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(CNBC)   Twitter just doubled the chances that World War 3 will be started by a single tweet   ( cnbc.com) divider line
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2017-09-26 05:05:46 PM  
and still no damn edit button.
 
2017-09-26 05:30:58 PM  
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends:
Poop tweets then bangs with a #hashtag.
 
2017-09-26 05:36:39 PM  
Good for twitter to focus on the major problem with their platform, the actual thing that makes it unique. This is almost as good an idea as when they turned all the square edges into rounded edges.
 
2017-09-26 07:33:32 PM  
Great... now Trump will be twice as loud
 
2017-09-26 07:33:39 PM  
Sad.
 
2017-09-26 07:37:37 PM  

Gubbo: Good for twitter to focus on the major problem with their platform, the actual thing that makes it unique. This is almost as good an idea as when they turned all the square edges into rounded edges.


It's a squircle!!
 
2017-09-26 07:38:48 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-26 07:47:28 PM  
D2S is going to have to expand his vocabulary

/or just make up more words
 
2017-09-26 07:47:36 PM  
OMG WHO CARES
 
2017-09-26 07:48:04 PM  
It's actually funny to me how many people don't know the reason for the 140 character limit.

//Hint, it was designed as a social network for cell phones before everyone had a computer in their pocket.
 
2017-09-26 07:48:24 PM  
Meh.  Call me when it's just 280 poop and eggplant emojis.
 
2017-09-26 07:50:33 PM  
Say less with more letters!
 
2017-09-26 07:50:55 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-26 07:51:10 PM  

MissedThePoint: Great... now Trump will be twice as loud


I think Trump is why they did it, the bastards.
 
2017-09-26 07:51:24 PM  
I know not with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought over Facebook.
 
2017-09-26 07:52:38 PM  
Kinda hard to make it worse at this point. It really kills the information density that I enjoy, though. The ASCII art is going to be horrible.
 
2017-09-26 07:54:52 PM  

6nome: I know not with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought over Facebook.


img.fark.net
 
2017-09-26 07:55:30 PM  
D2S can't string together enough words to fill that many characters.
 
2017-09-26 07:56:00 PM  
Au revoir intelligence
 
2017-09-26 08:01:31 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-26 08:02:49 PM  

lindalouwho: MissedThePoint: Great... now Trump will be twice as loud

I think Trump is why they did it, the bastards.


They should base it off each person's IQ level. Have an IQ of 67? You get 67 characters. That would shut Trump the fark up.
 
2017-09-26 08:05:23 PM  

phishrace: lindalouwho: MissedThePoint: Great... now Trump will be twice as loud

I think Trump is why they did it, the bastards.

They should base it off each person's IQ level. Have an IQ of 67? You get 67 characters. That would shut Trump the fark up.


Don't encourage Marilyn Vos Savant. I beg you.
 
2017-09-26 08:06:48 PM  
www.badmovies.org
 
2017-09-26 08:07:37 PM  

ScarabDrac: It's actually funny to me how many people don't know the reason for the 140 character limit.

//Hint, it was designed as a social network for cell phones before everyone had a computer in their pocket.


Why in the hell would anyone outside of their dev team pickup that tidbit of information and run with it like you just revealed some deep truth?

/are you on their dev team?
//the world makes less and less sense every single day
///cheers, farkers!
 
2017-09-26 08:07:37 PM  
Covfefe covfefe ekke ekke ptang zoo boing
 
2017-09-26 08:07:55 PM  
I need a translator that renders Donnie's twitterwaste into nothing but the word "p00p".

Worldwide.

Because that's all he does.
 
2017-09-26 08:08:19 PM  

phishrace: lindalouwho: MissedThePoint: Great... now Trump will be twice as loud

I think Trump is why they did it, the bastards.

They should base it off each person's IQ level. Have an IQ of 67? You get 67 characters. That would shut Trump the fark up.


