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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #135 on: June 07, 2009, 05:01:58 am »
meh I have 30 and I normally just post links to old show's opening song, like Bobby's world

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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #136 on: June 08, 2009, 06:07:27 am »
Seems very odd. I have 287 followers and all I ever do is sent out nonsense.


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This would be a great topic for a peedy/blog entry


especially considering our recent discussions about nonsense and all
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #137 on: June 08, 2009, 06:28:24 am »
Why no love for old tv show themes?

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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #138 on: June 08, 2009, 01:36:45 pm »
ENKI do you follow back everybody that starts following you? often if you don't follow back your followers some will unfollow you.

because there's lots of "twitter marketers" and I dunno .. stuff .. might even be legit, but they just seem to trigger whenever you use certain words, and you get another follow. I mention "Python" and I get retweeted by some random Python-Bot with a lot of followers, really if the thing just retweets whoever mentions "Python", who'd want to read that?? (or even has the time to sort the crud from the crap)

anyway, my point is that if you output nonsense, you probably hit a pretty wide variety of keywords, and attract a wide variety of people that follow you.

Seems very odd. I have 287 followers and all I ever do is sent out nonsense.


 :lulz:

This would be a great topic for a peedy/blog entry


especially considering our recent discussions about nonsense and all
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #139 on: June 08, 2009, 08:55:39 pm »
ENKI do you follow back everybody that starts following you? often if you don't follow back your followers some will unfollow you.
I follow anyone who seems like a human non-marketroid who might seem interesting who follows me, or a bot that doesn't appear to be a spammer. That means that perhaps one out of every sixteen people who follow me I follow back.

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because there's lots of "twitter marketers" and I dunno .. stuff .. might even be legit, but they just seem to trigger whenever you use certain words, and you get another follow. I mention "Python" and I get retweeted by some random Python-Bot with a lot of followers, really if the thing just retweets whoever mentions "Python", who'd want to read that?? (or even has the time to sort the crud from the crap)

anyway, my point is that if you output nonsense, you probably hit a pretty wide variety of keywords, and attract a wide variety of people that follow you.
If they say "marketing" in their bio, that's a good tipoff that they are a meat/sock puppet spammer who will direct message you a bunch of stuff you don't care about. Same with any username that looks like a bunch of arbitrary characters paired with an exceedingly generic name. Others will be somewhat less obvious, but if somebody starts spamming me, I will unfriend them pretty quickly. That stat is probably nearly a month old, though -- I got it from mistertweet, which only updates once a month.


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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #140 on: June 09, 2009, 03:59:53 pm »
well, i finally signed up to twitter, as keithrolly.

I plan to "tweet" every single damn dull thing I do for the next month or so, using my kindle to send said tweets from all over the damn show. mundane? yes. pointless? yes.

BUT ITS WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING!!!!

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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #141 on: June 09, 2009, 06:05:01 pm »
well, i finally signed up to twitter, as keithrolly.

I plan to "tweet" every single damn dull thing I do for the next month or so, using my kindle to send said tweets from all over the damn show. mundane? yes. pointless? yes.

BUT ITS WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING!!!!


I unfollow people who constantly tweet boring pointless shit. Or complain constantly. Some people seem to think Twitter is the perfect venue for constantly bitching about their boyfriend or ex or neighbor or housemate or whatever.
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #142 on: June 15, 2009, 11:37:20 pm »

 :fap:
Look, asshole:  Your 'incomprehensible' act, your word-salad, your pinealism...It BORES ME.  I've been incomprehensible for so long, I TEACH IT TO MBA CANDIDATES.  So if you simply MUST talk about your pineal gland or happy children dancing in the wildflowers, go talk to Roger, because he digs that kind of shit

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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #143 on: June 16, 2009, 01:23:09 am »
WTF is that supposed to be? Are we just supposed to sit here and guess?
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #144 on: June 16, 2009, 01:42:22 am »
WTF is that supposed to be? Are we just supposed to sit here and guess?

Ever since he stole stickerninja's avatar, I've just assumed if yatto doesn't make sense, he's actually crazy.

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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #145 on: June 16, 2009, 01:58:50 am »
its being able to see your own strings
Look, asshole:  Your 'incomprehensible' act, your word-salad, your pinealism...It BORES ME.  I've been incomprehensible for so long, I TEACH IT TO MBA CANDIDATES.  So if you simply MUST talk about your pineal gland or happy children dancing in the wildflowers, go talk to Roger, because he digs that kind of shit

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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #146 on: June 16, 2009, 04:25:06 am »

 :fap:

I see a boob in your twitter network.

Or maybe an eye.

Either way, offset concentric circles are good for wanking.


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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #147 on: June 19, 2009, 01:56:53 pm »
a question, since a few weeks twitter auto-shortens some longer URLs with bit.ly, does anyone know a trick to prevent this from happening?

cause sometimes i want to include the full URL so people become aware of a domain, or simply because the URL is descriptive enough and would allow one to fit more into the 140 char limit than having to sacrifice 12-20 chars to an obtuse bit.ly code.

i know it has something to do with twitter and bit.ly having the same mother company (or some similar connection) and naturally it is datamining GOLD to obtain all information about all the URLs shared through Twitter.

In case you didn't know, bit.ly also logs the twitter user to share a link, the twitter user clicking on it and discussions in which it is retweeted.

Fortunately we can all access this wonderful information as well! And it is as easy as appending a "+" to the bit.ly URL, example:

http://000.blackironprison.com/holy-fuck-stickers.html >> http://bit.ly/zjX6k >> http://bit.ly/zjX6k+

the last link doesnt take us to the stickers webpage, but to an info webpage on bit.ly, showing the link has been clicking 55 times, 31 times from the US, 8 times from the Netherlands and 8 from outer space.

it also got a nice bar graph showing activity over time.

very useful to track success of your memes. so, all in all, having bit.ly autoconversion on twitter isnt all bad, it's just kinda bad :-)
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #148 on: June 21, 2009, 07:34:08 pm »
Another random idea: the hypothetical memebot could, once every five memes, select a random trending hashtag and append it to the tweet. This will get a random subsection of the tweeted memes a totally disproportionate amount of attention. This depends, of course, on the memebomb tool being something we actually want the world to see.

BTW, Trip, thanks for the info on bit.ly, it's really useful that you can track your links that way!
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Re: TwitterGASM
« Reply #149 on: June 23, 2009, 12:30:53 pm »
hm actually, I got this little piece of code lying around here, for calculating something called the "Generalized Yahoo Distance", which could be used to correlate words from the memebomb with some of the trending topics, to see which it would fit best (according to a bunch of stats gathered from Yahoo!Search result pages).

however, about trending hashtags, the fact that they are trending just means that a lot of people post tweets with those hashtags in them. that doesnt mean a lot of people are following/searching for those tags, afaik. they probably are already spammed to death by the fact they are top-trending, personally I would be quite reluctant to follow a hashtag that is trending cause of all the noise on it?

unfortunately you can't really find out anywhere which tags people are following, afaik.
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