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Allen Stern
reports are coming in from midtown manhattan that an event location has ambulances on the way - it appears that some attendees at a conference have passed out due to "lack of twt" - we believe the twt is actually twitter and that they couldnt send messages to the twitter network. i am en route to the scene and will have word once i arrive - note...
OMG, how funny. - Francine Hardaway
LMAO - Linda Zuidema
Hehe! Haven't seen anyone passout yet but have seen some shaking. - Robert Scoble
Very Funny :) - Dilip Dand
Really funny, I'm still laughing - Karina Velazquez
Robert - the shakes are the first sign - please get those people directly into Facebook.. it won't fix the shaking but will slow the effects. They could also go to the daily "twitter is down" posts by parislemon - that too will help a little. Overall there is no cure. oh wait there is :) - Allen Stern
Whatever you do, DON'T TELL THEM ABOUT FRIENDFEED! - Jesse Stay
jesse - these people are the type who just push the button (like on lost) without knowing what happens if they dont. - Allen Stern
Allen, that's why I definitely don't want them to learn about FriendFeed! - Jesse Stay
jesse i should do a blogger king tiny chat during this time :) - Allen Stern
Allen, yes, you should - get on that, will you? We need something to entertain us right now! - Jesse Stay
twitter withdrawl session now open - http://tinychat.com/twitter... - Allen Stern
"these people are the type who just push the button (like on lost) without knowing what happens if they dont." <---- I'm nominating this for a ffebby award, best analogy in a comment category. - Micah
It is back up. So this should revive the attendees :) - Dilip Dand
I'm on it - Jesse Stay
very funny i like it keep it up http://www.forextrading-online.de/ - rockymeet
Anthony Citrano
Anthony is honored to have just met - and exchanged courtesies with - the President of the United States. And that was, as the kids say, pretty effin’ cool.
Now bring on the vodka. - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
I'll drink to that! - Michael McKean
@jc that's about all there is to tell... so far, anyway. (still at the dinner) - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
Give him a fistbump for me. :) - Yolanda
Okay, I'll give you that one. That is pretty effin' cool. :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Cool. :-) - Håkan Dahlström
Sweetness! Very neat indeed, Anthony! :) - Mathew A. Koeneker
pretty cool! - Josh Haley
Very Cool! - Michael Fidler
sweet! - Jenny Morman
you promised us you'd say some dramatic line to him, did ya panic and go with "wussup?" - Steve C Team Marina
@Steve: actually no, I cried like a little girl and peed myself, as is my longstanding personal tradition whenever meeting current or former Heads of State. It's simply good protocol; they seem to love it... - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
P.S.: I promised nuthin’ dude - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
Somehow I believe you, Anthony but still - pics or it didn't happen! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
@WoH: "somehow?" ha, gee thanks! There are no pics of this one, I'm afraid (although there are almost surely pool pics of me at the ropeline early in the night) and believe me it bugs me more than the rest o' yaz. Hopefully @ the next one I get a proper photo op. - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
You're the coolest! - Shevonne
@ahsan: dinner at the Beverly Hilton last night. (sorry, overlooked your q.) - Anthony Citrano
:) You LA folk have personal photographers documenting your every move don't you?!? Don't tell me that not true because I saw it on the tv....Anyway, it must have been a very special moment. I hope you didn't cry and pee too much o_O - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Where can we read about it Anthony? - Charlie Anzman
@charlie: about my personal moment (A: right here), or about the President coming to LA? (A: just about anywhere; pick your media poison.) - Anthony Citrano
SO, can you tell us a little more about other than the wetting/crying? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Even though I can't stand Obama, I have to admit, your getting to meet the president is pretty cool. - Joey Gibson
@WoH - I don't think I'll get into the blow-by-blow here (there's absolutely nothing of substance anyway.) However, I will almost surely draw on the experience for a future article. - Anthony Citrano
Well I hope you do deign to share some little details with us sometime. When you can be bothered. In other news, did you see the new YouTube video from the WhiteHouseTV entitled "OMG!!!!! I met Anthony Citrano!!!!! For REALS!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I hear it's going viral.... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
WoH: don't make fun o' me! we've already determined I cry easily. ;) - Anthony Citrano
Ooopsie - my bad. I forgot you were such a delicate little flower :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
If you shook his hand, you have been changed. : ) - Phil Boiarski
@Phil - I did twice. Should I not have showered? ;) - Anthony Citrano
holy sylvia pawjoli (sp?) - anna sauce
You can shower, but only use your left hand. No, wait, that sounds wrong..... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Awesome! Haven't yet met Obama, but meeting presidents is cool. He's one I hope to meet in the future. - Mitchell Tsai
key question - did you ask him about crotch grabbing? - Richard Lawler
@richard: working for Clinton taught me, at a fairly young age, to never ask Presidents crotch questions. - Anthony Citrano
where's the openness and transparency in that? - Richard Lawler
@richard: i'll try to do better. i let pragmatism get in the way. - Anthony Citrano
Clinton taught you about crotch etiquette? Wow... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
total Marcia Brady and Davy Jones experience! - metalerik
Veronica
Stage Two’s blog » Stage Two is hiring someone awesome. Is it you? - http://www.stagetwoconsulting.com/wordpre...
