Cracker by Damian Christie

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Cracker: What Would Charlotte Do?

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  • Robyn Gallagher,

    If I’m tweeting back and forth to @CMRanapia, well guess what, 1499 other people at my end just have to sit through that. I don’t wish that on people, but I don’t see an alternative.

    That conversation will only show up in the timeline of people who follow both you and Craig. Those who follow both will presumedly be a little interested in your chat, those who don't won't see it. A non-follower of Craig can still your tweets to him in your timeline, but if someone is looking at your timeline on its own, it's safe to assume they want to see alllll your toots.

    I’m loving adding my two cents to the Sunday night flurry of commentary over New Zealand’s Got Talent (#NZGT)

    The #nzgt backchannel lolz is my current fave thing. I feel sorry for the person choosing the tweets to show on-air - all the best ones aren't fit for broadcast.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    Thanks Robyn - yeah I did an edit already you might've missed above, pointing out that I'd just been told that about conversations. Having said that, Russell, Graeme and a few other people are having a mind-numbing (to anyone other than us who has to read it I'm sure) discussion about exactly how that does or doesn't work. Apparently the native Twitter client only looks at the first @ in the tweet to determine whether you get to see that or not. So in a conversation between three people, someone will get to see it as long as the follow the first person whose name appears in the tweet (and presumably the person who sent the tweet), they don't have to be following all three. Got it? Yeah me neither... :)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Damian Christie,

    mind-numbing

    Librarians would love it, sir

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Sorry Charlotte, you need to put the Twitter down and step away.

    Good summary.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • Tristan,

    ok ok i fucking checked if I was still your facebook friend...but the rest of you did to admit it!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 220 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Thank goodness I dont do twitter, linked-in, facebook or anything else that is socially media'd-
    I just have a wonderful/sometimes fraught/always entertaining & educational time here on PAS.

    'Nough for me-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Don't knock the 18 year old in Whangarei because
    1. You might need them one day
    2. It could be your own son one day

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3107 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Hannah, in reply to Sacha,

    Librarians would love it, sir

    This librarian had completely tuned out till you called.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 228 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    If my own son at 18 has a picture of himself shaking the hand of Roger Douglas as his profile pic, it will:

    1. Prove my point that Roger Douglas keeps himself alive drinking puppies' blood
    2. I shouldn't have left my old Ayn Rand books in the same draw as my porn.

    Serious point though, nothing against any kid from Whangarei or wherever, I just don't need them to be my facebook friend. And I'm pretty sure they don't need to be mine. We all choose how we want to manage our own social media, this is how I'm choosing to manage mine - by only being "friends" with people I have met. It's a pretty low bar.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • David Cormack,

    re the difficulties in debating, can I just say that Lew nails it. We had a backward and forwards the other night and it was calm, reasonable and he was really persuasive…140 characters at a time. So it can be done.

    Suburbia, Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 217 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Sacha,

    Librarians would love it, sir

    Which is what makes the MLIS such a compelling experience.

    (I am *so bitter* about that degree, aren't I? One day in 2056 I might finally shut up about how much it sucked.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to David Cormack,

    can I just say that Lew nails it

    He is indeed very good at Twitter argument construction. (Twargonstruction?) Even if he is unnecessarily snotty about pop culture he deems unworthy. And frocks. :)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

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    Speaking of my son, this is for Steve & Sofie, who gave me a gorgeous jumper for Harry when he was born. I came home last night and he's finally grown big enough for it :) Thanks once again!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    @David - I'm not saying it can't be done, and I can't imagine having a nasty heated debate with Lew in any forum, it's more that when an argument starts heading downwards, Twitter is an incredibly frustrating medium to try and pull it back, explain EXACTLY what you meant by the previous tweet that has been misconstrued, without digging another hole right beside the one you've already found yourself in....

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Just another use for twitter.

    I read scientific literature in my job and we used to go to the library and pick up dead trees to read the table of contents and decide if there was an article we needed to read.
    Then we got newsgroups with lists of good papers.
    Then we got e-mail lists and RSS feeds with Tables of content from the journals
    Now I get tweets from the journals and from various agregators who highlight relevant articles.

    If I was smart I'd have two accounts to keep them separate.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4364 posts Report Reply

  • noizyboy, in reply to Danielle,

    Eh? MLIS sucked!? Best. Degree. Ever.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to noizyboy,

    Best. Degree. Ever.

    (It made me HATE LIBRARIES. Which I'm sure you'll agree is not an ideal result.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • David Cormack,

    Twitter is an incredibly frustrating medium to try and pull it back

    Yeah I think you're spot on there actually.

    I've had a couple of "Ricky Gervais" types tweet back at me - and I think that's the exciting part about Twitter, a chance to engage with people who you would never otherwise engage with.

    But then on the flipside, things get aired very publicly and can turn feral (the British swimmer episode from the Olympics springs to mind).

    Suburbia, Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 217 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Tim Hannah,

    my job is done :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Danielle,

    unnecessarily snotty about pop culture he deems unworthy

    true

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Danielle,

    Pixies makes up for it, right :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Damian Christie,

    when an argument starts heading downwards, Twitter is an incredibly frustrating medium to try and pull it back

    Yep. Any time there's too much divergence in underlying fundamental beliefs, the discussion can deteriorate fast and never recover. I just avoid discussions with libertarians now.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Damian Christie,

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    Harry will melt hearts. Beautiful child, (but you knew that) in a jumper I would wear if it fitted moi. It was a Grandmother who gave me the love of hand knits ;)
    Like Islander I don't fit in twit,face,friend book. Just do catch up in person.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Seems we had a similar hairstyle at that age.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie, in reply to Sacha,

    Yep. Any time there’s too much divergence in underlying fundamental beliefs

    Yeah, or when you believe almost completely the same things, but someone's giving up smoking... or hasn't had their morning coffee... or got out of bed wrong etc...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

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