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Cracker: In Which DC Becomes a Twat

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  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Because your Welly twitter friends are so cool?

    Twitter works so well with Wellington.

    Srsly, all you need to do is plonk yourself down in front of the Bucket Fountain, tweet "Sitting by the Bucket Fountain. Who wants to drink with me?" and within seconds you'll have a posse*.

    * This may be a slight exaggeration.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1863 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    Or a bucket.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    Or a bucket.

    Or most likely, a wet arse courtesy of the retarded fountain that's never worked like it should.

    @Megan - It's the time and idea wasting that worries me. A bit like how various novellists I've spoken to (William Gibson being the biggest name drop I can think of) took up blogging and then gave it up because it was using up all of their novel-mojo. Now that I'm back blogging almost once a week, I'd hate to lose that 150 characters at a time...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1130 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    It's the time and idea wasting that worries me. A bit like how various novellists I've spoken to (William Gibson being the biggest name drop I can think of) took up blogging and then gave it up because it was using up all of their novel-mojo.

    And yet Neil Gaiman does it all.

    But seriously, he's a freak. Most of the novelists I know find the tension between daily or weekly chatter and the long story arc very difficult. I saw it in the early PA days for Chad Taylor and Deborah Daly. I understood their withdrawal from blogging. They each had a great big plane to land at the time.

    My cycles are shorter.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18969 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    @Emma

    The only problem I have with it is that it makes me wish I lived in Wellington even more than usual

    I'm sorry, but I need you to keep on Keeping Christchurch Weird.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18969 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Exactly what do you search to come up with that sentence?

    I suspect wood man might be enough..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16771 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    Twitter question: is there any way to update via SMS through a local gateway (i.e. without using the UK number)? Telstra have just told me that international txts are 20c each, which I could easily see cutting down on my usage.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Brislen,

    Ahem... the date may be a giveaway but I do like this from the Guardian:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/apr/01/guardian-twitter-media-technology

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Brislen,

    @jack (sorry), currently there is no way to TXT your tweets for free but I can say that a certain large telco is in talks with Twitter about providing functionality in the near future.

    Not that I can say anything formal at this point.

    Other than what I have... oh, blast. I heart 140 characters. So little room to get into trouble.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    I'm sorry, but I need you to keep on Keeping Christchurch Weird.

    Boy do I have the column for you...

    Ahem... the date may be a giveaway but I do like this from the Guardian:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/apr/01/guardian-twitter-media-technology</quote>

    @paulbrislen LOL!

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4369 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    That guardian article is great. Much better than the ODT's "plans to build a floating parking lot in Lake Wakatipu".

    A mammoth project is also under way to rewrite the whole of the newspaper's archive, stretching back to 1821, in the form of tweets. Major stories already completed include "1832 Reform Act gives voting rights to one in five adult males yay!!!"; "OMG Hitler invades Poland, allies declare war see tinyurl.com/b5x6e for more"; and "JFK assassin8d @ Dallas, def. heard second gunshot from grassy knoll WTF?"

    Currently, 17.8% of all Twitter traffic in the United Kingdom consists of status updates from Stephen Fry

    Since Nov 2006 • 6205 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    John Key just tried to table a tweet he thought was from David Cunliffee. Apparently, it wasn't.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1096 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    "I'm sorry, but I need you to keep on Keeping Christchurch Weird."

    Hey- not fair.... being on the inside of an in-joke is one thing..... but referring to a post the day before it's posted? Thats just cruel.

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 794 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    http://twitter.com/dcunliffemp

    # I think they believed me
    about 1 hour ago from web

    http://twitter.com/dcunliffemp
    # Had me fooled I am following the fake cunners!
    28 minutes ago from web

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1096 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    that second one should be http://twitter.com/ccosgrovemp

    there also
    philgoffmp
    shanejonesmp
    and I imagine
    darrenhughesmp

    Cunliffe says, twitter has been notified, it was done by a 'right-wing blogger'

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1096 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    But the original reason I signed up was that lots of the smart and interesting people I know were on it,

    Now I need a Bucket.

    Boy do I have the column for you...

    Said the weekly opinion writer to the jounalist intern.
    If your in too much of a hurry to have "News" to spread then you are in danger of being the news itself.
    Innit?

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4896 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Cunliffe says, twitter has been notified, it was done by a 'right-wing blogger'

    Who apparently should have told the PM before he ended up looking silly.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6205 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    TV news turn the story into Labour looking silly (with a certain odious blogger putting in an appearance towards the end of the brief clip).

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16771 posts Report Reply

  • Juha Saarinen,

    I made up Twitter as an elaborate Internet joke because I was so fed up with social media. I'm so sorry. Had no idea people would take it so seriously - thought the 140 characters was a dead giveaway that Twitter's too silly to bother with.

    Now all of a sudden there's Stephen the not so small Fry and Brutney and Lance and all kinds of people onboard. I mean WTF?

    And Google's waving a billion dollars around.

    Err, help? I'll be 127 soon, and really, I'm too old to play around with these sorts of things. My next project is an iZimmer-frame, because that's the one gap in the market The iJobs hasn't seen yet. Chur.

    Since Nov 2006 • 525 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16771 posts Report Reply

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