Good job with a good team in SF. Just spreading the word! - Veronica from Bookmarklet
Charlie Anzman
Google Docs - Over 1000 Templates (and climbing) - http://anzman.blogspot.com/2009...
just awesome. been giving them a whirl over the last few days. - michael sean wright
agree ... found a bunch that I used right away - Charlie Anzman
Ben Parr
5 NEW Twitter Games to Make Tweeting Fun - http://mashable.com/2009...
Paul Buchheit
Ant mega-colony takes over world (and also my back yard and house) - http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth...
Ant mega-colony takes over world (and also my back yard and house)
"In Europe, one vast colony of Argentine ants is thought to stretch for 6,000km (3,700 miles) along the Mediterranean coast, while another in the US, known as the 'Californian large', extends over 900km (560 miles) along the coast of California. A third huge colony exists on the west coast of Japan. While ants are usually highly territorial, those living within each super-colony are tolerant of one another, even if they live tens or hundreds of kilometres apart. Each super-colony, however, was thought to be quite distinct. But it now appears that billions of Argentine ants around the world all actually belong to one single global mega-colony." - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
Time to refine the definition of 'colony'. - Kevin Fox
Ants have certainly infested my house. They bite too! I wake up every morning with a bite. - Ana
Now how can I get myself in charge of that colony... I could rule the world... egggzzzelllentttt - Thomas Mader
I have them everywhere. They even invade the house and I don't even know what they're going after most of the time. Yesterday they were all over the living room floor. Going for that cereal bit under the sofa? No, they were swarming a piece of junk mail. Sometimes, they just come out via the hot water knob of the tub and just mill about. - Anika
Scary. I'm glad to be in Canada where the cold weather keeps things like this at bay, for the time being. - Mitch
@kfury it's a colony all right. Just wait till their galleons come for the loot :) on another topic, I just read that there are, in fact, only about four dandelions in the whole USA - genetically. It's just that every one of them covers multiple states, being represented by millions of separate plants. - Michael Bravo
hate ants. hate hate hate. - Jeremy Toeman
Me too! In small, medium, large and extra large. They laugh at the ant traps. They gobble down the poison like it's hot fudge sauce. They crawl across my bed. I am in despair . . . - Amy℠
I hate mosquito's, but that's probably because I didn't meet an Argentinian ant yet. - Ton Zijp
Thomas Hawk
FriendFeed's changed their recommended users when you sign up for a new account. The default screen that Tamar showed yesterday with the most popular 32 FF users now only shows the most popular 12. Now you can't just be popular you have to be *super* popular!
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Off the FriendFeed recommended list now: Steve Rubel, Bret Taylor, Jeremiah Owyang, Evan Williams, Fred Wilson, Tim O'Reily, Louis Gray, Thomas Hawk, Paul Buchheit, justine, Guy Kawasaki, Amber Mac, Chris Messina, Darren Rowse, Ed Dale, Jeremy Zawodny, dan faber, Marshall Kirkpatrick, will wheaton, Jeff Jarvis. - Thomas Hawk
Tamar's screen from yesterday: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Thomas Hawk
This list needs to go and in the short-term a very simple list could take it's place. Simply average a person's popularity ranking with their activity ranking. I'd also say that it would make sense to show more than the top 12. I'd show the top 80 actually or maybe even the top 100. - Thomas Hawk
I'm still not convinced this is the ideal list. There's a large percentage of those Web 2.0 personalities who do not interact at all with FF. They merely aggregate their feeds here. That ain't community involvement. - Tamar Weinberg
Tamar, this list is no better than the old one really. It's just more exclusive. The problem is that the current recommended user list does not value FF community involvement at all. It's kind of actually insulting to the people who really do in fact contribute and live here. An averaging of the most popular with the most active would create a far more vibrant list reflective of what FF... more... - Thomas Hawk
I agree Tamar. It is about those that are actually involved, not those that just aggregate... maybe a sub list for those that comment as opposed to those that just post. The majority of those that have been removed do not get involved, although Bret Taylor might be considered one of the involved. Yeah you too TH, oh and Paul Buchheit. - travispuk
Putting up a list of the most popular is simply lazy and is not what FF should be about. Feeding into some sort of web celebrity A list is distasteful. Certainly it makes sense for FF to recommend users. It's also important that they do it objectively rather than subjectively like Twitter. The answer is actually quite simple. Average activity/popularity and the popular users who don't... more... - Thomas Hawk
I bet someone at FF could write this script in less than an hour to change this. If they don't change it they should in the spirit of transparency at least explain why they won't. - Thomas Hawk
Travis, I wouldn't recommend a "sub list." These users should be primarily highlighted. The "sub list" should be those who are "also on FriendFeed (but do not contribute to FF itself)" ... of course, the parenthetical statement is mine alone. - Tamar Weinberg
