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(Pravda)   Russia may ban Twitter any time, any day, because it's bad   (english.pravda.ru) divider line 42
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2014-05-16 10:07:56 AM
Don't unfriend me Vlad!  Where else am I going to get my Farmville beets?
 
2014-05-16 10:39:42 AM
So what wins? Our hatred of Twitter and all the vapid people who think we care that the poop is coming out? Or Putin?
 
2014-05-16 01:21:32 PM
They're gonna miss out on @RateMySelfShot and @SexySights.

If such handles exist, that is.
 
2014-05-16 01:47:47 PM
I have long been convinced that Twitter is going to make us all dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb people and I have refused to join in the "fun".  The fact that Putin wants to ban it doesn't make me want to change my mind.
 
2014-05-16 01:49:57 PM
I wouldn't mind if they banned it here, too
 
2014-05-16 01:50:35 PM
When Twitter is outlawed, only outlaws will be twits.
 
2014-05-16 01:50:51 PM
I propose a ban on banning things
 
2014-05-16 01:50:57 PM
An excellent article by a well-respected journal.  I think Pravda Ru nails the point when he (she?) says There is always a limit to disruptive interactions, for which the state can not nothing else
 
2014-05-16 01:52:29 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So what wins? Our hatred of Twitter and all the vapid people who think we care that the poop is coming out? Or Putin?


While twitter is mostly useless here in the states, it can provide a vital service in other parts of the world during times of social injustice.
 
2014-05-16 01:53:16 PM

GhostfacedFiddlah: An excellent article by a well-respected journal.  I think Pravda Ru nails the point when he (she?) says There is always a limit to disruptive interactions, for which the state can not nothing else


I was drinking when I read that, you owe me a new keyboard
 
2014-05-16 01:53:54 PM
And the world will be a better place.
 
2014-05-16 01:54:29 PM
Twitter must be good for something, or Pootie Poot wouldn't be so afraid of it.

/Erdogan too
//beware of he who would deny you access to information (no matter how trivial or banal), for in his heart he deems himself your master
 
2014-05-16 01:56:24 PM
Surprised this didn't happen sooner from pooty poot. Doesn't want all that gay propaganda infecting his citizens with the ghey!
 
2014-05-16 01:58:14 PM

GhostfacedFiddlah: An excellent article by a well-respected journal.  I think Pravda Ru nails the point when he (she?) says There is always a limit to disruptive interactions, for which the state can not nothing else


Empty H: While twitter is mostly useless here in the states, it can provide a vital service in other parts of the world during times of social injustice.


Perhaps I'm ignorant, but I don't get what Russia's motive is.  What "disruptive interactions" occur on Twitter that the government would have a legitimate need to ban?  What is being tweeted, or might be tweeted in the near future, that is "illegal content"?

The only two things I can imagine offhand are either criticism of the government, which is only  "illegal content"  if you're the kind of dictator who NEEDS to be deposed, or something that violates Russia's b.s. laws about homosexuality.
 
2014-05-16 01:59:00 PM
You think ending 'Net Neutrality' is going to be that much different? You're just giving a different entity the 'off' switch.

Blahblahblah bland assertions of pure heart and goodness notwithstanding
 
2014-05-16 02:02:04 PM
i58.tinypic.com
 
2014-05-16 02:02:10 PM
Completely off-topic, but this just reminded me I saw the redhead from Tatu singing at a party for the OpenStack summit in Atlanta this week, how random.  I didn't know anyone outside if Fark knew them, was Reddit around then?

/she's Russian, so not too threadjacky
 
2014-05-16 02:02:12 PM

Empty H: The Stealth Hippopotamus: So what wins? Our hatred of Twitter and all the vapid people who think we care that the poop is coming out? Or Putin?

While twitter is mostly useless here in the states, it can provide a vital service in other parts of the world during times of social injustice.


Yep. Like during The Arab Spring, for one example.
 
2014-05-16 02:02:55 PM

ciberido: GhostfacedFiddlah: An excellent article by a well-respected journal.  I think Pravda Ru nails the point when he (she?) says There is always a limit to disruptive interactions, for which the state can not nothing else

Empty H: While twitter is mostly useless here in the states, it can provide a vital service in other parts of the world during times of social injustice.

Perhaps I'm ignorant, but I don't get what Russia's motive is.  What "disruptive interactions" occur on Twitter that the government would have a legitimate need to ban?  What is being tweeted, or might be tweeted in the near future, that is "illegal content"?

The only two things I can imagine offhand are either criticism of the government, which is only  "illegal content"  if you're the kind of dictator who NEEDS to be deposed, or something that violates Russia's b.s. laws about homosexuality.


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2014-05-16 02:04:40 PM

Man, when Pootie-Poot throws a fit, he tosses off a hissy!

 
2014-05-16 02:06:10 PM

lindalouwho: Empty H: The Stealth Hippopotamus: So what wins? Our hatred of Twitter and all the vapid people who think we care that the poop is coming out? Or Putin?

While twitter is mostly useless here in the states, it can provide a vital service in other parts of the world during times of social injustice.

Yep. Like during The Arab Spring, for one example.


Which leads to Fark threads that think way too much of themselves, and are pretty amusing.
 
2014-05-16 02:06:55 PM
What can you really say with 140 backwards "N"s anyway?
 
