Microposts from Twitter on 2008-07-15

  • Grabbing a Jamba Juice for breakfast. Mango FTW! #
  • Watching a Summize search for “Nintendo” is just like being at their E3 press conference. Animal Crossing Wii yay! http://tinyurl.com/6o9lrr #
  • And I didn’t even notice that Summize has already been rebranded search.twitter.com. Cool! #
  • @jmoriarty I dumped Loopt because 1) It doesn’t DO anything, and 2) they’re acting kind of scummy with SMS spam: http://tinyurl.com/5fkdwt #
  • @jmoriarty Loopt won’t SMS spam YOU, it sends SMS spam to your contacts, no way to opt out besides emailing/calling them. Read the last link #
  • The Portland Craigslist market for used iPhones seems to have held up OK – still in the $300-$350 asking range: http://tinyurl.com/2dk5cd #
  • Restoring my iPhone 3G. Hold me, I’m scared! #
  • @ravenzachary Yeah, I expect it to take about the same amount of time as my 1.0 -> 2.0 upgrade. Still a scary time, though! πŸ™‚ #
  • @jmoriarty Hey, how come I can’t comment on your Open Port post? Are you trying to stifle conversation? Don’t make me karate chop you! πŸ˜‰ #
  • @queenmarypat I LOVE my iPhone 3G, almost as if it were a tiny, glass-and-plastic member of my family. πŸ™‚ #
  • @ejacqui I was getting MASSIVE delays in most apps when the keyboard comes up. 30 seconds or more. Doing a restore to see if it helps. #
  • And my iPhone is back from Restore Land. Had a scary couple of minutes where it couldn’t pick up a cell signal, though the radio was nuked. #
  • Wait. Why does iTunes want to restore my phone from backup AGAIN, when I try to sync now? #
  • @kellyrfeller Why do I have to register just to post a comment? And why is there nothing on the page that tells me so? Kinda user-hostile… #
  • @greghughes I want it to restore from a backup, but it JUST did that, like 5 minutes prior. I’ll let this one run its course. #
  • @eriksr I’ve brought all of my iPhone troubles upon myself – messing around, restoring, etc. Majority of people never deal with any of this. #
  • @bschlenker Looking for an iPhone game? Get Tap Tap Revenge. It’s free, and awesome! Think Guitar Hero/DDR on iPhone. πŸ™‚ #
  • @eriksr iPhone is light years beyond Windows Mobile in terms of stability (I used WM for years). My probs are because I’m on bleeding edge. #
  • Hmm. This second, unnecessary iPhone backup restore seems to be stalled around 50%. Should I intervene, or leave it? #
  • As in, the “Restoring iPhone from backup” progress bar hasn’t moved in 20 minutes. How bad is it if I interrupt? #
  • I unplugged it. Phone was completely wedged. I forced it into recovery mode, going to try another restore. *sigh* #
  • After this restore, I’m NOT going to restore from a backup. Start clean, then sync stuff over. What I should have done in the first place. #
  • Plan Restore-but-don’t-load backup was successful. Data synced back over, syncing media now. None of the hiccups I was hoping to squash yet. #
  • Looks like the Last.fm free iPhone app is out: http://tinyurl.com/5dy9f7 #
  • Twitter Streamgraphs are very cool – a graph of the words you use most in your last 200 tweets: http://tinyurl.com/54rtqn (hat tip @blogan) #
  • @theRab I agree no scrobbling in the last.fm iPhone app sucks. But they know my music taste better than Pandora, because I’ve used them more #
  • Psst! 30 O’Reilly books are being released as DRM-free ebooks, and headed to the Kindle store today. Yay! πŸ™‚ http://tinyurl.com/59re5m #
  • @bobduffy But when I go to Jeff’s post, not logged in, I don’t see ANYTHING that tells me I can post a comment. It just says “No comments.” #
  • Been waiting for a Kindle version of Devices of the Soul, so I can finish reading it. Might finally finish Wikipedia: TMM, too. #
  • Portvangelists take note: Charlene Li tweetup, Wed at 8:30pm at the Governor Hotel bar. Spread the word! http://tinyurl.com/6l75ud #
  • @charleneli says if you bring your copy of Groundswell, she’ll sign it, and buy you a drink. πŸ™‚ @turoczy, how bout a blog post? πŸ˜‰ #
  • Created an Upcoming event for the @charleneli tweetup tomorrow night. Spread the link, would you please? http://tinyurl.com/5vgz66 #
  • See what Twitter is saying about tomorrow night’s @charleneli tweetup, and who’s going! http://tinyurl.com/6dxxuy #
  • @turoczy I figured I had to act fast if I was going to beat you to it. Actually, I don’t care, as long as it was on there somewhere. πŸ˜‰ #
  • @justinkistner That’s because @turoczy is going to be out of town tomorrow night. He gets a pass this time. πŸ˜‰ #
  • My iPhone 3G has been behaving MUCH better after restoring to 5A347 and not restoring a backup. No freezes/reboots, location working great. #
  • @kodachrome22 Haven’t tested reception yet, but I don’t expect it to change. The update didn’t touch the radio firmware. I’ll report, though #
  • @bschlenker These are basically the steps I followed: http://tinyurl.com/6onk9x Find where iTunes keeps backups and move em to avoid restore #
  • Ooh! My first iPhone app update (Evernote 1.0.1) just came through. #