I don't think that this is a replacement for the original list, Thomas. I see what you have posted, but I don't think this is the final in any way. I don't know why you have an abbreviated list, but I don't think this is a result of any changes in the last 24 hours. - Louis Gray
Louis, sign out and sign up for a new account and see for yourself. You'll get this same thing that I do. I used to get the list that Tamar posted yesterday. Now I get this. - Thomas Hawk
Tamar, yeah I agree, a sub list is not optimal, I actually meant the other way around, sub list for the popular main list for the conversationlists. - travispuk
This is kind of stupid if you can't pick what your interests are, etc. Why just give a list of people with the most followers? Why not try to provide a better experience, instead of just *more*. - Steve Lynch from twhirl
Steve, exactly, which is why this list needs to go. Given that it would be so easy to change it, the only reason why it won't change would be if FF philosophically believes that this is in fact a better way to promote members. If they do in fact believe that then I think they owe the community a response as to why. If not then they should change this list in the short-term to one that averages popularity/activity for now and come up with something better down the road. - Thomas Hawk
Totally agree that it would not take the FF guys much time to get this sorted and would once again provide yet another better function than THAT other service! ;) - travispuk
The whole concept of a fixed list of recommended users is poor. It creates competition inside whats supposed to be a community platform and puts the wrong incentives for participation in place. The system should be smart enough to recommend based on some type of interest/content, not just be a big silly popularity contest. niche niche niche... - Jeremy Toeman
I don't always find myself interested in everything Kol posts, but he posts a crapload of good content. He should be highlighted. Narrowing by interests should not be a determining feature. People should follow those awesome contributors and then figure out how to use FF -- then they can assess who else to follow. By following Veronica or Loic, for example, they won't even know what... more... - Tamar Weinberg
Jeremy, right, and in the longer-term FF should figure out a better way to match interests with new users. If a new person hates photography, I'm probably not a good match for them. - Thomas Hawk
Kol should definitely be highlighted, Tamar, and he would be if you averaged activity/popularity. Louis Gray probably belongs on this list more than anyone currently on it except Scoble. If you averaged popularity with activity he'd probably be number 2 right behind Scoble. - Thomas Hawk
Yup. Louis one of FF's biggest community evangelists and they don't even seem to realize it. (I am sure he knows I always thought he deserved to be highlighted.) - Tamar Weinberg
@Tamar in all candor, I don't think the FF staff has a specific vision of their own service. don't get me wrong, they are smart, nice, etc, but I feel there's a lack of clarity about what they are building, who they are building it for, etc. and the further the site roams randomly down this aimless journey, the more the opportunity window is closing IMHO. - Jeremy Toeman
@Thomas @Tamar - I disagree, they shouldn't be highlighted just because they are highly active. that's NOT a good enough reason. it should be based on the NEW USER's interests, not based on the power user's... - Jeremy Toeman
and Louis was highlighted yesterday Tamar, but no longer today, but yesterday's system was also bad as you noted in your post. Unless FF includes a component to reflect activity, this list will be at odds with their community. They should recognize this and correct it. Twitter's taken a huge amount of heat over the unfairness of their list. A list that averaged popularity/activity would be far fairer than one that simply recognizes subscribers alone. - Thomas Hawk
Jeremy, absolutely, they should be highlighted based on a new users interests. But sometimes you don't know what those interests are and making someone fill out a survey of interests might be a barrier to easy adoption of the service. Certainly though as FF gets to know what you like, they could reshape this list to best reflect your interests. But absent that data, with a blank slate new user, presenting a list which averaged activity/popularity would be a better list than one based on popularity alone. - Thomas Hawk
An option to list interests that brought up a short list of contributors that share those interests, irrespective of how popular by numbers of followers they are, would be a good place to start. Just because you have a gazillion followers doesn't mean I'm going to find you interesting. - Gilbert Harding
Jeremy, that's where I disagree. People have varied interests. I used Kol as an example earlier in this discussion to highlight exactly how eclectic our interests are. FF does not survey your interests at sign-up, nor should they have to. If they use a guy who contributes a lot (read: is active), chances are there's *something* there in their stream that will be interesting to a new... more... - Tamar Weinberg
No worries on my part. I have no desire to be on that list. I like being little old me. :-) - Mathew A. Koeneker
