Why Twitter’s Oral Culture Irritates Bill Keller (and why this is an important issue) | technosociology
Very good, and worth some time. On how Twitter is conversation, and how that compares with written language that some people are concerned is threatened by social media. (via @blech)
A comparison of the T&Cs of five Twitter-oriented image hosting sites. Avoid Twitter, Lockerz and Twitpic; use YFrog or Mobypic.
“I felt like something beautiful was rushing at me, moving past and around me at breakneck speed, and I couldn’t gather it in and I didn’t want to see it go.” All this, although the end of the article feels dully clichéd.
@Thayer No, but I was wearing deely boppers, which I hope makes up for my lack of suitable sockage.
Lovely, unexpectedly long, cycle around east London. Saw several nice things. Only got spat at once.
[Insert usual Sunday incomprehending rage at eBay being unable to make a site that functions, after so many years to get it right.]
@saulcozens Awwwww, Dad!!!
Successfully replaced the faulty keyboard membrane in my ZX Spectrum+. Well skill!
@tomcoates Get. A. Blog. Please. Then you can explain these things once, in one place, in proper paragraphs, and decent arguments.