Charlene Li’s coming to Portland, wants to have a drink with you

Charlene Li, late of Forrester Research, co-author of the book Groundswell, and all around social media rock star, is going to be in Portland tomrrow night, and she wants to have a drink with you.

We’re having a “tweetup” at the bar in the Governor Hotel in Portland, starting at 8:30PM on Wednesday night, July 16. Charlene says if you bring your copy of Groundswell, she’ll sign it, and buy you a drink. πŸ™‚

You can get the details on Upcoming (you can RSVP if you want, but this is way informal, so no guarantees, of course – it’s a bunch of people descending on a hotel bar). You can also see what the Twittersphere is saying about Charlene, the tweetup, and Groundswell on the spanking new search.twitter.com (formerly Summize, a.k.a. the best dang Twitter search engine out there, period). You know, in case you want to see if any of your friends are going to be there.

Hope you can make it! πŸ™‚

Update: Bummer. Charlene’s flight got cancelled, and she’s not going to get into PDX until around midnight, so we had to cancel the tweetup. Sorry! πŸ™ You can see go see Charlene speak at the Internet Strategy Forum Summit tomorrow (Thursday), though.


Microposts from Twitter on 2008-07-14

  • Showing @psteinb Twitterrific and Twitpic: http://twitpic.com/41yr #
  • Just ran into @leemachen. Nice to meet you in person, Lee! Take me back to Ireland with you? πŸ˜‰ #
  • And @mungara is in town, too. Wonder who else I’ll run into today? #
  • Attending a marketing meeting (on behalf of my boss, @billpearson), and heard a phrase that made me shudder: “social stunt”. πŸ™ #
  • @cvelis I don’t know what a “social stunt” is, but I’m scared to find out. πŸ˜‰ #
  • @markgross The reason “legal review is not needed” is because you’re wearing their implant, and they reviewed your talk as you wrote it. πŸ˜‰ #
  • @jschultz Yes, I’ve see getsatisfaction.com/intel. I created it. Is anyone using it? It’s been a ghost town for months. #
  • Grabbed the Presidents of the USA 10 year anniversary release from Amazon MP3. 26 great tracks, DRM-free, for $8.99? Yes, please! πŸ™‚ #
  • @jschultz Yeah, Twitter works much better for feedback. I subscribe to an Intel search feed on Summize and FriendFeed. Catches everything. #
  • I’m really proud and happy about how solid Twitter has been today, via Twitterrific (on the desktop). Just like the old days! Hope it lasts! #
  • @jmoriarty @dslanius @billpearson @amybarton I don’t know what marketing meeting you’re in, but it’s probably a good thing I’m not there. πŸ˜‰ #
  • @jmoriarty Just make them substitute “email” everywhere they say “blogs” or “social media”, and ask if it still makes sense. Just a medium! #
  • @jmoriarty Good. Press releases are MUCH better for discussions, anyway. #