2014-05-16 02:07:27 PM
Once again the brave and magnaminous Putin shows the weak and feckless Obozo how to deal with libs.  While Obamby Pamby listens to feminazis, environMENTALists, and libulardo lesbos, the Shirtless Russian Chessmaster sticks it to those who would deny Freedom of Speech from Real Russians.
 
2014-05-16 02:27:23 PM
Gheezuz, even if that article was in Russian it would be doublespeak nonsense.  I wonder how many Russians really buy-in to this cognitive dissonance nonsense?
 
2014-05-16 02:31:32 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So what wins? Our hatred of Twitter and all the vapid people who think we care that the poop is coming out? Or Putin?


I don't use Twitter, but you really think that it's only used for vapid poop talk?
 
2014-05-16 02:33:47 PM

moothemagiccow: I wouldn't mind if they banned it here, too


This. And none of the stupid pro-Twitter arguments will change my mind. It's an INNER monologue, folks.
 
2014-05-16 02:34:50 PM

ciberido: Perhaps I'm ignorant, but I don't get what Russia's motive is. What "disruptive interactions" occur on Twitter that the government would have a legitimate need to ban? What is being tweeted, or might be tweeted in the near future, that is "illegal content"?


Russia has crafted a very controlled narrative on what is going on in Ukraine in particular, and one world politics in general.  Twitter makes it easy for people to get access to photos/video that don't fit that narrative.
 
2014-05-16 02:39:13 PM

Mithiwithi: Twitter must be good for something, or Pootie Poot wouldn't be so afraid of it.

/Erdogan too
//beware of he who would deny you access to information (no matter how trivial or banal), for in his heart he deems himself your master


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2014-05-16 02:39:14 PM
Twitter was a pretty important part of that business in Iran a while back. It does have its uses.
 
2014-05-16 02:45:36 PM
This just in: totalitarian states don't like it when they can't control communication
 
2014-05-16 02:48:35 PM
Russia may ban Twitter any time, any day, because it's bad?

Hell - Russia may ban ANYTHING at any time/day because BECAUSE.
 
2014-05-16 02:49:14 PM
Maybe Putin has cancer or something, he's been doing a lot of weird shiat like he's running out of time and wants to leave his mark.
 
2014-05-16 03:00:16 PM

Prey4reign: I have long been convinced that Twitter is going to make us all dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb people


How?
 
2014-05-16 03:21:54 PM

CruJones: Completely off-topic, but this just reminded me I saw the redhead from Tatu singing at a party for the OpenStack summit in Atlanta this week, how random.  I didn't know anyone outside if Fark knew them, was Reddit around then?

/she's Russian, so not too threadjacky


Dude, what are you talking about, "didn't know anyone outside [of] Fark knew them?!"  TaTu was a damn-hot fake-lezzie tease for years, who could actually make okay music as well.

Lena Katina is/was a bona fide ginger beauty... and if you're curious, here are some  definitely NSFW pics from a video she did several years ago (scroll with arrows).  здорово!
 
2014-05-16 03:33:39 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: Prey4reign: I have long been convinced that Twitter is going to make us all dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb people

How?


Humans are like dogs. The more of them you have together the further the collective IQ drops.
 
2014-05-16 03:43:01 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Noticeably F.A.T.: Prey4reign: I have long been convinced that Twitter is going to make us all dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb people

How?

Humans are like dogs. The more of them you have together the further the collective IQ drops.


That's why you don't see farmers in the cities.  They're too smart to put up with that kind of nonsense
 
2014-05-16 03:56:14 PM

lindalouwho: Empty H: The Stealth Hippopotamus: So what wins? Our hatred of Twitter and all the vapid people who think we care that the poop is coming out? Or Putin?

While twitter is mostly useless here in the states, it can provide a vital service in other parts of the world during times of social injustice.

Yep. Like during The Arab Spring, for one example.


nope, twitter would like to think so though: http://m.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/ 10/04/101004fa_fact_gladwell?cur rentPage=all
 
2014-05-16 04:08:02 PM

alternaloser: lindalouwho: Empty H: The Stealth Hippopotamus: So what wins? Our hatred of Twitter and all the vapid people who think we care that the poop is coming out? Or Putin?

While twitter is mostly useless here in the states, it can provide a vital service in other parts of the world during times of social injustice.

Yep. Like during The Arab Spring, for one example.

nope, twitter would like to think so though: http://m.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/ 10/04/101004fa_fact_gladwell?cur rentPage=all


I beg to differ.
Google scholarly articles on Arab Spring social media.
 
2014-05-16 05:15:37 PM
First, they came for the Twitterers, and I did nothing because Twitter sucks.
Then they came for the BookFacers, and I did nothing because FaceBook sucks.
Maybe now my system will quit crashing because of all the goddamned FaceBook apps that I never asked for.
 
2014-05-16 05:25:45 PM
 
2014-05-16 10:28:03 PM

hardinparamedic: That makes their spectacular failure this morning all the more delicious.


"Guess I picked the wrong week to pointlessly puff up Putin's ego..." And, apparently, that's a $275 million bill from the EU to Russia - that satellite wasn't cheap. That's a lot of money to bet on a rocket with a 7% failure rate...
 
2014-05-17 11:38:46 AM

Empty H: The Stealth Hippopotamus: So what wins? Our hatred of Twitter and all the vapid people who think we care that the poop is coming out? Or Putin?

While twitter is mostly useless here in the states, it can provide a vital service in other parts of the world during times of social injustice.


Which is why it would be expected for Russia to outlaw it.   Control, control, control.  Look comrade, all good here!  Carry on.
 
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