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Ari Chi3fs
05-12-2009, 03:44 PM
http://infomarketingblog.com/images/twitter-robot.jpg

Robot Messenger Displays Person-to-Person Notes In Public
Source: Modern Mechanix (August 1935) TO AID persons who wish to make or cancel appointments or inform friends of their whereabouts, a robot message carrier has been introduced in London, England. Known as the “notificator,” the new machine is installed in streets, stores, railroad stations or other public places where individuals may leave messages for friends.


The user walks up on a small platform in front of the machine, writes a brief message on a continuous strip of paper and drops a coin in the slot. The inscription moves up behind a glass panel where it remains in public view for at least two hours so that the person for whom it is intended may have sufficient time to observe the note at the appointed place. The machine is similar in appearance to a candy-vending device.


http://www.infomarketingblog.com/twitter-invented-in-1935/

Crush
05-12-2009, 03:52 PM
The future is scary.

MoreLemonPledge
05-12-2009, 03:53 PM
The future is scary.

The past is hilarious.

alpha_omega
05-12-2009, 03:53 PM
Send that mans family a royalty check.

KCCHIEFS27
05-12-2009, 04:32 PM
This actually served a purpose. Twitter on the other hand is absolute nonsense.

Thig Lyfe
05-12-2009, 04:39 PM
This actually served a purpose. Twitter on the other hand is absolute nonsense.

The only thing lamer than Twitter is people talking about how lame Twitter is.

Dicky McElephant
05-12-2009, 04:41 PM
I love how it was viewable by everyone in town.

"Mary....sorry about giving you the herpes. Please come see me soon."

|Zach|
05-12-2009, 06:08 PM
This actually served a purpose. Twitter on the other hand is absolute nonsense.

It is people communicating. How is that nonsense?

L.A. Chieffan
05-12-2009, 06:10 PM
what is teh twitters

CrazyPhuD
05-12-2009, 06:11 PM
It is people communicating. How is that nonsense?

Well to be honest communicating may be a stretch. Rambling yes....

I think I'll open a twitter competitor 'called shitterTwitter. You're only allowed to update on the can.

Ultra Peanut
05-12-2009, 06:13 PM
The only thing lamer than Twitter is people talking about how lame Twitter is.skywrite it

88TG88
05-12-2009, 06:18 PM
what is teh twitters

this

KCCHIEFS27
05-12-2009, 06:20 PM
The only thing lamer than Twitter is people talking about how lame Twitter is.

Never called it lame. Just called it nonsense. But while we're at it, it is "more lame" not lamer and "then" not than. Now go check out what Demi Moore is doing and please reply back.

Deberg_1990
05-12-2009, 06:32 PM
It is people communicating. How is that nonsense?

Why do i need to know what you are doing every 10 minutes?

People have forgotten how to communicate without computer/cell phone tools. People got along just fine without them for many many years.

bevischief
05-12-2009, 06:34 PM
And I thought Grandpa was crazy with the Alzheimer's...

SNR
05-12-2009, 06:37 PM
The only thing lamer than Twitter is people talking about how lame Twitter is.I think Twitter is lame because

1. That's a dumb name
2. Isn't Twitter's whole concept basically the same thing as a status update on Facebook? Talk about unoriginal

Jethopper
05-12-2009, 06:40 PM
Trent Green disapproves of your message.

Ebolapox
05-12-2009, 06:46 PM
and my great grandpa didn't give a fuck about it either.

SNR
05-12-2009, 07:14 PM
Twitter is just inefficient, too. Microblogs? Give me a break

cdcox
05-12-2009, 07:22 PM
I didn't think Al Gore was that old.

|Zach|
05-12-2009, 07:41 PM
Why do i need to know what you are doing every 10 minutes?

People have forgotten how to communicate without computer/cell phone tools. People got along just fine without them for many many years.

People have not forgotten how to communicate without those tools in the least. Thats a strawman.