  • @samgrover Nope, no 3G at Jones Farm. It’s always been that way. They have repeaters here, but they’re EDGE only, not HSDPA (3G). #
  • Going to try a restore on my iPhone 3G, to see if it helps the little issues. @ravenzachary and iPhone Atlas say “yes”. #
  • @JeffClavier Wha? Tap Tap Revenge is finally out? /me scrambles to the App Store to d/l. πŸ™‚ #
  • @JeffClavier Looking forward to more from Tapulous! TTR is amazing (the shake gestures, etc.). What’s the chances of licensed songs? #
  • @SarahCofer Welcome home! That was a pretty epic trip, there! πŸ™‚ #
  • Hmm. They’re saying that WordPress 2.6 is going to launch tonight. http://tinyurl.com/5rwuz2 #
  • Repeating a request from the weekend: I’m after a nice geeky wallpaper for my iPhone. Done Transformers and Iron Man already. What say you? #
  • @mattg Yeah, I’m anxiously awaiting WordPress for the iPhone. Subscribed to versiontracker.com/iphone feed – hope it shows up there! #
  • @mattg Nice wallpaper! πŸ™‚ #
  • Bwa ha ha ha! I think I just found my new wallpaper: http://tinyurl.com/5eu25q (Fail Whale ahoy! πŸ™‚ #
  • @ahockley a WordPress editor (XML-RPC), like MarsEdit or Windows Live Writer. A blog authoring/editng app. #
  • @ahockley The WP admin interface works surprisingly well on the iPhone. Even better with the WPhone plugin. But an editor app will rock. #
  • @reidab poolga.com is pretty cool. A little too artsy fartsy for my tastes, but that’s my problem, not theirs. πŸ˜‰ #
  • @kellyrfeller Everyone already knows this, but I don’t censor anything. Sometimes my life would be simpler with a brain/mouth filter. πŸ˜‰ #
  • Have I mentioned how happy I am that Twitter is healthy again, and Twitterrific works like it’s supposed to? Feel like I’m connected again. #
  • @funkatron I would, if ping.fm fit into my tube structure. Blasting my posts to multiple services screws up the delicate syndication I built #
  • @funkatron But I still lubs @spaz. The little guy will always have a spot in my heart. πŸ™‚ #
  • Pop quiz, Twitter! Intel launched something BIG today. Without Googling, can anyone tell me what it was? #
  • @waxpancake Thanks for that feed of newly released iPhone apps. How does it compare to the one at versiontracker.com/iphone? #
  • (I’ll post later with what the big Intel launch today was. Want to leave some more time for more replies to float in. So far, no one knows.) #
  • The “big” thing Intel launched today was Centrino 2 (a.k.a. Montevina). Google for more info, because I don’t really know where to send you. #

Microposts from Twitter on 2008-07-13

  • @mmWine Yeah, it’s a known issue with Twitpic and the iPhone 3G. #
  • @jmoriarty Try the urbanspoon app – shake your phone, and a slot machine surprises you with a nearby restaurant. Don’t like it? Shake again! #
  • Anyone else’s iPhone just go out to lunch for 5-30 seconds? COMPLETELY unresponsive, UI frozen, then it comes back. Driving me CRAZY. πŸ™ #

