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mark my word: twitter will doom us all

OMG Gmail is DOWN!

September 1, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Gmail Fail, originally uploaded by Rammikins!. Who you gonna call?


Armageddon is here: Twitter is down and Fail Whale is not even there?!

August 6, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

I can’t believe I am saying this, but I wish Fail Whale will come back soon! We miss you, Fail Whale! We will never been mean to you and call you names again! Just come back!! You are so much better than a lot of other scenarios, we have now realized! So… by now you […]


“Mommy, is tweeting bad?”

June 24, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

Nope. Didn’t make this up. This came up in my conversation with my 6 year-old, Mr. Monk, in the car today. Most of our conversations happen in the car now, it seems. Could Mr. Monk be that smart so as to figure out that when I am driving, I am cornered and hence have to […]


If I were working on an ethnographic study on the Global Twitter Tribe, I would start here with Twitter Earth…

April 23, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

If you have some inexplicable fascination of Twitter, the much beloved or maligned or questioned (depending on you hang out with…) but can't-be-ignored, new kid on the block, by my troth! you definitely should check out Twitter Earth…   Twitter Earth is basically a 3D presentation of Twittervision, which shows every tweet, live, and where […]


“Twouble with Twitters” Funny animation vid explaining and condemning Twitter

April 14, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

via Funny in a, “I know there is something wrong but I just can’t stop it” kind of way. Sort like chocolate. Or, porn, for some people, I guess. “Who are you talking to?” “No one and every one!” Someone posted link to this vid as a comment to the thought-provoking “It’s Official – […]


Wired article struck a cord and so I am copying and pasting the whole thing…

April 13, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

Ok. I am not really going to do this. But I just want to do something about this article: Scott Brown’s “Gag Reflexes” in Wired (April 2009). The online edition has a longer title: “Scott Brown on Stand-Up Comedy, Lingua Franca of the Wired World” which sums up Mr. Brown’s theory. Maybe crumple up the […]


Power of Twitter got to @RainnWilson whose followers surpassed 100,000 today…

February 27, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

Who says that size does not matter? When I first started following Rainn Wilson (of The Office Dwight the Beet Farmer & B&B Operator fame) on Twitter, he only had a meagerly 60,000+ followers. And that was like, last week. Here is a Tweet that he just sent out, in celebration of the 100K threshold […]


Celebrities on Twitter: @Stephenfry has the most followers because he rocks!

February 27, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

I cannot believe that in my previous post of celebrities that tweet I forgot about Demi Moore. Sorry Mrs. Kutcher. And of course, her lovely, always good to look at, but probably illegal for me to fantasize about because of his young age, Mr. Kutcher. Mr. Combs. How could I have forgotten Mr. Diddy? Yes, […]


There has been NO way for us common denizens to converse with celebrities. That is, until Twitter opened the door…

February 26, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

This is Twitter’s stated mission (or designed usage) on its homepage: “Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?” Here is my observation: most of the people are using Twitter, not to keep their […]


Crowd sourcing to beat the market: the new tag “$” on Twitter

February 18, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

Thanks to Wired, I know now what “$” and “#” mean in Twitter-nese. Yes, I am a N00b… The enigmatic title “On Twitter, $ Is the New #” serves as a test: If you have to ask, I guess this is not meant for you… I am ashamed to admit that I didn’t know about […]