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(C|Net)   Twitter to introduce Verified Accounts for "well-known individuals at risk of impersonation." Check it out. -- @DrewCurtis   (news.cnet.com) divider line 88
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2009-06-07 03:07:18 PM
Tony La Russa is a dick.
 
2009-06-07 03:23:52 PM
FTA: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has taken to the company blog to respond to the suit and detail Twitter's future plans to combat false accounts.

Everytime I read the name "Biz Stone" I get pissed off.
 
2009-06-07 04:41:38 PM
This is the thread where the mad rush of 30-somethings go on about how Twitter is dumb/just a fad/useless while never actually trying to use it, right?


Just like that Facebook thing. Just a fad. Nobody will remember what it was called by the end of the year. Face what?

/started a company Twitter at the last place I worked.
//Get most of my news first through NPR/CNN/NYT Twitter accounts.
 
2009-06-07 04:46:11 PM
Can Twitter die yet? It's Facebook updates for the chronically lonely.

Besides, what about the guy out there who's actually named Michael Bolton?

/ No way! Why should I change? He's the one who sucks.
 
2009-06-07 04:47:06 PM
So... can I get one? I'll show my birth certificate and everything! I am 100% legitimate, and I personally feel highly at risk of impersonation.

/ followed @DrewCurtis
 
2009-06-07 04:48:38 PM
RhineStoneTaco: This is the thread where the mad rush of 30-somethings go on about how Twitter is dumb/just a fad/useless while never actually trying to use it, right?


Just like that Facebook thing. Just a fad. Nobody will remember what it was called by the end of the year. Face what?

/started a company Twitter at the last place I worked.
//Get most of my news first through NPR/CNN/NYT Twitter accounts.


The reason most people will refer to it as a fad is because most have seen previous fads come and go, the likes of MySpace, replaced by Bebo, Bebo replaced by Facebook, Facebook is now being replaced by Twitter. It's like a production line. People are fickle, there is no magic ingredient in Twitter that will give it longevity beyond a year or two after the arrival of the next fad.
 
2009-06-07 04:51:36 PM
Like Senator Chuck Grassley, who had these great insights to share on twitter?:

Grassley's first tweet: "Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us 'time to deliver' on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND."

A short time later: "Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said 'time to delivr on healthcare' When you are a 'hammer' u think evrything is NAIL I'm no NAIL."


And honestly, how many farking people on Twitter could possibly care what a 75-year old Republican Senator from Iowa has to say?

/oh yeah, that's right... only REPORTERS care about what politicians say on twitter
 
2009-06-07 04:52:01 PM
RhineStoneTaco: This is the thread where the mad rush of 30-somethings go on about how Twitter is dumb/just a fad/useless while never actually trying to use it, right?

There are just things so damn stupid, you don't have to try it to know how stupid it is.
 
2009-06-07 04:53:46 PM
Thank goodness! I was always worried someone would sully my good name.
 
2009-06-07 04:53:57 PM
kabloink: There are just things so damn stupid, you don't have to try it to know how stupid it is.

tl;dr
 
2009-06-07 04:54:14 PM
RhineStoneTaco: This is the thread where the mad rush of 30-somethings go on about how Twitter is dumb/just a fad/useless while never actually trying to use it, right?

I would have twittered my response to you but I don't have time to deal with new fads.
 
2009-06-07 04:55:10 PM
Cormee: RhineStoneTaco: This is the thread where the mad rush of 30-somethings go on about how Twitter is dumb/just a fad/useless while never actually trying to use it, right?


Just like that Facebook thing. Just a fad. Nobody will remember what it was called by the end of the year. Face what?

/started a company Twitter at the last place I worked.
//Get most of my news first through NPR/CNN/NYT Twitter accounts.

The reason most people will refer to it as a fad is because most have seen previous fads come and go, the likes of MySpace, replaced by Bebo, Bebo replaced by Facebook, Facebook is now being replaced by Twitter. It's like a production line. People are fickle, there is no magic ingredient in Twitter that will give it longevity beyond a year or two after the arrival of the next fad.



So MySpace is currently a ghost town that nobody uses anymore?
 
2009-06-07 04:56:18 PM
I don't get the whole Twitter thing. Who gives a crap what I'm doing at every moment?
 
2009-06-07 04:57:57 PM
Good, now Christian Weston Chandler can get his own verified twitter
 
2009-06-07 04:59:31 PM
It's tempting to get a Certified Account for Biggus Dickus, just to find out how the process would work.

