Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Much twittering ado about (mostly) nothing

So today (Wednesday) is the Twit-Out, in which heavy Twitter users cranky that the free service is in a perpetual state of discombobulation are going to stamp their tiny feet and not Twit for a day in an act of "tough love."

Yeah, I see you're frightened and dismayed by this threat to your... um, yeah. I predict that the world will continue to spin on its axis; that the absence of some of the I-just-made-a-poopy crowd will go unnoticed by those of us with full info-lives; and that both the vast mass of occasional users and those treating Twitter as a practical broadcast tool will appreciate the lighter server loads. (Mediaphyter's got some smart thinking on this.) The organizers seem convinced that their fussing is a means of getting the attention of their admittedly poorly-performing Web 2.0 hangout (Twitter 2008, Evite 2003? discuss); for the sake of increased performance, I wonder if we could convince them to have a sulk like this once a week?

This concludes the whiny-ass bitchery portion of our program today. In recompense for the brain cells you sacrificed on that paragraph, please enjoy this video of Barack Obama explaining in the nicest possible way how the Tennessee GOP will either step the fuck off re his family or take delivery on the deluxe order of whup-ass with a side of Midol. One of the beautiful fringe benefits of having this man lead the nation will be watching him in action at summit meetings, I reckon.

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