a list of interests would seem to make sense, but adding a step to the sign up process *might* discourage signups. maybe not though. but building that sort of a system would probably take more time and thinking as to the best way to do it. In the short-term though simply averaging activity/popularity would change this list dramatically and could be a stop-gap solution until a better system was built. - Thomas Hawk
Thomas makes a good point, but I don't think we really need to focus on adding a new "interests" feature, to be perfectly honest. They can work with what they have already. "Popularity" isn't the word I'd use here. I am one of the topmost followed users here and I know so many people who are far more deserving of being highlighted as a top contributor on this service. - Tamar Weinberg
I wonder why they changed it from 32 to 12. I wonder if it was to drop Evan Williams off the list. - Thomas Hawk
I would love to see FF improve the page, too. A list of interests and the popular/active people made available with the click of one button would be great. Additionally it would be nice to see a list of the most popular threads and rooms; Plus a link to the faqs. - LPH™ and his dog P™ from BuddyFeed
100% agreed with Tamar's first comment here about the list. - B.J. Mendelson
@thomas ive' looked at the stats, they are growing slowly, which implies general product dissatisfaction. so adding a step to signup to create a better product overall is worth it... - Jeremy Toeman
I've touched on this in response to a similar SUL thread from Scobie Doo... basically, each SUL should be tailored to each user based on things like content (as Jeremy pointed out) as well as FOF (friend of friend) relationships, reputation analysis/tracking, profiles, etc. ... there is a whole new field of "friend management" brewing... and SUL's are definitely a part of that... - Fred Davis
Agree the list needs to change, a combo of most popular/active would be ideal, perhaps randomised (20 users from the top 100). Fairly simple list. Users who post only their Twitter stream are not the best people to demonstrate FriendFeed's capabilities and new users will find it hard to interact with those users who don't actually use the service a lot if ever. - Kol Tregaskes
I like the randomized idea even more Kol. It would also be much more inclusive. Maybe have a list of 50 or so users on the suggest page and have them randomly pulled form the top 500 FF users when averaging their popularity/activity. That in fact would be super slick. - Thomas Hawk
Yep. Also, I've exchanged a few mails with FF and have suggested some sort of tutorial for new users as at the moment new users are dumped on the home feed with virtually no clue as to what to do next. I read a lot of users saying "just joined, now what?". So this needs to change, FF tell me they are working on something - cool! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Also, on Tamar's thread it was suggested the list be a combo of the most popular/liked/commented on/active users. Either way it shouldn't be just the most popular! With pretty much no effort some FF users are getting on this suggestion list and gaining lots more new users. - Kol Tregaskes
You also have to be a geek. Lame. - Dawn
I dislike the web 2.0 personality slant of this list. If you're trying to win over a new user and you want them to stick around, don't inundate them with repetitive tech noise. Have some variety. For example, throw in Jess Lee to get some fashion chatter in there. Thomas Hawk for some photography and pretty pictures (which will help show off the photo thumbnail features). An initial spate of lots of tech/web noise will probably not help new users see the value in FriendFeed. - EricaJoy
Am I wrong in that no official FF'ers are chiming in on this thread. Hmm. Yeah I think you could make an easy algorithm of # followers to #followed, % of activity, recency, and then post a top 12 of that, each week. - anna sauce
I'm showing 30 people in my list right now FWIW - Richard Walker
Richard, that is because you are an existing user. It appears that this is just for new users. - travispuk from iPhone
Yeah, but the list should include the RIGHT active people, Trish (and I have no clue how you would algorithmically pick the RIGHT people). If a new person who's primarily in to social media connects to friendfeed and gets the "actives" list from ffholic, they will be completely underwhelmed (however the LOLcats lover who just joined would be quite happy). That's what makes the challenge interesting. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I'm not for everyone, nor do I want to be. I'm doing this for fun, not to "be a brand" and I'd like to keep it that way. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Why would Wil Wheaton ever be on any recommended FF list? I don't think he participates in FF at all, right? - iTad from fftogo
Correct. I think it's pretty easy to see who should NOT be included in the list, but picking who SHOULD is much tougher. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Alex, FF absolutely should not be in the business of *picking* who should be on this list. Even as much as it makes sense for Louis to be on a list like this over say will wheaton, the problem is once you turn this list into anything other than an automated list you start immediately alienating people. That's exactly what Twitter did. They created a subjective staff picked list which is... more... - Thomas Hawk
