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Ken Sheppardson
One of the people I follow on Twitter is "hotdogsladies", aka Merlin Mann. As a bit of an experiment I created a room of that name and imported nothing but that Twitter account. FriendFeed has now collapsed the room and friend namespace, so if you didn't know better you'd think you were following Merlin...
I doubt Merlin's seen this, but in a post on 43folders on 4/10 Merlin wrote: "If and when I choose to give away the things that I make — nobody but me is allowed to define how or where I’ll do it." -- http://www.43folders.com/2009... - Ken Sheppardson
My first reaction is to honor that sentiment and delete the feed/room. Thoughts? - Ken Sheppardson
FriendFeed no longer makes a distinction between rooms and users in the URL. It's feature of the new beta. This is true of all rooms, not just this one. - Ken Sheppardson
There are really two issues: (1) it's inadvertent user name squatting. Merlin can't create create his own account now, and (2) one could say the feed is contrary to the sentiment quoted above. I think I'll remove the Twitter feed from the room. I don't know if can be deleted entirely. - Ken Sheppardson
You could just ask him; he might be OK with it, seeing as how the Twitter feed is already publicly readable & you can use it in an RSS reader. As a guess, he might be OK with it after reading his thoughts on disabling embedding videos on Youtube so this might be analogous (but I'm not sure!) - Tyler Ham
i figured something like this might prove a problem, that's why i imported his tweets via an imaginary friend... plus that way only i can see them... though i did create a room for shaq http://beta.friendfeed.com/shaqstw... (and didn't use his twitter name as the room name) bullet dodged... phew - Chris Heath
Anybody know the significance of his id? I've tried to figure it out, but have been unable. - Joey Gibson
you can change the names in the URL now on groups you make. - Ronald S
It's a very good question, Ken. Two things: 1) If there were no ambiguity between ff streams derived from importing one's own services VS from a group import, would there be any ethical difference? 2) An emerging quandary is: reasonably sized excerpts of a quoted blog post can be longer than an _entire_ microblog post. By the same percentage which is acceptable for the average blog-length post, a tweet excerpt would be what, one or two words. - Micah
I have changed names of my 'newsriver' public group (and i'm looking for other sources of 'realtime' news besides the nytimes) http://friendfeed.com/newsriv... - Chris Heath
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I'm fine with press coverage of Obama's dog, as long as stories on missing blonde ladies still get precedence over "civilization crumbling."
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Wow. Zapping the PRAM just fixed a problem on my Mac. Also: Ross likes Rachel; America loves Gump; and that Dahmer guy sounds like bad news.
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I'll save you the trouble. _Les Chants de Maldoror_ is crap bedtime reading. Lotta action, but the luckiest creature in the book is paté.
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In which my daughter and I agree to disagree: http://www.flickr.com/photos... (27s toddler video)
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Guy had a .sig with all his details and sites, a full CV, plus an entire Tony Robbins book. (I assume. I didn't make it past the Preface)
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Just so my allegiance is never called into question: @sween. @sween is solely The President of Awesome Twitter.
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Holy. Shit. Did I just coin, "metailer?" I mean: as a douche term for a 1-person business? I'll bet I just won an award I've never heard of.
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A propos of nothing, if I didn't lose 10 followers each time I post *anything*, I'd assume the cable's down. Related: Bye, next deca-pack.
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If there's 9 Features in a Product, 8 Products in a Service, and 6 Services in a Solution, what time will Mary's train arrive (in hectares)?
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Wish I needed best-of-breed agile solutioneering that leverages SaaS viz startup eVendors and meTailers. Instead of a 1-page PayPal store.
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I'll leave you on a positive, unjokey note. If you think Xian faith is easy and uncomplicated, read _Traveling Mercies_: http://www.randomhouse.com/anchor...
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Oh, keep it in your pants, Mr. Monocle. Just because I kid doesn't mean I'm not a giant JC fan. It's His PR people I could do without.
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Also, my hunch tells me that the Omnipotent Creator of the Universe can probably survive an SMS message. That's from Ephesians.
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Maybe you guys are okay with a joke about Thomas not believing Simon Peter found the last egg behind the stone. But, I am not. No way, sir.
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Babies are like poems, parking spaces, and orgasms. The superiority and importance of your own is just a given.
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That one was inspired by @mshea, who gets my biggest high-five today: http://mikeshea.net/SlyFlou... Roll 18, Mike.
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Every boy I knew liked Rangers, Fighters, or Thieves. The gals liked Clerics. But, no blades? Psh. Level 1 Cleric's basically a pious fern.
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Actually, there was one marzipan Barrabas, but I let him go.
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All Walgreens had left is OLD Testament Easter stuff. So I got Ellie some boils, my neighbor's ass, and a chocolate Elijah that shrugs.
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Somewhere, the guy who made the Cartwheeling-ATM-Alien animation wonders where HIS parade is. And which people he'd ban from attending it.
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@odisphincter I also drank your last beer and forgot to pick up the cat's eye medicine. But I did pick up a new thing of straws for you.
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You learn a lot about who you are when you watch a man in a modest brown suit badly lose an argument to a telephone pole. Wasn't even close.
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At the risk of encouraging our sandwich industry to rest on its laurels, I've never had a bad experience with anything called "Atomic Sub."
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You eventually learn that true priorities are like arms; if you think you have more than a couple, you're either lying or crazy.
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Every time I pipe into a shell script without generating an error, I feel like a chimp who's just learned he accidentally landed a jet.
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Writing may be the craft of removing everything except the things you'd never intended to say.
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I'll never run out of admiration for people who refuse to be figured out.
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Holy shit. I just left a YouTube comment. And, now I can't stop scrubbing.
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