But he has the best intelligence, the highest IQ. Even Stephen Hawking would agree.
 
2017-09-26 08:10:29 PM  

ScarabDrac: It's actually funny to me how many people don't know the reason for the 140 character limit.

//Hint, it was designed as a social network for cell phones before everyone had a computer in their pocket.


You'd be surprised at how many people know that and still think it sucks.
 
2017-09-26 08:11:35 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-26 08:12:43 PM  
45 - 36 = 9 minutes of terror:

img.fark.net
 
2017-09-26 08:12:58 PM  
This is this generation's polio vaccine! This is this generation's polio vaccine! This is this generation's polio vaccine! This is this generation's polio vaccine! This is this generation's polio vaccine! This is this generation's polio vaccine! This is this generation's polio va
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-26 08:25:50 PM  

Kittypie070: I need a translator that renders Donnie's twitterwaste into nothing but the word "p00p".

Worldwide.

Because that's all he does.


img.fark.net
 
2017-09-26 08:26:49 PM  
maybe it isn't about giving trump an extra 140 characters to express himself, but trying to train him to be able to read an extra 140 characters
 
2017-09-26 08:26:59 PM  

gameshowhost: ScarabDrac: It's actually funny to me how many people don't know the reason for the 140 character limit.

//Hint, it was designed as a social network for cell phones before everyone had a computer in their pocket.

You'd be surprised at how many people know that and still think it sucks.


I've never had a twitter account or a facebook account. I did have a couple of livejournal accounts but solely for the purpose of participating in a similar forum as this one. Never had a myspace account.

I don't understand snapchat's existence other than for CP/predators at large. Just read an article about a man whose killer was discover a year after his death because his nephew wanted to see what was on the computer hard drive. Said his uncle had been into researching their roots. What they found instead was a 7 hour video of him being tortured and then set on fire. Grindr. Was the app in question in this case. Craigslist on many other occasions involving multiple levels of crime.

So there's all of that badness. But then the goodness of sites like Youcaring and gofundme...

Just sad that there is always a sect of people, no matter the issue, which choose to exploit any advancement or benefit to humanity.
 
2017-09-26 08:31:11 PM  
Excellent!
I'm sure now we will only see well thought out and finely written tweets. (said no one ever)
What? Double the inane and idiocy per tweet? Does it come with a can of Brawndo?

Just the fact that "important" people actually use it as a accepted communication tool (or mental rambling outlet) alone is a serious issue. This is only going to give it a semblance of validity.
I can't wait to see tweets about how great it is that the characters are doubled. Those should be of epic value!

Can we be honest now and just call it Squawker? I'm Squeeking. I'll send you a Squeek on Squawker. SQUAWK!
 
2017-09-26 08:33:04 PM  

Unikitty: gameshowhost: ScarabDrac: It's actually funny to me how many people don't know the reason for the 140 character limit.

//Hint, it was designed as a social network for cell phones before everyone had a computer in their pocket.

You'd be surprised at how many people know that and still think it sucks.

I've never had a twitter account or a facebook account. I did have a couple of livejournal accounts but solely for the purpose of participating in a similar forum as this one. Never had a myspace account.

I don't understand snapchat's existence other than for CP/predators at large. Just read an article about a man whose killer was discover a year after his death because his nephew wanted to see what was on the computer hard drive. Said his uncle had been into researching their roots. What they found instead was a 7 hour video of him being tortured and then set on fire. Grindr. Was the app in question in this case. Craigslist on many other occasions involving multiple levels of crime.

So there's all of that badness. But then the goodness of sites like Youcaring and gofundme...

Just sad that there is always a sect of people, no matter the issue, which choose to exploit any advancement or benefit to humanity.


Yep. Technology is agnostic; individuals are the gross ones.
 
2017-09-26 08:35:53 PM  
280 characters? That's a lot when you have to take your pants off to count to twenty and a half.
 
