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TwitterGASM
« on: April 02, 2009, 01:26:13 am »
I've been having fun playing with Twitter for the last month or so.  Yes, 90% of the people on there are lame asses who think that other people care what they had for breakfast.  But I've also discoverd that it can be a powerful networking tool in the right hands.  We need to do something to raise the profile of Discordians on Twitter, whether we do that by having a GASM account to help promote missions or just by setting up an interconnected network through hashtags.  

Relevent links:

http://twitter.com  <-obviously
http://twitter.com/jablair51 <- me
http://wefollow.com/ <- user directory that we can pervert for our nefarious purposes
http://hashtags.org/ <-more on hashtags
http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/archive/2008/03/11/an-introduction-to-twitter-hashtags.aspx  <- good users guide

I've already added myself to wefollow under the tags #discord and #eris.  We could add a #gasm tag too if this takes off.

EDIT: More links.

http://discordia.wikia.com/wiki/TwitterGASM
http://www.twibes.com/group/gasm
http://www.twibes.com/group/discordia
http://www.tweetdeck.com/beta/
http://www.twitscoop.com/
http://hashtags.org/trends/now
http://www.neuroproductions.be/twitter_friends_network_browser/
http://revdrjon.blogspot.com/2009/04/another-bloody-twitter-bookmarklet-user.html
http://skepchick.org/blog/?p=6803
http://twitrobot.com/index.html
http://socialcollider.net/
http://www.botomatic.com/
http://twittercounter.com/
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 02:00:47 am »
Great, another another reason why I shouldn't be ignoring Twitter.

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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 05:57:33 am »
That's actually a very cool usage.  I borked up any chance I had with facebook after letting tons of friends and family on.  So now I avoid it like the fucking plague because really, if I wanted to broadcast to them all next time I wanted to take a dump, I'd just do it by email or something.

Using Twitter for a gasm or something sounds awesome.

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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 07:32:01 am »
Twitter would be a great way to spread memebombs too.
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009, 07:57:21 am »
Added you--I'm Simple_Bliss.
I like what I see so far. :mrgreen:
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 08:14:52 am »
Added you--I'm Simple_Bliss.
I like what I see so far. :mrgreen:
Thanks. :D

Other Discordians that I know of:

http://twitter.com/PinkoCommie
http://twitter.com/kallisti_x
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009, 12:10:14 pm »
That's actually a very cool usage.  I borked up any chance I had with facebook after letting tons of friends and family on.  So now I avoid it like the fucking plague because really, if I wanted to broadcast to them all next time I wanted to take a dump, I'd just do it by email or something.

Using Twitter for a gasm or something sounds awesome.

Protip:  read up on the "limited profile" feature.  You can select who gets to see what.  That way, only your chosen circle of friends will be able to stay informed of your colon's health.
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2009, 01:53:21 pm »
Approximately half of my twitter posts are generated by NotBroken. Most people can't tell.


All is going to plan...




Btw, if you intend to spread memebombs, OM materials, &c there are several twitter services who are mostly just re-broadcasters. For instance, @memetweet will typically just repost whatever you send it with an @reply to you, and everyone following that person will get it. I have an absurdly large group of followers considering that I mostly post long strings of nonsense, so you can probably direct stuff to me if you want it reposted to a large group ( @enkiv2 )

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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2009, 04:22:49 pm »
That's actually a very cool usage.  I borked up any chance I had with facebook after letting tons of friends and family on.  So now I avoid it like the fucking plague because really, if I wanted to broadcast to them all next time I wanted to take a dump, I'd just do it by email or something.

Using Twitter for a gasm or something sounds awesome.

Protip:  read up on the "limited profile" feature.  You can select who gets to see what.  That way, only your chosen circle of friends will be able to stay informed of your colon's health.

I know this already--but then when I restrict their access, they whine.  I shit you not--this is a sign of people with too much time on their hands, they WANT to know the health of the colon.

So then I just don't show up.  Or lurk and don't post. 

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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 04:23:31 pm »
Btw, if you intend to spread memebombs, OM materials, &c there are several twitter services who are mostly just re-broadcasters. For instance, @memetweet will typically just repost whatever you send it with an @reply to you, and everyone following that person will get it. I have an absurdly large group of followers considering that I mostly post long strings of nonsense, so you can probably direct stuff to me if you want it reposted to a large group ( @enkiv2 )

Ah!  Good to know!

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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2009, 04:26:42 pm »
I approve of this idea.

IN fact, it may raise our profile and potentially bring in new recruits. Sjaantze does the twitter thing and often has back and forth comments between herself and people like John Cleese. If he were exposed to a few memebombs and a GASM or two... he may just poke back. There appear to be a number of high profile 'pranklike' individuals on Twitter.... this could be extremely useful.
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2009, 09:35:32 pm »
I think I'll launch my gasms this weekend, then, since I'll have some time.  Just need to figure out if iPhone has a Twitter app.  I'm sure it does.


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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2009, 10:03:09 pm »
I approve of this idea.

IN fact, it may raise our profile and potentially bring in new recruits. Sjaantze does the twitter thing and often has back and forth comments between herself and people like John Cleese. If he were exposed to a few memebombs and a GASM or two... he may just poke back. There appear to be a number of high profile 'pranklike' individuals on Twitter.... this could be extremely useful.

Fuck you Tosk.  :roll:

Ok, I'm Officially slamming this thread into the Information Vectors thread, and declaring TwitterGASM to be the communication-backbone of the InfoVector Master List used for recruiting, as a vector, and also to coordinate in real-time during peak memebomb throwing sessions (Ex: EVERYONE JUMP ON FACEBOOK, post this gif[godzillabukkake.chooseyourownadventure@tiny.url] to 5 friendsorgroups then meet us on BoingBoing +523 points).


split so as not to jack the Missions, Goals, Objectives thread...

We should really see if we can contact people in the current internet counterculture - groups like the former Technoccult site (now Renegade Futurist), Alterati (good for creative projects), the PDX Occulture lot...and work from there.  The first two in particular churn out links and promotions like nobodies business, and with the added bonus of attracting our sort of crowd.
Disinfo.com would be a good target too.  If there are enough of us there we could vote the story up and get it on the main page.

Can we start setting up a wiki page for these memetic infection vectors?

We can break it down into sections and have easy links to register for sites like stumbleupon, boingboing, LJ, etc, etc.

If we can make it very easy for the PD members that are less interested in trying to organize this thing to get all set up with accounts everywhere we need them, then we can have our mob pre-register over a few weeks time. Then once we have something ready to infect the web with we would have a large group of agents that can just jump in and start posting/commenting/bumpng our stuff all over without having to go through the hassle of signing up for each site right before they do so.


Yes, that's a great idea.

let's create a naughty stepchild of Discordian_Websites_and_Communities called http://blackironprison.com/index.php?title=Discordian_Vectors

with the sweetest spots to seed stuff

but here's the ten million dollar question - where is the most fertile soil (generally) for planting ideas?


There's your answer Cram. At the moment, it's Twitter. Once we have momentum in that, it will spill to the other places.
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2009, 02:27:09 am »
I think I'll launch my gasms this weekend, then, since I'll have some time.  Just need to figure out if iPhone has a Twitter app.  I'm sure it does.
http://www.macworld.com/article/134807/2008/08/iphone_twitter.html

Also, Twitter is about to release a better search engine that we can use to our advantage:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/162538/a_look_inside_twitters_new_discovery_engine.html
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2009, 04:13:49 am »
http://twitter.com/DrGoofyMofo is mine but I rarely update for I hate social networking but I like being a hypocrite!