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(Guardian)   Twitter suspends British journalist's account for tweets critical of NBC's Olympic coverage. Of course this has absolutely nothing to do with Twitter's deal with NBC to be the "Official narrator" of the games   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 108
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2012-07-30 09:01:18 PM
Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy
 
2012-07-30 10:34:56 PM
Props to Insane_Cellist, we're done in one. Continue with your derp rage anyway if you still need the catharsis.
 
2012-07-30 10:35:05 PM
"I narrate not!"
 
2012-07-30 10:35:19 PM

Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy


Their email addresses were fi­rs­t­na­m­e*la­s­t­nam­e[nospam-﹫-backwards]sser­d­d­a­li­ame­*c­om. Not really that private.
 
2012-07-30 10:37:02 PM
The email in question was not exactly private, but now that NBC's flack has pointed it out you can get 49,000+ hits for it on Google ... and climbing. Can you say "Striesand Effect" NBC? Sure you can!
 
2012-07-30 10:39:38 PM
I think Twitter would have had to suspend a great many accounts this weekend if they were really censoring criticisms.
 
2012-07-30 10:42:23 PM
My dog could shiat better coverage than NBC is currently serving up.

Also, I notice that ESPN are keen to talk up the flaws of NBC's efforts. Maybe they should have bid more when the offers were being solicited.
 
2012-07-30 10:44:43 PM

flamingboard: Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy

Their email addresses were firs­tnam­e*l­as­tn­a­m­e[nospam-﹫-backwards]sse­rddali­a­me­*com. Not really that private.


And I can't post your name and address here on Fark if I knew it, even though that's public information too. It's a rule that makes sense. I directed quite a bit of anger towards NBC too, but I'm not upset about this at all.
 
2012-07-30 10:45:12 PM

r1niceboy: My dog could shiat better coverage than NBC is currently serving up.

Also, I notice that ESPN are keen to talk up the flaws of NBC's efforts. Maybe they should have bid more when the offers were being solicited.


Not everyone has ESPN. Anyone can get NBC over the air.
 
2012-07-30 10:45:26 PM
Twitter is the straw that broke the "I don't give a fu(k anymore" camel's back
 
2012-07-30 10:46:33 PM
Can't Piers Morgan stay out of trouble?!
 
2012-07-30 10:47:15 PM

Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy


More on this, from Private information posted on Twitter


Posting another person's private and confidential information is a violation of the Twitter Rules.

Some examples of private and confidential information are:

credit card information
social security or other national identity numbers
addresses or locations that are considered and treated as private
non-public, personal phone numbers
non-public, personal email addresses


Keep in mind that although you may consider certain information to be private, not all postings of such information may be a violation of this policy. If information was previously posted or displayed elsewhere on the Internet prior to being put on Twitter, it is not a violation of this policy.



More info:

http://mashable.com/2012/07/30/twitter-journalist-suspended/
 
2012-07-30 10:49:10 PM
I'm still puzzled by all the NBC biatching. Just set up a VPN to a server in the UK or Canada and watch full coverage, live and archived, on BBC or CATV. If enough people ignore NBC maybe they'll get the message and clean up their act. If you biatch and still watch them they won't care because you're not costing them revenue.
 
2012-07-30 10:49:26 PM

T-Servo: I think Twitter would have had to suspend a great many accounts this weekend if they were really censoring criticisms.


If I had a Twitter, they'd have definitely had to suspend mine. I am completely underwhelmed by their coverage this year. Although I can watch online, I have had buffering issues, and I'd really rather watch in my home theater. The tape delay is even more annoying for me because a lot of my friends are on the East Coast. So not only do I have to avoid standard websites where I'd see results, I also have to avoid Facebook. It's difficult not to have the results spoiled.

Don't even get me started on their horrible "coverage" of the opening ceremony. What a disaster.
 
2012-07-30 10:52:12 PM

flamingboard: r1niceboy: My dog could shiat better coverage than NBC is currently serving up.

Also, I notice that ESPN are keen to talk up the flaws of NBC's efforts. Maybe they should have bid more when the offers were being solicited.

Not everyone has ESPN. Anyone can get NBC over the air.


They have ABC for that kind of thing.
 
