As you all are well-aware by now, there is this regularly dysfunctional site called Twitter which allows several critters like me to post the answer to the greatest question the human race has ever asked.
"What are you doing now"?
To be answered in 140 characters or less. Phew. Now, that's a toughie.
If only it was as simple as the answer to life, universe, and everything.
Barring mundane, obscene,irrelevant, personal, and utterly inane tweets[ more on this annoying term later], a normal person would not find much to tweet about.
Thusly, twitter is out of business.
Wrong on two counts.
- My assumption that people wouldn't want to share such routine stuff.
- And that the kind of people who refer to this act as tweeting are sensible to begin with.
- web-service - good
- Im service - good
- Mobile-tweeting - good , so that you can say " hey there is a monkey walking on the street". I'm not sure which retard would actually write something like that. But their site says this is the single most important reason that led them to E-nable this feature.
- Iphones[ no no.. they are not just cell-phones. They are I-PHONES], twitterfox, opera twitter gadgets. Heck, any text-entry mechanism ever-built has some twitter client attached to it by now. There was this kid, who tweets from his command line. I pity the fool.
Well, all would have been fine. They didn't expect one thing. You guessed it. The no. of users.
So, every now and then their service goes down. Which is more often than ever.
The irony of course lies in this aspect. There was this tiny little site run by this nice chap, with a well-defined purpose. That site of-course was, Is Twitter Down . Now I say 'was' because since the time twitter went comatose today, even this site has. You could call it the Slashdot-esque effect, . Wait, I've an even brilliant idea. You've been twitted . Ha ha....
"Is twitter down" is down? Hey, maybe I can open a new site to check that. But how far can we go in this stupid endeavour when the faults lie deep within Twitter.
So, gear up folks. Use that crisp 15million bucks to good effect.
For Pete's sake. Let a man tweet.
Well, about tweet. This is one of the most annoying web2.0 terms that I've heard. However, its not something new. Guys who do similar stuff also have stupid names. Jaiku, Pownce ...
What's it with micro-blogging and icky terms?
P.S: The author tweets at
Additional twitter information: Wiki , Killer-Apps [ Cho Tweet].
And a twit-toon.
One more, that asks me to politely stop this post.