Wait a minute -- my own handle is just a weird spelling of Satan. How will I verify that I gave Job boils?

In contrast, what if you're deemed not famous enough to warrant certification? Could you still get certified? Soleil Moon Frye, for example...

\he has a wife, you know
 
2009-06-07 05:00:58 PM
I have a twitter account. When I see people wearing ugly clothes, or acting weird, I make jokes about them on my twitter. Also, I have a lot of friends that are always out of state and I can tell who is where by reading their twitter updates. It may not be for everyone, but I have fun with it...
 
2009-06-07 05:01:46 PM
Don't forget to give them a copy of your passport, social security card, all passwords to online accounts, copy of your drivers license, mother's maiden name, copy of your high school and college transcripts, blood sample for dna testing or sperm sample if you are a guy.

/facepalm
 
2009-06-07 05:03:08 PM
SmashLimousines: FTA: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has taken to the company blog to respond to the suit and detail Twitter's future plans to combat false accounts.

Everytime I read the name "Biz Stone" I get pissed off.


I wonder how many domains that name is avaiable at.
 
2009-06-07 05:07:37 PM
'...Mr. La Russa's lawsuit was an unnecessary waste of judicial resources bordering on frivolous...'

Yes, it was such an unnecessary waste of judicial resources that it caused you to change/modify your policy.
 
2009-06-07 05:09:08 PM
I actually think Facebook will last longer than Twitter. Mind you, it'd be much better without the high schoolers and the wanna-be techy grandparents on there.
 
2009-06-07 05:09:51 PM
vudukungfu: SmashLimousines: FTA: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has taken to the company blog to respond to the suit and detail Twitter's future plans to combat false accounts.

Everytime I read the name "Biz Stone" I get pissed off.

I wonder how many domains that name is avaiable at.


The following are available via godaddy.com:
BIZSTONE.NET
BIZSTONE.ME
BIZSTONE.INFO
BIZSTONE.ORG
BIZSTONE.MOBI
BIZSTONE.BIZ
BIZSTONE.US
BIZSTONE.CA
BIZSTONE.ASIA
BIZSTONE.WS
BIZSTONE.BZ
BIZSTONE.IN
 
2009-06-07 05:10:28 PM
Good thing there are no real celebs on there. As far as I know.
 
2009-06-07 05:11:04 PM
Cormee: RhineStoneTaco: This is the thread where the mad rush of 30-somethings go on about how Twitter is dumb/just a fad/useless while never actually trying to use it, right?


Just like that Facebook thing. Just a fad. Nobody will remember what it was called by the end of the year. Face what?

/started a company Twitter at the last place I worked.
//Get most of my news first through NPR/CNN/NYT Twitter accounts.

The reason most people will refer to it as a fad is because most have seen previous fads come and go, the likes of MySpace, replaced by Bebo, Bebo replaced by Facebook, Facebook is now being replaced by Twitter. It's like a production line. People are fickle, there is no magic ingredient in Twitter that will give it longevity beyond a year or two after the arrival of the next fad.


Twitter does not replace facebook. If anything they compliment each other.

I find two indispensable uses of facebook - the first is that I can keep in touch with people I couldn't normally keep in touch with (e.g. those that don't live in my city) and secondly updating my status every now and then keeps my parents from calling me. Hell - I would pay for the later.
 
2009-06-07 05:11:15 PM
Keith Olberman will be pleased I'm sure as someone from Fox News has a twitter claiming to be him.
 
2009-06-07 05:13:15 PM
AnnoyingKidNextDoor: I actually think Facebook will last longer than Twitter. Mind you, it'd be much better without the high schoolers and the wanna-be techy grandparents on there.

The problem with twitter is that anybody can create a similar service. There are relatively low barriers of entry. It would be trivial for facebook to release a twitter like service - I am surprised they haven't done so.
 
2009-06-07 05:13:42 PM
Cormee:
The reason most people will refer to it as a fad is because most have seen previous fads come and go, the likes of MySpace, replaced by Bebo, Bebo replaced by Facebook, Facebook is now being replaced by Twitter. It's like a production line. People are fickle, there is no magic ingredient in Twitter that will give it longevity beyond a year or two after the arrival of the next fad.

