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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Liquidator
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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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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

It struck me the other day that facebook and twitter provide passive friendship. We don't call or visit a friends; we update our facebook profile and expect friends to actively monitor us. One doesn't visit all there friend's profiles, they visit there own and see what friends have done for them. Twitter, similarly, provides a passive broadcast of mundane ideas; friends do the active work of monitoring our #life as we comment on the sandwich at lunch.

Granted, some groups of friends may be very active on facebook just as there are some very interesting uses for twitter. Nothings a universal constant. I've just seen the majority older than twenty seven go through a big honeymoon romantic bubble that quickly cools to "I check about once every four or six months".

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