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    Default Twitter Creator: I never intended for Twitter to be Useful

    ...says The Onion:

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news...tor_on_iran_i/

    SAN FRANCISCO—Creator Jack Dorsey was shocked and saddened this week after learning that his social networking device, Twitter, was being used to disseminate pertinent and timely information during the recent civil unrest in Iran. "Twitter was intended to be a way for vacant, self-absorbed egotists to share their most banal and idiotic thoughts with anyone pathetic enough to read them," said a visibly confused Dorsey, claiming that Twitter is at its most powerful when it makes an already attention-starved populace even more needy for constant affirmation. "When I heard how Iranians were using my beloved creation for their own means—such as organizing a political movement and informing the outside world of the actions of a repressive regime—I couldn't believe they'd ruined something so beautiful, simple, and absolutely pointless." Dorsey said he is already working on a new website that will be so mind-numbingly useless that Iranians will not even be able to figure out how to operate it.

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    "Twitter was intended to be a way for vacant, self-absorbed egotists to share their most banal and idiotic thoughts with anyone pathetic enough to read them,"
    How ironic that this dose of hard-as-nails truth should come from The Onion.
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    god I love the Onion.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    god I love the Onion.
    Me too. In, this article, I like how they included that he was not just shocked, but also "saddened". Maybe just me, but that was like another layer of subtle funny right there.

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    I have to be honest, I have a twitter account. But I got it after I read a news story about some tourist in Egypt messageing twitter that he had been arrested and that alerting his friends and family to come to his aid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    Me too. In, this article, I like how they included that he was not just shocked, but also "saddened". Maybe just me, but that was like another layer of subtle funny right there.
    the inclusion of the word "saddened" made the entire article for me!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lacy_vious View Post
    I have to be honest, I have a twitter account. But I got it after I read a news story about some tourist in Egypt messageing twitter that he had been arrested and that alerting his friends and family to come to his aid.

    LV
    That was the first time I'd ever heard of it too, and while I do see its practical (and in that case, LIFE-SAVING) uses - the Onion pretty much calls it. In this, the Golden Age of the Attention Whore, Twitter is the re-invention of the fucking wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    That was the first time I'd ever heard of it too, and while I do see its practical (and in that case, LIFE-SAVING) uses - the Onion pretty much calls it. In this, the Golden Age of the Attention Whore, Twitter is the re-invention of the fucking wheel.
    But, and let's be honest here, the wheel has been in dire need of a makeover for centuries.

    Fucker has not changed one iota since I've been around anyway.

    Shiny rims? Come on....
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    But, and let's be honest here, the wheel has been in dire need of a makeover for centuries.

    Fucker has not changed one iota since I've been around anyway.

    Shiny rims? Come on....
    "round" is soooooo 17th century.
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