Another Twitter competitor — want an invite?

First came Twitter, then came Jaiku.

Now comes Pownce.

I’ve given away my invites, sorry.

Well, that’s not true. I have four left. (UPDATE: Now only one left, I’ll give that away in the morning).

I’m going to give them to the four people who write the best insult.

Not your usual kind of flame like “Scoble, you’re a dickhead.” My 13-year-old can flame better than that.

No, you need to have something worthy of Valleywag or Fake Steve to get my invites! Hell, you can even make something up!

Otherwise I’ll just hoarde them like the anti social person I’m becoming. Heheh.

Seriously, why do we care about this? It’s prettier than Twitter. It has more features than Twitter. And it was done by Kevin Rose of Digg fame (among a group of other cool kids).

But I’m getting tired of adding friends on all these social networks. I’m getting really anti social because of all of these things.

Comments

  1. Seriously? This is how you are giving away invites? Are you so desperate for attention that you would beg people to be mean to you? That isn’t only sad, it’s a cry for help.

    (was that pretty good? ;) I hate being mean…)

  2. Seriously? This is how you are giving away invites? Are you so desperate for attention that you would beg people to be mean to you? That isn’t only sad, it’s a cry for help.

    (was that pretty good? ;) I hate being mean…)

  3. I think reverse phsychology would work better; You are so cool. I wish my dad was like you, and you are so cool, so, so, so, cool. You have a sweet blog, and a sweet flickr page, and a lot of readers and watchers. You rule the world, the blogosphere, twitter, and everywhere else.

    Oh, and tell the cameraman with the neckbeard he is cool too.

  4. I think reverse phsychology would work better; You are so cool. I wish my dad was like you, and you are so cool, so, so, so, cool. You have a sweet blog, and a sweet flickr page, and a lot of readers and watchers. You rule the world, the blogosphere, twitter, and everywhere else.

    Oh, and tell the cameraman with the neckbeard he is cool too.

  5. “Otherwise I’ll just hoarde them like the anti social person I’m becoming”.

    So are you admitting that you’re not People-Ready???

  6. “Otherwise I’ll just hoarde them like the anti social person I’m becoming”.

    So are you admitting that you’re not People-Ready???

  7. Robert, I think you should credit Leah Culver for the original Pownce project idea and not Kevin. From reading her blog, it looks like she started originally, and then got input and support from Kevin.

    And I think you should consider giving me an invite for coming to Leah’s defense ;)

  8. Too tired for insults tonight. Just like the iphone, soon you will be able to get a pownce invite on every corner. Just make a corny video and show me how cool it is so I don’t have to join another social network that my friends don’t understand.

  9. Robert, I think you should credit Leah Culver for the original Pownce project idea and not Kevin. From reading her blog, it looks like she started originally, and then got input and support from Kevin.

    And I think you should consider giving me an invite for coming to Leah’s defense ;)

  10. Too tired for insults tonight. Just like the iphone, soon you will be able to get a pownce invite on every corner. Just make a corny video and show me how cool it is so I don’t have to join another social network that my friends don’t understand.

  11. Robert you are a Michael Arrington wanna-be without the warmth, personality, writting skills or traffic and bank account for that matter.

    sorry you asked for it

  12. I like Scoble, I don’t want to insult him for just another twitter even if Kevin Rose invented it.

  13. Robert you are a Michael Arrington wanna-be without the warmth, personality, writting skills or traffic and bank account for that matter.

    sorry you asked for it

  14. I like Scoble, I don’t want to insult him for just another twitter even if Kevin Rose invented it.

  15. Screw Pownce, you’re a ponce for going for it. It’s not bad enough that I made the mistake of following you on Twitter–what’s with all the Tweets lately? I thought I was on the low-freq. account?!?–now you’re baiting people to follow you on a new Twitter-clone? P-ownce? Puh-lease.

    You can keep Pownce and your invites.*

  16. Screw Pownce, you’re a ponce for going for it. It’s not bad enough that I made the mistake of following you on Twitter–what’s with all the Tweets lately? I thought I was on the low-freq. account?!?–now you’re baiting people to follow you on a new Twitter-clone? P-ownce? Puh-lease.

