In which Twitter informs itself that it needs to upgrade to the new API version.
“Most of the Vine’s I’ve seen are quite painful to watch,” Solis said.
There may be something else far more powerful at play in preventing video-sharing from taking off: ego. Moore theorizes that sharing video clips is less appealing than sharing photos because videos don’t allow for the same type of distortion.
Video not yet ripe on Twitter’s Vine | Internet & Media - CNET News (via schlomo)
I think this piece is missing the point. Twitter sees itself more and more as a media entity, as opposed to a straight social network. I think that’s what led them to buy Vine. While there’s still plenty of peer to peer action happening at the company, it seems to be thinking like a broadcaster. If you look at the Vines of MARLO meekins, Keelayjams, Adam Goldberg, James Urbaniak and Will Sasso you’ll see the what Vine is really about.
These people aren’t sharing stuff. They’re making stuff. And they’re getting thousands of likes and comments on every post. Vine might not have as many active participants as Instagram, but they’re well on their way to having more high quality content. Perhaps they’re taking their inspiration from Tumblr.
A few years ago I created a Twitter bot to correct people who are confused about when to use “your” and “you’re”. I whipped it up in response to evangotlib having a bit of a meltdown over someone failing to pick the right one for use in an email. In an act of solidarity, I created @youroryoure.
It obviously can’t keep up with every single person who makes the mistake, but it has successfully shamed 152,234 people to date. It consistently confounds the Interwebs in the most entertaining ways. By simply retweeting and adding the text [Wrong!], it leads plenty of people to think the bot is disagreeing with the substance of their tweet. Others get that their grammar is being corrected and become enraged, assailing the sort of flesh and blood person who spend all their free time correcting random strangers. Some people just find it terribly funny that they got caught making a silly mistake.
But the thing that confuses me is the 614 people who follow the account. Why would you want to read that stuff?
Jeff Cox is a conservative deputy Attorney General in Indiana. He publicly supports using “live ammunition" on the "political enemies" and "thugs" that most reasonable people consider tax paying citizens. And this behavior isn’t new. [+]
He should be getting his own Fox News show any minute now.
Are you fucking kidding me?
Keep it classy, Orlando news!
FUCKING GOD FORBID
Oh shit, you’re right, I should care more about gas going up a few cents than women being raped by mercenaries and people being led into buildings to be shot.
it is mind-numbing.
This tweet appears to be a statement of fact. How could it be improved? Should they not explain why prices might be going up? Should they withhold information about the possibility of rising prices altogether? Isn’t it just as likely that the tweeter wants Americans to understand the dangers of tying our well being to the support of oppressive and unstable regimes in the Middle East? But isn’t it most likely that this is just a bit of useful information, especially for people who don’t have much money, with a tiny bit of context?