1004 following me to SXSW

Aaarrgghhh, I left my cell phone at home by accident. Maryam is mad cause she can’t call me (neither can you, sorry). But there’s always Twitter. Here at SJC (we’re in the airport on the “nerd bird” as Irina Slutsky calls it) there’s geeks sitting on the floor Twittering each other. The Google Blogger team is here too (just saw Eric Case in line). Ahh, it’s going to be fun.

Oh, just got a new Photowalking up (this time another part of Stanford Linear Accelerator — tour guide is Bebo White, one of the team that built the first US Web site). Just visit ScobleShow to find the two videos. It already got Slashdotted.

Anyway, in just the past few days hundreds have joined Twitter and I now have 1004 followers. You can follow TwitterClub, ScobleStyle on my “with friends” page.

See ya Wednesday. In the meantime you can watch my Twitter account.

123 thoughts on “1004 following me to SXSW

  1. Robert, what do you think about a reddit-like site, but then Google co-op style, where you can select people who’s content you like, or can start subreddits with a bunch of friends…?

  2. Robert, what do you think about a reddit-like site, but then Google co-op style, where you can select people who’s content you like, or can start subreddits with a bunch of friends…?

  3. Robert, what do you think about a reddit-like site, but then Google co-op style, where you can select people who’s content you like, or can start subreddits with a bunch of friends…?

  4. Yah, spam filter not workings? But Hollywood’s real headache is…N-I-K-K-I F-I-N-K-E. ;)

  5. Yah, spam filter not workings? But Hollywood’s real headache is…N-I-K-K-I F-I-N-K-E. ;)

  6. Yah, spam filter not workings? But Hollywood’s real headache is…N-I-K-K-I F-I-N-K-E. ;)

  7. Narcissist and bloggers are but synonymous. ;)

    Looking forward to Planet Terror tho, and Sin Cities 2 and 3. 300 has that feel too, but pure historical material, I dunno, the Frank Miller look and take just doesn’t work. Miller needs outlandish pulp, putting raw history in, just muds up the waters, video game faddish with not much plot, a visual splendor-feast however. I felt the same way about the graphic novel, vintage Miller however.

  8. Narcissist and bloggers are but synonymous. ;)

    Looking forward to Planet Terror tho, and Sin Cities 2 and 3. 300 has that feel too, but pure historical material, I dunno, the Frank Miller look and take just doesn’t work. Miller needs outlandish pulp, putting raw history in, just muds up the waters, video game faddish with not much plot, a visual splendor-feast however. I felt the same way about the graphic novel, vintage Miller however.

  9. Narcissist and bloggers are but synonymous. ;)

    Looking forward to Planet Terror tho, and Sin Cities 2 and 3. 300 has that feel too, but pure historical material, I dunno, the Frank Miller look and take just doesn’t work. Miller needs outlandish pulp, putting raw history in, just muds up the waters, video game faddish with not much plot, a visual splendor-feast however. I felt the same way about the graphic novel, vintage Miller however.

  10. @29 “…was hanging out with stars on Saturday night because I share my life.”

    You were anging out with stars!!!!1?? Really???? Wow!!! Clearly we are not worthy.

    That’s significant because??????

    Can we say ‘elitist?’, boys and girls? I thought we could.

    Others lives are improved because YOU share YOUR life with them? Again, wow!

    Can we say ‘narcissist’, boys and girls? I thought we could.

  11. @29 “…was hanging out with stars on Saturday night because I share my life.”

    You were anging out with stars!!!!1?? Really???? Wow!!! Clearly we are not worthy.

    That’s significant because??????

    Can we say ‘elitist?’, boys and girls? I thought we could.

    Others lives are improved because YOU share YOUR life with them? Again, wow!

    Can we say ‘narcissist’, boys and girls? I thought we could.

  12. @29 “…was hanging out with stars on Saturday night because I share my life.”

    You were anging out with stars!!!!1?? Really???? Wow!!! Clearly we are not worthy.

    That’s significant because??????

    Can we say ‘elitist?’, boys and girls? I thought we could.

    Others lives are improved because YOU share YOUR life with them? Again, wow!

    Can we say ‘narcissist’, boys and girls? I thought we could.

  13. >I was just thinking out loud about the psychology behind needing to publicise minute-by-minute trivia about your life.

    By sharing my life with others they improve it. Over and over. I was hanging out with stars on Saturday night because I share my life.

  14. >I was just thinking out loud about the psychology behind needing to publicise minute-by-minute trivia about your life.

    By sharing my life with others they improve it. Over and over. I was hanging out with stars on Saturday night because I share my life.

  15. >I was just thinking out loud about the psychology behind needing to publicise minute-by-minute trivia about your life.

    By sharing my life with others they improve it. Over and over. I was hanging out with stars on Saturday night because I share my life.

  16. “Tim: and, you again, demonstrate you don’t understand Twitter. There’s a private mode in Twitter.”

    Now that I didn’t know – I’ve looked at Twitter, but so far haven’t seen a reason to use it.