2012-07-30 10:53:04 PM
Rarely is the question ever asked

WHAT DRUG WAS JAMES HOLMES ON

Damn, ya'll.
 
2012-07-30 10:53:35 PM
What are these Olympics you speak of ? If a "sport" requires a panel of judges it is fundamentally flawed.
 
2012-07-30 10:55:45 PM

Archfeld: What are these Olympics you speak of ? If a "sport" requires a panel of judges it is fundamentally flawed.


2nded. Was watching sync diving tonight and while it's cool what these guys can do, the judging aspect of it struck me anew. Stupid
 
2012-07-30 10:55:48 PM

hooneybayer: Rarely is the question ever asked

WHAT DRUG WAS JAMES HOLMES ON

Damn, ya'll.


Maybe he got into the Charlie Sheen.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-30 10:56:46 PM
Criticism plus calls for harassment with contact information will get you banned from Fark too. Then you'll have to go over to reddit or wherever and post a rant about censorship.
 
2012-07-30 10:56:50 PM

danmarce: Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy

More on this, from Private information posted on Twitter


Posting another person's private and confidential information is a violation of the Twitter Rules.

Some examples of private and confidential information are:

credit card information
social security or other national identity numbers
addresses or locations that are considered and treated as private
non-public, personal phone numbers
non-public, personal email addresses


Keep in mind that although you may consider certain information to be private, not all postings of such information may be a violation of this policy. If information was previously posted or displayed elsewhere on the Internet prior to being put on Twitter, it is not a violation of this policy.


More info:

http://mashable.com/2012/07/30/twitter-journalist-suspended/


Thanks for the info. It seems like a pretty hard sell that any corporate f­irstna­m­e­*l­ast­name[nospam-﹫-backwards]yn­a­p­m­o­c*com address is actually private.
 
2012-07-30 10:56:59 PM
After three days of being Super Smug with my little .uk proxy, spare netbook and the BBC all day live, The US networks just seem a little strange and sad. Can't say I really miss it much. It really is overproduced.
 
2012-07-30 10:58:10 PM

picturescrazy: flamingboard: Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy

Their email addresses were f­i­r­s­tname*la­stna­me[nospam-﹫-backwards]s­serd­d­al­iame*com. Not really that private.

And I can't post your name and address here on Fark if I knew it, even though that's public information too. It's a rule that makes sense. I directed quite a bit of anger towards NBC too, but I'm not upset about this at all.


Twitter's TOS does not ban you from posting things like email addresses that are already in the public domain, whic this one was. Their TOS is not the same as Fark's.
 
2012-07-30 11:00:48 PM
What really cracks me up is the NBC evening news, where they silently put the medal results up on screen after Brian Williams tells you to look away if you don't want to be spolied.
 
2012-07-30 11:04:27 PM

Litig8r: I'm still puzzled by all the NBC biatching. Just set up a VPN to a server in the UK or Canada and watch full coverage, live and archived, on BBC or CATV. If enough people ignore NBC maybe they'll get the message and clean up their act. If you biatch and still watch them they won't care because you're not costing them revenue.


do you perchance know of a website that explains how to do this? I'm not very web savvy. or how to setup a proxy in the uk? thanks.
 
2012-07-30 11:05:50 PM
I wonder if any broadcaster could get away with tape-delaying the Super Bowl. Somehow it's OK for the Olympics, I guess... Screw NBC.
 
2012-07-30 11:06:10 PM
memedepot.com
 
2012-07-30 11:11:29 PM
 
2012-07-30 11:25:29 PM

flamingboard: r1niceboy: My dog could shiat better coverage than NBC is currently serving up.

Also, I notice that ESPN are keen to talk up the flaws of NBC's efforts. Maybe they should have bid more when the offers were being solicited.

Not everyone has ESPN. Anyone can get NBC over the air.


Something something Disney ABC ESPN all one entity something something.

/I guess the government isn't the only entity who decides not to include past performance when deciding who gets a contract.
 
2012-07-30 11:27:57 PM

flamingboard: Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy

Their email addresses were firstname[* image 7x13]lastname[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]sserddaliame[* image 7x13]com. Not really that private.


Still not an excuse for posting them, you know.
 
2012-07-30 11:32:28 PM

Gyrfalcon: flamingboard: Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy

Their email addresses were firstname[* image 7x13]lastname[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]sserddaliame[* image 7x13]com. Not really that private.

