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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:06 AM
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33. Meh, it will lose it's shine after a while...
I was just reading about how at&t (fuck them) crashed yesterday because of all the fools twittering at sxsw here in Austin.

I also look at a number of this instant messaging companies. They will vanish after a time, when the public realizes that there is no real worth to them. It is a sort of a bubble.

It reminds me of a lot of the tech bubble in some ways. It will run it's course and those that actually have a business plan and actually make money will survive. All the rest will vanish.

twitter will probably survive for a while on name alone, but until they can figure out how to make money, they will keep losing money. Somebody just pumped in a huge amount of money to keep them going, I wonder how they expect to get a return on it.

It's all so very amusing. Useless people talking about useless crap that amounts to nothing.
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  -FUCK TWITTER! itsrobert  Mar-19-09 07:22 AM   #0 
  - I refuse to play that game, Luddite that I am! nt  MADem   Mar-19-09 07:26 AM   #1 
  - Me too.  ananda   Mar-19-09 11:26 AM   #50 
  - Yeah, it's a shame that you're not allowed to stop going there, huh?  deadmessengers   Mar-19-09 07:32 AM   #2 
  - the techie geek gal thinks that twitter...  AB_Positive   Mar-19-09 07:36 AM   #3 
  - Are you, by any chace familiar with the way businesses, emergency response, and law  burythehatchet   Mar-19-09 08:48 AM   #9 
  - Can't say that I am...  AB_Positive   Mar-19-09 11:33 AM   #55 
     - Are you aware that the ARMY considers Twitter a potential Threat?  Cetacea   Mar-19-09 09:33 PM   #104 
  - A chick with a soldering iron...  hootinholler   Mar-19-09 10:17 AM   #22 
  - sucks = You don't like it  Teaser   Mar-19-09 03:38 PM   #91 
  - Ya.. Peppered kelp, too. F*ck that.  zagging   Mar-19-09 07:37 AM   #4 
  - I think"twitter"was derived from the word "twit," a foolish and annoying person  Kashka-Kat   Mar-19-09 08:22 AM   #5 
  - indeed  Crabby Appleton   Mar-19-09 12:14 PM   #72 
  - Ironically,  Bill McBlueState   Mar-19-09 08:28 AM   #6 
  - No difference at all.  tekisui   Mar-19-09 09:02 AM   #12 
  - I think this e-mail thing ought to be done away with as well.  burythehatchet   Mar-19-09 08:45 AM   #7 
  - At least the mindless use of email -- yes, you're right  nichomachus   Mar-19-09 11:15 AM   #40 
     - did you say kittycats?  Olney Blue   Mar-19-09 09:15 PM   #98 
  - The Personal Comptuer Will Never Catch On  NeedleCast   Mar-19-09 08:47 AM   #8 
  - The wheel will never catch on.  burythehatchet   Mar-19-09 08:49 AM   #11 
     - Wheel?? Is that a new online socializing program? How do I join?  rhett o rick   Mar-19-09 12:11 PM   #69 
  - Why on earth would people have discussions on a computer, when they can talk to people in real life?  ogneopasno   Mar-19-09 08:48 AM   #10 
  - It's useful if you subscribe to news and the like  PVnRT   Mar-19-09 09:05 AM   #13 
  - THE INTERNET??!?!? Is that thing still around?  bullwinkle428   Mar-19-09 09:06 AM   #14 
  - I tried with Twitter, I really did. But my day is not all that exciting.  Jennicut   Mar-19-09 09:12 AM   #15 
  - There's lots of people who like to talk politics, arts, computer stuff, etc.  NYCGirl   Mar-19-09 09:16 AM   #16 
  - I know. I still feel so boring. Its just not for me.  Jennicut   Mar-19-09 09:27 AM   #17 
     - The trick is finding like-minded people to follow, It takes a bit of time, but  NYCGirl   Mar-19-09 09:29 AM   #18 