Microposts from Twitter on 2008-07-11

  • #9 in line at the Hillsboro AT&T store. First guy got here at 4:15 AM. #
  • Line pic: http://twitpic.com/3jgx #
  • Great. Facebook.app just rebooted my iPhone. #
  • 6:15 line update: about 20 people in line now. Less than 2 hours to go! πŸ™‚ http://twitpic.com/3jow #
  • Half hour to go! AT&T guy coming down the line, filling out pre-sale sheets. Hope it smooths things out… #
  • They just let the first 8 people in. I’m number 9. Not long now! Still undecided on black or white. Want to see in person first. #
  • Ha! iPhone not activated yet, but I can still read and post to Twitter from my Kindle! #
  • Back in the office and online. My phone’s not activated yet. Bummer. #
  • Both Hillsboro AT&T stores only had 40 phones, and ran out of black 16GB first. A friend who wants black was ticked. (cont’d) #
  • He went to the Apple Store at Pioneer Place, where they say they have plenty of everything. He’s still in line there. AT&T supply = Fail. #
  • Gizmodo says if you leave the iPhone plugged into iTunes after it fails, it will eventually work. They’ve activated 5 or so that way. #
  • Apple Cancels All iPhone 3G Orders, Releases the iBrick 3G: http://tinyurl.com/3pkos #
  • Good thing I don’t rely on my phone for important things like, you know, talking to people. Cause it’s been dead for hours. πŸ™ #
  • Whoa! I just got an incoming SMS on my phone, and it appears to be working perfectly (calls, wifi, location, etc). iTunes still = FAIL. #
  • And I can’t sync yet, so all my data and apps are missing, but my iPhone 3G is alive! Yay! πŸ™‚ #
  • The iPhone 3G feels MUCH better in the hand than the previous one (which was awesome). It’s REALLY, really nice. Almost TOO sensual. πŸ˜‰ #
  • Hey, activation started working! I just restored my data to my new phone, and it’s rebooting/syncing now. Almost there! #
  • Hmm. There’s a new “Sync Google Contacts” UI in iTunes 7.7 that I don’t think was there before (it was buried in Address Book after 10.5.3). #
  • I keep thinking “Man, I’m sleepy!” And then I remember “Oh, yeah. I got up at 4AM.” πŸ™‚ #
  • @RichSPK they’re subtly more curved. It’s hard to see in photos, but immediately obvious in your hand. #
  • Wow, the speakers/sound on the iPhone 3G are MUCH better and louder than before. There’s a tiny metal mesh grill on them, too. Nice. πŸ™‚ #
  • Showing Kevin Twitterific on the iPhone: http://twitpic.com/3ls0 #
  • @bobduffy Flash does not and probably will not ever work on any iPhone. And that’s not a bad thing! #
  • Showing @bljarv Twitterrific and Twitpic: http://twitpic.com/3m6d #
  • If Brightkite and Fire Eagle don’t start to use iPhone’s Core Location features, pronto, they’re dead. These new apps (Loopt, etc) are hot. #
  • @CecilWalker Wow, you’re right. It was a long time ago that I set up those Intel podcasts. Glad someone’s still using the site! πŸ˜‰ #
  • I owe a lot of people replies to Twitter questions, etc. I’ll get to you, I promise. Just swamped with email and other stuff. #
  • @glynor http://twitpic.com/3lb6 – @chrispirillo is entitled to his opinion. But he’s wrong. πŸ™‚ The feel of the new iPhone is MUCH bette … #
  • @verso Yay! Congrats! Which one did you get (white or black?) Don’t you just love how it feels? #
  • @unclenate I’ve tried to use Loopt, but I can’t figure out how to add any friends, which makes it kind of stupid. πŸ™‚ #
  • iPhone app idea: a speed test app that logs your location, builds a database of real world data speeds. Who’s gonna build it? πŸ™‚ #
  • @Ihnatko What is this “secret” Flickr iPhone web app you speak of? Do want. #
  • @kodachrome22 @rigeek I’m getting fewer bars now I’m on 3G, too. Battery’s getting killed, cause the radio’s working harder to get a signal. #
  • Getting a weird problem on home wifi (with only 1 or 2 bars of 3G) where it can’t fix my location, even outside where GPS should work. #
  • And the whole phone freezes for 20-30 seconds at a time, then comes back. Wonder if Core Location is timing out and blocking stuff? #
  • Need a cool new geeky nice looking wallpaper for my iPhone 3G. Give me suggestions? #
  • @JoshProStar No, I left those on all the time before. The battery hit has to be coming from the new HSDPA radio and GPSR. Not unexpected. #
  • @JoshProStar when signal is low, cell phones crank up the radio power to try to compensate. Low/no signal can drain most phones in hours. #
  • I always charge my gadgets at night, so as long as I can make it through one day, I don’t care. Today was unique, usage-wise, being new. #
  • @TaxMan45 yeah, but I bet you’ve been using it a LOT more than usual since the update. Apps burn up battery at a good clip, too. #
  • @JoshProStar I’m withholding verdict (new vs old). Differences really are subtle for non-obsessed otaku geeks like me. Both are stellar. πŸ™‚ #
  • With that, I’m crashing. Been up since 4AM! G’night, world! πŸ™‚ Zzzzz… #