Whether they do it using a human or by algorithm, they are picking. I think it would be fairly easy for them to write an algorithm to determine who shouldn't be on the list, but a lot harder to come up with a good algorithm for who should be on the list. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
keeping the list objective and formulaic exempts FF staff from allegations of bias. It's not perfect but it's better for them to be able to point to an algorithm than personal choice. The forumula just needs to be tweaked ever so slightly and you'd have a significantly better list. The very simple act of averaging popularity with activity would create a list that i think that 99% of the... more... - Thomas Hawk
Alex- I already wrote it! Not patting my own back (too much) but it seems simple to me. I'll recap: # followers to #followed, % of activity, recency, and then post a top 12 of that, each week. Also, added a "floor" on the #followed/#follower so that the ratio isn't skewed by smaller #s. - anna sauce
And what did your app determine, Anna? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
personally I think 12 is too small a number. I'd like to see them put 80 on this list but I too would be interested in what your algorithm produced Anna. - Thomas Hawk
Tad, will wheaton was on the list because it is simply based on who has the most followers. When you sign up for FF it asks you if you want to add your Twiiter/Facebook/etc. contacts. What this means is that those that are super popular on Twitter will be the ones that FF ends up recommending. Since adding in the import your Twitter contacts to FF feature the rank of the popular FF users who are popular Twitter users has jumped. - Thomas Hawk
1) Do you like social media? 2) Do you like LOLcats? 3) Do you like to argue? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Those were funny questions, Holden...although a No, yes, yes response would definitely point them my way. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I did an experiment last night on what it was like to be a new user again. I did it with my original account, which I rediscovered yesterday. I was going to write something about what I learned later, but this change is the exact opposite of what needs to be done in order to improve the new user experiencee. I hope it's only temporary. - Michael Fidler
How the HELL did I make that cut? :P - Ⓒⓗⓡⓘⓢ Ⓟⓘⓡⓘⓛⓛⓞ
@Chris you I like on the list. You participate and talk about more than tech babble. That's good stuff. - EricaJoy from IM
Holden, and averaging popularity with activity would remove 100% of the pipes from this list. - Thomas Hawk
Not that there's anything wrong with the people on this list, but any list which doesn't include people like Mona, or Kol has something wrong with the way it was formulated - Michael Fidler
As soon as you say "any list that doesn't include ..." I shut you off. Fail. - Joel Bennett
I said like; Kol and Mona are just examples of what's wrong with this list. - Michael Fidler
if you averaged popularity/activity Mona and Kol would both be on this list. - Thomas Hawk
Great!! that is a list I think properly reflects coolness on FF :) - Susan Beebe
This list can't possibly be the final result. I'm for rotating it but with people that engage FF directly at a minimum once a day .... Thoughts? - Charlie Anzman
I like your idea on engagement Charlie. Friendfeed should not just be about the one way "geek" transmitters. - Mathew A. Koeneker
what JC and Charlie said. - Anthony Citrano
How about a three-part list (1) most-followed (2) most-active-today/this-week (3) quirky gotta look at these people... which is updated dynamically (especially #3)? - Mitchell Tsai
makes for a very single minded list, really. Not much plurality - Iphigenie
Mark Trapp
I got the apartment! Hooray! I take possession on July 20th.
I was sweating bullets all day, but glad that's finally over with. Now that I have an address, I can begin the next phase of this move. - Mark Trapp
congrats! - holly #ravingfangirl
Congrats! - Derrick
w00t! - Ayşe E.
Must have been that glowing recommendation I gave them. You'd be proud, Mark. I never once mentioned that incident with the dead hooker. (NOTE: I didn't really get called) - James Ferguson
Look, hand to God, the hooker gave the money back. It was a fast approval: less than 6 hours. They didn't call my landlord either: probably only cared about my income and my credit. - Mark Trapp
anna sauce
I woke up late yesterday, and in the 15 minutes before leaving for work, got more done than I usually do in the 1 1/2 hours or so I usually have. And the productivity has extended to today.
Go Anna! Now, when are you going to squeeze in that workout? - Derrick
I've had about 6 hours sleep but still got more done than usual. Made food last night for the next few days, wrote blog posts, did some cleaning, caught up on some other stuff. Makes me wonder what the--k I was doing with my time this week. - anna sauce
I worked out yesterday, today is off :) you? - anna sauce
Bronson Harrington
Trivia on Twitter has been thought out brilliantly. IT's simple, engaging & fun. - Bronson Harrington
drew olanoff
Drew Olanoff shared as favorite Will @Trivia Be the Biggest Twitter Game Yet? - http://mashable.com/2009...
Bubula
Morton Fox
Veronica
Interesting, a trivia game on Twitter where you can actually win some decent prizes! http://www.triviaontwitter.com/
do they ship to the caribbean? - Veer Maharaj
MG Siegler
Twitter Is Down: 15 Alternative Things To Do - http://www.techcrunch.com/2009...