Pablo
05-12-2009, 07:45 PM
But mah frenz gotta no what I'm up to at all times!

tweet: Goin to da store broski's..grabbin a sixer of busch light, gonna get tore up from da floor up.

|Zach|
05-12-2009, 07:47 PM
I think Twitter is lame because

1. That's a dumb name
2. Isn't Twitter's whole concept basically the same thing as a status update on Facebook? Talk about unoriginal

Twitter is a more direct line of communicating than Facebook status updates. It is also easily searched in real time unlike FB status updates...the communications often have more purpose.

I can get a beat on what is happening in news and sports almost anything faster than google search.

It is also about community building...conversations can be given organization and context through hash tags.

Not everyone has to like it...thats just fine but people that pass it off as meaningless have their heads in the sand. Since Jan of '09 more information is passed on social networks than e-mail on a monthly basis. It can be used in idiotic ways (i.e. I don't care what someone is having for lunch) but that criticism is disingeniousness. You create your own stream with Twitter. You don't have to follow people that use it like morons.

Deberg_1990
05-12-2009, 08:08 PM
Twitter is a more direct line of communicating than Facebook status updates. It is also easily searched in real time unlike FB status updates...the communications often have more purpose.

I can get a beat on what is happening in news and sports almost anything faster than google search.

It is also about community building...conversations can be given organization and context through hash tags.

Not everyone has to like it...thats just fine but people that pass it off as meaningless have their heads in the sand. Since Jan of '09 more information is passed on social networks than e-mail on a monthly basis. It can be used in idiotic ways (i.e. I don't care what someone is having for lunch) but that criticism is disingeniousness. You create your own stream with Twitter. You don't have to follow people that use it like morons.


Understand what your saying. I even created an account on there but its just not my bag.

I just dont see what benefit it provides me above just regular surfing of the net.

|Zach|
05-12-2009, 08:09 PM
<a href="http://www.ideasandangles.com/2008/09/a-small-bit-of-twitter-humor-for-your-friday/"><img src="http://ideasandangles.com/wp-content/uploads/batwitter.jpg"></a>

Gravedigger
05-12-2009, 08:11 PM
Nobody creates anything original anymore.

|Zach|
05-12-2009, 08:14 PM
Understand what your saying. I even created an account on there but its just not my bag.

I just dont see what benefit it provides me above just regular surfing of the net.

Thats fair...its not for everyone for sure and im not trying to advocate that. One thing the social media community has to do better is paint a picture of the usefulness of these services. Showing step B and C instead of just begging people to get to step A which is signing up.

This is a Chiefs site...it would never happen because it is Pioli but imagine Pioli having a Twitter account and talking about his day to day dealings and his routines. Some of his thoughts about what is happening in the league and catching his back and forth with people who are communicating with him. People around here drink up every last small drop of set up say nothing press conferences. Twitter is more authentic.

Sure nobody cares what some doofus has for lunch but not everyone is some random doofus and not everyone talks about what they had for lunch. Because of my interests and profession there are a lot of people who I like to keep tabs on and learn from every single day.

Musicians sharing their new projects...photographers sharing their work and techniques. Rich Eiesen talking about whats going on behind the scenes at the NFL draft....its all out there...

Aside from personal interests as a business owner I can niche market like never before. Thats a whole other schpiel though.

|Zach|
05-12-2009, 08:14 PM
Nobody creates anything original anymore.

Bullshit.

Deberg_1990
05-12-2009, 08:17 PM
Thats fair...its not for everyone for sure and im not trying to advocate that. One thing the social media community has to do better is paint a picture of the usefulness of these services. Showing step B and C instead of just begging people to get to step A which is signing up.

This is a Chiefs site...it would never happen because it is Pioli but imagine Pioli having a Twitter account and talking about his day to day dealings and his routines. Some of his thoughts about what is happening in the league and catching his back and forth with people who are communicating with him. People around here drink up every last small drop of set up say nothing press conferences. Twitter is more authentic.

