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Principia Discordia => Propaganda Depository => GASM Command => Topic started by: Iason Ouabache on April 02, 2009, 02:26:13 am

Title: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 02, 2009, 02:26:13 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/
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 02, 2009, 03:00:47 am
Great, another another reason why I shouldn't be ignoring Twitter.

 :argh!:
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 02, 2009, 06:57:33 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.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 02, 2009, 08:32:01 am
Twitter would be a great way to spread memebombs too.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Corvidia on April 02, 2009, 08:57:21 am
Added you--I'm Simple_Bliss.
I like what I see so far. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 02, 2009, 09:14:52 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
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: LMNO on April 02, 2009, 01:10:14 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.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on April 02, 2009, 02:53:21 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 )
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 02, 2009, 05:22:49 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. 
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 02, 2009, 05:23:31 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!
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on April 02, 2009, 05:26:42 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.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 02, 2009, 10:35:32 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.

Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 02, 2009, 11:03:09 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 (http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=20408), 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 (http://www.disinfo.com/content/) 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 (http://blackironprison.com/index.php?title=Discordian_Websites_and_Communities) called http://blackironprison.com/index.php?title=Discordian_Vectors (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.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 03, 2009, 03:27:09 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
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Dr Goofy on April 03, 2009, 05:13:49 am
http://twitter.com/DrGoofyMofo is mine but I rarely update for I hate social networking but I like being a hypocrite!
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cain on April 03, 2009, 11:46:58 am
As much as I am convinced Twitter is retarded:

https://twitter.com/CainAerte
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: bds on April 03, 2009, 11:56:44 am
ITT Discordian's who are thoroughly against social networking of this style go over to the dark side.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Dr Goofy on April 03, 2009, 01:30:06 pm
ITT Discordian's who are thoroughly against social networking of this style go over to the dark side.

I am against all styles but I have gone to the dark side on all, being a hypocrite is fun!
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cain on April 04, 2009, 06:20:09 pm
OK, which one of you is masquerading as the Jewish Internet Defence Force?

Because I have a hard time believing they are interested in reading me and Enki discussing caffeine poisoning.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Dr Goofy on April 04, 2009, 08:01:27 pm
HAHA @cain

 I got Ciromarketing Following me now.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on April 04, 2009, 10:09:35 pm
The spamming technique these days seems to be this: spam companies will create accounts of arguably real people who consider themselves marketing geeks, who will follow people who fall into a certain grouping in terms of followed-to-following ratios, and then if they get followed in return they will start spamming via direct message.

This doesn't particularly matter to me, since I typically use twitter for an input source for more or less unpredictable and diverse data and as a way of allowing my bots to annoy facebook users.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 04, 2009, 11:39:27 pm
Your words interest me. I wish to subscribe to your magazine.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 05, 2009, 04:24:45 pm
I haven't been able to deal with this yet.  Work is sucking ass.  Normally I'd be on it.  Ugh.  Fuck this day.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 07, 2009, 05:05:18 am
Motherfucking Twitter refused my account!  FUCKERS!  I tried to sign up from my phone.  :(  So I will try again tomorrow during work from my PC
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: A.N. Other on April 07, 2009, 05:59:32 am
Because I'm not suffering the delusions of being any good: http://twitter.com/SprehhanBoli
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 07, 2009, 06:26:24 am
@drjon (yes, our drjon) has crafted a profile lookup bookmarklette: http://revdrjon.blogspot.com/2009/04/another-bloody-twitter-bookmarklet-user.html

Drag and drop it onto your bookmark toolbar (Firefox). Then highlight a twitter username (without the @) and hit the button. You'll be taken to their profile page.

Damn, I need to get my Twitter acct setup.  :x
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on April 07, 2009, 02:13:31 pm
Oh, god damn it: http://www.twitter.com/SafariRalph

Why won't they show the picture I uploaded? :argh!:
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 07, 2009, 02:39:33 pm
Ok, I'm @JayGurl73

I'm not going to use this for "really real" purposes, just this gasm, methinks.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 07, 2009, 02:44:12 pm
Hm, interesting what their TOS are.  Basically, if enough people block you or complain about you, you're toast.

Ok, ETA: this Twitter thing SUCKS ASS.  They need larger bandwidth or something.  Everytime I move in and out of the damned site, it says it's OVER CAPACITY.  Ugh.  Fail.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 08, 2009, 08:22:37 pm
Hm, interesting what their TOS are.  Basically, if enough people block you or complain about you, you're toast.

Ok, ETA: this Twitter thing SUCKS ASS.  They need larger bandwidth or something.  Everytime I move in and out of the damned site, it says it's OVER CAPACITY.  Ugh.  Fail.

Fail Whale is Fail!

Also:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN2HAroA12w
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 08, 2009, 08:40:18 pm
Hm, interesting what their TOS are.  Basically, if enough people block you or complain about you, you're toast.

Ok, ETA: this Twitter thing SUCKS ASS.  They need larger bandwidth or something.  Everytime I move in and out of the damned site, it says it's OVER CAPACITY.  Ugh.  Fail.

Fail Whale is Fail!

