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      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009 edited
    Sometimes I post obscure music videos because I can't find the words to express myself in certain moments. twitter wont let me be creative :(

    I guess you could tinyurl a link to one. It's a kind of compromise.

    Oh, and the sport Wil Wheaton was watching? Hockey. It all makes sense now. And I think I just ruined Richard Kadrey's day (ETA: By mentioning the US remake of Let The Right One In). This is a bad thing.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009
    Pfft. Like Mr. Kadrey needs Whitechapel.

    From what I've been hearing, writers get what they need from Twitter.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2009
    Quite new to this whole Twitter business, but, all the same, here's mine.
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    The Let The Right One in remake info still gives me nightmares.

    Writers can get plenty from Twitter, but I love Whitechapel, too. I don't post a lot because I often find myself listening on WC. When I'm working on big projects, I can fall into the little bubble that's my own brain, so it's interesting to hear about what others are looking at and reading.

    I've learned to like Twitter mostly for its restrictions. People complain about not how short discourse is there, but I think that restriction can enhance writing. That's the entire history of poetry. Saying something interesting or amusing in 140 characters is a great game and a fun discipline. Plus, it keeps people from yammering on and on the way I have here.
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2009 edited
    KAPOW Northshoretotes

    non-social, strictly ejected nonsense designed for anonymous amusement.
    I am following three people and it is already disorienting SARA BENINCASA BE QUIET OK
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2009
    @Richard Kadrey

    I disagree. There tend to be quite a few cases of keyboard diarrhea, with my Twitter stream filling up the dozens of posts all by the same person. I generally stop following them after three or four bursts of those, but some, like Joe Quesada's, are actually interesting and informative.

    Furthermore... you yammer here? Have I not been paying attention? I've notice some burbling to the surface now and then, but I propose that I yammer here far more often more than yourself. Which reminds me, I probably ought to remove myself for a while. Let the big people talk and all that.
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    qq does anybody know if it really is the real shaq?
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2009
    @BrianMowrey so far as I know it is, and I don't have the image link handy, but when Oprah sent her first tweet, he chided her for using all caps.
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2009 edited
    Yeah that's a page back in this thread. I look at his stream and it's indistinguishable from earnest insanity or extravagant satire.

    Twitter! Don't turn into fucking facebook but some kind of identity verification certif. would be helpful. I feel like I'm swimming in a swimming pool of uncertainty! (the uncertainty is the water (that I am swimming in))

    *edit: Thanks, regular internet! you still have some uses.
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    @ BrianMowrey

    I have a simple Twitter rule: Assume all the celebs are fake until proven otherwise. There are a few verified ones that I follow. FWIW, here is a random assortment of celebs that I know/friends know are real

    jwomack (Jack Womack)
    BBBaumgartner (from The Office)
    chris_carter_ (Throbbing Gristle)
    GreatDismal William Gibson
    chuckpalahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
    SarahKSilverman / Sarah Silverman
    RealGilbert / Gilbert Gottfried
    davenavarro6767 / Dave Navarro
    mikalgilmore / Mikal Gilmore
    RealBillBailey / Bill Bailey
    whitleystrieber / Whitley Strieber
    michael_palin / Michael Palin
    RobRiggle / Rob Riggle
    StephenAtHome / Stephen Colbert
    eddieizzard / Eddie Izzard
    DaveMcKean / Dave McKean
    nineinchnails / Nine Inch Nails
    jimgaffigan / jim gaffigan
    davidwain / David Wain
    ericwareheim / eric wareheim
    Jon_Favreau / Jon Favreau
    michaelianblack / Michael Ian Black
    jwomack (Jack Womack)
    robcorddry / rob corddry
    rainnwilson / RainnWilson
    donttrythis (Adam from Mythbusters)
    davidgregory / David Gregory
    hodgman (John Hodgman)
    Cadigan / Pat Cadigan
    pennjillette / Penn Jillette
    DAVID_LYNCH / David Lynch
    neilhimself / Neil Gaiman
    bruces / Bruce Sterling

    Also, michael_bay is a hilarious fake and well worth following.
      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2009 edited
    Thanks for that list, @Richard Kadrey, especially Fake Michael Bay. (I still feel bad about wrecking your day recently. Maybe this will make you feel better; I predict the US remake of Let The Right One In will be the My Girl of vampire movies.)
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    The best rumor I heard about Let The Right One (and complete bullshit) is that Diablo Cody was going to write it , make the kids 18 and turn it into a Juno-style teen romp.
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2009
    I've finally caved to the twitscape....

    Read-only mode for the time being. I can't claim I'll add anything useful to the Tubes.
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2009 edited
    Twitscape, lol. Actually I coined a term for the act of coining a term phonetically related to twitter: twitterlexicalizing. (thank you, reverse dictionary) thoughts?

    (note that I twitterlexicalized "twitterlexicalize" in order to articulate a concept towards which I could direct my NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO when I realised I had succumbed to the twitterlexicalizing phenomenon. ...yes.)
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2009
    Twitter has become a critical part of my business... seriously. I'm a bit shocked about that myself...
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2009
    Personally i´m not bothered with Twitter right now for 2 main reasons

    1: No one in Iceland i know is using it (altohugh like Facebook, once they do, EVERYONE under the age of 35 will be on it all day...). the same goes for the UK...
    2: MY phone is having problems with using twitter (don´t worry it´s just my crappy old phone)

    and this for me does sum up certain aspects of twitter at the moment...
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    You forgot LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton, and Trent Reznor. All very well worth it people to follow.

    @lingered shade You can still post vids and such. You just convert it to a 'tinyurl' and post away. I like the facebook way, but the Twitter way isn't horrid. Also, I get alot of interpersonal communication from Twitter. Also, sometimes I babble at celebs that have way too much going on to give a shit about what I say. It just makes me feel better when I'm bored.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2009
    @ Richard Kadrey - that's an interesting point you make about how restriction can enhance writing. I've been staying away from Twitter because I was concerned that it would lead my online communications to be even more mindless than they already are, but maybe it'll help me learn some discipline, like you said. Thanks for the perspective on that.

    @ CinnamonAndSpite - I guess it couldn't hurt to give this Twitter thing a chance...might not be for a few weeks though. I've got some projects due for finals and I'm taking some time off from the Internets until they're done. Which is also why it took me so long to respond to you guys, sorry 'bout that.
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