Twitter Is Down: 15 Alternative Things To Do
required reading once again - MG Siegler from Bookmarklet
I'm surprised no one has created a site yet that tracks Twitter outages and builds community around that. :-) - Jesse Stay
It's a TweetDownTwitastrophe! Everyone hold your tweets! - joebrooks
It's called Friendfeed, Jesse. :) - Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins
"When Twitter is down, it's even harder to explain to people" :D - Jérôme
Adam, awesome, but they could totally do better - I want graphs with dates of when Twitter is down, places to discuss, things to do when it's down, etc. - Jesse Stay
Actually Jessey, that site doesn't work anymore. http://istwitterdown.com takes you to an index of files. yes is one of them. I agree that a site dedicated to that would be fantastic! - Adam Jackson
So much for that whole "support the situation in Iran" thing! Too bad FriendFeed is blocked by the sekrit polees as well! - Stephen Foskett
a tip we just got: "You're TechCrunch. You probably already know. But just in case, Twitter is down right now. For the record, I'm just completing Step 7 of MG's 15 things to do while Twitter is down list." - MG Siegler
wonder if twitter's down because iran is attacking? - bbebop
Nope, a North Korean missile just hit Twitter HQ. - Gabe Rivera
not sure if twitter is doing the scheduled maintenance right now...but, when you get sensational headlines like this http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2009... , you're pretty much gonna go down with the ensuing traffic spike. - mike
@bbebop - I was thinking the same thing. LOL. Just take out the data center air conditioners and the whole thing cascades into Fail Whale. - Rob Sterling
Does anyone else think that Twitter will go down unintentionally soon after it is back up due to all the pent-up and back-logged tweets? Let's hope it does not, but I get a feeling from reading all the posts, comments both here on FF and elsewhere, that in couple of hours after it is back up, we will see a fail-whale. - Dilip Dand
Dave Winer
I am 100 percent a non-smoker now. And knock wood and praise Murphy my heart is doing well. :-)
Haven't you been a non-smoker for quite a while? - iTad
Rock on Dave! - Leo Laporte
Congrats to your journey to clean lungs - Tony
Congrats!!!! That's fabulous news!! Good for you, that's a tough habit to overcome! Rock on Dave! - Susan Beebe
Cool!!! - Bee
Congrats, Dave. - Ken Kennedy
From another ex smoker, congrats. - Mike Lewis
Congrats. Gave up 22 years ago. It isn't easy, but it is worth it. - David Wright from twhirl
I quit in September :) Yay - comix aka martha
Congratulations from a Pulmonologist....we can stop yelling at you now... - Carey Lumeng
Congrats, I quit 4 years ago and never looked back. Good job. - Scott. Cat Herder.
congrats Dave, you're an inspiration for many - Jemima Jordan
tad, 7 years - Dave Winer
well done. I quit 10 years ago, best thing i ever did, worth persevering at. - Ken Power
congrats, I quit one and half year and counting, stay strong. - dan
congratulations, my mother died at 42, she was a smoker, thats my next birthday. I've never smoked, never understood why anyone did. And my mom's death showed me that it was not a good idea to even start. - Bryan Whitehouse
Congrats on seven years of good living! I remember that time when I thought the worst might happen. It's also amazing that seven years have gone by. Keep on kicking! - Robert Scoble
Congrats Dave. - John Blanton from twhirl
A very wise decision...I could only imagine how difficult it was to give up cigarettes. - Steven (optionshiftk)
I recently restarted smoking after I got layed off. I think perhaps it's time to quit again. What did you use to help, Dave? - Scott Ohlemacher
Like Scott, I am also a 100% former quitter. The patch just isn't doing enough for me. Your words of advice and/or encouragement would be appreciated... - Victor Kamutzki
Scott: Dave's doctor told him "quit or die." That was about all the help Dave needed. - Robert Scoble
congrats! I quit almost 4 years ago..... - Gordon Corte
Been reformed for three years now. It's still hard, but definitely worth it. Good luck staying smoke free. - David Imielski
Scoble is right. According to the guy who fixed my heart, I would now be dead for four years if I hadn't quit. The moment he told me the story is the moment I became a non-smoker. http://archive.scripting.com/2004... - Dave Winer
Dave: I'm glad you quit. Here's to another seven great more years! - Robert Scoble
Dave: Congrats .. that's one of the hardest things in life to do... - Sean Reiser
Nicely done, get your teeth cleaned as a reward and they will feel great for a long time. - Greg Birch
А ингаляция медицинская, хорошая полезная альтернатива курению, и процесс похожий, кто решил бросить - очень рекомендую, я правда себе позволить её не могу, бросил так, но с удоволсьствием бы чем-нить полезным затянулся бы, Гы... бы-Гы - гыыыы... - otverta
Didn't know it takes 7 yrs to be 100% non-smoker. .. Year #5. "never take another puff". Congratulations. - The Comic Project
Dave, well done! Proud of you. - Melanie Reed
Dave, your Madtown pals are proud of you. You are leading by example, again, as usual. Congrats and cheers. - Dave Martin
Congratulations! - godisprofitable
Good for you! Just remember that non-smokers don't smell like ashtray. - Marco Brandao
congrats! - sean percival
Good Work! - Adam Martin
Workin' on it and getting there - Charlie Anzman
YEAY! Congrats! - Shevonne
Congrats Dave! You da man! - imabonehead
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Everything I've seen from Project Natal makes me feel as if it is going to be fun (for gaming) for just about 2.3 minutes.