    You can keep Pownce and your invites.*

  17. *unless you’d like to give me the invite, that is.

    Oh, and *truly* sorry about the whole ponce thing up there. I just looked up the word in Dashboard’s dictionary app, and I hadn’t realized how offensive it is…

    I have to say I’m curious, though: if a ponce is “a man who lives off a prostitute’s earnings,” how is that different from a pimp? Or is this ponce of a man somehow the prostitute’s charity case (like the Dan Akroyd character in Trading Places)? Anyone?

  18. But I’m getting tired of adding friends on all these social networks. I’m getting really anti social because of all of these things.

    This is exactly the reason I quoted to argue against Pownce becoming a twitter/jaiku killer. (http://tinyurl.com/3d3gjk). Way too many social networking apps, taking the fun out of the whole process.

  19. *unless you’d like to give me the invite, that is.

    Oh, and *truly* sorry about the whole ponce thing up there. I just looked up the word in Dashboard’s dictionary app, and I hadn’t realized how offensive it is…

    I have to say I’m curious, though: if a ponce is “a man who lives off a prostitute’s earnings,” how is that different from a pimp? Or is this ponce of a man somehow the prostitute’s charity case (like the Dan Akroyd character in Trading Places)? Anyone?

  20. But I’m getting tired of adding friends on all these social networks. I’m getting really anti social because of all of these things.

    This is exactly the reason I quoted to argue against Pownce becoming a twitter/jaiku killer. (http://tinyurl.com/3d3gjk). Way too many social networking apps, taking the fun out of the whole process.

  21. Yup, it’s a Dutch name. We even have 2 Joosts at the company I work at (IGN/Fox Interactive Media).

    I did indeed email the joost.com guys and got an early invite out of it. And then the (Dutch) founders proceeded to tell everyone the name should be pronounced ‘jewst’, when it’s actually ‘yohst’.

    But I take that a little too personal :)

  22. Yup, it’s a Dutch name. We even have 2 Joosts at the company I work at (IGN/Fox Interactive Media).

    I did indeed email the joost.com guys and got an early invite out of it. And then the (Dutch) founders proceeded to tell everyone the name should be pronounced ‘jewst’, when it’s actually ‘yohst’.

    But I take that a little too personal :)

  23. if i can’t be one of the last 4 to help pownce test its efficiencies of scale, i’ll just have to wait til they expand so we can all mass-experience tumblr meets apollo …

    an elegant aggregator for all our existing social networks, one that looks/feels like a designed environment rather than a clumsy mashup, would be the obvious thing.

    not an insult, i know. sorry, i already tossed too many in my regular life today.

  24. if i can’t be one of the last 4 to help pownce test its efficiencies of scale, i’ll just have to wait til they expand so we can all mass-experience tumblr meets apollo …

    an elegant aggregator for all our existing social networks, one that looks/feels like a designed environment rather than a clumsy mashup, would be the obvious thing.

    not an insult, i know. sorry, i already tossed too many in my regular life today.

  25. Scoble has reached the type of epic internet fame that can only be eclipsed by leet speak captioned cats and a man spreading his rectum open like a birth canal. He is best know to be that guy that isn’t leo laporte that kind of looks like a fatter Alex albrecht with less personality but more chins. Currently he is working hard on getting someone to bid on an i’m in like with you game and staying away from ze frank’s The ORG where he has a tremendous amount of quacks waiting for him. It’s not because he is wanted or accepted by the community there but because ze asked them too out of pity. In short, like Scobles neck, he is just a a cheeseburger and a face down bath away from true happiness. Because maybe someone in Heaven will let him jerk off to them.

  26. Scoble has reached the type of epic internet fame that can only be eclipsed by leet speak captioned cats and a man spreading his rectum open like a birth canal. He is best know to be that guy that isn’t leo laporte that kind of looks like a fatter Alex albrecht with less personality but more chins. Currently he is working hard on getting someone to bid on an i’m in like with you game and staying away from ze frank’s The ORG where he has a tremendous amount of quacks waiting for him. It’s not because he is wanted or accepted by the community there but because ze asked them too out of pity. In short, like Scobles neck, he is just a a cheeseburger and a face down bath away from true happiness. Because maybe someone in Heaven will let him jerk off to them.