2017-09-26 08:36:47 PM  

Percise1: Excellent!
I'm sure now we will only see well thought out and finely written tweets. (said no one ever)
What? Double the inane and idiocy per tweet? Does it come with a can of Brawndo?

Just the fact that "important" people actually use it as a accepted communication tool (or mental rambling outlet) alone is a serious issue. This is only going to give it a semblance of validity.
I can't wait to see tweets about how great it is that the characters are doubled. Those should be of epic value!

Can we be honest now and just call it Squawker? I'm Squeeking. I'll send you a Squeek on Squawker. SQUAWK!


I call it "Twatter", because the Twitterverse or Tweeterverse or Twatterverse or whatever you call it is full of twits and tweets and twats all twittering and tweetering and twattering about other twits and tweets and twats in some great big twittercirlcle tweeterjerk twatterfest.

Twatter.
 
2017-09-26 08:38:00 PM  
8(equals^278)D
 
2017-09-26 08:39:57 PM  

gameshowhost: Unikitty: gameshowhost: ScarabDrac: It's actually funny to me how many people don't know the reason for the 140 character limit.

//Hint, it was designed as a social network for cell phones before everyone had a computer in their pocket.

You'd be surprised at how many people know that and still think it sucks.

I've never had a twitter account or a facebook account. I did have a couple of livejournal accounts but solely for the purpose of participating in a similar forum as this one. Never had a myspace account.

I don't understand snapchat's existence other than for CP/predators at large. Just read an article about a man whose killer was discover a year after his death because his nephew wanted to see what was on the computer hard drive. Said his uncle had been into researching their roots. What they found instead was a 7 hour video of him being tortured and then set on fire. Grindr. Was the app in question in this case. Craigslist on many other occasions involving multiple levels of crime.

So there's all of that badness. But then the goodness of sites like Youcaring and gofundme...

Just sad that there is always a sect of people, no matter the issue, which choose to exploit any advancement or benefit to humanity.

Yep. Technology is agnostic; individuals are the gross ones.


The hive mentality does no one any favors either.
 
2017-09-26 08:41:46 PM  
 
2017-09-26 08:50:39 PM  
280 characters is a solution searching for a problem. Also your twitter hate is hilarious and feeds me.
 
2017-09-26 08:55:39 PM  

Kittypie070: I need a translator that renders Donnie's twitterwaste into nothing but the word "p00p".

Worldwide.

Because that's all he does.


One blog I read back in the Bush years would "disemvowel" troll posts. Whoever could slip that into Trump's Twitter account would be a hero.
 
2017-09-26 08:57:40 PM  

koder: This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends:
Poop tweets then bangs with a #hashtag.


#DumpForTrump gets you poop tweets.
 
2017-09-26 08:58:59 PM  

Percise1: Excellent!
I'm sure now we will only see well thought out and finely written tweets. (said no one ever)
What? Double the inane and idiocy per tweet? Does it come with a can of Brawndo?

Just the fact that "important" people actually use it as a accepted communication tool (or mental rambling outlet) alone is a serious issue. This is only going to give it a semblance of validity.
I can't wait to see tweets about how great it is that the characters are doubled. Those should be of epic value!

Can we be honest now and just call it Squawker? I'm Squeeking. I'll send you a Squeek on Squawker. SQUAWK!


Remember the Arab Spring and protests in Iran? Twitter was one of the few reliable outlets to reach people. Seems like it has only gone down from there.

/there was a green banner and everything here
 
2017-09-26 09:05:43 PM  
Thanks Trump! Now we are getting in deeper shiat.
 
2017-09-26 09:06:13 PM  
TotalTwitter
 
2017-09-26 09:10:13 PM  
And to think I just deleted that and Facebook off my phone.
 
2017-09-26 09:10:35 PM  
Twitter should charge people to tweet more than 140 characters. Monetization problem solved.
 
2017-09-26 09:15:12 PM  
Twice as much Trump brilliance. Thanks Twits.
 
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