Also:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN2HAroA12w

:lol:

Also, seems to be working ok today.  I was able to post up a couple of pieces of nonsense.  WTF, btw, is the agenda for this?  I keep hitting on subjects that are in the mega search thingie to the right.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cain on April 08, 2009, 08:46:34 pm
For now, I am concentrating on moving between shit no-one cares about, and interesting links and comments.  Just enough to build up a reasonable amount of people following me.  Then I'm going to start slipping in meme-bombs, PD references and links.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 09, 2009, 06:32:34 pm
Rebecca Watson of Skepchick just posted an awesome list of good skeptic/scientific Twittererereres:

http://skepchick.org/blog/?p=6803

And holy fucking shit, it's Warren Ellis:

http://twitter.com/warrenellis
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cain on April 09, 2009, 06:45:52 pm
Ellis was like the third person I subscribed to. 
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on April 09, 2009, 06:51:29 pm
This is royally fucked up. For the THIRD time, it's telling me I'm using the wrong password, and I know for certain that I've got it right. If I have to reset it one more fucking time, I quit.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 09, 2009, 06:58:28 pm
Yeah, dude, as a site it sucks balls.  I haven't posted yet.  I should just put an app on my phone if they have one.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cain on April 09, 2009, 07:01:30 pm
Works fine for me, apart from occasional downtime.  Latest version of Firefox, Javascript allowed to run on site, and I have to say everything seems hunky-dory
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: bds on April 09, 2009, 07:01:46 pm
https://twitter.com/BDSimpleton (https://twitter.com/BDSimpleton)

I think I have everyone ITT followed, but it's so slow I don't actually know.

EDIT: Holy shit my twitter is fugly.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 09, 2009, 07:30:45 pm
Ugh, all the "Tweeting" apps are $.  I'm NOT paying to put this crap on my phone.  :lol:

Web-based it will have to be, then!
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 09, 2009, 07:34:37 pm
Ugh, all the "Tweeting" apps are $.  I'm NOT paying to put this crap on my phone.  :lol:

Web-based it will have to be, then!
There are ways to send Tweets with text messages. Just go to Settings-> Device and add your phone number. I don't use it to receive updates from other people because I don't want hundreds of texts per day.

The only problem I've had with the site so far is that it has eaten several of my posts. I heard that they are working on that though.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: bds on April 09, 2009, 07:45:00 pm
Wait... I can notify everyone who's following me that I just took a massive shit by text message???

Surely there must be a catch.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 09, 2009, 07:48:11 pm
Wait... I can notify everyone who's following me that I just took a massive shit by text message???

Surely there must be a catch.
Nope. That is the entire reason Twitter was invented.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: bds on April 09, 2009, 07:51:50 pm
Oh man. That is pretty awesome... And likely to take up a lot of my free texts.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 09, 2009, 07:53:18 pm
Yeah, I don't need the text overages, either.  Hm...I think I'm happy just keeping it web-based.  AND I can always use safari.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: bds on April 09, 2009, 07:56:42 pm
ITT Discordian's who are thoroughly against social networking of this style go over to the dark side.

Hypocrisy FTW.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 09, 2009, 08:31:22 pm
ITT Discordian's who are thoroughly against social networking of this style go over to the dark side.

Hypocrisy FTW.

If it's for The Greater GoodTM, it's cancelled out.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 09, 2009, 10:10:19 pm
Setup as TelarusKSC: http://twitter.com/TelarusKSC

Now digging into the network of links to people.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 10, 2009, 12:23:24 am
This app is awesome: http://www.tweetdeck.com/beta/

First Adobe Air app that I like.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: bds on April 10, 2009, 12:52:30 am
Holy shit. Tweetdeck is teh epic.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Dr Goofy on April 10, 2009, 02:15:41 am
Start Tweeting Check
Get app to become super addicted not check because my os is not on there
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 10, 2009, 03:34:33 am
I now have a Twitter account

I'm "Weaselpanties".
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: bds on April 10, 2009, 08:00:31 am
I think I'm addicted. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? :x
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 10, 2009, 08:45:37 am
I think I'm addicted. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? :x
ONE OF US!!! ONE OF US!!! ONE OF US!!!
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Jenne on April 10, 2009, 02:35:07 pm
Good, good.  More people to follow! *cue maniacal laughter*  Actually, I have pitifully few, but that's fine.  If this thing goes as Cain indicates, we're supposed to slowly build up a base, correct?

Also, I just fed a "Zombie Jesus" tweet into the "Jesus" topic.  Har.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cain on April 10, 2009, 03:28:39 pm
Tweetdeck is teh suck.  Its taking forever to log me in.

Edit: NVM, got it working.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 11, 2009, 12:16:45 am
Good, good.  More people to follow! *cue maniacal laughter*  Actually, I have pitifully few, but that's fine.  If this thing goes as Cain indicates, we're supposed to slowly build up a base, correct?

Also, I just fed a "Zombie Jesus" tweet into the "Jesus" topic.  Har.

There are topics?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 11, 2009, 12:22:38 am
Yeah, # indicates a #hashtag and you can search for them and there are sites that track all conversations with that #hashtag.

