Monday, April 5, 2010

The Futility of Twitter:Earthquake edition

Catch up with all the latest aftershocks at xkcd

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Twitter

Big #4 today, for a service that has truly impacted the way the Interwebs work.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Twitter CEO empties keynote in record time.

I'm not related to Jeremy Piven nor Matt Frewer, okay?

When Steve Jobs  speaks, people and markets listen. When Larry Ellison speaks, markets and vaginae perk up. When Steve Ballmer opens his yap, people break out the YouTube  mash-ups and create a new Internet comedy sensation. You see where I’m going with this? Before Evan Williams opened his mouth, the whole Twitterverse were ready to confer on him Jobs-like adoration and status. Who knew this guy could be such a drag? Ev-boy, here, essentially founded the crack cocaine of the Internet (can someone please tell me how Twitter is making money, apart from shaking down angel investors?) and, until he opened his mouth this afternoon at SXSWi, die-hard twit-heads stood around the block waiting to hear his grand plan for their thumb-eye-brain addiction. When he started droning about the new @anywhere service, everyone collectively shrugged their shoulders, mumbled something akin to, “that’s it?” and quietly stole out of the auditorium and twitted what a douche to the rest of the Twitternet. To get an idea of what happened here is a great comparision courtesy of The Flintstones:

I rest my case! here’s some ripping tweets from the event below

twittards ripping their own fearless leader

The money quote from Nick Saint from Silicon Valley Insider:

Remember Sarah Lacy’s horrible interview keynote with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2008? This was worse!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

OMG Twitter’s 404, must be the SXSW overload is missing in action. API seems OK, so third-party apps like TweetDeck are functional. No mention on the status page, either. Lots of Tweets on this still making their way out.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sarah Killen is En Fuego

Now she’s on MTV News.  Rock on, LovelyButton.

Sarah Killen, welcome to The Fast Lane

Conan O’ Brien has decided to reach out and Tweet someone.  And the Tweetee (is that an official term yet?) is Sarah Killen, who by her own admission “loves to smile and have fun in life. I think that anyone and anything can be forgiven and we should all just love and be.” Fair enough, and an admirable outlook.  Before Conan just picked her out of the Interwebs, she had 3 followers.  As of this writing, she’s clocking in at over 11,000.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Conan joins Twitter

His account went up tonight, and it’s already at almost 170,000 followers.

@Twitter + @Yahoo

Yahoo users will be able to access and update their Twitter feeds from various Yahoo properties including the heavily-trafficked front door. Here’s the standard press release, mwah mwah mwah. (I did steal borrow their headline, though.)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

No Tweeting ’bout the weather, Jimbo

You know Jim Cantore. The top dude at the Weather Channel, looks like a Navy SEAL.  Any hurricane, tornado, or natural disaster, and Mr. C will be in it.  He’s also at the Olympics, but he’s been told by his NBC Universal bosses to put a lid on the Tweeting. Guess weather news is licensed by the IOC, eh?

Friday, January 22, 2010


CNET’s Caroline McCarthy has it right.  Twitter is everywhere.  Why, just look at this week!  Barry sends his first Tweet.  Now, NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer has Tweeted from the International Space Station, way high above wherever you’re reading this. And no, that’s not TJ, that’s Major Matt Mason, coolest astronaut ever.