Still not an excuse for posting them, you know.


According to Twitter's terms of service it was a damn good excuse.

Unless of course that was the first time the email had ever been published on the internet, which I doubt.
 
2012-07-30 11:33:29 PM

Mad_Radhu: What really cracks me up is the NBC evening news, where they silently put the medal results up on screen after Brian Williams tells you to look away if you don't want to be spolied.


You've got to be kidding me?
 
2012-07-30 11:37:26 PM

Mad_Radhu: What really cracks me up is the NBC evening news, where they silently put the medal results up on screen after Brian Williams tells you to look away if you don't want to be spolied.


*facepalm* Wow.
 
2012-07-30 11:37:51 PM

libranoelrose: Mad_Radhu: What really cracks me up is the NBC evening news, where they silently put the medal results up on screen after Brian Williams tells you to look away if you don't want to be spolied.

You've got to be kidding me?


Seriously, did NBC do this? Haven't been following that closely ...
 
2012-07-30 11:41:55 PM

libranoelrose: Mad_Radhu: What really cracks me up is the NBC evening news, where they silently put the medal results up on screen after Brian Williams tells you to look away if you don't want to be spolied.

You've got to be kidding me?


No lie. He does it every night. It's hilarious. He just says that a certain athelete competed in a certain event, then they cut to a silent screen with what country won what medal in that event. Tonight even said "spoiler alert" before the segment.
 
2012-07-30 11:42:50 PM
Twitter fail when they did not manage to explain to me why I need to use it, to mirror my ego and random shiat,

NBC fail when they paid million of USD to have to US person say they don't know who Lee is,, im guessing they never left the home state like 85% of other us passport holders.

The Olympics fail when they allow for Nazi and Franco dictator to run the org. for years and never had the
stomach to accept internal corruption and that freaking 16 girls don't swim faster then a man, but don't have the ball do say it...

I fail at spelling, no doping will help that ...
 
2012-07-30 11:43:18 PM

Mad_Radhu: libranoelrose: Mad_Radhu: What really cracks me up is the NBC evening news, where they silently put the medal results up on screen after Brian Williams tells you to look away if you don't want to be spolied.

You've got to be kidding me?

No lie. He does it every night. It's hilarious. He just says that a certain athelete competed in a certain event, then they cut to a silent screen with what country won what medal in that event. Tonight even said "spoiler alert" before the segment.


That's some fine reporting, right there...
 
2012-07-30 11:43:28 PM

theodopolis13: Litig8r: I'm still puzzled by all the NBC biatching. Just set up a VPN to a server in the UK or Canada and watch full coverage, live and archived, on BBC or CATV. If enough people ignore NBC maybe they'll get the message and clean up their act. If you biatch and still watch them they won't care because you're not costing them revenue.

do you perchance know of a website that explains how to do this? I'm not very web savvy. or how to setup a proxy in the uk? thanks.


Hidemyass.com is one of the easiest and most secure. Paid VPN and customer support. They also have servers in a ton of countries.

The free proxies are googleable, but absent real know how they're not secure. And most of them are slow as hell. Dropping the $5 or $10 for a paid service is was easier and much faster.
 
2012-07-30 11:44:02 PM

Mad_Radhu: libranoelrose: Mad_Radhu: What really cracks me up is the NBC evening news, where they silently put the medal results up on screen after Brian Williams tells you to look away if you don't want to be spolied.

You've got to be kidding me?

No lie. He does it every night. It's hilarious. He just says that a certain athelete competed in a certain event, then they cut to a silent screen with what country won what medal in that event. Tonight even said "spoiler alert" before the segment.


farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2012-07-30 11:44:55 PM

Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy


Publicly listed email addresses are considered by twitter to be private information?

come on now.
 
2012-07-30 11:45:34 PM

picturescrazy: And I can't post your name and address here on Fark if I knew it, even though that's public information too. It's a rule that makes sense. I directed quite a bit of anger towards NBC too, but I'm not upset about this at all.


