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(Telegraph)   Twitter users separating into 'tribes' and developing own languages. Fascinating human sociology or just really stupid?   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 54
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2013-03-17 02:09:47 AM  
I'm voting on both.

I dislike Twitter with a passion.
 
2013-03-17 02:10:40 AM  
Why not both?
 
2013-03-17 02:12:22 AM  
Yeah - you're asking as if they're mutually exclusive, subby.
 
2013-03-17 02:43:22 AM  
Principles of Newspeak

Now all we need to do is to get Newspeak down to 140 characters or less per expression, and we'll have truly arrived at our brave new world.
 
2013-03-17 06:51:26 AM  
i911.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-17 07:14:37 AM  
#rosettaTweet
 
2013-03-17 08:31:14 AM  
That which was old is new again.
 
2013-03-17 08:31:18 AM  
Sss' murkmerizing moronifactitude, my foine groods. Standunderit I nox, funnybun ta tinker re: tho.
 
2013-03-17 08:32:20 AM  
I've never had reason to post or seek out a tweet. I guess that means my life is pretty boring, but I'm ok with that.
 
2013-03-17 08:34:07 AM  

EvilRacistNaziFascist: Principles of Newspeak

Now all we need to do is to get Newspeak down to 140 characters or less per expression, and we'll have truly arrived at our brave new world.


Shaka, when the walls fell.
 
2013-03-17 08:36:53 AM  
I'm gonna go with really stupid
 
2013-03-17 08:37:25 AM  
STUPID
 
2013-03-17 08:38:59 AM  
Twitter: The Website for People Who Think Facebook Is Too Involved.TM
 
2013-03-17 08:39:48 AM  
 would imagine Twitter users form their own jargon, specific to their interests. What else is now?

/never used twitter.
 
2013-03-17 08:44:33 AM  
How many are just Trekkers speaking Klingon?
 
2013-03-17 08:44:49 AM  
What a bunch of twats.
 
2013-03-17 08:46:20 AM  
Internet communities developing their own jargon?

At least they're not Clintoned in the boobies.
 
2013-03-17 08:50:18 AM  
Derp.

Fartbongo.

Aluminium.
 
2013-03-17 08:52:09 AM  
YOLO
 
2013-03-17 09:01:04 AM  
>/>> QT -- + R^ 1 ::}{ Ha
 
2013-03-17 09:02:57 AM  
Boke snokey splasm. HA.
 
2013-03-17 09:03:43 AM  
I'm all for giving them a new planet to evolve on!

Venus is nice this time of year....
 
2013-03-17 09:08:45 AM  

Deep Contact: >/>> QT -- + R^ 1 ::}{ Ha


Golly!
 
2013-03-17 09:08:46 AM  
Isn't this what Twitter is supposed to do.  They cite the example Anipals that groups animal charity activists, did they intentionally set that up as a hash tag? I hear hipsters were all using this cool new word SXSW last week.

If you couldn't identify tweets of interest to you by identifying unique language then Twitter wouldn't work.  I am sure there are hilarious incidences of duplicated hashtags bring together groups of people ironically as we'll.
 
2013-03-17 09:11:30 AM  
This isn't as daft as it appears.

It's exactly the same linguistic analysis that has been studied for years, just using a vast pool of pre-existing data. If you take out the media friendly Twitter headline, it's just another dry and academic study, and probably reasonably valuable.
 
2013-03-17 09:12:52 AM  
Speaking as someone with a degree in sociology, I can tell you that a great deal of sociology is trying to understand why humans do the particular stupid things that they do.

They just usually aren't allowed to actually come out and call those stupid things actually stupid.
 
2013-03-17 09:14:48 AM  

Bungles: This isn't as daft as it appears.

It's exactly the same linguistic analysis that has been studied for years, just using a vast pool of pre-existing data. If you take out the media friendly Twitter headline, it's just another dry and academic study, and probably reasonably valuable.




Its value, according to the article, lies in the putative ability to predict user group affiliation, and the info will be sold to advertisers for directed marketing purposes.

Science!
 
2013-03-17 09:30:00 AM  
@HandiCanable #8outsider disagreed with me.
 