    “I don’t use IM — everytime I sign on I get 40 IM windows that demand an answer. Twitter doesn’t do that to me.”

    You need better friends :)

    Seriously, if Twitter is a centralised IM system with a decent persistent history, that could be quite good.

    And it is basically an IM system – it’s just how the client presents the messages that differs. I suspect you could write a Twitter IM-style client, if there isn’t one already. Actually, my biggest complaint about IM clients is that they don’t really support profiles, i.e. different modes of using them. Sometimes I’m happy to talk to people, other times I’m busy and only want to answer stuff that really needs a response and is a priority (e.g. in your case of 40 new messages, I’d just like to see a single flashing icon in the notification area in Windows). But to do that I have to, e.g. go through MSN IM options to individually disable sounds, alerts, etc. It sucks.

    Plus they’re not centralised in terms of message history (although I think GTalk might be), which would probably be the biggest draw of Twitter for me.

    “As to your concern about broadcasting inane info? So? Don’t subscribe to it then.”

    I wasn’t complaining that I have to read it, I was just thinking out loud about the psychology behind needing to publicise minute-by-minute trivia about your life. That doesn’t mean I think it shouldn’t be allowed or something. I once had a discussion on this subject with Douglas Adams, and he said it’s a bit like saying “When people talk to each other in restaurants, it’s mostly a load of old rubbish, and not worth listening it, so therefore I think we should ban people talking in restaurants.” Clearly not sensible.

  17. “Tim: and, you again, demonstrate you don’t understand Twitter. There’s a private mode in Twitter.”

    Now that I didn’t know – I’ve looked at Twitter, but so far haven’t seen a reason to use it.

    “I don’t use IM — everytime I sign on I get 40 IM windows that demand an answer. Twitter doesn’t do that to me.”

    You need better friends :)

    Seriously, if Twitter is a centralised IM system with a decent persistent history, that could be quite good.

    And it is basically an IM system – it’s just how the client presents the messages that differs. I suspect you could write a Twitter IM-style client, if there isn’t one already. Actually, my biggest complaint about IM clients is that they don’t really support profiles, i.e. different modes of using them. Sometimes I’m happy to talk to people, other times I’m busy and only want to answer stuff that really needs a response and is a priority (e.g. in your case of 40 new messages, I’d just like to see a single flashing icon in the notification area in Windows). But to do that I have to, e.g. go through MSN IM options to individually disable sounds, alerts, etc. It sucks.

    Plus they’re not centralised in terms of message history (although I think GTalk might be), which would probably be the biggest draw of Twitter for me.

    “As to your concern about broadcasting inane info? So? Don’t subscribe to it then.”

    I wasn’t complaining that I have to read it, I was just thinking out loud about the psychology behind needing to publicise minute-by-minute trivia about your life. That doesn’t mean I think it shouldn’t be allowed or something. I once had a discussion on this subject with Douglas Adams, and he said it’s a bit like saying “When people talk to each other in restaurants, it’s mostly a load of old rubbish, and not worth listening it, so therefore I think we should ban people talking in restaurants.” Clearly not sensible.

  18. “Tim: and, you again, demonstrate you don’t understand Twitter. There’s a private mode in Twitter.”

    Now that I didn’t know – I’ve looked at Twitter, but so far haven’t seen a reason to use it.

    “I don’t use IM — everytime I sign on I get 40 IM windows that demand an answer. Twitter doesn’t do that to me.”

    You need better friends :)

    Seriously, if Twitter is a centralised IM system with a decent persistent history, that could be quite good.

    And it is basically an IM system – it’s just how the client presents the messages that differs. I suspect you could write a Twitter IM-style client, if there isn’t one already. Actually, my biggest complaint about IM clients is that they don’t really support profiles, i.e. different modes of using them. Sometimes I’m happy to talk to people, other times I’m busy and only want to answer stuff that really needs a response and is a priority (e.g. in your case of 40 new messages, I’d just like to see a single flashing icon in the notification area in Windows). But to do that I have to, e.g. go through MSN IM options to individually disable sounds, alerts, etc. It sucks.

    Plus they’re not centralised in terms of message history (although I think GTalk might be), which would probably be the biggest draw of Twitter for me.

    “As to your concern about broadcasting inane info? So? Don’t subscribe to it then.”

    I wasn’t complaining that I have to read it, I was just thinking out loud about the psychology behind needing to publicise minute-by-minute trivia about your life. That doesn’t mean I think it shouldn’t be allowed or something. I once had a discussion on this subject with Douglas Adams, and he said it’s a bit like saying “When people talk to each other in restaurants, it’s mostly a load of old rubbish, and not worth listening it, so therefore I think we should ban people talking in restaurants.” Clearly not sensible.

  19. Christopher: if I had been blogging I would have told you about hanging out with Robert Rodriguez’ crew at the Austin Film Society’s shindig (Austin’s version of Academy Awards). Lots of stars and stuff. No Web geeks except for me and a couple people at the AMD table.