  27. Okay – I’m shamelessly pulling from the insults my almost-14 year old has been piling at my feet daily:

    Your new nickname? Uncle Junior.
    Your haircut? Just like Grandma’s.
    Your reason for being? So I can *blame you* as the stock default when things don’t go my way.

    And if you need one more, here’s one from the nine-year-old:

    I’m sorry to tell you this, but you’re not as cool as you think you are…

  28. he he, to be precisely, Joosts lastname is Dutch for Barn :)

    As for the insult, I only insult people when they deserve to be put down. And as a Dutchman, i’ll even insult people without knowing it ;)

  29. Okay – I’m shamelessly pulling from the insults my almost-14 year old has been piling at my feet daily:

    Your new nickname? Uncle Junior.
    Your haircut? Just like Grandma’s.
    Your reason for being? So I can *blame you* as the stock default when things don’t go my way.

    And if you need one more, here’s one from the nine-year-old:

    I’m sorry to tell you this, but you’re not as cool as you think you are…

  30. he he, to be precisely, Joosts lastname is Dutch for Barn :)

    As for the insult, I only insult people when they deserve to be put down. And as a Dutchman, i’ll even insult people without knowing it ;)

  31. Betsy: Patrick reminds me I’m not as cool as I think I am. Even says “even an iPhone won’t make YOU cool, dad.” Ouch. And you thought Valleywag’s worst insults were tough!

  32. Betsy: Patrick reminds me I’m not as cool as I think I am. Even says “even an iPhone won’t make YOU cool, dad.” Ouch. And you thought Valleywag’s worst insults were tough!

  33. I first felt sad by all the tweets (mine included) looking for another 2.0 Beta invite, now these comments make me sad and confused. You have poor grammar. In any case, please let us know who you select as winners!

  34. I first felt sad by all the tweets (mine included) looking for another 2.0 Beta invite, now these comments make me sad and confused. You have poor grammar. In any case, please let us know who you select as winners!

  35. Is this the best insulting you all can do? Valleywag said I was a sociopath, for twitter’s sake. Seriously. Nick Denton can out flame all of you combined. I guess I need to send Patrick in here to teach you how to insult someone. ;-)

  36. Is this the best insulting you all can do? Valleywag said I was a sociopath, for twitter’s sake. Seriously. Nick Denton can out flame all of you combined. I guess I need to send Patrick in here to teach you how to insult someone. ;-)

  37. Bronwen: now THAT is a good insult! You earn the first invite. Strike that, his email address didn’t work. Gotta put a valid email address into WordPress for me to give you an invite!

  38. Bronwen: now THAT is a good insult! You earn the first invite. Strike that, his email address didn’t work. Gotta put a valid email address into WordPress for me to give you an invite!

  39. I think Robert Scoble is trying to complete with Leo Laporte and become the “Chief Joiner.” Why else would he been joining every social network he finds and accept anyone who can type to be his friend? Why else would he create a link-bait post just to get comments like this? Maybe he’s finally trying to “get a life.” Maybe he just wants some “Digg love.”

    So what’s next for Scoble? Leo mentioned he will NOT be getting an iPhone so I imagine we’ll see Scoble camping out in front of the Apple store waiting for the iPhone release just to ensure additonal bragging right. :-)

  40. I think Robert Scoble is trying to complete with Leo Laporte and become the “Chief Joiner.” Why else would he been joining every social network he finds and accept anyone who can type to be his friend? Why else would he create a link-bait post just to get comments like this? Maybe he’s finally trying to “get a life.” Maybe he just wants some “Digg love.”

    So what’s next for Scoble? Leo mentioned he will NOT be getting an iPhone so I imagine we’ll see Scoble camping out in front of the Apple store waiting for the iPhone release just to ensure additonal bragging right. :-)

  41. Anyway, I’ll give away the invites when I get up in the morning. That way you can Pownce with me when Patrick and I are waiting in line at the Apple store.

  42. Anyway, I’ll give away the invites when I get up in the morning. That way you can Pownce with me when Patrick and I are waiting in line at the Apple store.

  43. Robert, shouldn’t you disclose you are being paid by Kevin Rose and Adobe to promote Pownce? What is your cut? Can I please try the service!?