You seem to think users are unaware of the fleeting nature of communication technologies. Perhaps our choice of tools is a journey and not a destination. If you wait until the ultimate form of communication is developed you won't say much for a long time. On the other hand... feel free.
 
2009-06-07 05:14:55 PM
RhineStoneTaco:
So MySpace is currently a ghost town that nobody uses anymore?



Try reading my post Sparky.
 
2009-06-07 05:16:29 PM
RhineStoneTaco

Do you feel better now?
 
2009-06-07 05:16:55 PM
bravian: Cormee: RhineStoneTaco: This is the thread where the mad rush of 30-somethings go on about how Twitter is dumb/just a fad/useless while never actually trying to use it, right?


Just like that Facebook thing. Just a fad. Nobody will remember what it was called by the end of the year. Face what?

/started a company Twitter at the last place I worked.
//Get most of my news first through NPR/CNN/NYT Twitter accounts.

The reason most people will refer to it as a fad is because most have seen previous fads come and go, the likes of MySpace, replaced by Bebo, Bebo replaced by Facebook, Facebook is now being replaced by Twitter. It's like a production line. People are fickle, there is no magic ingredient in Twitter that will give it longevity beyond a year or two after the arrival of the next fad.

Twitter does not replace facebook. If anything they compliment each other.

I find two indispensable uses of facebook - the first is that I can keep in touch with people I couldn't normally keep in touch with (e.g. those that don't live in my city) and secondly updating my status every now and then keeps my parents from calling me. Hell - I would pay for the later.


Until the next fad comes along that allows you to do all that at once.
 
2009-06-07 05:18:12 PM
Watchman:
You seem to think users are unaware of the fleeting nature of communication technologies. Perhaps our choice of tools is a journey and not a destination. If you wait until the ultimate form of communication is developed you won't say much for a long time. On the other hand... feel free.


What the hell are you talking about?
 
2009-06-07 05:19:22 PM
bravian: It would be trivial for facebook to release a twitter like service - I am surprised they haven't done so.

I'd argue that Twitter is simply FB status updates, minus the rest of FB.

Quite a few people use their FB status in much the same way as the masses use Twitter. Was cool to follow my friends' reactions real time on FB during the Obama swearing-in for example.
 
2009-06-07 05:24:46 PM
Cormee: Watchman:
You seem to think users are unaware of the fleeting nature of communication technologies. Perhaps our choice of tools is a journey and not a destination. If you wait until the ultimate form of communication is developed you won't say much for a long time. On the other hand... feel free.

What the hell are you talking about?


Try reading his post, Sparky.
 
2009-06-07 05:27:00 PM
Opiate of the Lasses: bravian: It would be trivial for facebook to release a twitter like service - I am surprised they haven't done so.

I'd argue that Twitter is simply FB status updates, minus the rest of FB.

Quite a few people use their FB status in much the same way as the masses use Twitter. Was cool to follow my friends' reactions real time on FB during the Obama swearing-in for example.


I agree so I'm surprise Facebook hasn't kicked out a 'slimmed down' Facebook account option.

/really don't see twitter lasting
 
2009-06-07 05:29:17 PM
Cormee: Until the next fad comes along that allows you to do all that at once.

I don't really see it as a fad if the service is actually useful.

/the pet rock is a fad.
 
2009-06-07 05:29:33 PM
Biiirdmaaan!: Cormee: Watchman:
You seem to think users are unaware of the fleeting nature of communication technologies. Perhaps our choice of tools is a journey and not a destination. If you wait until the ultimate form of communication is developed you won't say much for a long time. On the other hand... feel free.

What the hell are you talking about?

Try reading his post, Sparky.


I did read it, repeatedly, and I still can't make farking head or tail of it.
 
2009-06-07 05:31:27 PM
bravian: I don't really see it as a fad if the service is actually useful.

I'm not referring to the service I'm referring to the service provider.
 
2009-06-07 05:34:35 PM
 
2009-06-07 05:35:17 PM
Cormee: Biiirdmaaan!: Cormee: I did read it, repeatedly, and I still can't make farking head or tail of it.

I'll try to break it down for you, then. What I got out of the post is that our means of communicating are rapidly evolving. Any given method or service can be rendered obsolete by by a newer one, sometimes very quickly, but to dismiss it as "just a fad" is to miss its evolutionary impact on future services.
 
2009-06-07 05:35:22 PM
Cormee: bravian: I don't really see it as a fad if the service is actually useful.