2013-03-17 09:31:31 AM  

KiltedBastich: Speaking as someone with a degree in sociology, I can tell you that a great deal of sociology is trying to understand why humans do the particular stupid things that they do.

They just usually aren't allowed to actually come out and call those stupid things actually stupid.


Well, that's stupid
 
2013-03-17 09:34:10 AM  

strangeluck: I'm voting on both.

I dislike Twitter with a passion.


I'm sort of ambivalent about it; on the one hand I can keep some of my weirder ramblings off Facebook which works because I have like 1/30th the followers vs. Facebook friends, but on the other hand I seriously stumbled onto an account for one of those pro-anorexia/bulimia people who had A THOUSAND FOLLOWERS. For reals. So frankly this doesn't surprise me at all.
 
2013-03-17 09:37:58 AM  
Online group-specific references and in-jokes? You don't say.
 
2013-03-17 09:42:47 AM  

KiltedBastich: Speaking as someone with a degree in sociology, I can tell you that a great deal of sociology is trying to understand why humans do the particular stupid things that they do.

They just usually aren't allowed to actually come out and call those stupid things actually stupid.


Speaking as someone with a degree in psychology, I say: Join us in the Dark Side, for we are allowed to do so.  I structured an entire Cognitive Psychology lecture around Sternberg et al.'s work on the psychology of stupidity.  It was fun, and astoundingly practical for a cog psych lecture.
 
2013-03-17 09:45:31 AM  
Faddy:
If you couldn't identify tweets of interest to you by identifying unique language then Twitter wouldn't work.  I am sure there are hilarious incidences of duplicated hashtags bring together groups of people ironically as we'll.


I was at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative conference a few weeks ago, which is the main get-together for instructional tech people. Lots and lots of folks use Twitter to comment on conference talks, and so the #ELI tag showed up as trending on Twitter for a few hours

We got a bunch of confused NY Giants fans in the channel.
 
2013-03-17 09:58:41 AM  
Morans.
 
2013-03-17 10:05:06 AM  

MikeSass: Nobody tell Twitter that Drew charges people $5 a month to do that.


At least Drew gives us more than 140 characters...
 
2013-03-17 10:26:51 AM  
Really? And I'm the first one to mention 4chan?
 
2013-03-17 10:33:12 AM  
Really? I'm the first to point out that the article quotes a guy named DR. FUNK?!

How cool a name is that?
 
2013-03-17 10:39:28 AM  
the first track of Dredg's new album "Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy" are about this same behavior
 
2013-03-17 10:39:29 AM  

ladyfortuna: MikeSass: Nobody tell Twitter that Drew charges people $5 a month to do that.

At least Drew gives us more than 140 characters...




Just wait until fark 3.0!

But im sure you'll get over it.
 
2013-03-17 11:09:42 AM  
Noobs.
 
2013-03-17 11:12:56 AM  

Rhino_man: Really? And I'm the first one to mention 4chan?


What, no mention of USENET? Plonk!
 
2013-03-17 11:13:27 AM  
Twitter's as good as you make it? Think it's retarded? Stop following retards.
 
2013-03-17 11:52:34 AM  
I segregate Porn and associated people (mostly) on twitter , and family on Facebook, the twitter account is a hell of a lot more useful.  And both sides know what I use the other for.
 
2013-03-17 11:54:55 AM  
The stupid, it burns tweets.
 
2013-03-17 12:13:09 PM  
How nice of them to not tell us anything more about the "tribes," or link to the study. I hope I can get a job padding out headlines someday.

Well, assuming this piece isn't generated by a bot. I don't see a human name attached to it anywhere.
 
2013-03-17 01:06:20 PM  
If only there were some kind of social network that encouraged people to separate into tribes already.
A company like that would have cleaned up financially and probably continue to dominate the online landscape today.
 
2013-03-17 01:26:57 PM  
Scientists discover hashtags. More at 11:00
 
2013-03-17 01:39:17 PM  
Load up on guns, and bring your friends.
 
2013-03-17 01:39:52 PM  

mat catastrophe: Load up on guns, and bring your friends.


/You won't see what I did there.
 
2013-03-17 01:45:44 PM  
Geek character on some procedural cop show works this into the plot in 3...2....1....
 
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