You can include it in the message, like "This message is about #PDSpags, are you a #PDSpag?" or you can just tack it onto the end of a message.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 11, 2009, 04:34:03 am
Oh, that's cool! Will make use.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on April 11, 2009, 02:41:21 pm
FUCK THIS




For the 5th fucking time (yeah I know I said I'd quit after the 4th time; bite me), it's telling me my password is wrong! After the first few times I decided that maybe the password I had chosen was just too complex for my idiot brain to type properly more than once, but after changing my password to "fuckyou" it STILL doesn't work!


Fuck you Twitter. I don't know what your god damn problem is, but you can shove it so far up your ass covered in superglue that it sticks to your lymphatic system and I can yank the whole thing out and use it to enrich my Jenkem brew, which I then make you huff until radioactive waste pours from your eye sockets.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the other anonymous on April 11, 2009, 02:52:07 pm
FUCK THIS

For the 5th fucking time (yeah I know I said I'd quit after the 4th time; bite me), it's telling me my password is wrong! After the first few times I decided that maybe the password I had chosen was just too complex for my idiot brain to type properly more than once, but after changing my password to "fuckyou" it STILL doesn't work!

Fuck you Twitter. I don't know what your god damn problem is, but you can shove it so far up your ass covered in superglue that it sticks to your lymphatic system and I can yank the whole thing out and use it to enrich my Jenkem brew, which I then make you huff until radioactive waste pours from your eye sockets.

The problem is on your end, not Twitter's. I can log into your account just fine. ;)
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on April 11, 2009, 02:53:52 pm
I was waiting for someone to check :lulz:
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the other anonymous on April 11, 2009, 03:11:18 pm
I was waiting for someone to check :lulz:

Just one of the many -- um...

Do I provide services?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on April 11, 2009, 04:27:25 pm
The "remember password" feature is a lifesaver for precisely this reason.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 11, 2009, 05:47:25 pm
FUCK THIS




For the 5th fucking time (yeah I know I said I'd quit after the 4th time; bite me), it's telling me my password is wrong! After the first few times I decided that maybe the password I had chosen was just too complex for my idiot brain to type properly more than once, but after changing my password to "fuckyou" it STILL doesn't work!


Fuck you Twitter. I don't know what your god damn problem is, but you can shove it so far up your ass covered in superglue that it sticks to your lymphatic system and I can yank the whole thing out and use it to enrich my Jenkem brew, which I then make you huff until radioactive waste pours from your eye sockets.

Try just opening a new account?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cain on April 11, 2009, 06:27:27 pm
Could also be a browser issue.  But yeah.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 11, 2009, 09:22:36 pm
That's lame. What browser are you using?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on April 12, 2009, 12:04:14 am
but after changing my password to "fuckyou" it STILL doesn't work!

The "remember password" feature is a lifesaver for precisely this reason.

its not a bug, its a random feature
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on April 12, 2009, 05:10:20 am
That's lame. What browser are you using?

The same problem happens in both Firefox and Opera.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on April 14, 2009, 09:39:24 am
http://twitter.com/whereRtheFNORDS


name tags that ill be adding often: chaos, discord, discordia, discordian, eris, fnord, fnords
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 14, 2009, 05:17:39 pm
Twitscoop is a good way to keep track of what words and phrases are currently trending on Twitter. 

http://www.twitscoop.com/

Or just get TweetDeck. It's already built in.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on April 14, 2009, 08:44:15 pm
enki were you hiding hxxp://www.outwit.me from us?
Cainad have you asked someone to make you account yet?


 :fnord:
Following 325  Followers      22

blog it out? might give us a target to work to inject words into it.
Code: [Select]
<iframe style="height:300px;width:150px" frameborder="0" src="http://www.twitscoop.com/widget.html"></iframe> :fap:

 :argh!: seems adobe air (and scrible) doesnt like my machine
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 14, 2009, 10:52:23 pm
Ok, we seem to have quite a few people going. So, next part of the Project:

-List you username (in Bold).

-List 5 (to ten) people you recommend following (who aren't on this board)

{After we have a few rounds of this, I'm going to ask for people on the board who haven't posted or we have missed.}

Then we build the wiki-page, and start looking at the over-all network setup. Does anyone know of visualization software for that kind of network?

TelarusKSC
tyrsalvia
drjon
brainsturbator
StephenTColbert
metaphorge
klintron
chaoflux
ulysseslazarus
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on April 14, 2009, 11:27:55 pm
enkiv2
cyc_ai
trent_reznor
godthemother
tweet_words
memetweet
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 15, 2009, 07:01:41 am
jablair51

Theoforx  (I'm not sure if he post here or not. I can't figure out who he is)
dangerousmeme
GodTheFather   (Hilarious)
hoosiergirl
BadAstronomer  (Phil Plait)
BreakingNews
Title: six that stand out...
Post by: the last yatto on April 15, 2009, 09:35:26 am
#teabaggers  :lulz:

whereRtheFNORDS
 dpvp_23                       (odd twits)
 Illogicopedia                  (dot org)
 skilluminati                   (good personality)
 kallisti_x                        (http://www.theappleofdiscord.com/)
 projectpastiche             (asked me if i knew god was a crazy woman after following her)
dangerousmeme            (http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/dan_dennett_on_dangerous_memes.html)

quite a few dead wood on the tags i went for...  i say i have to trim out about a hundred
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 15, 2009, 07:55:43 pm
:mittens: I know there are more of you lurking this thread, spill the infos already.