  44. Robert, shouldn’t you disclose you are being paid by Kevin Rose and Adobe to promote Pownce? What is your cut? Can I please try the service!?

  45. Antisocial? Avoiding new technology?

    The Robert Scoble corporation is turning into Microsoft.. (well minus the billions of dollars and pink zunes)

  46. Serious question here.

    Where do all you people find other people to be social with on these services? None of my physical friends are even the slightest bit interested in this sort of thing, which would make Pownce pretty useless to me. The closest I would come is my wife’s recent infatuation with Facebook (which I’m not on), and even that is a stretch.

    I don’t know if it’s because I’m in Australia, or because I’m geeky/techy and my friends aren’t or because I don’t work in the IT industry or whatever, but I find social networks to be somewhat cold and distant. I’m often left with the feeling that most of these recent 2.0 phenomenons seem to me to be based in North America and eventually, maybe, they will filter out more broadly from there.

    It all seems to be passing me by…

  47. Andrew (#50): now THAT sounded a LOT like a Valleywag insult! It even is untrue, just like most of what Valleywag writes about me.

    I’ll still wait until the morning to see if anyone can outdo you.

  48. Serious question here.

    Where do all you people find other people to be social with on these services? None of my physical friends are even the slightest bit interested in this sort of thing, which would make Pownce pretty useless to me. The closest I would come is my wife’s recent infatuation with Facebook (which I’m not on), and even that is a stretch.

    I don’t know if it’s because I’m in Australia, or because I’m geeky/techy and my friends aren’t or because I don’t work in the IT industry or whatever, but I find social networks to be somewhat cold and distant. I’m often left with the feeling that most of these recent 2.0 phenomenons seem to me to be based in North America and eventually, maybe, they will filter out more broadly from there.

    It all seems to be passing me by…

  49. Andrew (#50): now THAT sounded a LOT like a Valleywag insult! It even is untrue, just like most of what Valleywag writes about me.

    I’ll still wait until the morning to see if anyone can outdo you.

  50. Well, this is warfare now at it’s finest, just like the good old browser wars of yesterday.

    What, they’re not over?

    Robert is the next unibomber – he will continue his “roid” rage pumped up on every social network he can push into his veins until he does finally run away to the mountains, grow a really long beard, build a fortified “camp” and literally mail bomb any one who ever signed up as his friend on one of these new fangled contraptions.

  51. In the Style of Valleywag:
    “Robert Scoble , leading industry social letchworker pimps out yet another desperate attempt to demonstrate his public value. His generous offer of 4, count them ! 4 invites to the latest Cool social networking tool Pownce. Robert if you really need 4 more friends to make up your 7 dwarves social networking can we suggest some Yahoo CEOs whose time is going spare, you’ll be in good company”

    In the Style of a Digg Comment:
    ” I cnt beeleef dat Rose wud nvite scobal, Rose why r u doing this to us? Scobal is such a micro$ft fan boy he wont show it da respec it deserves”

    In the Style of [old style wired publications ]Wired:
    “[from page 43] We shall see. Robert Scoble industry opionineer and tech journal..[cont page 16]. [From pag 10] How well this will go down is yet to be seen [ cont page 40]. BUY BIG CARS . [From page 4] ist takes a new spin on fanboyism buy asking to be insulted whilst he offers invites to POWNCE [cont page 34]. [from 10 issues ago ] . . . ” * yep theres no insult, this is WIRED magazine , no one gets insulted !

    In the Style of Jason Calacanis:
    ” If anyone thinks that Robert Scoble is being anything less than a Social Networking pimp handing out invites to he latest social hotness Pownce then hes smoking the hard candy and no mistake. If you look closely at my Mahalo search page http://mahalo.com/RobertScobleSocialNetworkWhore you can still see he in no way eclipses the level of interest and friendship I have generated, so here you go Robert here the first down payment on that twitter friends collection”

    In the Style of Fake Steve
    “Cmon Robert this isnt news its not even fun with 200 pre approved friend invites on the new apple IPhone theres never going to be anything more interesting than playing with this iphone and if you cant see that your living back in the days when it was safe to by IBM and Altavista was the one true search page. Oh and one more thing: Free Pownce invites with every iPhone”

