Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 6th Dec 2010 00:24 UTC
Legal I'm (was?) a Twitter user. This past week I found it utterly weird that none of the words #wikileaks, #cablegate, #cables, #Assange were actually "trending". I even tweeted about this 5 days ago. Today, my fears of secret censorship seem to be coming true. It appears that Twitter is censoring all these words, so they don't appear in the (much-used) Twitter "trends" list. Update 1: A Twitter staffer replied to the blog post saying that their trending algorithm doesn't always result to the most popular terms. Update 2: More investigation about what might be going on.
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kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

That is why Facebook and Twitter are unacceptable for me. No one party should have the power to dictate all the rules and manipulate all communication. I really hope distributed FOSS alternatives catch on (.. well a lot of people are happy with Identi.ca).

PS. I just noticed that I haven't been on Digg for weeks... Man, the V4 really killed them.

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Kasi Member since:
2008-07-12

Diaspora is comming along pretty well too.

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Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Distributed or not, I won't use it. Facebook and Tweeter are so useless and superficial. I just don't understand why people use them. Long live email!

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Facebook and Tweeter are so useless and superficial. I just don't understand why people use them. Long live email!

I myself actually do use Facebook for several reasons: I have friends who use it, having a random chat with several people with possibility of more people joining the chat is easier than with e-mail, and of course it's a nice way of sharing pictures with your friends.

Though, I have set all the privacy settings to max so strangers can't access my profile or anything and I would never try to have an actual discussion there, it'd probably get censored. Then again, none of my friends there are all that bright so I wouldn't have such discussions with them anyways :]

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