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Fat Tweets? Oh the Humanity!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 8/15/10 (11:29am)

So this is what the big boys are all excited about? 'Fat tweets'? The ability to tease out a whopping 141 or more characters in a completely text-based messaging system? Can we resurrect the telegram while we're at it?

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'Cash for Clunkers' - Everyone's Doing It

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 8/8/09 (9:46am)

You know, as someone living in the city who doesn't drive a car, I've been feeling kind of left out lately with all this talk about 'Cash for Clunkers'. Who should run to the rescue but local furniture retailer Walter E. Smithe?

In a pretty funny commercial I just heard on WBBM radio, they announced they were offering cash discounts of several hundred dollars on new purchases if you bring in your old couch or armoire.


Twitter in Iran: Earth-shaking Or Just More Hype?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 6/21/09 (9:24pm)

twitter_logo.png I have no idea what role Twitter is playing in Iran. On the one hand, Clay Shirky and the U.S. State Department apparently think it's having a huge role.


Is Twitter Dead Yet?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 6/14/09 (9:58am)

I'm so sick of hearing about Twitter. On the Media Hype Index™, it's reaching Krispy Kreme proportions*.

*(then, now)


Do You 'Twitter'? (And If Not, Why Not?)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 3/13/07 (7:58pm)

Twitter LogoIt doesn't get any more ephemeral than this: you pop a sentence about what you're doing at the moment in a box and then go back to whatever you were doing.

Who'd bother, you ask? Even more, who'd bother to read it all?