Bret Taylor
In Banff, Canada with Karen... A few photos from our first day. (Cool hotel, huh?)
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You should see some of the other former CP owned hotels across Canada. Amazing architecture in all of them. - Chris Charabaruk
Beautiful! I see there's still lots of snow, is the ski season still open there? - Tudor Bosman
Tudor: no, I don't think so. The last photo is from us taking a bike ride today. A bit of snow, but really nice, warm weather overall. - Bret Taylor
Awesome hotel! Yah for CANADA! - Herman
Canada...I love my country just like you love yours...so many places to go, so much to see and Canada is one of those places :) - Owen Greaves
Did you experience a sense of "the shining" yet? - ianf ⌘
Reminds me of the Elsinore Brewery, eh. " Yeah. OK, well, uh, we found, uh, this mouse in a bottle of YOUR BEER, eh. Like, we was at a party and, uh, a friend of ours - a COP - had some, and HE PUKED. And he said, uh, come here and get free beer or, uh, he'll press charges." - DJ Stevie Steve
It is so gorgeous there, great biking and hiking now. - Anne Bouey
Rob & I went to Banff, Jasper & Lake Louise for our honeymoon in June of 1981. What a gorgeous place you are visiting!! - Skye Miller
I was there last month, Calgary is a nice place - Jeremiah Owyang
Restaurant recommendation: http://www.lebeaujolaisbanff.com/ - John Craft
I was there last October for a conference. Very beautiful indeed. - Robert Felty
WOW, awesome!! totally jealous, nice place.. ENJOY!! :) - Susan Beebe
Wow! Very nice.... - Anthony K. Valley ©
I've been to Banff and Lake Louise, love it! Was going to suggest eating at Btfsplk's Diner but apparently it has closed. :( - Yolanda
very nice. enjoy the time. - Alex Hammer
I haven't been to Banff yet this year. or Lake Louise for that matter. I don't know if the road is open yet. but if you're in the Lake Louise area you must go to Moraine Lake. It's better than Lake Louise. (I'm in Calgary!!) - Nathalie
Also. quite touristy, but you should do the Gondola up Sulfur Mountain (or you can hike up). Nice views from up there. - Nathalie
Looks like Banff Springs hotel, it sure is nice. Enjoy your stay. Cheers! - Chris Penner
I haven't been there in over 10 years. It is so beautiful, I want to take my wife and kids so that can enjoy it too. - Chris Johnston
Great shots! ; ) - Fossil Huntress
@baratunde
Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash - http://dashes.com/anil...
Louis Gray
Hotels: Don’t Charge Us For Internet Use - http://www.web-strategist.com/blog...
yeah F#@Kers!!! - sofarsoShawn
Louis Gray
The Truth About Physical Keyboards - http://technologizer.com/2009...
I like the idea, but I don't see how this affects developers - doubt it will launch tomorrow. - Jesse Stay
Michelle McCormack
Just ordered Bul Go Gi.
Mona Nomura
"Except when you don't. Because, sometimes, you won't." --Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss. #fb
Zee.
Did @tlrobinson just discover TechCrunch's headline template? - Andrew Warner's Stuff....(come on - it's funny... :P - http://stuff.andrewwarner.com/did-tlr...
Did @tlrobinson just discover TechCrunch's headline template? - Andrew Warner's Stuff....(come on - it's funny... :P
Interesting...it would be cool if there was a tool that took every blog article headline and spit out a bunch of analysis on word usage and any other interesting information. - Mike Bracco
I've often thought something like that, especially something that could tease out political talking points distributed to the media (from either party)... - mikepk
I wondered why the number of search results were missing.. only brings back 14 :( - Stuart Evans
I thought this was common knowledge, did you just figure this out? - Chris Heath
allintitle:did * just http://www.google.com/search... 138,000 results - Chris Heath
τorƍue
Canadian Mint releases triangular 50 cent coin - http://www.news1130.com/news...
