17 02:21:34 PM  
They just updated the story, and now Oprah is joining in on the fray. So its official: Everyone must use Twitter, because Oprah does.

/I'm still not using mine
 
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