I bought a Mexican Coke at a gas station yesterday, and as I was driving away I remembered that they don’t have twist-offs caps. As I looked around my car’s interior for something to pry it open with, I thought with all seriousness “Why isn’t there a bottle opener hidden somewhere in the lower part …
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No Social Networking in ‘The Social Network’
[The Social Network‘s] great, but there’s an interesting omission: None of the main characters is shown using Facebook to improve their social lives in any meaningful way. via workbench.cadenhead.org Interesting observation from Rogers Cadenhead. Oh, and I wrote something about my relationship with Twitter vs. Facebook on Medium a couple weeks ago.
Like eating chocolate air, like having your body reset to 100% perfect
Having experienced two wonderful things for the first time in my life in the past couple weeks, I now have the overwhelming urge to to grab each of my friends and shake them vigorously while shouting "WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME ABOUT PERFECTLY PREPARED CHOCOLATE SOUFFLES AND DEEP TISSUE MASSAGES?!"
Sometimes you’re old
Every time the singer turned the mic towards the crowd, everyone but me shouted lyrics in unison. They were at a concert, I was at a calculus exam in underwear.
Happy Birthday Twitter
Twitter turns five years old officially today. I remember when it came out and that I hated it from the start, due to the precious name (it had the groan-inducing title "twttr" originally) and that I rarely used SMS on my clunky t-9 keypad phone. I recall that eventually I gave in sometime in October, …
The future of Microsoft
A lot of people seemed worried about Microsoft's future, given less people are buying computers running the Windows OS and their Microsoft Office cash cow could be threatened by free alternatives going forward. But I have to say in the week I've owned an xbox 360, I can't believe how often I've used it (often …
Why everyone loves coming up with ideas in the shower
A shower is great for coming up with ideas because it's essentially a sensory deprivation chamber in your very own home. Lots of white noise from the water, coupled with all white walls and obscured glass means there are no auditory or visual outside distractions to hinder thinking.
Charming wake up
Whenever I hear the default iPhone alarm chime “Marimba” I’m instantly reminded of the soundtrack from the climactic scenes in American Beauty. My mind sees flashes of a nude teen covered in roses for a split second before my homophobic neighbor puts a bullet in my skull. It’s a great way to start a morning.
Twitter doesn’t scale when you have 2.5 million followers
From Lance Armstrong's twitter stream, he decides to play a little guessing game with his followers and posts from his blackberry (ubertwitter client) on the massage table: Then he later logs onto the website to see his @replies tab to figure out the winner, but then this happens: In the future, Lance should try out …
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In Defense of Twittering During Tragedy
Yesterday, I noticed blogs lighting up as they passed along the story of a mother supposedly twittering while her son drowned and the massive backlash that followed including instant accusations of parental neglect. The story sounded too good to be true, the kind of stuff people write in their heads and hold in draft mode …