@skilluminati is @brainsturbator (Justin Boland, aka the rap artist thirtyseven, aka PIZZA S.E.O. blog, and websites on both twitter usernames).

Idea Note: CD full of intermittens bundled with some of thirtyseven's work (if he'd be willing to donate a few tracks), along with a few tracks from the music spags from here = memetic viral-bomb. Then, tweet the website link to the network forming here, and make burning and hiding the CDs in public a GASM.


Anyone want to have a crack at naming this network, just so I can stop using the word network all the network.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on April 15, 2009, 08:03:44 pm
I was actually thinking that the network would be more or less joined by the use of a hashtag, rather than having an account for it... Like #THEGASM
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 15, 2009, 08:05:34 pm
Sorry if the @ symbol threw you [edited it out of previous post], I was just looking for a name. I really like the idea of a Hashtag to co-ordinate it, so we'd want something short.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 15, 2009, 08:14:35 pm
I was going to suggest #discord but people would get that mixed up with the IRC channel. #GASM could work.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on April 15, 2009, 08:21:51 pm
so far
#PDspags - introductions to the network
#GASM - tag for any ideas
#YoGabbaGabba -  :lulz:
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 15, 2009, 08:35:02 pm

#YoGabbaGabba -  :lulz:
Ahem: http://twitter.com/GabbaFriends

And I have actually tweeted about Yo Gabba Gabba before. The perils of having a 2 year old, I guess.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on April 15, 2009, 08:45:16 pm
I think I should autotag all NotBroken's automated postings with #hecomes
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on April 16, 2009, 11:43:13 am
Bif Naked (bifnaked) is now following your updates on Twitter.
must think of targeted fnord...
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 16, 2009, 05:41:30 pm
Ok, been poking around with the hashtags. #om seems to be in wide use referring to something other than our OM.

I'm going with #gasm (#GASM) as it will segue people into the other GASMs pretty well. We can use #eris and #discord for other subjects.

Ok, I'm going to be linking to some interesting/useful twitter "things" (apps, visualizations, etc). If you come across something cool you can do with twitter, please post it here.

If you've been reading this thread and haven't signed up for Twitter or haven't spilled your username and top 5 'to follow'.....


Well, fucking do it already. That is all.

Links:

Hashtag.org "Trends": http://hashtags.org/trends/now
-This will be very useful once we have TwitterGASM up to speed. This will allow us to peak at the 'current' topics of conversation (which we could then piggyback off of).

Twitter Friends Network Browser: http://www.neuroproductions.be/twitter_friends_network_browser/
-Friends Network Viz, should come in handy. A little clunky, tho.

TwitterThoughts: http://yvoschaap.com/twitterthoughts/
-TwitterThoughts is an advanced tool and mashup that visually graphs Twitter trends based on a variety of factors, such as number of tweets and followed total. It takes its information from a sample subset of Twitter accounts. The data can be complicated to work with, but it is a unique way to visualize data on Twitter. It also comes with a world Twitter map and a list of recent top Twitter trends.

Twitter StreamGraphs: http://www.neoformix.com/Projects/TwitterStreamGraphs/view.php
-Twitter StreamGraphs is another data-based visualization of Twitter trends. Instead of loading bar charts or line items, it uses stream graphs to display words and tags associated with a keyword, based on a thousand recent tweets. Itís especially adept at visualizing tweets over time and can visualize the top keywords of any individual tweeter.

TweetWheel: http://tweetwheel.com/
-Nice circular Viz with pretty colors.

InFlow: http://orgnet.com/inflow3.html
-Shows emergent patterns and groups followers by "interest clusters". THIS IS A GOOD ONE, costs $ tho.

TweetBeep: http://tweetbeep.com/
-Get email updates on tweets that include specific keywords.

TwitterLocal: http://www.twitterlocal.net/
-Filter tweets by geographic location. May be useful to track targeted OM activities, like a local PosterGASM blitz.

Ok, I'm trying out the TweetWheel site right now, will post graphic in a little while.

Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on April 16, 2009, 09:53:02 pm
Delicious account just for twit bookmarks??
also people directory  http://wefollow.com/

also maybe  #meme
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on April 27, 2009, 05:35:24 pm
http://discordia.wikia.com/wiki/TwitterGASM
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on April 27, 2009, 05:48:20 pm
#swineflu isnt #kosher #memebomb

also seeding twits in #pie
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 27, 2009, 06:46:58 pm
1st attempt at visualizing the network. Only my 2ndary connections shown.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_ET-SdQY3hlo/SfXtCKnb_5I/AAAAAAAAAr0/uUcSIr2EjLk/s912/DiscordianSocietyMap_Test02.jpg)
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on April 27, 2009, 07:10:53 pm
Holy shit, I just logged in successfully!
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on April 27, 2009, 09:05:26 pm
Good idea of starting to GASM Twibe, Telarus.  Let's much sure everyone gets in on it.

http://www.twibes.com/group/gasm
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on April 27, 2009, 11:08:06 pm
Here's my latest. May have missed people.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ET-SdQY3hlo/SfYrwJXDNvI/AAAAAAAAAsQ/pa3NfYAi5HI/s1280/DiscordianSocietyMap_Test03.jpg)

