Just as Mickey Mouse as Disney but without any of the fun.

Popular internet tools are overblown forums?

Discuss.  I am just kidding.  But I was spending all day on facebook and actually it is pretty nice site that actually has some usefulness.  For example, if you look at all of the political groups and how they bring in thousands of members.  I know obama has benefited from it.

It is just amazing how these "forum" like apps are just tweaked out discussion forums.  Twitter?  twitter is one of the top 50 websites on the planet (per Time magazine). Amazing.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 11th, 2007 3:59am
twitter will fade out.  its a fad, not a useful tool for communication.

but, yeah.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 11th, 2007 4:06am
So what you're saying is that the Web is really a tool for human interaction?

oh noes!

:P
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
July 11th, 2007 4:46am
Twitter has some future I think but it can't function as a website in its own right.
On Blah we had a shoutbox for a short while.
On Facebook there is the "[John Doe] is ..." functionality.
Facebook also has 'the wall'

So there is obviously a need/market for ultrashort communications in the same way that SMS/text messages became the killer app for cell phones.

So I guess where email has as short version in the form of text messages, blogs or forums posts can have a short version as well. But it needs more focus on subject and audience than Twitter has.
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
July 11th, 2007 5:06am
Facebook is very cool, been using it about 4/5 months and its great for short comms and keeping in contact with people over long distance
Permalink what are you reading for? 
July 11th, 2007 6:10am
"these "forum" like apps are just tweaked out discussion forums"

yeah, and the model T was just a tweaked up version of an oldsmobile, or something.

the secret is in the tweaking.
Permalink heroin addicted ari$--tocrat 
July 11th, 2007 8:48am
[gearhead/pedant]

Actually the secret of the Model T was in conveyor assembly, making it cheap and quick to build, thus making it affordable to the general public.

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Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
July 11th, 2007 8:53am
you don't say.

BTW the eggs were ok, if a little runny.
Permalink grandma $-- 
July 11th, 2007 8:56am
> keeping in contact with people over long distance

IM anyone?
Permalink son of parnas 
July 11th, 2007 12:16pm

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