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Twitter Down Again

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A month after the world freaked out when on June 21 Twitter was offline for a few hours, the site that many say is the natural replacement to Facebook has crashed again, forcing people to do the unbearable: turn off their computers, go outside, and interact with other living human beings.

Not surprisingly, nobody has retweeted the notice that Twitter is down...

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Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:50 | 2653398 Pairadimes
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Is this an austerity measure?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:51 | 2653403 SheepRevolution
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They just want to make the Kardashians piss off a little bit.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:08 | 2653488 veyron
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Someone audited the fed and tweeted that all the gold is gone ...

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:18 | 2653519 Tippoo Sultan
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"Just another targeted test of the 'Kill Switch.' Nothing to see here folks. Now move along, and go about your business."

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:20 | 2653526 Precious
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QE 3 is now sure to happen.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:32 | 2653575 skitalo
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Well, may be not because of twitter, but how about this:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/jul/26/natwest-customer-complains-payment-glitches?newsfeed=true

Blaim it on IT, ...AGAIN ?!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 13:36 | 2653803 12ToothAssassin
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In other news, productivity is up 38% this morning.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:38 | 2653599 bonddude
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Arab spring/Iran attack interruptus !

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:51 | 2653399 Calidreaming
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What is the purpose of twitter anyway?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:56 | 2653431 Bastiat
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About 90% to let people bathe in each other's triviality.
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:02 | 2653457 Ignatius
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How'd we ever get by without it?  /sarc off

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:02 | 2653460 Cdad
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Maybe...but I use it to custom stream financial news...put out by the outfits I care about...acting, as such, like a giant filter on typical MSM propaganda.  As well, it is a great tool for putting digs to your classic zombie portfolio managers making their typical mainstream BS recommendations.

So there is that...

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:42 | 2653622 Bastiat
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You are part of the 10% 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:16 | 2653510 Bartanist
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That's pretty sad. It must be all of those unfulfilled extroverts who live vicariously through others and need constant floods of attention to feel good about themselves.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:51 | 2653642 GoinFawr
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I gave you a green triangle to cheer you up a bit.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 22:47 | 2655446 StychoKiller
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Great, now go forth and alleviate some suffering:  http://www.worldvision.org

 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:51 | 2653405 buzzsaw99
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...turn off their computers, go outside, and interact with other living human beings.

NEVER!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:17 | 2653514 exi1ed0ne
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That would require being in direct view of the evil day-star.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:54 | 2653655 bonddude
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Bwahahaha good1

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:52 | 2653408 Robot Traders Mom
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Stuxnet > Twitter

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653418 fourchan
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omg what will we ever do!!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653419 Ljoot
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Between twatter and shit.

 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:54 | 2653656 GoinFawr
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taint

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653420 youngman
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Must be Merkels response is pretty big and nasty

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:55 | 2653662 toady
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That was my thinking ...

MUST STOP the Merkel response no matter who gets shutdown!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653423 laomei
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Here's hoping it stays down this time.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:00 | 2653449 DosZap
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Anyone besides me noticed the silent takeover of web blogs?.

If you want to comment on 50-75% of any topic now, you either have agree to sign into Facebook, or Disscus(sp).

To me this is an ominous sign.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:20 | 2653528 XitSam
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Use http://10minutemail.com to create an email account for 10 minutes and sign up for Disqus. I did. Also there is http://mailinator.com/

Facebook is a huge privacy invasion, never sign up.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 14:22 | 2653937 Shell Game
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There is TOR as well.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:22 | 2653536 Boiling Frogs
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Yep. Caught my attention about 6 months ago. Prolly makes keyword searches easier for the spooks. Fuck'em.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:40 | 2653613 bonddude
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Carni vore already does that, right?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:33 | 2653576 El Tuco
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FB = NSA

 

Warn your kids....

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653424 Jason T
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go outside and do something productive like weed my garden?   actualy physical work?  isnt that bad for my health?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:12 | 2653501 Nobody For President
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Yes! All that sun!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:25 | 2653537 nonclaim
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And to think that in ancient times the Sun was worshiped as the enabler of all things including no less than the promise of resurrection... now it is the oppressor... it wants to kill you, quick hide from the Sun! Those fools were in the dark and *now* we are all enlightened... what a joke.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:54 | 2653425 zilverreiger
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NSA refreshing their filters

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:55 | 2653427 UGrev
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If twitter was a significant technology, I might give a shit.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 13:14 | 2653726 UGrev
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two people think twitter is actually "real software" .. uh.. it limits you to X number of characters.. is that ALL you're capable of expelling from your brains? 

Twitter.. you got suckered into thinking a technology that limits your expression of thought to a pathetic blurb was something exceptional.  LaW|_

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:56 | 2653437 Pairadimes
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How can this be? The supply of twits is at an all-time high.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:58 | 2653445 Uncle Remus
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Birds did that long before we got here.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:59 | 2653447 Satan
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Who will save us now?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:00 | 2653450 General Decline
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Who cares?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:00 | 2653453 penexpers
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Fuck you, Twitter.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:02 | 2653459 ParkAveFlasher
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Spot PMs ignited at 6am this morn, now crashing at 12 with this Twitter stuff.  Moves in Iran?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:03 | 2653464 monopoly
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Exactly, who cares? I have never gone on Twitter and never will. Rather be in the garden.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:22 | 2653533 t_kAyk
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If you had a twitter account, we would all know when you were in the garden. 

 

And when you were taking a shit. 

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 12:06 | 2703985 GoinFawr
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...in the garden, and under which vegetables you buried it.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:05 | 2653473 toothpicker
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So many tweets never to be retweeted

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:05 | 2653474 milanitaly
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Is it a news in order to explain merkel's silence?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:07 | 2653479 penexpers
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Someone is just junking to junk. 

Fuck you, too, asshole. 

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