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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Twitter Reply with quote

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1895463,00.html

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In New York City, Trinity Church marked Good Friday by tweeting the Passion play, detailing the stages of Jesus' crucifixion in short bursts.


Shouldn't God by smiting these people down as we speak? And was the crucifixion story really designed to be told in 140 character increments?
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually yes, considering the Catholic tradition of following the Stations of the Cross.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
Actually yes, considering the Catholic tradition of following the Stations of the Cross.


Fair enough. I guess the people who came up with the tradition were really looking ahead then.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn it people, stop with the God forsaken twitter!

Silly scrubs, twitter is for kids.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
Damn it people, stop with the God forsaken twitter!

Silly scrubs, twitter is for kids.


You could be following me right now...
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xavid wrote:
jaster wrote:
Damn it people, stop with the God forsaken twitter!

Silly scrubs, twitter is for kids.


You could be following me right now...


What the fuck just happened here?
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I'm saying is that MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA should not twitter.

It's undignified for anyone in such an august office.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
It's undignified for anyone in such an august office.


What if they're also a porn star?
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lizakova wrote:
jaster wrote:
It's undignified for anyone in such an august office.


What if they're also a porn star?


Were it that she was running for the House, I'd say 'fine.'

The Senate? C'mon people... come on...
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I admit it, I just don't get twitter. It seems to be designed for people who use the internet on their phones. Fuck that.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really more designed for people who wish they had the internet on their phones, but don't.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2009/05/01/am.lklv.cho.palin.twitter.cnn?iref=videosearch

You know something is going down hill when Sarah Palin starts using it. Also, what does Alaska need a commemorative motorcycle for?
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently it's a 140 character limit because of the average length of post cards from the 1980s.

Something to consider.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
Apparently it's a 140 character limit because of the average length of post cards from the 1980s.

Something to consider.


Where did you hear that? When interviewed, the guy who created it said it was because the limit on a text message is 150 characters, and they wanted to leave room for a username.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lizakova wrote:
Where did you hear that? When interviewed, the guy who created it said it was because the limit on a text message is 150 characters, and they wanted to leave room for a username.


I believe the limit is 160 characters, leaving 20 characters for a username, but the 160 character text message limit is because of what I said, in some sense.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/05/invented-text-messaging.html
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