Microposts from Twitter on 2008-07-10

  • Just grabbed iTunes 7.7, so I can check out the App Store. Whee! πŸ™‚ #
  • @iSunDevil I just did a Software Update (I’m on a Mac), and it came down. Looks like you can also grab it from apple.com/itunes. #
  • Poking around in the iPhone App Store, downloading the 2.0 firmware so I can play with some of this stuff before I head downtown. #
  • Putting the iPhone 2.0 update on my phone now. “Preparing” takes forever… #
  • @jmoriarty Factor in the Intel discount on the iPhone plan price, and it’s a little more appealing. And still cheaper than any smartphone. #
  • @jmoriarty re: Intel AT&T discount – You’ve Got Mail! πŸ™‚ #
  • @jmoriarty Basically, the Intel corporate discount didn’t apply to the original iPhone plans, because it was “special”. Thats no longer true #
  • @mungara @jmoriarty Intel Exchange support is supposed to be coming. You can bet I’ll be figuring out the details, will share when I do. πŸ™‚ #
  • iPhone 2.0 update done, rebooted, restoring my data now. Can’t wait to play in the App Store! What are the “can’t miss” apps? #
  • @mungara @jmoriarty MobileMe is for suckers! $100 a year for stuff you can get from Google for free, plus 20GB storage? Please! πŸ˜‰ #
  • Holy crap! OmniFocus for iPhone is $19.99? Ouch! #
  • Playing with iPhone apps on the train downtown. It’s like Christmas! I’m so excited I can’t stand it! #
  • http://twitpic.com/3g9o #
  • http://friendfeed.com/iphone/ (posting via the new Twitterific bookmarklet – this rocks!) #
  • @LeStew oops. Phone was upside down! That’s how excited I am! πŸ™‚ #
  • Pro tip: use “take pictures directly” in Twitterific options. Its off by default. http://twitpic.com/3gah #
  • iPhone apps over EDGE is kinda painful. 3G is gonna be WELL worth it (as is precise GPS). #
  • The Facebook iPhone app is pretty neat. The Friends view could easily be my full time address book/contacts app. #
  • The AIM app would be more useful to me if 1) it used its federation with Google Talk, and 2) if I had more than 2 AIM buddies. πŸ™‚ #
  • Yikes. Twitterrific just rebooted my iPhone… πŸ™ #
  • Sitting outside the Pioneer Place Apple Store: http://twitpic.com/3gsn #
  • @Jmartens no, I just happened to be down here. I’ll be at the Hillsboro AT&T store bright and early! πŸ™‚ #
  • Ran into @donpdonp at Pioneer Place: http://twitpic.com/3gyn #
  • So what iPhone game should I buy? I like words and puzzles more than action and frustration. Suggestions welcome. #
  • Twittedific has rebooted my iPhone 3 times now. Going to stop using it until there’s a fix. @chockenberry, let me know how I can help debug. #
  • Er, that’s Twitterrific that’s rebooted my phone 3 times. Frustrating. #
  • @spinnerin is in the same room as me. Let’s see if Twitterrific knows! #
  • Psst! Save the date – Ignite Portland 4 will be Thursday, November 13. Same great venue, even more burning ideas! http://tinyurl.com/6rkvyt #
  • Going to bed. 4AM is going to roll around mighty quick. Then, let the festivities begin! I wonder if I’ll be #1 in line again? πŸ™‚ #
  • @turoczy I share Silicon Florist stuff because it’s awesome, timely, informative, well-written, and relevant. I should thank YOU. πŸ™‚ #
  • Whoa. Just got a $0 iTunes Receipt email for the dozens of free iPhone apps I “bought” today. #