I'm not referring to the service I'm referring to the service provider.


Oh really? Well why don't you tell me what other service can do the same thing for me. Where else can I read Weird Al's updates? You tell me where else, dammit!
 
2009-06-07 05:35:22 PM
Cormee: bravian: Cormee: RhineStoneTaco: This is the thread where the mad rush of 30-somethings go on about how Twitter is dumb/just a fad/useless while never actually trying to use it, right?


Just like that Facebook thing. Just a fad. Nobody will remember what it was called by the end of the year. Face what?

/started a company Twitter at the last place I worked.
//Get most of my news first through NPR/CNN/NYT Twitter accounts.

The reason most people will refer to it as a fad is because most have seen previous fads come and go, the likes of MySpace, replaced by Bebo, Bebo replaced by Facebook, Facebook is now being replaced by Twitter. It's like a production line. People are fickle, there is no magic ingredient in Twitter that will give it longevity beyond a year or two after the arrival of the next fad.

Twitter does not replace facebook. If anything they compliment each other.

I find two indispensable uses of facebook - the first is that I can keep in touch with people I couldn't normally keep in touch with (e.g. those that don't live in my city) and secondly updating my status every now and then keeps my parents from calling me. Hell - I would pay for the later.

Until the next fad comes along that allows you to do all that at once.


Google Wave anyone?
Link (new window)

/This new toy is going to severely rock your world, btw.
//Google-y
 
2009-06-07 05:43:04 PM
www.futureofthebook.org
 
2009-06-07 05:43:09 PM
You're all retarded.

-Obama
 
2009-06-07 05:43:40 PM
T-Luv: Where else can I read Weird Al's updates? You tell me where else, dammit!

On his blog, on his MySpace page, on his Facebook page, on his HotorNot page on his Friends Reunited page and possibly going back as far as his Geocities page. But don't worry, if you can't keep up with his Twitter updates there's an even better service being developed somewhere as we speak that will become the next media darling for at least a year or two.
 
2009-06-07 05:45:56 PM
Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein of Gelderland: Google Wave anyone?
Link (new window)

/This new toy is going to severely rock your world, btw.
//Google-y


Yeah, I'm not going to watch a video that is an hour 20 minutes to find out what you are talking about.
 
2009-06-07 05:48:21 PM
Cormee: there's an even better service being developed somewhere as we speak that will become the next media darling for at least a year or two.


Well hook it up with a link, don't be stingy.
 
2009-06-07 05:48:48 PM
SeamusFerrell: Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein of Gelderland: Google Wave anyone?
Link (new window)

/This new toy is going to severely rock your world, btw.
//Google-y

Yeah, I'm not going to watch a video that is an hour 20 minutes to find out what you are talking about.


You really should. It's worth about a half dozen really good geekgasms and you'll really want the beer and cigarette after. trust me.
 
2009-06-07 05:50:01 PM
I can actually see a comercial use for Twitter, like messanger, delivery, employee status/location updates but for peronsal use it's just sad.

Twitter is inundated with twit messages such as "I'm eating Doritos," "I'm at the movies," "I'm reading" and countless other really pathetically sad and narcissistic things that no one really cares about but you desperately hope someone does in your little self-absorbed world.
 
2009-06-07 05:51:43 PM
I am very proud to say that I have never been to any twitter page, ever. I plan on keeping it that way.
 
2009-06-07 05:54:26 PM
Haoie: Good thing there are no real celebs on there. As far as I know.

What about wil? Are you not a fan?!?!
 
2009-06-07 05:56:27 PM
RhineStoneTaco: Cormee: RhineStoneTaco: This is the thread where the mad rush of 30-somethings go on about how Twitter is dumb/just a fad/useless while never actually trying to use it, right?


Just like that Facebook thing. Just a fad. Nobody will remember what it was called by the end of the year. Face what?

/started a company Twitter at the last place I worked.
//Get most of my news first through NPR/CNN/NYT Twitter accounts.

The reason most people will refer to it as a fad is because most have seen previous fads come and go, the likes of MySpace, replaced by Bebo, Bebo replaced by Facebook, Facebook is now being replaced by Twitter. It's like a production line. People are fickle, there is no magic ingredient in Twitter that will give it longevity beyond a year or two after the arrival of the next fad.


So MySpace is currently a ghost town that nobody uses anymore?


sort of like ICQ
 
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