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July 1, 2009

Roundup of week-one twitters

Filed under: Technology — davidmbrowndotcom @ 2:39 am
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I signed up with Twitter a week or so ago. If you want to follow me there, my Twitter user name is editingwrite. Here’s what I did with those 140 characters max per message (and boy, what characters!):

@TIME Teens make bad decisions because they’re a) thoughtless b) immature c) testing boundaries in search of identity d) human e) all above. 44 minutes ago from web in reply to TIME

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@copyblogger Great Boorstin quote. His fine book on perception-spin is The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America. http://bit.ly/1cCDU1 about 1 hour ago from web in reply to copyblogger

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Now that Al Franken has slithered into the Senate, can we start the impeachment proceedings? http://bit.ly/ZroDs #Franken #AlFranken #doomed about 1 hour ago from web

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@HarleeQuinn As they say in “The Prisoner,” “That would be be telling.” about 21 hours ago from web in reply to HarleeQuinn

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@harleequinn Uh…okay, I’m going to give you a 4.8 for linking to that “South Park” clip, but I’m not going to tell you the grading scale. about 22 hours ago from web in reply to HarleeQuinn

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In markets, personal context informs economizing. In socialism, rationing is coercive, ignoring personal context. #socialism #obamacare about 22 hours ago from web

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@TIME Solve energy and healthcare by “using less”? So Time will publish many fewer copies, many fewer issues, skip doctor visits? #socialism about 22 hours ago from web

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Beware PublishAmerica, vanity press inert to quality. SFWA trash-novel sting operation: http://bit.ly/YqUwZ #PublishAmerica #self-publishing about 23 hours ago from web

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Just added a Tweetdeck to my 1000he. BTW, I changed my user name a couple days ago from davidmbrowncom to editingwrite. 9:45 PM Jun 28th from TweetDeck

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“Transformers: Revenge of the Low Critical Standards” http://bit.ly/YuMBp #transformers #movies #criticism #cinema #MichaelBay #badmovies 7:07 PM Jun 28th from web

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@nseaver “Inevitable”? We’re not puppets. We can reject the galumphing slide to socialized health care and adopt market reform if we want. 7:06 PM Jun 28th from web in reply to nseaver

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Nice try, though. http://bit.ly/TavfO #ipod #rudeness #loudmusic #NYC #subway 4:33 AM Jun 28th from web

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Chapelle tribute to Jackson http://bit.ly/3wwzI4 Chris Rock salute http://bit.ly/QaYqv Cussing ahead. Hey, I’m just the messenger. #”RIP MJ” 6:41 PM Jun 27th from web

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@timriker Not to be pedantic…but I think it’s “Get the hell out of my way!” 1:12 AM Jun 27th from web in reply to timriker

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The sterility of sex without love or affection, and of “scientific” investigation of same. http://bit.ly/GSsXg #love #romance #sex 12:04 AM Jun 27th from web

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@Pogue It’s a pun, right? Dye…die? I get it! Ha ha! 11:48 PM Jun 26th from web in reply to Pogue

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@thewebchild How can there be “NO limit” (per Halik)? We live in a universe of finite entitites. Potential can be great, but not limitless. 11:47 PM Jun 26th from web in reply to thewebchild

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GoogleVoice (now available) pro and con. http://bit.ly/rtZda 6:11 PM Jun 26th from web

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@seosage If charges are dismissed, the arrest wasn’t that massive… This time, it’s final. 2:31 AM Jun 26th from web in reply to JoggingMum

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#MichaelJackson This is all rehearsal for death of O.J. Simpson. “Oh sure, he murdered, but nobody is perfect, and what a football player!” 1:55 AM Jun 26th from web

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@stretchwithme I refuse to be massaged by r2d2, let alone c3pio or Hal. 1:35 AM Jun 26th from web in reply to stretchwithme

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@thewebchild So says Economy 2004 (re “lack of imagination” for living within means). Economy 2007-9 begs to differ. Sure, words are fuzzy. 1:30 AM Jun 26th from web in reply to thewebchild

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Google Notebook v Evernote. I never much used GN but know one who does. I switched to EN from OneNote for the syncing. http://bit.ly/36i2V 1:25 AM Jun 26th from web

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@ShakespeareGeek Uh, yeah, I wish all those comparisons between Jackson and Shakespeare would stop now. 12:25 AM Jun 26th from web in reply to ShakespeareGeek

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@albeit No, socialist health care reform results in the disconnects and robbing others. Not free-market reform. http://healthcare.cato.org/ 3:15 PM Jun 25th from web in reply to albeit

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@albeit Wikipedia on fractional reserve banking http://bit.ly/5xHSc Debate at mises.org http://bit.ly/mAeWp 3:11 PM Jun 25th from web in reply to albeit

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#MarkSanford Many assume Gov. Sanford was obviously wrong to have an affair. But I think it depends. You only live once. http://bit.ly/T1mSw 11:00 PM Jun 24th from web

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The Onion peels Twitter. http://bit.ly/60TNn 6:18 PM Jun 24th from web

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@albeit What is “access” here? Giving password? Read in NYT re such scraping, had same q. Would not hand out password to my email account. 4:40 PM Jun 24th from web in reply to albeit

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Biologists can argue about means. But most broadly, evolution simply accepts cause and effect. There’s no “alternative” scientific theory. 4:04 PM Jun 24th from web

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Previous tweet provoked by an email promo from WorldNetDaily, which offers some good commentary. But they do like the creationist nonsense. 3:56 PM Jun 24th from web

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#creationism No “defying” evolution (species change effected by environment) but by escaping causality, enlisting magic.http://bit.ly/191Kb6 3:53 PM Jun 24th from web

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Used to live in NY, may again. The current situation is probably better. What if state legislature never convenes again? http://bit.ly/Zxr4m 3:31 PM Jun 23rd from web

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Now the Dems are locking GOP out of NYS Senate, since they dislike the new majority. As banana-republic saga continues. http://bit.ly/Zxr4m 3:28 PM Jun 23rd from web

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@ShakespeareGeek FB (Facebook?) knew about your distant aunt because there is some Collected Data in a computer somewhere that connects you. 3:24 PM Jun 23rd from web in reply to ShakespeareGeek

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Paul Krugman (tinyurl.com/n4ha22) and Barney Frank (tinyurl.com/mlxp7f): separated at birth? I refer to their capacity for congenital lying. 4:24 PM Jun 22nd from web

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