TheBookPolice wrote:supaunknown wrote:Never heard of it. Is Twitter the latest Myfacesterbook?
Some folks' existence just won't be denied!
Probably never saw Titanic either.
Yes, yes ... I acknowledge you.
TheBookPolice wrote:Needle all you want. Some people find it enjoyable to interact with others without the veneer of cynicism that message boards tend to enable.
supaunknown wrote:TheBookPolice wrote:Needle all you want. Some people find it enjoyable to interact with others without the veneer of cynicism that message boards tend to enable.
Check your browser. I think you can disable the "veneer of cynicism" setting.
juanton, somewhere on the net, wrote:Double sigh concerning folks who think their every thought needs to be archived somewhere on the net because it's easy.
TheBookPolice wrote:Also, no, it's not the new (_____), it's Twitter. The reason it's successful is that it's still pretty novel. Competitors (primarly Pownce) have come and gone trying to unseat Twitter.
christopher_robin wrote:A little history: The 1971 SAIL Finger command allowed people to query a database that contained information about the system users.
By 1992 or so, anyone with a shell open on a Un*x system might be running finger. I used a few versions--BSD, Solaris, and Gnu--and while there were some variations, the finger command would typically display the user's login name, real name, terminal name, write status, idle time, login time, phone extension, office location, and of course the witty one-liners some people associate with Twitter.
Oh yeah, the system had to be running the finger daemon.
Security was a big problem, but CFingerd, a hacked Finger daemon, had pretty decent security modded in.
Shipley wrote:As for what I'd want out of a TDP twitter, a twitterfeed thats updated via RSS with articles instantly would be cool. If you're more hands on, have whoever combs the forum for quotes in print put a quote of the day up every morning, or just link to active threads. Not EVERYTHING, since that would be far too much.
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