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October 8th, 2009

Twitter is Dead

It’s been quite a few years since I was a regular reader of Robert X. Cringely in print. I recall when he had a regular column in InfoWorld that it was always good fun. In 1996 he published a book which I purchased, “Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle…

October 8th, 2009

Beware What You Share, You Will Get #twaxed A fun site discovered today that clearly points to the downside of Tweeting. (1-1-2012 – now gone) According to the FAQ: Why is my Tweet on Your Tweet got #twaxed because it is absurdly ridiculous, completely inappropriate, or highly entertaining. What is this site? With your help, we post and then rank the…

September 7th, 2009

Meet Mr. Twitters — This Week Only

In this week’s online The New Yorker there’s a great Ros Chast cartoon called “Meet Mr. Twitters.” You’ll find it also at the link above, along with 16 others, and the usual generous selection of free content from the current issue (with some kept behind the firewall to encourage subscriptions). I can only leave this…