     - Yeah. That's kind of what I think too. It's interesting for a certain purpose.  AndrewP   Mar-19-09 02:14 PM   #86 
     - And That's A Perfectly Normal Attitude Towards it  NeedleCast   Mar-19-09 09:31 AM   #19 
        - Yeah, I prefer DU! I wont knock Twitter. Its there for people who  Jennicut   Mar-19-09 09:33 AM   #20 
           - Your reasonable attitude will not be tolerated!  NeedleCast   Mar-19-09 09:35 AM   #21 
  - Mine is even more mundane  Horse with no Name   Mar-19-09 04:19 PM   #93 
  - I don't get why people take this so personally.  Lex   Mar-19-09 10:20 AM   #23 
  - As we age we fear becoming irrelevant. New technology fosters that fear.  burythehatchet   Mar-19-09 10:36 AM   #25 
  - Is It Fear? Or Is It Annoyance From Feeling We're Forced to Keep Up With Hollow, Self-Promoting ...  NashVegas   Mar-19-09 10:54 AM   #28 
     - Thank you.  burythehatchet   Mar-19-09 11:01 AM   #29 
     - Fear.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-19-09 11:01 AM   #30 
     - Fear  NeedleCast   Mar-19-09 11:03 AM   #31 
     - Don't use it then. Easy.  Lex   Mar-19-09 11:12 AM   #38 
     - I'm sorry, who forces you to use Twitter?  PVnRT   Mar-19-09 11:45 AM   #59 
  - Republicans used Twitter during Obama's address  Posteritatis   Mar-19-09 12:50 PM   #79 
  - Been experimenting with it the past few weeks.  bikebloke   Mar-19-09 10:33 AM   #24 
  - i saw that an NBA player twittered during halftime  Blue_Tires   Mar-19-09 10:39 AM   #26 
  - why does Twitter make so many people mad? I don't have a twitter account  AlCzervik   Mar-19-09 10:40 AM   #27 
  - Because of What It Represents  NashVegas   Mar-19-09 11:04 AM   #32 
  - Just don't use it then.  Lex   Mar-19-09 11:12 AM   #36 
  - For Some People, That's Simply Not An Option  NashVegas   Mar-19-09 11:49 AM   #61 
     - With your charm, you'll go far  Lex   Mar-19-09 03:29 PM   #89 
        - Indeed  NashVegas   Mar-19-09 08:09 PM   #97 
  - I think applications go beyond advertising/pr  Goblinmonger   Mar-19-09 12:53 PM   #80 
  - Exactly.  Lex   Mar-19-09 03:31 PM   #90 
  - Umm...there are private conversations. You can direct message most people there.  NYCGirl   Mar-19-09 07:33 PM   #95 
  - I don't understand that either - I can't see any way that Twitter would enhance my life so I ignore  petronius   Mar-19-09 11:06 AM   #34 
     - The problem is  nichomachus   Mar-19-09 11:21 AM   #48 
  - Meh, it will lose it's shine after a while...  Javaman   Mar-19-09 11:06 AM   #33 
  - Useless to most maybe  NeedleCast   Mar-19-09 11:15 AM   #41 
  - and the point is? nt  Javaman   Mar-19-09 11:29 AM   #54 
     - Just saying that people broad brush twitter as if all it is  NeedleCast   Mar-19-09 11:40 AM   #58 
        - I still believe it's a fad that will eventually sift down to a point where it will be  Javaman   Mar-19-09 01:14 PM   #82 
  - That's bad news for these groups:  burythehatchet   Mar-19-09 11:25 AM   #49 
  - did you even read my post?  Javaman   Mar-19-09 11:29 AM   #52 
     - Yes. But I probably did not understand it the way you meant to convey it. You'll have to twitter me  burythehatchet   Mar-19-09 11:35 AM   #56 
        - Perhaps if I put it in 140 characters of one syllable words. nt  Javaman   Mar-19-09 01:15 PM   #83 
  - In the "Doonesbury" sequence about Twitter, Kim told Mike that  tblue37   Mar-19-09 12:21 PM   #74 
     - exactly, there will come a break point.  Javaman   Mar-19-09 01:17 PM   #84 
        - I expect all this internet hoopla will soon pass.  Poiuyt   Mar-19-09 09:30 PM   #100 
           - Sigh. so instead of refuting you use a non sequitur. have fun with that.  Javaman   Mar-20-09 11:05 AM   #108 
  - I want to follow you.  Beam Me Up   Mar-19-09 11:11 AM   #35 