  20. Christopher: if I had been blogging I would have told you about hanging out with Robert Rodriguez’ crew at the Austin Film Society’s shindig (Austin’s version of Academy Awards). Lots of stars and stuff. No Web geeks except for me and a couple people at the AMD table.

  21. Christopher: if I had been blogging I would have told you about hanging out with Robert Rodriguez’ crew at the Austin Film Society’s shindig (Austin’s version of Academy Awards). Lots of stars and stuff. No Web geeks except for me and a couple people at the AMD table.

  22. Hahaha, been following the techie blog coverage, tons of art, indyish films and musical acts and yet all the yap yap is over Twittering “Where’s Waldo” partyingisms. Hilarious, yet tragic and oh-so-predictable from ten miles up. ;)

    You know SXSW has jumped the shark, when the shaky cam geeks and html-twiddlefingers invade. Take a regional and independent music slash film fest, add geeks and swarmy venture types, and it’s over. Saw it coming when they started playing up the “Interactive”, which got the Valley’ites out of the woods, this one pretty much sealed the coming fate.

    AreyouontwitterAreyouontwitterAreyouontwitter
    AreyouontwitterAreyouontwitterAreyouontwitter
    AreyouontwitterAreyouontwitter?

  23. Hahaha, been following the techie blog coverage, tons of art, indyish films and musical acts and yet all the yap yap is over Twittering “Where’s Waldo” partyingisms. Hilarious, yet tragic and oh-so-predictable from ten miles up. ;)

    You know SXSW has jumped the shark, when the shaky cam geeks and html-twiddlefingers invade. Take a regional and independent music slash film fest, add geeks and swarmy venture types, and it’s over. Saw it coming when they started playing up the “Interactive”, which got the Valley’ites out of the woods, this one pretty much sealed the coming fate.

    AreyouontwitterAreyouontwitterAreyouontwitter
    AreyouontwitterAreyouontwitterAreyouontwitter
    AreyouontwitterAreyouontwitter?

  24. Hahaha, been following the techie blog coverage, tons of art, indyish films and musical acts and yet all the yap yap is over Twittering “Where’s Waldo” partyingisms. Hilarious, yet tragic and oh-so-predictable from ten miles up. ;)

    You know SXSW has jumped the shark, when the shaky cam geeks and html-twiddlefingers invade. Take a regional and independent music slash film fest, add geeks and swarmy venture types, and it’s over. Saw it coming when they started playing up the “Interactive”, which got the Valley’ites out of the woods, this one pretty much sealed the coming fate.

    AreyouontwitterAreyouontwitterAreyouontwitter
    AreyouontwitterAreyouontwitterAreyouontwitter
    AreyouontwitterAreyouontwitter?

  25. @20 – so why not sign into IM as offline. Or why not actually go develop a solution as opposed to brainfarting about other people’s work? How about writing an app that lets you selectively set IM status to “buddies”, like an inbox rule app for IM? Nobody asked you to have 600 RSS feeds, 1000 twits, gazillions of email. it’s all self inflicted. is the s-n ratio worth it?

    http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2007/03/theres-ray-plus-plenty-of-room-for.html#comments – ctrl-f, enter “pirillo”, hit next 3 times. nail on the head.

  26. @20 – so why not sign into IM as offline. Or why not actually go develop a solution as opposed to brainfarting about other people’s work? How about writing an app that lets you selectively set IM status to “buddies”, like an inbox rule app for IM? Nobody asked you to have 600 RSS feeds, 1000 twits, gazillions of email. it’s all self inflicted. is the s-n ratio worth it?

    http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2007/03/theres-ray-plus-plenty-of-room-for.html#comments – ctrl-f, enter “pirillo”, hit next 3 times. nail on the head.

  27. @20 – so why not sign into IM as offline. Or why not actually go develop a solution as opposed to brainfarting about other people’s work? How about writing an app that lets you selectively set IM status to “buddies”, like an inbox rule app for IM? Nobody asked you to have 600 RSS feeds, 1000 twits, gazillions of email. it’s all self inflicted. is the s-n ratio worth it?

    http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2007/03/theres-ray-plus-plenty-of-room-for.html#comments – ctrl-f, enter “pirillo”, hit next 3 times. nail on the head.

  28. David: >How much of today’s rapid communication methods are solely for the purpose of NEEDING to be heard?

    I need to listen to people. I am listening to more than 1,000 Twitterers now. And about 600 RSS feeds.

  29. David: >How much of today’s rapid communication methods are solely for the purpose of NEEDING to be heard?

    I need to listen to people. I am listening to more than 1,000 Twitterers now. And about 600 RSS feeds.

  30. David: >How much of today’s rapid communication methods are solely for the purpose of NEEDING to be heard?

    I need to listen to people. I am listening to more than 1,000 Twitterers now. And about 600 RSS feeds.

  31. Tim: and, you again, demonstrate you don’t understand Twitter. There’s a private mode in Twitter.

    I don’t use IM — everytime I sign on I get 40 IM windows that demand an answer. Twitter doesn’t do that to me.

    As to your concern about broadcasting inane info? So? Don’t subscribe to it then.

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