Again, these are mainly my connections. I'd like a better tool to map out all the twitter connections and then grow a network from there.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Corvidia on April 28, 2009, 01:31:49 am
Joined. I must pay more attention to my twitter-er.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on April 28, 2009, 03:03:17 am
#swineflu isnt kosher #memebomb
2:55 PM Apr 25th from web

Swine Flu Not Kosher in Israel
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=7436806 - 13 hours ago

seems like some reporter liked my title or  :?

related
CDC using Twitter for swine flu information‎
Swine flu creates controversy on Twitter
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on April 30, 2009, 10:58:02 am
hxxp://twitterati.alltop.com/
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=twitterati 
hxxp://www.twitterrati.com/about/
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero on May 02, 2009, 09:05:34 am
hi peepl, my twitter acct is http://twitter.com/tripzilch I just added a whole bunch of people (from here) for following, so you should see me.

i haven't posted much on my twitter acct, i was a bit skeptical about its use at first, but I randomly gave it a shot for trying to follow the news about the queen's day disaster in Apeldoorn, and ... well turns out twitter is more than perfect for getting real time, at the moment news, including inside-scoops and rumors, and often more information or the first than the traditional media outlets, just by following #apeldoorn and later #k09 I got to see pictures and info about the idiot that did it (via his license plate, people looked up registration, etc) within half an hour of it happening, fucking surreal and completely amazing.

so yeah, twitter, I'm in.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cain on May 02, 2009, 12:53:50 pm
What exactly happened with that, anyway?  There was an attempted assassination, right?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on May 02, 2009, 07:03:47 pm
http://yfrog.com/23americanrevolutionbostoj #teaparty #teabagging
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on May 05, 2009, 06:50:53 pm
Interesting twitter Viz app:

http://socialcollider.net/
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Dr Goofy on May 05, 2009, 09:31:45 pm
I twittered this for yall but here it is anywho.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hvxAszrGuX2Vncmk-qApJN5U6cUAD97SBR8O2
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on May 06, 2009, 01:15:06 am
I twittered this for yall but here it is anywho.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hvxAszrGuX2Vncmk-qApJN5U6cUAD97SBR8O2
All social websites have a limited life cycle. MySpace is mostly dead. Facebook is likely to decline soon. Twitter is on the uptick. The only thing that will keep a site like this going is constant innovation. You'll notice that MySpace's decline almost exactly coincides with Tom getting bought out by Rupert Murdoch.

I'm sure that Twitter is just a fad that we'll laugh about with our grandkids though.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on May 06, 2009, 09:45:14 am
i dont know twitter is so open sourced with the RSS feeds
it could easily take on more market share with the right app or business arrangement

only a matter of time until its added to the chat bundles like gaim
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on May 06, 2009, 10:01:01 am
example hxxp://www.twitqa.com/
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Novatore on May 06, 2009, 06:32:05 pm
hey everyone's favorite action movie star (me)

http://www.twitter.com/novaxian

come on you know you wanna follow me  :fnord:
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Verbal Mike on May 10, 2009, 08:27:05 pm
Random idea: a Twitter bot that twits random high-ranked membombs from the membomb tool every 24hrs or so
Would be a good automated way to spread the memebombs, and would synergize amazingly with the tool, especially if it links back to the tool (on profile or every time it posts).
(If I had teh coding skillz I would do this myself, but I don't code. :()
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on May 10, 2009, 08:35:30 pm
Random idea: a Twitter bot that twits random high-ranked membombs from the membomb tool every 24hrs or so
Would be a good automated way to spread the memebombs, and would synergize amazingly with the tool, especially if it links back to the tool (on profile or every time it posts).
(If I had teh coding skillz I would do this myself, but I don't code. :()

I could implement that. Probably through my own account, too.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero on May 10, 2009, 10:20:01 pm
I'd need a server to run it, cause I'm not online 24/7

Go with a bot that tweets 1 memebomb per X hours, building a queue from "new memebombs in the top 23" or something.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Verbal Mike on May 10, 2009, 11:05:17 pm
Probably best to have a tinyurl to the memebomb's page, with the format:
<MEMEBOMB> <URL>
In lots of cases it would look like the memebomb itself could refer to something in a link, so people may see the link and click it to "find out more"... And thus they discover the database.
y/n? /m?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on May 10, 2009, 11:26:36 pm
Great Idea.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on May 11, 2009, 01:07:20 am
I have a server and can run it. I certainly can write it as well. Should this be a separate account? I can mainline it into my own account, which has plenty of followers off PD.

I can go by my cached version of the DB easily, but if you want it based on the memebomb db as it exists, I will have to do some spagging around with page dumping and forbid people from changing the format significantly without telling me (otherwise I'd end up spamming gibberish to twitter -- goddess forbid!)
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Verbal Mike on May 11, 2009, 01:44:11 am
I think a separate account would be pretty cool.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero on May 12, 2009, 12:03:36 am
1. separate account please

2. the memebomb tool has xml output: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/memebombs/?action=list&o=rating&m=100&template=xml so given a good high level programming language (like python) parsing should be easy peasy (google python+sax for simple and basic xml parsing). also posting to twitter is easily done with the python twitter module (google it), so you could be done in 20 lines of code :)
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on May 12, 2009, 03:29:04 am
I'll do it in my copious free time, unless someone has more copious free time than I do and manages to finish it first, in which case I will continue to slack off.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cramulus on May 14, 2009, 02:23:48 am
please to tweet:

FDA: Cheerios gets you HAMMERED
http://digg.com/d1rA9G
http://digg.com/d1rA5T
http://digg.com/d1rCsK



edit: added third link




Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Dr Goofy on May 14, 2009, 03:48:59 am
please to tweet:

FDA: Cheerios gets you HAMMERED
http://digg.com/d1rA9G
http://digg.com/d1rA5T






Done
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on May 14, 2009, 07:07:34 am
I tweeted the pipe pic and a link to the original story.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on May 14, 2009, 10:20:46 am
@anonomatic, a bot which lets you tweet anonymously
@deliciomatic, a bot that collects your tweet links and posts them to your Delicious account
hxxp://www.botomatic.com/
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on May 14, 2009, 05:43:24 pm
That's frikkin awesome. I need to migrate my Simpy links to Delicious. Anyone know of an easy way to do this?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Verbal Mike on May 15, 2009, 05:21:14 pm
I've finally opened a separate account for St. Verbatim (not to be confused with my IRL shit):
https://twitter.com/stVERB
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Verbal Mike on May 17, 2009, 05:41:39 pm
So apparently there is a site called Twibes which lets you make Twitter groups. And some German spag made a Discordia gwoup: http://www.twibes.com/group/discordia
I'm already 50% of the group, if any of you join there will be a PDCOM majority. :D
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero on May 17, 2009, 11:31:36 pm
yay licensing :D

http://www.tweetcc.com/
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cain on May 18, 2009, 09:09:54 pm
If Twitter has done one thing, it has proven my course is pretty sexy.  There are a lot of seriously attractive women studying IR out there.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on May 28, 2009, 12:09:03 am
Attn, RWHN:  http://twitter.com/ComicTwit
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Dr Goofy on June 03, 2009, 05:47:05 am
Who is this spag? http://twitter.com/dangerousmeme
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on June 03, 2009, 05:55:44 am
Not one of us on PD, as far as I know. But useful, probably. Given the name.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Dr Goofy on June 03, 2009, 06:18:12 am
Oh ok. They are indeed useful... as they are following me.
 (http://marcdegrandpre.com/images/lulz/Dramatic%20squirrel.gif)
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on June 03, 2009, 06:22:30 am
I would like to know who really does that account. He does a good job at it.

BTW, all of you should be following Jesus General:  http://twitter.com/JC_Christian

His feud with Meghan McCain yesterday was EPIC!   :lulz:
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on June 03, 2009, 07:59:02 am
We now track 2,683,429 unique Twitter accounts.
http://twittercounter.com/whereRtheFNORDS/

also whats a good name for the discordian twits
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero on June 03, 2009, 08:51:00 am
Who is this spag? http://twitter.com/dangerousmeme

ha! I was just about to post this guy as he started following me too.

his feed is chock full of super interesting links, IMO. good stuff, right?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Dr Goofy on June 03, 2009, 10:48:49 am
Who is this spag? http://twitter.com/dangerousmeme

ha! I was just about to post this guy as he started following me too.

his feed is chock full of super interesting links, IMO. good stuff, right?

I haven't checked the links but I found his post to be interesting IMO
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on June 03, 2009, 06:43:42 pm
I'm liking nwo_watch as well.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on June 06, 2009, 01:17:20 am
 :jihaad: http://is.gd/Pz4s
TODO: export the table to a blog so we can have safari trips and act like monkeys

Quote
You can create groups of up to 30 people in each box of a grid.

To create a group, type group: (that's the word "group" with a colon) followed by a comma-separated list of up to 30 twitter usernames.

Example:     group:jazzychad, tweetgrid, biz, ev, waynesutton, respres, takeroot

Click Here for an example grid using the above group.

You do not need to put an @ symbol in front of each name.

This will update the box with only tweets from this group of people. At the moment there is no way to filter groups for keywords, but that is coming next.
good idea?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on June 06, 2009, 01:37:41 am
http://principiadiscordia.com/gasmfeed/
add
Code: [Select]
<script language="javascript">
/* widget config */
var jtw_divname                = 'jtw_widget1';
var jtw_search                 = '#GASM';
var jtw_width                  = '400px';
var jtw_height                 = '500px';
var jtw_scroll                 = 'yes';
var jtw_widget_background      = '#CFF2FF';
var jtw_widget_border          = '2px solid #4192AF';
var jtw_center_widget          = 'yes';

/* tweet styling */
var jtw_tweet_textcolor        = '';
var jtw_tweet_background       = 'url(./img/greygrad.png) repeat-x #fff';
var jtw_tweet_newbackground    = '#ffe';
var jtw_tweet_border           = '1px solid #4192AF';
var jtw_tweet_margin           = '5px';
var jtw_tweet_fontsize         = '12px';
var jtw_hide_img               = '';

/* search and display config */
var jtw_pre_html               = '<center><b>Golden Apple Seed Missions</b></center>';
var jtw_post_html              = '';
var jtw_mid_html               = '<hr>';
var jtw_num_tweets             = '25';
var jtw_tweet_lang             = 'en';
var jtw_widget_refresh_interval= 10;