  - Twitter -- just the latest reincarnation of CB radio  nichomachus   Mar-19-09 11:12 AM   #37 
  - You don't need to text with Twitter. It's no more a CB than messages here are.  Lex   Mar-19-09 11:14 AM   #39 
  - I'm standing in line at Starbucks -- it's hot in here  nichomachus   Mar-19-09 11:17 AM   #43 
     - Via the website  PVnRT   Mar-19-09 11:48 AM   #60 
  - i hate twitter as much as anyone...  negativenihil   Mar-19-09 11:16 AM   #42 
     - Well, yeah, but  nichomachus   Mar-19-09 11:19 AM   #44 
        - Well, that's the thing  NeedleCast   Mar-19-09 11:29 AM   #53 
  - I think it had a slow start  GinaMaria   Mar-19-09 11:20 AM   #45 
  - Edison made a spring-loaded cigar that pushed tobacco toward the tip as it burned...  bridgit   Mar-19-09 11:20 AM   #46 
  - Were a nation of 14 year old girls now  Dukkha   Mar-19-09 11:21 AM   #47 
  - Thank You For Failing  PVnRT   Mar-19-09 11:50 AM   #62 
  - your concern is duly noted  Dukkha   Mar-19-09 12:08 PM   #67 
  - You'd Have a Point If Not for the Sexism  NashVegas   Mar-19-09 11:50 AM   #64 
  - . . . says a participant in a messageboard flamewar. nt  Codeine   Mar-19-09 10:10 PM   #106 
  - I second that emotion. nt  nc4bo   Mar-19-09 11:26 AM   #51 
  - i absolutely love it...  lies and propaganda   Mar-19-09 11:39 AM   #57 
  - Twitter is facebook with 99% of the features removed  DireStrike   Mar-19-09 11:50 AM   #63 
  - And I don't get facebook either  nichomachus   Mar-19-09 12:28 PM   #76 
  - I have never tried the twitter.  Swede   Mar-19-09 11:54 AM   #65 
  - I was super pissed when the Twitter Police showed up and forced me to open an account  NeedleCast   Mar-19-09 12:04 PM   #66 
  - Actually, it's coming  nichomachus   Mar-19-09 12:09 PM   #68 
     - I doubt it  NeedleCast   Mar-19-09 12:14 PM   #73 
     - Based on what???  nichomachus   Mar-19-09 12:24 PM   #75 
        - So again, what's the problem?  NeedleCast   Mar-19-09 12:31 PM   #77 
        - Some examples  nichomachus   Mar-19-09 12:47 PM   #78 
           - I'm not sure these programs work how you think they work  NeedleCast   Mar-19-09 01:04 PM   #81 
              - Maybe Mid Level Marketing type jobs  Moochy   Mar-19-09 09:31 PM   #103 
        - Really? Which companies?  PVnRT   Mar-19-09 02:48 PM   #87 
     - BWAHAHAHAAA!!!!!  BlooInBloo   Mar-19-09 09:31 PM   #102 
  - self centered narcissists? I am going to take a drink of coffee now.  uppityperson   Mar-19-09 12:13 PM   #70 
  - Just like posts/threads in the Lounge  Lex   Mar-19-09 03:28 PM   #88 
  - "Doonesbury" did a great sequence slamming Twitter last week. nt  tblue37   Mar-19-09 12:14 PM   #71 
  - Twitter is the cell phone equivalent of cave man paintings but with the opposite effect.  Initech   Mar-19-09 01:31 PM   #85 
  - Would you like to expand on that? You have 115 characters left!  Buns_of_Fire   Mar-19-09 04:16 PM   #92 
  - Was this your latest tweet?  Zhade   Mar-19-09 04:21 PM   #94 
  - I have accounts at Facebook and Myspace,  Sheets of Easter   Mar-19-09 07:36 PM   #96 
  - If I want to share my every thought with the public...  rucky   Mar-19-09 09:31 PM   #101 
  - I agree, except...  Moochy   Mar-19-09 09:28 PM   #99 
  - Thanks for that  Goblinmonger   Mar-21-09 10:09 AM   #109 
  - It's just the spiffy, speedy, more expensive new version of IMs  FloridaJudy   Mar-19-09 09:57 PM   #105 
  - You're posting from your WebTV account? ;-)  Codeine   Mar-19-09 10:13 PM   #107 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-21-09 10:42 AM   #110 
  - I thought this would be about their refusal to delete the fake Olbermann account. (nt)  redqueen   Mar-21-09 11:01 AM   #111 

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