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Last Build Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 12:31:46 -0000

 



Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 12:31:46 -0000

Well said. I'd add to this post -- and Karoli's -- that people should first donate to their local communities. If not by opening their wallets than by volunteering their time. If everybody helped in their own communities their would be less need for global assistance. Think about it.




Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:50:17 -0000

I always thought they should be called twit-ers...




Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:23:58 -0000

Actually, I don't think Web2.0 is going to spread much farther. I believe the core audience has certainly been obtained already, growth will slow down, and eventually the fat will be stripped away leaving us with useful sets of tools and ideas to implement in USEFUL ways.




Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 02:39:15 -0000

You're right about that. I don't believe in telling people what to do with their cash either.

On the other hand, for social media/networking/web2.0 whateveryouwanttocallit to spread and gain traction within communities that are not nearly as entrenched as the tech community is, it seems reasonable to reach out and be a part of the larger world community.

That was really my point. If folks have $1500 to spread around on the purchase of a Twitter identity that will be worthless if it really changes hands, then perhaps it might be used for a greater good elsewhere, and by extension, the goodwill of the inventors, movers and shakers of this community might become known outside of tech itself.




Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 02:37:44 -0000

Hey, it's a good cause. People will talk shit, always, never let it get ya down. :)




Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 02:34:53 -0000

Thanks to you and Queen of Spain for this. It really means a lot that you get it, and I truly hope others do, too. I'm grateful.




Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 02:11:18 -0000

Well said, Eric! Life's about balance, and part of that balance is being able to see the global good, the overall welfare, not just your pocketbook.




Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:44:34 -0000

To be fair tho, the auction hasn't ended, Andrew has no money from it at this time.




Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:42:27 -0000

Personally, I think that every person involved in the buying/selling of that twitter account is short a substantial amount of braincells.

I'm sure it's been covered, but people follow that guy on twitter because of who he is. If another person is behind the wheel, they'll simply go elsewhere. This entire auction is along the lines of those people who bid on jars full of air, etc. It's doing it just to say you did it, and there's no logic in that.




Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:37:37 -0000

Well, who knows, maybe the buyer has a little extra incentive to think. Or Andrew. Or something.




Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:35:17 -0000

I do want to provide a counter point though, could-a-shoulda-woulda is nice and fluffy, but at the end of the day that same $1,550 wouldn't have been spent on any of those things. Those people would have bought things with it that they valued for themselves.

While it is nice to see someone occasionally point out the great potential things we can do with our cash, that doesn't change the fact that unless we cared about those things to begin with we won't be spending our money on them.




Re: How to handily tell tech bloggers to STFU

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:29:58 -0000

You're right. She's right. I do believe I'll do my part in getting the link around. :)