  52. In the Style of Valleywag:
    “Robert Scoble , leading industry social letchworker pimps out yet another desperate attempt to demonstrate his public value. His generous offer of 4, count them ! 4 invites to the latest Cool social networking tool Pownce. Robert if you really need 4 more friends to make up your 7 dwarves social networking can we suggest some Yahoo CEOs whose time is going spare, you’ll be in good company”

    In the Style of a Digg Comment:
    ” I cnt beeleef dat Rose wud nvite scobal, Rose why r u doing this to us? Scobal is such a micro$ft fan boy he wont show it da respec it deserves”

    In the Style of [old style wired publications ]Wired:
    “[from page 43] We shall see. Robert Scoble industry opionineer and tech journal..[cont page 16]. [From pag 10] How well this will go down is yet to be seen [ cont page 40]. BUY BIG CARS . [From page 4] ist takes a new spin on fanboyism buy asking to be insulted whilst he offers invites to POWNCE [cont page 34]. [from 10 issues ago ] . . . ” * yep theres no insult, this is WIRED magazine , no one gets insulted !

    In the Style of Jason Calacanis:
    ” If anyone thinks that Robert Scoble is being anything less than a Social Networking pimp handing out invites to he latest social hotness Pownce then hes smoking the hard candy and no mistake. If you look closely at my Mahalo search page http://mahalo.com/RobertScobleSocialNetworkWhore you can still see he in no way eclipses the level of interest and friendship I have generated, so here you go Robert here the first down payment on that twitter friends collection”

    In the Style of Fake Steve
    “Cmon Robert this isnt news its not even fun with 200 pre approved friend invites on the new apple IPhone theres never going to be anything more interesting than playing with this iphone and if you cant see that your living back in the days when it was safe to by IBM and Altavista was the one true search page. Oh and one more thing: Free Pownce invites with every iPhone”

  53. Well, this is warfare now at it’s finest, just like the good old browser wars of yesterday.

    What, they’re not over?

    Robert is the next unibomber – he will continue his “roid” rage pumped up on every social network he can push into his veins until he does finally run away to the mountains, grow a really long beard, build a fortified “camp” and literally mail bomb any one who ever signed up as his friend on one of these new fangled contraptions.

  54. What better judge of insults than a man in constant receipt of them? Voltaire prayed for the Lord to make his enemies ridiculous: seems that Scoble was the philosopher’s arch-foe.

  55. What better judge of insults than a man in constant receipt of them? Voltaire prayed for the Lord to make his enemies ridiculous: seems that Scoble was the philosopher’s arch-foe.

  56. To Michael Arrington,

    Dear Sir, while I understand that the decline* of TechCrunch is upsetting. Hacking into poor Robert’s blog and turning his readers against him is an unspeakable tactic. It does you no honor. Also, what gave you away is the promotion of ponce. Couldn’t help yourself – could you?.

    *http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/06/27/when-youve-got-to-go-go-to-mizpeecom/

  57. *charging up my Insulter 3000*

    Robert Scoble, you are Dvorak’s brown Zune.

    (hey, its the best i can come up with at 1AM!)

  58. To Michael Arrington,

    Dear Sir, while I understand that the decline* of TechCrunch is upsetting. Hacking into poor Robert’s blog and turning his readers against him is an unspeakable tactic. It does you no honor. Also, what gave you away is the promotion of ponce. Couldn’t help yourself – could you?.

    *http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/06/27/when-youve-got-to-go-go-to-mizpeecom/

  59. *charging up my Insulter 3000*

    Robert Scoble, you are Dvorak’s brown Zune.

    (hey, its the best i can come up with at 1AM!)

  60. Robert: I brushed them last week. What more do you want from me?

    Sure, you’re on them, or any number of other well known “web celeb” but that only makes it possible to try things out. Isn’t the real driver for these services interaction with your friends? I mean, you seem nice and all but what is the chance of any substantial or meaningful interaction on a personal level? (that doesn’t sound right, but hopefully my point gets across)

    Maybe I’m just being a whiny shut-in because since my son was born just over a year ago the only time I manage to get out of the house is to go to work or play soccer (even that is only 6 months of the year). Limited social interaction on many fronts. Raising a child completely separated from extended family is a considerable time sink.