Microposts from Twitter on 2008-07-09

  • @rachelbancroft had an evil-but-hilarious idea: I should wear my “I’m Blogging This” shirt to jury orientation this morning. πŸ™‚ #
  • Arrived early at the courthouse. At least there’s wifi (they were very coy as to whether it would or wouldn’t be available on their site). #
  • I take it back. There was wifi outside the courthouse, but none that my iPhone can seem to connect to in the jury room (Washington County). #
  • @spaz looks like the first Twitted client with bit.ly support. That was fast! πŸ™‚ #
  • Awesome 80s video on why jury duty is so important. Now, waiting, waiting, waiting to see if I get picked for a trial. #
  • @marusin They seem to follow airport security rules here. Didn’t make me take off my shoes, but they did examine a lady’s water bottle. #
  • Wasn’t picked for the first case. As starry-eyed as it sounds, I hope I DO get picked. I believe in this process, and want to participate. #
  • OH in the jury room: “Facebook is a snobby version of MySpace.” (aside: wish I’d brought headphones to shut out unwanted conversations) #
  • Someone just taught “Facebook is snobby” girl how to use Google SMS. She’s ecstatic. You’d think she’d been taught dark magic. πŸ™‚ #
  • I got picked! Lunch now at a little Thai place across the street, then, radio silence. #
  • Shutting down for the trial. See you on the other side! πŸ™‚ #
  • Well, the trial got carried over until tormorrow, so the judge came down and dismissed us. Anti-climactic, but nice to get the day back. πŸ™‚ #
  • @corvida No, that means I have fulfilled my jury duty obligation for at least 2 years. The lady’s doing a “stipulated facts” trial tmrw. #
  • @jmoriarty Yikes! 9 months would have been harsh. I could have been picked for a grand jury, if they needed one. That sits for 1 month. #
  • @verso Egad! I guess that’s one way to get excused from a jury. πŸ˜‰ #
  • @jmoriarty @britopian Something scary like murder would have been bad. The case I had was a homeless woman busted for riding MAX w/o fare. #
  • When the judge came down to dismiss us, she gave a very detailed explanation of the case (the woman had been off meds, lost it in court) :-O #
  • @scottjedwards The trial never happened, and I was excused. The judge didn’t tell us NOT to talk about the case, so I think I’m good. πŸ™‚ #
  • @jmoriarty Very brave of you to speak out against Twitter censoring ?????. I agree that people will find ????? if they want to. Why censor? #
  • I came THIS close to getting picked for a trial about ????? this morning at jury duty, but they took one look at my tshirt and… #
  • @annierodkins I’m wearing a shirt that says “????? THE SYSTEM!!!” πŸ˜‰ #
  • Retweeting @mattking TriMet Tracker for iPhone has received a major update. PDX iPhoners check it out! http://tinyurl.com/6zcyys #
  • @kellyrfeller LOL! You must be on their whitelist, since your tweet didn’t get ????? censored. Nice! πŸ™‚ #
  • Clear evidence of Twitter’s blatant censoring of ????? and ?????: http://tinyurl.com/6l447o #
  • @gialyons @kellyrfeller @jmoriarty Why not meet at the Legion of Talk event on the 21st? It’s at a bar! πŸ™‚ http://tinyurl.com/66tf64 #
  • @verso I’ll play Guitar Wii-ro with you some time. All my Wii game friend codes are here: http://tinyurl.com/5jehrg #
  • A post I wrote in 2006, “Apple Mighty Mouse Won’t Scroll Down” STILL gets several real, valid comments per week: http://tinyurl.com/6zqymp #
  • @harrisja If you’re not going to iBendOver to AT&T, who are you iBendingOver for now? Cell carriers are all equally slimy. πŸ™‚ #
  • @harrisja Sure you can go month to month with AT&T. You just don’t get the subsidy discount (though I know the joy of being out of contract) #
  • @harrisja And at least with ANYONE OTHER THAN T-Mobile, you could, you know, have a fast 3G data network. *zing!* πŸ˜‰ #
  • @harrisja It’s unclear whether the App Store will run on jailbroken/unlocked iPhones. Prolly not. I’m sure we’ll know on Friday! #
  • I wonder how much money I’ve saved Apple (in support time and replacement hw) with this post? http://tinyurl.com/2csv38 They owe me some $$! #
  • @samgrover I had heard that the Intel discount will work on the new iPhone plans (it didn’t on the old ones). I’m very happy for that. πŸ™‚ #
  • Hmm. Will the iPhone 2.0 OS update and the App Store go live on Thursday, before 3G launch? TechCrunch sez so: http://tinyurl.com/594re7 #
  • Sorry, @chrisheuer, but I think Social Media Club has Nuked the Fridge: http://tinyurl.com/6godcr πŸ™ #
  • @chrisheuer Whoa, I “choose to attack before I understand”? That’s kind of rude. I tried to understand what you’re doing. I don’t get it. #
  • @chrisheuer What format would you like to opinion/criticism to take, so that it’s more palatable to you? #
  • @chrisheuer WTF is with the passive agressive act, dude? Am I not allowed to express my opinion on my blog if it’s different that yours? #
  • Why some people choose to get defensive instead of accepting criticism is beyond me, but this it the world we live in. #
  • @chrisheuer You’re choosing to take SMC in a corporate direction. I get that. But it makes me sad. It’s opposite of what I thought SMC was. #
  • @kristiewells You say SMC isn’t corporate. I think the BoD news sounds like it could have come from any corporation. I guess we disagree. #
  • @clint Darmok and Jilad at Tanagra. #
  • @chrisheuer I do follow you on Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/5drhs8 #
  • I hereby give the entire internet permission to tell me when I say/do something stupid or wrong. But please don’t attack me personally. #
  • On a lighter note, this is very funny (worth a few minutes laughs): http://tinyurl.com/2hzwn #