</script>
<script src="http://tweetgrid.com/widget/widget.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
or  :?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on June 06, 2009, 05:50:57 pm
source: hxxp://bit.ly/o0UPf

Followers
Accounts with 0 followers: 29.4%
Accounts with 1 to 9 followers: 50.9%
Accounts with 10 or more followers: 19.7%

Followings
Accounts following 0 people: 24.4%
Accounts following 1 to 9 people: 43.4%
Accounts following 10 or more people: 32.2%

Tweets
Accounts with 0 Tweets: 37.1%
Accounts with 1 to 9 Tweets: 41.0%
Accounts with more 10 or more Tweets: 21.9%
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on June 06, 2009, 06:43:34 pm
Seems very odd. I have 287 followers and all I ever do is sent out nonsense.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on June 06, 2009, 07:05:22 pm
not really nonsense is salvation

newser.com/story/60875/jilted-guy-hides-ring-in-twitter-treasure-hunt.html
A New Zealand man who finds himself with a “spare ring” is going to hide it somewhere in the capital city Saturday—and post clues as to its location on a Twitter treasure hunt, the Dominion Post reports. Currently some 700 followers are gunning for Anthony Gardiner's $3,200 ring, which bears five .25-carat diamonds.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Dr Goofy 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
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cramulus on June 08, 2009, 06:07:27 am
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  (http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=20959.0)and all
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Dr Goofy on June 08, 2009, 06:28:24 am
Why no love for old tv show themes?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero 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  (http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=20959.0)and all
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk 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.

Quote
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.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero 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!!!!

AM I FOLLOWING YOU YET?

I FORGTO WHAT IS YOUR USERNAME
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel 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.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on June 15, 2009, 11:37:20 pm
(http://flowingdata.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/twitter-browser.png)
 :fap:
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on June 16, 2009, 01:23:09 am
WTF is that supposed to be? Are we just supposed to sit here and guess?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Chairman Risus 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.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on June 16, 2009, 01:58:50 am
its being able to see your own strings
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on June 16, 2009, 04:25:06 am
(http://flowingdata.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/twitter-browser.png)
 :fap:

I see a boob in your twitter network.

Or maybe an eye.

Either way, offset concentric circles are good for wanking.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero 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 :-)
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Verbal Mike 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!
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero 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.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Verbal Mike on June 23, 2009, 01:49:32 pm
But you can guess. I would guess when a trending topic starts trailing off into the long tail of tweets that are past the topic peak, there will be a lot of people seeing the topic or the hashtag and wondering what's being/been said, which would lead them to search for the topic. It's the point where latecomers have to figure out the trend before getting on the bandwagon. At the same time, it would not be so heavily spammed as to make it impossible for anyone to notice something thrown in. This is all, of course, just theory. The bit.ly tracking info might be a good tool for testing this stuff.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on June 23, 2009, 08:54:52 pm
ahem @hashtags hashtags dot org

ETA related tags could be useful
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on June 25, 2009, 05:24:21 am
nbcphiladelphia.com/around_town/the_scene/NATLFoodies-Flock-to-Twitter-Friendly-Carts.html
Twitter recently became the communique of choice for the almost cultishly popular Kogi BBQ trucks, roving Korean-style taco vendors in Los Angeles that use the 140-character, cell phone-friendly missives to alert customers to their whereabouts and menu items.

And she thinks the success of food truck Tweets likely will inspire a broader use of Twitter across the food world.

 @PDXfoodcarts  :fnord:
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Golden Applesauce on June 26, 2009, 04:34:44 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4OYGjUrdllo/SkLrKwRwtlI/AAAAAAAAX4g/VttYiIWAzZE/s1600/loosetweets.jpg)

Holy shit, I need a life-sized poster of that for my dorm next year.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Verbal Mike on June 27, 2009, 07:33:12 pm
If someone prints, I'll buy one.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on July 17, 2009, 10:23:32 pm
Rise of the Twinterns
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1199648/Rise-Twinterns-Work-experience-students-charge-social-media-major-brands.html

is there some rooster sheet or something
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on July 18, 2009, 06:18:10 am
Where do I send my resume to be an AstroTurfer? That seems like the best job ever. Spend all day on internet subtlety spamming up the place.

BTW, this Sprite I'm drinking is awesome!
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on July 19, 2009, 08:13:28 am
Dangerousmeme has started to tag those that retweet... Deputy Replicators
what to do with these names...


(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4535/neww.gif) take on shit twitting
http://twitter.com/Dalegacy/status/2193949650

Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on July 20, 2009, 06:10:32 am
Dangerousmeme has started to tag those that retweet... Deputy Replicators
what to do with these names...
Well, you could always follow other Deputy Replicators and hope that they start to follow you. It couldn't hurt.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on July 21, 2009, 01:44:41 am
more thinking of trying to get a cabal named and stuck together :D

mrtweet.com :?

@GolfPut - auto follows those who twit the word "golf"
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on July 26, 2009, 10:49:23 pm
more tools...
http://twitrobot.com/index.html

Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: the last yatto on August 02, 2009, 10:00:31 pm
@takebackthebeep is a call to action from David Pogue of The New York Times to end useless and annoying wireless voicemail instructions.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on September 14, 2009, 11:49:52 pm
I have to mark twittergasm as loosely a success of some kind. I keep on seeing RTs of memebombs by people who are not even tangentally involved with discordianism, even of the non-peedy variety.