    I probably should just get out more.

  61. Robert: I brushed them last week. What more do you want from me?

    Sure, you’re on them, or any number of other well known “web celeb” but that only makes it possible to try things out. Isn’t the real driver for these services interaction with your friends? I mean, you seem nice and all but what is the chance of any substantial or meaningful interaction on a personal level? (that doesn’t sound right, but hopefully my point gets across)

    Maybe I’m just being a whiny shut-in because since my son was born just over a year ago the only time I manage to get out of the house is to go to work or play soccer (even that is only 6 months of the year). Limited social interaction on many fronts. Raising a child completely separated from extended family is a considerable time sink.

    I probably should just get out more.

  62. dicey stuff… but fun.

    ok, don’t kill me… are you related to that oscar winner who played that guy?

    you know the one.

    the one that would claim not to be related to you, but likely are, yes, him.

    “are you related to your twin brother?”

  63. dicey stuff… but fun.

    ok, don’t kill me… are you related to that oscar winner who played that guy?

    you know the one.

    the one that would claim not to be related to you, but likely are, yes, him.

    “are you related to your twin brother?”

  64. You may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. You really are an idiot.

    Your mind is so open – so open that ideas simply pass through it.

    You’re the stupid person’s idea of a clever person.

    Robert Scoble: The only genius with an IQ of 60.

    Robert, are you always this stupid or are you making a special effort today?

    Brains aren’t everything. In fact in your case they’re nothing

    Don’t let you mind wander – it’s far too small to be let out on its own

    I don’t know what makes you so dumb but it really works

  65. You may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. You really are an idiot.

    Your mind is so open – so open that ideas simply pass through it.

    You’re the stupid person’s idea of a clever person.

    Robert Scoble: The only genius with an IQ of 60.

    Robert, are you always this stupid or are you making a special effort today?

    Brains aren’t everything. In fact in your case they’re nothing

    Don’t let you mind wander – it’s far too small to be let out on its own

    I don’t know what makes you so dumb but it really works

  66. Shane(#55). My answer to your serious question. On Twitter (www.twitter.com/fogview) I find “friends” a few ways and none of them were physical friends before. The first way is from forums or technology groups you may belong too.

    Second is looking at who’s on the social network and seeing what they have in common with you (technology, web 2.0, photography, podcasting, etc.). Once you find someone who looks interesting, check out their friends and you’ll find other people of interest. You can also following interesting people (like Scoble and Dave Winer) to find out who/what is attracting their attention in real-time.

    I don’t think you have to be based in North America to get involved with social networks.

  67. Shane(#55). My answer to your serious question. On Twitter (www.twitter.com/fogview) I find “friends” a few ways and none of them were physical friends before. The first way is from forums or technology groups you may belong too.

    Second is looking at who’s on the social network and seeing what they have in common with you (technology, web 2.0, photography, podcasting, etc.). Once you find someone who looks interesting, check out their friends and you’ll find other people of interest. You can also following interesting people (like Scoble and Dave Winer) to find out who/what is attracting their attention in real-time.

    I don’t think you have to be based in North America to get involved with social networks.

  68. If Berty Scoble were a cat,

    He’d be GINGER! Snickering and FAT!

    Should you not believe me so,

    Check this page – I nailed him on this and showed you that fat, wailing, ginger minger of a cat years ago :-)

    http://tinyurl.com/ytot3k

    - Cheers Robert.Help spread Pownce to Europe

  69. If Berty Scoble were a cat,

    He’d be GINGER! Snickering and FAT!

    Should you not believe me so,

    Check this page – I nailed him on this and showed you that fat, wailing, ginger minger of a cat years ago :-)

    http://tinyurl.com/ytot3k

    - Cheers Robert.Help spread Pownce to Europe

  70. I won’t be visiting your blog again. If I truly wanted to hear from an ass, I’d fart. Lately all you’ve been doing on your blog is repost videos and news. Do I call you Robert ‘Comokaz’ Scoble?

  71. I won’t be visiting your blog again. If I truly wanted to hear from an ass, I’d fart. Lately all you’ve been doing on your blog is repost videos and news. Do I call you Robert ‘Comokaz’ Scoble?