Canadian Mint releases triangular 50 cent coin
Holy crap Canada is cool. This has got to make building vending machine mechanisms a lot harder though. The thing won't roll cleanly down a slope. - Kevin Fox
Oh, it's a promotional coin.. Still: awesome. - Kevin Fox
I wonder if the US has ever produced any unusually-shaped coins... - τorƍue
"The coin was designed to represent the guitar as a national story-telling symbol--containing 64 pieces of Canadiana treasures including a piece of Bluenose II's deck, gold from Maurice Richard's Stanley Cup ring, and some of the oldest rock on the planet from Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories." - τorƍue
τorƍue: never. I think the only one even close to not being circular was the Susan B. Anthony dollar, but that was revised so it'd work with vending machines. Here's a (mostly?) complete catalog of all minted US coins: http://colnect.com/en... - Mark Trapp
This looks almost like a Starfleet insignia. - Ordinarybug Heather
Ladybug, coincidence? hmmmm..... - mikepk
That's what I thought too Ladybug - Chris Rivait
hmmm ..one step ahead of the counterfeiter's eh ? :)- - Peter Dawson
Tamar Weinberg
Gizmodo - North Korea Secrets Uncovered In Google Earth by Amateur Spies - North Korea Uncovered - http://gizmodo.com/5277184...
Gizmodo - North Korea Secrets Uncovered In Google Earth by Amateur Spies - North Korea Uncovered
Gizmodo - North Korea Secrets Uncovered In Google Earth by Amateur Spies - North Korea Uncovered
Pretty darn cool. - Tamar Weinberg from Bookmarklet
The comments are hileriously funny "crowdsourcing intel is the in thing now" :) - Roberto Bonini
yeahs so where r the carriers ? http://www.globalsecurity.org/militar... - Peter Dawson
Thanks to Google Earth, everybody is spy nowadays - Jacque
This kind of thing scares the hell out of every government - Gilbert Harding
@Jorge, you're right but the more relevant threat is terrorists vs foreign intelligence agents. The Russians and Chinese have been selling high res imagery on the market since the 80's. OTOH, last years Bombay attacks was coordinated down to deadly precision with the help of map/satellite services. I read recently that Pakistan is the largest user of Google maps maker. Disconcerting to say the least. http://tinyurl.com/qlmxyu - Arawak
Awesome, this provides more information about North Korea than everything else! And I really like the spy-feeling of it. - Robert Wawrzyniak
This is so very, very cool. - Forrest Cox
First "citizen journalism" and now "citizen intelligence." Both better and worse than the "real" thing... - thepete
Hopefully this will only serve to accelerate the downfall of the nation-state system and allow us to have a more peaceful, egalitarian system based on the community in the near future. - Chris Charabaruk
Ahh, yes. The nation-state has failed, so the "super-national-state" must be the answer. Eutopia! *sigh* - Keith Fulton
Is DPRK really broke? http://www.newsweek.com/id... - Arawak
按照我们社会主义国家的法律,这就是间谍行为,并且需要被严厉打击滴~ 可怜的北朝鲜~ 想想如果这样的行为是针对美国核心秘密地军事管制区的话,大家又会又怎样的反应呢?其实就像两个小朋友打架,发育好点的小朋友把稍次一点的小朋友的裤子给扒掉,然后叫来一群小朋友指着被扒掉裤子的小朋友的下身一起嘲笑道“叫你自己扒你还不动手,非得让我们亲自动手”。如果这时候有别有用心的小朋友用棍子之类,有目标地瞄准并戳坏了赤裸小朋友的下身时,这又怎么说呢?被扒裤子的小朋友要么默默忍受,提起裤子转身离去,回家掉眼泪告家长;要么拼了命地维护自己的尊严,一边咆哮道“欺负人也要有个限度!”一边操起身边一切可以成为武器的东西奋起反抗!话说,现实世界中没有办法告家长,只能靠自己自立自强,欺负到超过限度就只能武力解决了! - BrianQin
Brian, please translate? - Tamar Weinberg
I am very grateful for @Tamar and @Jorge concerns, here is my translation: According to laws in such Socialist countries, that behavior is espionage, which would be severely punished by law. What poor North Korea ~ Just think about it, if anyone did this kind of behavior to the United States military controlled top secret area, then how we will respond to it? In fact, it's just as easy... more... - BrianQin
Steve Isaacs
I won't stay in a Hilton hotel because of Paris Hilton. I call this "doing what I can".
rofl - Shawn Farner
Think globally, act locally. - Ken Sheppardson
Yes but consider this... thus abetting her continuing quest to starve herself to death, Poor Nutrition-suffering Shiksa American Princess. - ianf ⌘
Eric Eldon
Believe this: they're playing "dont stop believing" at the facebook party.
Christopher Sacca
Twitterers who meet me in real life seem surprised that I can speak in full paragraphs, and that I'm a 74-year-old Asian woman.
Yeah, because for an Asian woman you don't look a day over 50! - J. Rose Allister
Hutch Carpenter
Reading: What I’m doing to fight the social media echo chamber http://www.newcommbiz.com/what-im... by @tacanderson
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