It was a corporate email address. I see no problem if the tweet was along the lines of "If you don't like the service, complain to the guy in charge of it at [email addy]"
 
2012-07-30 11:48:25 PM

Litig8r: I'm still puzzled by all the NBC biatching. Just set up a VPN to a server in the UK or Canada and watch full coverage, live and archived, on BBC or CATV. If enough people ignore NBC maybe they'll get the message and clean up their act. If you biatch and still watch them they won't care because you're not costing them revenue.


Because we shouldn't have to?

Because other countries pay the taxes to make their kickass only compared to NBC coverage possible?

And I doubt NBC gives a damn about lost internet audience. They should but they won't. Like I said before... if they put the opening ceremonies on an effing live feed, and had free screw this login crap streaming of it afterwards, a creative ad person could get countries to sponsor travel and info adverts. They could figure out what sports you're focused on and use that for targeted ads. That would be a fair trade even for their crap commentators (generally w some exceptions to the rule) coverage.

But instead we get this pathetic in 2012 nonsense.
 
2012-07-30 11:50:35 PM

I sound fat: Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy

Publicly listed email addresses are considered by twitter to be private information?

come on now.


Yeah, to me this just screams NBC butthurt.

/subby
//#28
///yay, me
 
2012-07-30 11:54:42 PM

Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy


Yes, if you're too stupid to read the article: It's public information, which is not against the rules. The email is just the excuse to allow them to take it down.

Why is it that so many Farkers are only skeptical when they might be able to prove subby wrong?
 
2012-07-31 12:00:30 AM
 
2012-07-31 12:01:37 AM

Mad_Radhu: I couldn't find a video of the Nightly News, but here's an article that describes it:

Anchor Brian Williams, on NBC's Nightly News from London, tonight didn't give away any Sunday Olympic results - as he did Saturday - by instead telling viewers to turn away if they didn't want to see results.

"Now veteran viewers may remember how we do spoiler alerts. If you don't want to see the results, turn away, we won't say anything.," Williams began his Olympic segment. "And then we'll tell you when it's OK to turn back."


That is some seriously hilarious shiat.

I wish he'd actually just go ahead and tell people to just change the damn channel.
 
2012-07-31 12:05:04 AM

RogermcAllen: Thanks for the info. It seems like a pretty hard sell that any corporate firstname*lastname[nospam-﹫-backwards]ynapmoc*com address is actually private.


Go ahead and call some fortunate 500 companies and ask the operator for a VP's email. Go ahead, see how public they are.
 
2012-07-31 12:06:07 AM

libranoelrose: Mad_Radhu: I couldn't find a video of the Nightly News, but here's an article that describes it:

Anchor Brian Williams, on NBC's Nightly News from London, tonight didn't give away any Sunday Olympic results - as he did Saturday - by instead telling viewers to turn away if they didn't want to see results.

"Now veteran viewers may remember how we do spoiler alerts. If you don't want to see the results, turn away, we won't say anything.," Williams began his Olympic segment. "And then we'll tell you when it's OK to turn back."

That is some seriously hilarious shiat.

I wish he'd actually just go ahead and tell people to just change the damn channel.


wherethelongtailends.com
 
2012-07-31 12:08:20 AM
Last I check most public and private companies good or bad, or in this case meaning less, have a right to do what they want,

I have the right to say I don't sell you coffee and Qitter as the right to disable anybody account any time they like
they have no rules, you guys live in a fantasy world, that been a small one made up of 132 Ansi blocks

Now lets hate the Olympics 3.2.1..
 
2012-07-31 12:08:56 AM

picturescrazy: flamingboard: Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy

Their email addresses were firstname[* image 7x13]lastname[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]sserddaliame[* image 7x13]com. Not really that private.

And I can't post your name and address here on Fark if I knew it, even though that's public information too. It's a rule that makes sense. I directed quite a bit of anger towards NBC too, but I'm not upset about this at all.


picturescrazy: flamingboard: Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy

Their email addresses were firstname[* image 7x13]lastname[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]sserddaliame[* image 7x13]com. Not really that private.

And I can't post your name and address here on Fark if I knew it, even though that's public information too. It's a rule that makes sense. I directed quite a bit of anger towards NBC too, but I'm not upset about this at all.


It would be the equivalent of saying your address was pict­ure­scrazy[nospam-﹫-backwards]krafar­tlu*c­om. Ultrafark email addresses are essentially given out on the site.q
 
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