“Social Media Club” has Nuked the Fridge


I heard the news today that Chris Heuer, of Social Media Club, has formed a “Board of Directors” of 42 people to, well, I don’t really know what they’re going to do…

Maybe you can figure it out. Read this paragraph, and try to make sense of it. While you’re at it, try to deduce if it came from a “social media” group, or some barking mad 20th century corp-speak organizational announcement:

The new interim board has been charted (sic) to address several key organizational and strategic deliverables, including development of membership goals, acceleration of local chapter development, increase in adoption of industry standards and implementation of a new legal structure to enhance future growth … The board will also focus on increasing its research efforts and strengthening relationships with other organizations such as the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) and the International Association for Business Communicators (IABC). The interim board’s work will be completed once the club reorganizes as a new entity, and holds an election amongst its members for a formal Board of Directors.

I consider myself friends with several people on this list, but I can’t make ANY sense of this.

Good thing Social Media Club is “reorganizing into a new entity”, because it’s surely dead if it’s spewing stuff like this. And I don’t like the looks of the “new entity”. Looks like a lot of big, corporate, inhuman, non-sensical entities I already know… πŸ™


Microposts from Twitter on 2008-07-08

  • @kellyrfeller Cool news (that Dreamworks has chosen Intel over AMD). They join Pixar – Wall-E had a “Rendering powered by Intel” credit. πŸ™‚ #
  • Come see Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu, space traveller) speak for FREE in Portland July 21 (courtesy Legion of Tech!) http://tinyurl.com/66tf64 #
  • @marshallk bit.ly looks like a pretty cool URL shortener. Does it have a Firefox Extension? Right-click TinyURLs is what keeps me with them. #
  • @Jerry_Makare When I promise robots, I deliver. πŸ˜‰ #
  • Why bit.ly is awesome, but I won’t be using it: http://tinyurl.com/5698dp #
  • Hey! Go “Like” and comment on some of my stuff on FriendFeed! I’m starting to feel lonely over there! πŸ™‚ http://friendfeed.com/jabancroft #
  • *cries* I just added descriptions to 110 photos in FlickrExport for iPhoto. Upload failed, now it’s all gone! Help, @frasierspiers! πŸ™ #
  • @SarahCofer We haven’t finalized any dates, but we’re looking at November for Ignite Portland 4. Lots of other events to schedule around! #
  • Welp, looks like I DO have to go to jury duty tomorrow! Might last through Friday (I hope not! Big plans on iPhone day!) #
  • Reading the Oregon Juror’s Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/65xrws I wonder if I’ll get disquallified for anything? My opinions are pretty tame. #
  • @steveswrong Each county determines the maximum length of jury service. I think mine is 3 days, unless I’m selected for a Grand Jury, #
  • @mattg LOL You give me, perhaps, too much credit, sir. πŸ™‚ #
  • @annierodkins That’s true. If the crime is “Abuse of PowerPoint” or “Twitter Spamming”, I’d have to recuse myself. πŸ˜‰ #
  • @reidab Maybe I should tell them that I intend to live-tweet the trial. Think that’d stop them from picking me? πŸ˜‰ #
  • Another Kindle essay: Can the Kindle do for books what the iPod has done for music? http://tinyurl.com/5kd7ba Tell me what you think! #
  • Looking forward to @frasierspiers’ Exposure Flickr app for iPhone. Geotagged photos “near me”? Yes, please! πŸ™‚ #
  • Also looking forward to FlickrExport Touch, from same. Been sending to Flickr by email, but the pics only to at 480×640, not the full 2MP. #
  • I’m hearing rumors that the white iPhone 3G 16GB won’t be available at launch, or will be scarce, but I don’t care, because I want black. #
  • @betsywhim I’ll be at the AT&T store in Hillsboro, on TV Hwy. Unless I’m still in jury duty, that is! πŸ™‚ #