Sure nobody cares what some doofus has for lunch but not everyone is some random doofus and not everyone talks about what they had for lunch. Because of my interests and profession there are a lot of people who I like to keep tabs on and learn from every single day.

Musicians sharing their new projects...photographers sharing their work and techniques. Rich Eiesen talking about whats going on behind the scenes at the NFL draft....its all out there...

Aside from personal interests as a business owner I can niche market like never before. Thats a whole other schpiel though.


Best argument ive heard for it yet. Thanks.

Stanley Nickels
05-12-2009, 08:50 PM
Never called it lame. Just called it nonsense. But while we're at it, it is "more lame" not lamer and "then" not than. Now go check out what Demi Moore is doing and please reply back.

Christ, this is a joke, right?

Because "lamer" is the correct version of the adjective.

And he DID, in fact, use "than" correctly.

Try harder next time.

Count Alex's Losses
05-12-2009, 08:51 PM
When was the blowjob invented?

Ancient Greece?

Skip Towne
05-12-2009, 09:03 PM
When was the blowjob invented?

Ancient Greece?

Garden of Eden?

Ari Chi3fs
05-12-2009, 10:13 PM
<a href="http://www.ideasandangles.com/2008/09/a-small-bit-of-twitter-humor-for-your-friday/"><img src="http://ideasandangles.com/wp-content/uploads/batwitter.jpg"></a>
ha haha... that is awesome.

|Zach|
05-12-2009, 10:58 PM
ha haha... that is awesome.

Created it when Ideas and Angles was very young...we didn't have as much readership. It cracked me up but I was starting to think I was the only one. Your particular audience would prob enjoy it a lot.

Ari Chi3fs
05-12-2009, 11:27 PM
Dude, you were onto something...

SEX, DRUGS AND TWITTER: MUSIC HISTORY IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS
By Paul J. Williams on May 7, 2009 12:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
Even technology created with good intentions can have harrowing consequences. Physicist Robert Oppenheimer expressed regret over his involvement with the development of the atomic bomb, thinking of a quote from the Baghavad Gita during the first nuclear weapons test at Los Alamos: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” And consider the many carpal-tunnels ravaged by Nintendo in the past 24 years, when all anyone wanted to do was rescue some princesses and paint Italian plumbers in a positive light.
Then there’s Twitter. When the creators of the podcasting company Odeo realized they couldn’t compete with a scrappy upstart named Apple, they re-imagined themselves as a micro-blogging platform, letting people communicate with the world, 140 characters at a time. Alas, “people” includes musicians. A fellow named Gabriel Nijmeh keeps a spreadsheet online listing every band or performer on Twitter. There are hundreds. I assure you, very little breaking news stems from these Tweets. You just don’t see “chrisbrown @m_tyson: know any good lawyers?” Instead, it’s a lot of concert announcements and minutiae and Neil Diamond asking you to be his Valentine.

Not that I blame anyone for wanting to take advantage of the marketing potential. Blink-182 has more than 10,000 followers despite only making one post, ever. But Twitter undermines a lot of mystique of being a rock star. Would Johnny Cash still have been the Man in Black if he kept us appraised that he was out of mayonnaise, or opined on who he thought should win Project Runway? Probably not.

If Twitter had existed throughout the duration of rock history, I suspect my feed would’ve looked like this:
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/assets_c/2009/04/twitter%20again-thumb-430x747.jpg

Der Flöprer
05-12-2009, 11:30 PM
LMAO

Gravedigger
05-13-2009, 04:10 AM
Twitter is just another reason for the millions and millions of retarded people to feel special and get attention drawn to themselves, as if myspace, facebook, xanga, texting, match.com, eharmony, blogs, vlogs, photoblogs, and youtube weren't enough.

