Only in Tweetmix…
A tweet caught my attention today when I complained the lack of Twitlonger in Kiwi, the Twitter client I am using… saying that Twitlonger and Deck.ly defeats the purpose of Twitter. Since Twitter is Microblogging in 140 chars, typing more than 140 chars will make it a macroblog?
Consider this… You are on a mobile phone and someone posts a long tweet… Since most mobile Twitter clients don’t really show the whole message, you have to click on the link and wait until the full tweet loads. Sounds great right? Depends… it’s more of an inconvenience. But what if you are on the go and need to send a long message on Twitter? It depends on the situation…
If you are going to write a long update on Twitter, you may as well make a blog post on a personal blog, Tumblr or Posterous… so that people don’t have to read through the tweet and realize that the tweet continues onto a link… For mention replies, they are okay because you probably don’t want to hassle people with multiple replies and it’s not worthwhile to post on a blog.
I don’t do Follow 4 Follow on Twitter. It is a stupid idea. The only reason you would follow me if you find my updates interesting and I thank you for that. Unless I find your tweets interesting or you are one of my friends, I won’t follow you back…
Another reason why I don’t do it since it will make my timeline really bloated.
~*My Little Sister Can’t Be A Trap*~
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.
• an extreme form of this, esp. marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries.
• advocacy of political independence for a particular country : Palestinian nationalism.
1 a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.
Just to note, I don’t take any side in this debate nor care about the politics in China… stuff like that is pretty controversial and I stay away from these subjects.
Borneo Conversation from Twitter.
I had old computers that lasted a long time… an NEC Desktop from 1995 used until 2002 and an IBM Desktop that brought in 1998 and used until 2005. Rarely, cheap PCs ever last long… my mom goes through so many computers that it’s not even funny. Dell Inspirion 9100 overheat after two years, Inspirion 6000 had its HD crashed, but replaced, HP Pavilion DV9000 motherboard got fried and a really old 2002 HP Laptop which its plug got wrecked after 3 years of use…
Not to mention, my fan on the Dimension 2350 became extra noisy and I had a broken DVD drive after one year on my Dimension 8400.
What ever happened to quality machines? Do we need to buy a Bussiness Class laptop (such as a Dell Latitude or a Thinkpad) a Mac or build our own just to have a computer last longer than two years? Can’t these computer companies build better quality consumer machines that last at least 4 years? I guess this is the cons of buying cheapo computers… better hope for the best with them…
And yes, I’m still using my old Macbook Pro from 2006… still running strong with some intense programming and virtualization. Can handle 720/1080p videos too!
Twitter Connect has been added. Now you can use your Twitter identity to comment with the P2 Theme on this blog… although I loath twitter alot…
This bothered me this morning:
NOBODY READS MELATIVE OR TUMBLR!!! There is no need in this world for this micro-blogging nonsense
Ignorance. So if Melative and Tumblr is Microblogging, what is Twitter? Microblogging, but crippled? So by saying that Melative and Twitter is microblogging nonsense, Twitter is also nosense as well? Oh the hypocrisy… People should read the entry on Wikipedia, Twitter is obviously microblogging… So before saying something completely stupid and making a fool of yourself, research first.
I noticed that some people actually microblog about Anime on Twitter… but it’s horrible… Why? 140 character limit and not being able to insert the whole Anime Title, episode and thoughts in one update? There is a better way to microblog Anime per episode. Use Melative. What is it? Melative is:
Melative is a web-application/service which focuses on media (and media contexts). It provides an interface for users to catalog their experiences, interact with titles, and find other users with similar interests. For developers, the API allows a simplistic, RESTful interface to meta-information resources on media-titles, creators, and more. There are many (possibly too many) features and interaction possibilities built into the API, and we are striving to provide interesting new ways in which users may express themselves when it comes to the media they enjoy.
An easy way to get into Anime Microblogging is using MelScrobble/MelscobbleX if you want to Microblog without typing the title and segment of your currently playing Anime or Melative Library if you want to manually manage your library yourself. Both of these applications are easy to set up and use… Just register for a Melative Account, follow some users and start microblogging. It is better solution to liveblog Anime than using Twitter for that, which is just lame.