Archive for the ‘Twitter’ category

You’ve Had Too Much Twitter When…

July 29, 2008

Best Macworld Expo KEYNOTE Coverage (Links)

January 15, 2008

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The very best of the live JobsNote coverage (in no particular order):

Beware – Looks like Twitter is going to take nose dives on us during the keynote… TUAW site too.

So, I’m going to summarize the sites that ARE up in real-time as I can… HERE

C|Net
MacRumorsLive
Engadget

AppleInsider
Ars Technica (twitter) Is my early favorite
Macworld (blog & Twitter) Is my early favorite, too
Fortune (the link changed overnight. Someone know their new “correct” addy?)
Hoping someone will have Qik coverage… (Only an entire CATEGORY! Loving Qik!)

And, of course, the Apple sanctioned video will appear sometime today.

Feel free to link to others (IRC for instance) in the comments.

.Mac (Apple Computer, Inc.)

Avian Spam

December 31, 2007

Don’t know about you but to me… the Avian Spam aka “Twitter Spam” is becoming a drag. I enjoy keeping up with people, real-time, sans the spam + the links but since the popularity of things like Twitter the whole “I just went pee.” thing and the “I just posted a new entry on my blog about going pee.” thing is getting very tiring.

I enjoy Twitter. A lot! Don’t get me wrong. But, if you were one of the fewer than 200 people I was following yesterday… please don’t be offended if you notice I’m no longer following. I’m glad you had a nice visit to the loo. I simply don’t need to be notified of such things, or your sleeping patterns, or how yummy that coffee is, etc.

Think I’ll take a personal break now. Back in a moment with yummy cuppa… 🙂

Set My Tweets Free In Dubai

December 4, 2007

I’m tired of not being able to participate in the discussion. Here I sit in Dubai with a need to blurt out <140 characters at will with my friends. And, I can’t. I can’t because @SomeoneInDubai doesn’t like Twitter. HUH?! Yeah, they’ve got a bone to pick. This being “Internet City” and all. 😉 Riiiiggghhht.D SomeoneInDubai GET A FRIGGIN CLUE! (That’s my best slighly sanitized, safe for work Sam Kinnison, btw. Wonder if he ever took the stage here? Nah.)

Yeah, Twitter.com is blocked. M.Twitter.com is blocked [EDIT: Except my iPhone accesses sites just fine that Dubai would otherwise block. Huh?]. Twitterific can’t update either. It’s all blocked. Facebook.com has more objectionable stuff than Twitter ever will (except for those *.* and B– and, well, you get the idea). Yes… ASCII can be a dangerous thing. Xerxes said it best though, “A pictogram is worth a thousand words.” So, block Facebook.com and let my Twitters flow like wine.

If, like me, you want to see Twitter set free in Dubai… Visit this link. They’ll never know what hit them. Now, I bet they’ll block WordPress.com for all the referer traffic. Sorry Matt & Co. I feel strongly about it. What can I say? (Mr. Scoble will be my one phone call from the Dubai pokey.)

Now, would someone with some swing (Chad…) please Digg this? I want em to feel a little bit of homestyle web 2.0 grassroots uprising before I leave. Besides, it would be a hoot to walk into the Geek Dinner with Scoble and say, “Damn! Did I just do THAT!?” Why, yes. Yes I did (with a gob of help from several thousand people).

The-Twitter-Uprising <<— Here’s what the comment screen looks like. Click to enlarge.

[EDIT: Oh, and the iChat protocol seems to be blocked too. Phooey! And, for those of you who have emailed me about various other sites… I’m not your puppet baby doll. But, yes, Playboy.com is blocked. And, no, I’m using my own personal MBPro for all of this. No workplace policies were harmed in the making of this post.]

Who Says Twitter’s Useless!?

May 3, 2007

I’m starting to think Mr. Scoble’s onto something with this Twitter biz! It’s not useless all. Odeo taught me how to invoke the pcast:// calls way back when I was podcasting regular like and now Twitter has taught me how to invoke iChat via HTML. (folks it’s the little things that jazz me)

So, here’s what I learned…

aim:goim?screenname=geraldb28&message=Big deal Buckley! Sheesh!

Substitute your own screen name and message and you’ve got the makings to pull it off. WordPress.com for some reason doesn’t like me putting such things in their code and I don’t really have the time or the inclination to futz with it right now (beating on the GROCIO business plan).