What You Can Learn From Twitter

This came across my feed thirty seconds ago:

noshit

Hrmm. I wonder if anyone else has had this unique insight? I wonder what Google News says…

googlenews

I seriously need to remove some people from my twitter feed.






52 replies
  1. 1
    GReynoldsCT00 says:

    I saw that on Google news hours ago… whatta stooge

  2. 2
    JenJen says:

    Have you worked up the nerve to take a look at #tcot yet? I predict you’ll last <2 minutes.

  3. 3
    TaosJohn says:

    I was following some big-deal social media honcho. Last night he “complained” about having to take a plane to California in the morning. There’s a lot of that shit on Twitter, right? Sweetest unfollow I ever had.

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    AnotherBruce says:

    Wow two kwik posts, it’s the Kurtz and Kristol Klown show.

  5. 5

    Why the hell was Krutz on your tweet-list in the first place?

    I once tried following some of the sources I regularly use. D-pressing.

  6. 6
    John Cole says:

    I was editing the post and saw your dupe and deleted it Taos. As well as the other two explaining.

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    comrade scott's agenda of rage says:

    Kurtz say something:

    1) New
    2) Not hackneyed Village conventional wisdom
    3) Not full of right wing bias

    That’ll be the day. He’s one reason why the Washington Post will never see a dime of my money. Nor will its advertisers.

    And I say that as a DC native who grew up reading the Post religiously and who, up until 1999, would have paid to read it online.

    Not anymore.

  8. 8
    J to the G says:

    Why in the hell would you follow Howie’s twitter feed anyway? I would think you get enough self-abuse in looking at wingnut sites…

  9. 9
    Legalize says:

    OT, but get ready for the next wingnut freakout. NFL players; President Obama; children; service.

  10. 10
    norbizness says:

    Why get rid of Twitter? Don’t you like being assaulted with the spontaneous thoughts of random idiots 5,000 times per day? (looks around comments section) Whoops.

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    preston says:

    Lose Kurtz and add this guy.

  12. 12
    Violet says:

    OT, but Palin’s fans are not happy. Story and hilarious video.

    Excellent quotes:

    “I’m very disappointed. I think it was very rude. She could have at least apologized, and she didn’t even do that,” said Teresa Hedrick.

    “We bought two books from Borders to have our receipt and our wristband to get it signed tonight,” said one woman. “My books are going back to Borders tomorrow.”

    “We gave up our entire workday, stayed in the cold. My kids were crying,” said one man. “They went home with my wife. She was out here in the freezing cold all day. I feel like I don’t want to support Sarah.”

    This is fun! Off to pop more popcorn.

  13. 13
    Da Bomb says:

    Maybe Kurtz will inform you of how Palin is Going Rouge and Levi Johnston is posing for Playgirl.

    His official name should be “King of the Obvious”.

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    Zifnab says:

    @preston: He’s already getting his own show. He has enough attention.

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    handy says:

    @Violet:

    Ain’t celebrity a wicked pisser.

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    Da Bomb says:

    @preston: That guy is hilarious!

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    Martin says:

    No one is saying that John Cole is going to stop twittering, I say he’s just going to remove some people from his twitter feed.

    I really don’t get paid enough for this kind of insight and analysis.

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Violet: I’m sorry, but if you stand outside for eight hours in the pouring rain to get ANYONE to sign your book, you’re fucking nuts. Unless it’s Alan Rickman.

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    Rick Taylor says:

    OT, but Palin’s fans are not happy.

    What’d they expect? She didn’t even finish her god damned term as governor.

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    Jon H says:

    Apparently, Oprah’s starting a channel with the Discovery Channel people.

    I bet it’ll be an alternative medicine quackery, anti-vaccination, and woo channel.

    Ugh.

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    Violet says:

    @Rick Taylor:
    I think they expect her to solve all their problems. Really. They don’t let pesky facts get in the way of what the feel.

  22. 22
    SpotWeld says:

    Re Twitter: You know that saying about an infinite number of monkeys?

  23. 23
    MysticalChick says:

    HEY! Watch it with the dissin’ of the woo. :-)

    (I’m a hardcore woo-woo chick and I really dislike Oprah. Does that give me a shred of credibility? No? Okay then. Carry on.)

  24. 24

    @JenJen: Good recommendation, especially for John. I just hope Tunch and Lily know how to dial 911.

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    comrade scott's agenda of rage says:

    @norbizness:

    That’s Mr Random Idiot to you sir.

    Didn’t you used to blog? I was a faithful idiot reader who never assaulted you with random comments much to your dismay.

    But then work started blocking your site and I found another shiny object to play with.

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    slag says:

    At this point, I can’t decide who is annoying me more: Oprah or Palin. Technically, it’s not Oprah’s fault that Howard Kurtz is an idiot, so I probably shouldn’t blame her. On the other hand, it was her choice to be put in the same room as Sarah Palin and even Howard Kurtz could have predicted that at least some of the Palinanity was bound to rub off. So, I’m torn. This is what happens when you pal around with starbursts.

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    Evinfuilt says:

    @Violet:

    That’s fricking awesome, check out the comments.

    1000 wristbands were handed out. 400 people who had them DIDN’T get their book signed. Guess Palin quit halfway through her signing, she’s really good at the quitting bit.

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    mistersnrub says:

    Follow Jay Rosen_nyu – he’s an NYU journalism prof makes some intelligent and oftentimes harsh criticisms of the MSM

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    Chat Noir says:

    @Legalize:

    From the comments:

    Drew Brees: Timmy Go Deep!
    Timmy: (thinking to himself) Oh my God, this is my dream come true! I am gonna catch a pass from Drew Brees
    Keith Olbermann: AND THE THROW IS PICKED OFF!! BY…oh my God! President Obama!!!!
    President Obama: Timmy! TIMMY!!! You know you can’t bring that weak game to my house!
    Timmy: (On the verge of tears)
    Obama: Who’s house???
    Timmy: (begrudgingly) ‘Bam’s house…

    That really is a cool PSA.