And yes it is the exact same thing as a facebook status change, hence why it is not original in the slightest.

|Zach|
05-13-2009, 08:18 AM
Twitter is just another reason for the millions and millions of retarded people to feel special and get attention drawn to themselves, as if myspace, facebook, xanga, texting, match.com, eharmony, blogs, vlogs, photoblogs, and youtube weren't enough.

And yes it is the exact same thing as a facebook status change, hence why it is not original in the slightest.

You don't know what you are talking about.

Deberg_1990
05-13-2009, 08:46 AM
You don't know what you are talking about.

ZAch, for the most part hes right. Its kind of like a dumbed down Facebook.

You are right too though. Its all in how you use the tool.

Ari Chi3fs
05-13-2009, 08:47 AM
Twitter is the place where I get all of the best resources from all of the best minds in my industry... I get the news and resources there before anywhere and it's incredible.

Plus I've made 2 fantastic business connections with ad agencies who are working on product concepts of mine.

Twitter has a been a BOON for my business.

And the reason they call it twitter... is because that is what the sound of birds chirping to communicate is called.

Its a pocket full of win, in my book.

milkman
05-13-2009, 08:58 AM
Christ, this is a joke, right?

Because "lamer" is the correct version of the adjective.

And he DID, in fact, use "than" correctly.

Try harder next time.

I was wondering if anyone else caught that stupidity.

|Zach|
05-13-2009, 10:36 AM
ZAch, for the most part hes right. Its kind of like a dumbed down Facebook.

You are right too though. Its all in how you use the tool.

Your papraphrasing of his position is false.

KCrockaholic
05-13-2009, 11:03 AM
I am against Twitter. This is going to disappear pretty quick when compared to myspace and facebook. People will soon realize that it takes so much time out of your day to stand there and text what your doing to a bunch of people that you dont even know half the time. Life is busy enough people. Why would you want to take the time to tell bunch of people what your doing at all times??? Atleast with Myspace you could create your own page and make it personally yours with cool layouts and such. You can update it at the end of the day if you have something you want to talk about, not every hour for the nation to know what your doing. Are people really that attention driven these days that they dont care about respecting their own privacy??? Please help me learn how Twitter is anything special because from what ive seen its a bunch of goolash.

|Zach|
05-13-2009, 11:11 AM
I am against Twitter. This is going to disappear pretty quick when compared to myspace and facebook. People will soon realize that it takes so much time out of your day to stand there and text what your doing to a bunch of people that you dont even know half the time. Life is busy enough people. Why would you want to take the time to tell bunch of people what your doing at all times??? Atleast with Myspace you could create your own page and make it personally yours with cool layouts and such. You can update it at the end of the day if you have something you want to talk about, not every hour for the nation to know what your doing. Are people really that attention driven these days that they dont care about respecting their own privacy??? Please help me learn how Twitter is anything special because from what ive seen its a bunch of goolash.

It isn't trying to do the same thing compared to Facebook or MySpace. It is funny you mention Facebook because FB has gotten a lot of heat for becoming more Twitter like. You can customize your Twitter layout.

Twitter may or may not be here to stay. I would lean towards not at this point but micro-blogging absolutely is here to stay.

Your own privacy is what you make of it. Businesses and people have benefited from great transparency.

At its core it is community building. It ties together people with similar interests, professions, and passions. It is the new Chamber of Commerce. Or for some people cocktail party.

News is broken on Twitter faster than any other place time and time again.

KCrockaholic
05-13-2009, 11:17 AM
It isn't trying to do the same thing compared to Facebook or MySpace. It is funny you mention Facebook because FB has gotten a lot of heat for becoming more Twitter like. You can customize your Twitter layout.

Twitter may or may not be here to stay. I would lean towards not at this point but micro-blogging absolutely is here to stay.

Your own privacy is what you make of it. Businesses and people have benefited from great transparency.

At its core it is community building. It ties together people with similar interests, professions, and passions. It is the new Chamber of Commerce. Or for some people cocktail party.

