Twitter is most definitely not what it used to be in a number of respects: “These are the features that make Twitter Twitter,” Sippey wrote, referring to expanded tweets. For established Twitter users and developers, that statement is hard to swallow. For one thing, expanded tweets are a brand-new product that hasn’t been around long…… Continue reading We are not in Twitterville anymore, at least not how you remember it
I think tweets disappearing from LinkedIn streams is a good thing. It cleans up those streams quite a bit. David Graham has a few thoughts about this little breakup which are worth reading. David is a local LinkedIn guru so he is someone you should pay attention to if you rely on LinkedIn: I wonder…… Continue reading LinkedIn unfollows Twitter
There are days when the filters between impulse to tweet and actually tweeting stuff take a break and I behave like a self-righteous ass. Today was one of those days. I was at Pick ‘n Pay Norwood where I am practically conditioned to be agitated and found myself in long queues with cranky kids and…… Continue reading When you are the troll
I saw this headline this morning in The Star (read the article on IOL): An sms and social network frenzy saved a Joburg man who was trapped in his car boot after being hijacked at the weekend. What a terrific story and a great ending for the poor guy who was hijacked. I disagree that…… Continue reading Twitter comes to the rescue as @PigSpotter helps co-ordinate hijack rescue
The problem with using Twitter a lot is that I catch myself writing truncated sentences and leaving out words as if I still have to fit my thoughts into 140 characters. At least blogs, Facebook and Google+ let me compose complete thoughts. I know what the response to this is: Twitter’s constraints force users to…… Continue reading Twitter conditioned me to write badly
All I want from @MTNSouthAfrica is ubiquitous, high speed data access everywhere I go. Is that so much to ask?— Paul Jacobson (@pauljacobson) February 10, 2012 I tweeted this fairly facetious complaint this morning more due to a silly mood than any real complaint about MTN’s data network coverage. Our DSL line was on the…… Continue reading I wasn't seriously complaining but @MTNSouthAfrica still came through
The #JugCam debate is a minefield and its probably not a good idea for anyone other than a woman feminist to say or write anything about it. Any perspective other than a feminist one is sure to be as incorrect as any answer to the dreaded “Do I look fat in this?” question. If you…… Continue reading From privacy to publicity and the #JugCam debate
For those of you who don’t know, Twitter is a web application that is intended to answer a question: What are you doing now?