Some examples:

Exoplanetology @archetyper @blustr RT @enkiv2 Reality is the original Rorschach Test. #memebomb
advertisinglies RT @Jablair51 Black sheep are still sheep. #memebomb
murmur55 RT @enkiv2 Ridicule may lawfully be employed where reason has no hope of success. #memebomb #discordia || #police #lawenforcement
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Iason Ouabache on September 15, 2009, 01:23:14 am
Advertisinglies is my new BFF.  I'm sure we could pull her over to Discordianism if we tried hard enough.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on September 15, 2009, 01:41:38 am
Ah. When I was composing that list, I left out anyone who I recognized from prior correspondence, and anyone who appeared to know about discordianism (this means I left out the retweets from qjohn). I imagine we could determine pretty good statistics on who is probably being exposed to the memebombs without using links, just by looking at all the retweeters and how many mutual friends they have, and the percentage of responses to statements they get.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Verbal Mike on September 26, 2009, 12:08:38 pm
It might be useful to compile a list of all known Discordians And Related Clowns for any discordian twitternaut who needs good contacts. Of course, any of our followers' lists is a good start....
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero on September 26, 2009, 12:21:58 pm
some of the discordian clowns are kinda spammy and contentless though. at least I wouldnt want to follow them all. same as I stopped following #fnord :)
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on September 26, 2009, 03:56:05 pm
It might be useful to compile a list of all known Discordians And Related Clowns for any discordian twitternaut who needs good contacts. Of course, any of our followers' lists is a good start....

There's a link to a list on the wiki earlier in the thread.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Verbal Mike on September 27, 2009, 02:49:22 pm
http://discordia.wikia.com/wiki/TwitterGASM
found. on first page.
speaking of which, enki, have you given up on the memebomb-bot thing?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on September 27, 2009, 03:12:29 pm
I haven't, per-se. I still have the code. The problem is still connecting it to SOMA. It shouldn't be *too* hard, but I still haven't gotten around to it.

If anyone else wants to give it a go, the code is hanging around.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: fomenter on September 27, 2009, 05:17:23 pm
http://xcubiclabs.com/the-flaming-xbird  a tool for automatically posting on twitter 
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on September 27, 2009, 06:43:24 pm
That's the part I wrote, actually ;-). The hard part is getting the memebombs out of the response from SOMA.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: fomenter on September 27, 2009, 06:46:13 pm
you are xcubic? or you wrote a program that does the same?
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero on September 27, 2009, 07:00:23 pm
posting stuff to twitter automatically is nto that hard, ENKI already wrote that (afaik part of his tweets are generated already? corrrect me if im wrong).

the memebomb database outputs data in XML format, which should be as easy as pointing an XML parser at it in a programming language that supports files over http (such as PHP or Python, not sure maybe even Perl).
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Rococo Modem Basilisk on September 27, 2009, 07:45:56 pm
Yep. I have one that will automatically grab from a text file or a fortune cookie file, cut it down, append the hashtag, etc. I'm just not familiar enough with the various python xml parsers to be able to figure out how to get them to do what I want them to. The focus of all the ones I've seen has been on getting tag args, rather than tag content. I may just use regexes, rather than bothering with xml parsers.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero on September 28, 2009, 12:00:42 am
it's really incredibly easy to do. check out this little thingy I wrote for Cram a while back for inspiration:
http://pastebin.com/f25a3343a

Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Cramulus on December 23, 2010, 04:46:52 pm
plz tweet/digg/stumbleup/etc: http://cramul.us/2010/12/the-et-cetera-discordia/
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on December 08, 2011, 02:29:14 pm
Sometimes, you just need to know the Discordian Date right now.


Found this:

https://twitter.com/#!/ddate
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero on December 08, 2011, 04:39:03 pm
Been following that one since ages :)

There's also a Big Ben twitter that just goes BONG BONG BONG BONG BONG every hour :lol:
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Telarus on December 09, 2011, 07:02:04 am
Been following that one since ages :)

There's also a Big Ben twitter that just goes BONG BONG BONG BONG BONG every hour :lol:

 :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 09, 2011, 04:46:12 pm
Been following that one since ages :)

There's also a Big Ben twitter that just goes BONG BONG BONG BONG BONG every hour :lol:

Wow.  :lulz: That's genius.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: EK WAFFLR on December 09, 2011, 05:10:53 pm
my twatter thingy is @sermoiii.
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Placid Dingo on December 10, 2011, 07:26:11 am
@placiddingo
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Triple Zero on December 10, 2011, 12:48:53 pm
still @tripzilch (http://m.twitter.com/tripzilch).
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: bds on December 10, 2011, 02:19:16 pm
i'm @bimpleton (http://twitter.com/bimpleton)

think I said that before but people bumped this so I thought I'd join in! plus, I started using twitter again
Title: Re: TwitterGASM
Post by: Pope Lecherous on February 12, 2012, 02:53:35 am
@therealcrocus (https://twitter.com/#!/therealcrocus)

New to this twitter business.  Mostly retweet news regarding international politics, tech, terror, cyberwarfare etc.