News is broken on Twitter faster than any other place time and time again.

I love the thought of Twitter, if your a company even more. As a person though, it just seems like people just take so much time out of their days to type what they are doing or thinking to a bunch of random people. Like I said earlier, isnt life busy enough? But as a business I think it can be a great way to promote your company. I just think its the current in and out fad.

|Zach|
05-13-2009, 11:25 AM
People are getting to caught up in people that don't ****ing do anything or have anything to say. The people that get more use out of Twitter are people who do stuff.

Right now I am trying to build up different parts of my photography business...when I get new work up I send it out for people to see. This has created buzz about my work and brought in clients. Because someone searching enough for certain photography services in Kansas City is going to run across my stuff and my twitter stream. When they see how much I am talking about it (and hopefully connect with that) then I am building up expertise which builds up trust. This = $

I can easily search out influencers in a subject or field I have interest in and learn more or connect with them if I like.

Phobia has done a really good job building a community of people around his local newspaper by being a part of the conversation on Twitter and keeping top of mind with Greenwood and Lee's Summit residents.

Who wants to know what people are doing all the time?

I do.

I want to breaking news (http://twitter.com/BreakingNews). I want to know about new photography products (http://twitter.com/adoramalearn). I want to know about the new things going on in the WordPress design community (http://twitter.com/woothemes). I want to know who is playing tonight at Record Bar (ttp://twitter.com/recordbar) down the street. I want to know how other social media firms (http://twitter.com/lavarow) are dealing with the changing landscape. I want to see the next Nadas (twitter.com/thenadas) show live streamed.

|Zach|
05-13-2009, 11:27 AM
I love the thought of Twitter, if your a company even more. As a person though, it just seems like people just take so much time out of their days to type what they are doing or thinking to a bunch of random people. Like I said earlier, isnt life busy enough? But as a business I think it can be a great way to promote your company. I just think its the current in and out fad.

Like I said...micro blogging is here to stay. Twitter...may or may not stay. There is just so much momentum behind it and businesses are using it to connect with people in new ways...and people? They like that.

140 characters or less. Does't take that much time out of my day to type.

Bob Dole
05-13-2009, 04:15 PM
Twitter is just another reason for the millions and millions of retarded people to feel special and get attention drawn to themselves, as if myspace, facebook, xanga, texting, match.com, eharmony, blogs, vlogs, photoblogs, and youtube weren't enough.

And yes it is the exact same thing as a facebook status change, hence why it is not original in the slightest.

It's pretty clear you've not really taken any time at all to explore the concept and its implementation.

While there are certainly a LOT of people using it as you state, there is a good portion of the population that is using it as an effective communication tool.

Bob Dole enjoys reading about what his elected representative is doing in Austin. Bob Dole enjoys getting notified of road closures and flooding and tornados by his municipal director of emergency management. Bob Dole enjoys being able to contact a student who is complaining about the enrollment and admissions process and facilitating their navigation of an often stressful process.

And there are a lot more examples that apply to other's situations.

|Zach|
05-13-2009, 07:35 PM
It's pretty clear you've not really taken any time at all to explore the concept and its implementation.

While there are certainly a LOT of people using it as you state, there is a good portion of the population that is using it as an effective communication tool.

Bob Dole enjoys reading about what his elected representative is doing in Austin. Bob Dole enjoys getting notified of road closures and flooding and tornados by his municipal director of emergency management. Bob Dole enjoys being able to contact a student who is complaining about the enrollment and admissions process and facilitating their navigation of an often stressful process.

And there are a lot more examples that apply to other's situations.
Yes, I don't know what the story is. Some people are obsessed with using the lowest common denominator to paint a picture of social media.

bowener
05-13-2009, 11:38 PM
The past is hilarious.

The present is disappointing.

|Zach|
05-14-2009, 12:39 AM
The present is disappointing.

The big print giveth, and the small print taketh away.