  72. Wouldn’t it be better to spend the time you spend on twitter and the rest of the garbage with real people doing real things? I am actually one of the few that prefer to spend my spare time in the company of my family and friends. I know that is pretty sad in this Stay Online 24/7 environment but they surely do give me more pleasure than typing some crap on some social network that will fallout of flavor in the next 2 years. Fads are just that Fads and they go away.

  73. Wouldn’t it be better to spend the time you spend on twitter and the rest of the garbage with real people doing real things? I am actually one of the few that prefer to spend my spare time in the company of my family and friends. I know that is pretty sad in this Stay Online 24/7 environment but they surely do give me more pleasure than typing some crap on some social network that will fallout of flavor in the next 2 years. Fads are just that Fads and they go away.

  74. Here are a few insults, Scoble (don’t take them personally :) ). Please note that I composed these at exactly 12:07pm, so they may not make any sense at all in the morning…

    1. If a bird tweeted as much as Scoble, it would have a seizure.

    2. Rumour has it that Robert Scoble’s life and identity on earth will in a small matter of time cease to exist, and will only be visible via lifestreams on the internets.

    3. If the narcissystem were a UPS package, Scoble would be half-way to New York by now.

    4. Number of internet friends Scoble has: 67 jillion; number of friends he actually knows: 7.

    5. If Scoble were a web browser, he’d be NCSA Mosaic: old, slow, and without style[s].

    6. If Scoble were an operating system, he’d be

  75. Here are a few insults, Scoble (don’t take them personally :) ). Please note that I composed these at exactly 12:07pm, so they may not make any sense at all in the morning…

    1. If a bird tweeted as much as Scoble, it would have a seizure.

    2. Rumour has it that Robert Scoble’s life and identity on earth will in a small matter of time cease to exist, and will only be visible via lifestreams on the internets.

    3. If the narcissystem were a UPS package, Scoble would be half-way to New York by now.

    4. Number of internet friends Scoble has: 67 jillion; number of friends he actually knows: 7.

    5. If Scoble were a web browser, he’d be NCSA Mosaic: old, slow, and without style[s].

    6. If Scoble were an operating system, he’d be

  76. This seems like some kind of social/psychological experiment by Mr Scoble to see how low people would stoop to get their hands on the latest toy.

    *disappointed again by his fellow men, Otu walks away*
    ;-)

  77. This seems like some kind of social/psychological experiment by Mr Scoble to see how low people would stoop to get their hands on the latest toy.

    *disappointed again by his fellow men, Otu walks away*
    ;-)

  78. Petit con tu veux te faire insulter et bien voila t’est qu’un petit abruti de ricain.

    French insult are the best !! ( All it’s just joke of course )

  79. Petit con tu veux te faire insulter et bien voila t’est qu’un petit abruti de ricain.

    French insult are the best !! ( All it’s just joke of course )

  80. Tom (#78), I know these networks aren’t “exclusive” to North America (I love Jaiku which is definitely European) but if a cool new service starts there and everyone jumps on, the tyranny of timezones mean that generally it will stay a bit of a club for North Americans.

    After all, if the bulk of traffic happens while I’m asleep, it’s hard to not feel a little out of the loop at times :)

  81. Tom (#78), I know these networks aren’t “exclusive” to North America (I love Jaiku which is definitely European) but if a cool new service starts there and everyone jumps on, the tyranny of timezones mean that generally it will stay a bit of a club for North Americans.

    After all, if the bulk of traffic happens while I’m asleep, it’s hard to not feel a little out of the loop at times :)

  82. You do notice, don’t you, that out of your 31 friends on Pownce, only 3 are women? Why is that? Are women not worthy of your all-powerful, gift-giving of invites?

  83. You do notice, don’t you, that out of your 31 friends on Pownce, only 3 are women? Why is that? Are women not worthy of your all-powerful, gift-giving of invites?

  84. I’m not a jerk like this in actuality :P :

    Scoble stop being the whiney arrogant person you are about everything. There’s a rehab center out there for your problem.

    Or if your looking for a classic:

    Your mom blogs better than you.

  85. I’m not a jerk like this in actuality :P :

    Scoble stop being the whiney arrogant person you are about everything. There’s a rehab center out there for your problem.

