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Inane Like 24 hour TV news tv, this would be a great tool, except you have it's tuned to OMG, LOLS and what the president had for lunch
posted by fistynuts (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Seems like about 2 hours and 20 minutes ago, people just stopped talking about fucking! And then it started up all over again.

Otherwise, it's fun to watch certain words expand and shrink.
posted by not_on_display at 10:09 AM on May 8, 2009


Its a truncated graph; people never stop talking about fucking.
Especially if you count the porn spam feeds
posted by no_moniker at 10:14 AM on May 8, 2009


Nope, going back through the log, there is a 7 minute gap between 11:04 and 11:11 AM (Eastern)... oh god what am I doing?
posted by not_on_display at 10:18 AM on May 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


And I just found the #annoyatrekkie trend. Thank you, fistynuts.
posted by lholladay at 10:26 AM on May 8, 2009


I really like that Ace banner ad.
posted by nitsuj at 10:27 AM on May 8, 2009


I hate you for this.

(It's impossible to look away.)
posted by oddman at 10:38 AM on May 8, 2009


Twits' Coop
posted by Zambrano at 10:45 AM on May 8, 2009


Help me out here. What's the deal with #annoyatrekkie. It's just a stream of twitter comments that include something that would theoretically annoy a Star Trek fan, right? It won't actually annoy any trekkies because they probably aren't watching the #annoyatrekkie twitter feed. What am I missing?

I used to be with it....
posted by diogenes at 10:55 AM on May 8, 2009


Well, astro zombie is annoying the hell out of me with it, since it's flooding out real conversations. Twitter needs a "filter out hashtag junk" option.
posted by Artw at 11:17 AM on May 8, 2009


#condomfish oh no artw at it again bout how annoyin it is wen ppl tweet w/e pops up
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 11:24 AM on May 8, 2009


#condomfish I unfollowed the fucker for the duration.
posted by Artw at 11:28 AM on May 8, 2009


#condomfish of course anyone silly enough to follow me is probably more than bored at the crap I post.
posted by Artw at 11:29 AM on May 8, 2009


#condomfish which reminds me - I need to make a new account
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 11:46 AM on May 8, 2009


See also WhatTheTrend, which, though not as dynamic, adds an explanation to why topics are trending.
posted by SpookyFish at 11:52 AM on May 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


twitter . . . would be a great tool, except you have it's tuned to OMG, LOLS and what the president had for lunch
blogs . . . would be a great tool, except you have it's tuned to OMG, LOLS and what the president had for lunch
citizen journalism . . . would be a great tool, except you have it's tuned to OMG, LOLS and what the president had for lunch
posted by the aloha at 1:39 PM on May 8, 2009


TWITTER DOWN! TWITTER DOWN!
posted by Artw at 2:39 PM on May 8, 2009


Phew! It's back up - that was close!
posted by Artw at 3:44 PM on May 8, 2009


phew, I'm glad that was well received, I thought I was being a bit ambitious for a second post. *it btw.

the aloha: agreed, but the latter two do require a little bit of work, so natural selection does some weeding after the first month. I read a number of blogs and apart from the odd diversion most remain consistently interesting (or like mefi I can see how it would be interesting to someone) but I don't think twitter will ever achieve this. Once upon a time I had access to live newsfeeds, and the bulk of that was inane, even though written by pros - twitter is like having a class of 6 year olds tell you knock knock jokes over and over again.

No doubt it will evolve into a form of communication which I find irreplacable, but I hope not.
posted by fistynuts at 6:59 PM on May 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's a lot like the texting thing in the other post tbh: Twitter is what you (and the people you connect to) choose to make of it.
posted by Artw at 7:08 PM on May 8, 2009


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