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    Anoniminous says:

    @Evinfuilt:

    Laughing, laughing, laughing.

    She can’t even finish a book signing and people think she’s got the determination to run for president?

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    tamied says:

    @Anoniminous: I can’t wait to see her run and then quit so she can spend more time with her family.

  32. 32
    JenJen says:

    Twitter is interesting today. For example, @DavidShuster sure does like to talk a lot of smack to us Buckeyes fans. Muck Fichigan, Shuster.

    As I type this, Caribou Barbie is signing books just a few miles away. I feel a chill in the air.

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    mcd410x says:

    Completely OT, but did all the head coaches get together to decide this would be the weekend of college football late season suck?

    And why is the name of assholes is ESPN/ABC showing me Texas and Kansas in Florida tomorrow when the national game is Oregon-Arizona? What in the name of french-fried fuck is going on?

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    R-Jud says:

    @JenJen:

    As I type this, Caribou Barbie is signing books just a few miles away. I feel a chill in the air.

    Clouds of bats? You know, the ones that nest in her bumpit between her ears?

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    Comrade Mary says:

    @Legalize: Yeah, but let’s see that half-Kenyan commie hypnoplant grannykiller pull off the same move with a bowling ball, like a Real American.

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    Anoniminous says:

    @tamied:

    “I’m a quitter, not a fighter.”

    IF she runs – something I’m now discounting – she’ll crash and burn in Iowa and NH. Her actions indicate she is incapable of doing the hard slog the voters there expect.

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    geg6 says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    By the way, regarding the Troy Polamalu/Obama psa, word is that Troy got invited for an overnight at the White House. He apparently accepted. I wouldn’t have minded being the ghost in the Lincoln bedroom for that.

  38. 38
    WereBear says:

    @Violet: Bwahaha!

    Color me unsurprised.

  39. 39
    Beauzeaux says:

    This only confirms my belief that it’s best to avoid Twitter entirely.

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    whetstone says:

    I seriously need to remove some people from my twitter feed to stop reading Howard Kurtz because he never says anything interesting, ever.

    Fix’t.

  41. 41
    Xanthippas says:

    Seriously, it does take awhile to figure out who’s useful on Twitter and who ain’t. I’m still figuring it out, which is why who I follow is constantly changing. For example: I don’t use Twitter to get a sense of what big people in media are thinking or saying. I get that via Balloon Juice (with mockery to boot!)

  42. 42
    Jay in Oregon says:

    @JenJen:

    Have you worked up the nerve to take a look at #tcot yet? I predict you’ll last <2 minutes.

    That crap was so unreadable, I had to Google “tcot” to figure out what the hell I was looking at.

    To paraphrase John’s tweet on #tcot, they put so many freakin’ hashtags on their tweets they don’t have room to actually SAY anything. Thank goodness for bit.ly and other URL shorteners, I guess.

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    Zifnab says:

    @Anoniminous:

    IF she runs – something I’m now discounting – she’ll crash and burn in Iowa and NH.

    She did get elected both mayor AND governor. It’s not like the very concept of elections is foreign to her. At the very least, she’ll play an interesting spoiler. Over the last year she’s been honing her game on bilking Republican donors fund raising. I don’t know if she’s going to break past a Huckabee or a Romney, but I think she’s got a good shot at making it to Florida, at the least.

  44. 44
    Fern says:

    @Zifnab: Her previous campaigns were nowhere near as grueling as a presidential primary, let alone a primary followed by a presidential election campaign. Don`t think she could hold out.

  45. 45
    different church-lady says:

    Dude, Twitter is for idiots.

    Here me now, believe me later.

  46. 46
    LD50 says:

    “We gave up our entire workday, stayed in the cold. My kids were crying,” said one man. “They went home with my wife. She was out here in the freezing cold all day. I feel like I don’t want to support Sarah.”

    Hell hath no fury like a teabagger scorned.

  47. 47
    Xanthippas says:

    Dude, Twitter is for idiots.
    Here me now, believe me later.

    Well, it’s not JUST for idiots. It just depends on what you have in mind for it. I use it to find out about interesting things I can’t get by just reading blogs. John Cole uses it to find more things to mock. It has it’s uses.

  48. 48
    Anoniminous says:

    @Zifnab:

    True but she lived in Wasallia and I’m guessing:

    1. Getting the GOP nomination

    2. Carrying Anchorage

    are the two things needed to win the Alaska governor race.

    And then she quickly buggered-off when she actually had to … ya know … do something.

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @geg6: oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god! Both the Obama AND Troy P. in the same house?

    NIRVANA!

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    Martin says:

    @Zifnab:

    Mayor of a town smaller than my place of employment and governor of a state that only requires carrying 2 small cities (a job which she couldn’t even bother to finish).

    Against that you think she’s going to do a 50-state primary/caucus effort *plus* a 50 state electoral strategy that will put her in campaign events 3-4 times a day for the better part of 15 months, not to mention raising about half a billion dollars for the effort? It’s becoming apparent from the book blowback that she couldn’t even handle the VP level campaign events for the election – plus the probably 2-dozen or more debates and townhalls, and being head of the ticket means that you have to actually take the lead on policy questions when they arise.

    She’ll never last past super tuesday.

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    Yutsano says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Toss in some Alan Rickman and you would esplode dear.

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