    Or if your looking for a classic:

    Your mom blogs better than you.

  86. Here we thought Britney Spears was an attention hound. Sheesh! I would rather watch another week of Paris Hilton drama than to see Scroble(izer…whatever that is!) stroke his own ego by asking others to give him the attention he thinks he deserves.

    The reality is the people who read your stuff, and even your close (real life) friends only associate themselves with you because they feel sorry for you. It’s like they are doing their “good deed”….giving the bum by the road a dollar or two, not for the bum, but so they feel good about the life they live…and how it’s better than the miserable bum.

    I hope you get it together before your child enters the world. What kind of role model are you really? Then again, maybe a new child will give you the motivation for life instead of this childish popularity contest.

    Ya, the contest is over ah? That means I don’t care about your stupid invite for a service I don’t want or need.

    ~Adam

  87. Here we thought Britney Spears was an attention hound. Sheesh! I would rather watch another week of Paris Hilton drama than to see Scroble(izer…whatever that is!) stroke his own ego by asking others to give him the attention he thinks he deserves.

    The reality is the people who read your stuff, and even your close (real life) friends only associate themselves with you because they feel sorry for you. It’s like they are doing their “good deed”….giving the bum by the road a dollar or two, not for the bum, but so they feel good about the life they live…and how it’s better than the miserable bum.

    I hope you get it together before your child enters the world. What kind of role model are you really? Then again, maybe a new child will give you the motivation for life instead of this childish popularity contest.

    Ya, the contest is over ah? That means I don’t care about your stupid invite for a service I don’t want or need.

    ~Adam

  88. Even though I’m too late on this I’d still like to say that you make Sen. Ted Stevens and President Bush look like geniuses when it comes to tech stuff.
    :P

  89. Even though I’m too late on this I’d still like to say that you make Sen. Ted Stevens and President Bush look like geniuses when it comes to tech stuff.
    :P

  90. I just read comment No. 7 “You looked better on MySpace” – Actually, let me hit you with a much bigger insult:

    MySpace looks better than you!

  91. I just read comment No. 7 “You looked better on MySpace” – Actually, let me hit you with a much bigger insult:

    MySpace looks better than you!

  92. What’s up with that picture? Are you standing on some sort of platform?

    That’s about what I would expect since you used M$crosoft as a platform to launch your husky ass to a level of attention a walking talking BM like yourself should have only achieved in their own masturbatory fantasies.

    Plus I heard from Mike Godwin that your a Nazi.

  93. What’s up with that picture? Are you standing on some sort of platform?

    That’s about what I would expect since you used M$crosoft as a platform to launch your husky ass to a level of attention a walking talking BM like yourself should have only achieved in their own masturbatory fantasies.

    Plus I heard from Mike Godwin that your a Nazi.

  94. your monosyllabic journalism makes me cry tears of sympathy and want to start a “help special rob” fund and your style makes my band table9 look like grad A rock, which lets face it is about as realistic as a polished turd being used a royal center piece.

  95. your monosyllabic journalism makes me cry tears of sympathy and want to start a “help special rob” fund and your style makes my band table9 look like grad A rock, which lets face it is about as realistic as a polished turd being used a royal center piece.

  96. “Today in the news internet’s b-list celebrity Robert Scoble has checked himself into rehab. It’s rumerd he hope to be cured of all attention whore tenancies and qualities.”

  97. “Today in the news internet’s b-list celebrity Robert Scoble has checked himself into rehab. It’s rumerd he hope to be cured of all attention whore tenancies and qualities.”

  98. [... News around the web have given plenty of coverage including Ryan Stewart, Tech Chrunch, Mashable, Center Networks (this guys even have put up a video of it) and of course even Mr. Scoble had something to say about it. So go check them out...] ping back from Samiq Bits

  99. [... News around the web have given plenty of coverage including Ryan Stewart, Tech Chrunch, Mashable, Center Networks (this guys even have put up a video of it) and of course even Mr. Scoble had something to say about it. So go check them out...] ping back from Samiq Bits

  100. [...] is being made of a new social media/nano-blogging/awareness application (for example, Wired, Scoble, half the net). I think some of the possibilities of this application are being [...]

  101. Pownce Invites

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