Wednesday, January 20, 2010

At last, a social media site which isn't shit!

Robert Llewellyn is an interesting fellow.

If you haven’t seen this, then why haven’t you?

It basically consists of English actor Robert Llewellyn* driving an electric car around London chatting to people he finds interesting.

Could Andrew Denton do this? Of course he fuckin’ couldn’t.

Also, should I get a twitter site? I suspect if I did, it would largely consist of me saying “cunt” at random intervals.

*Or Kryton from Red Dwarf, if you prefer.


catlick said...

Depends on your definition of "shit".

eat my shorts said...

If you sign up to Twitter, I'll follow you just to see you say "cunt" at random intervals.

Melba said...

Don't get twitter unless you really just have too much time to waste.

I shut mine down. It's boring, annoying, filled with idiots. Much like blogger, but worse.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

This Catlick.

Anonymous said...

Can somebody who uses Twitter please have a go at explaining to me what the appeal is?

And while I'm asking for favours, does anyone know of anything similar to that Bad Science site that Ramon linked to the other day? I thought that was pretty good.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I think Twitter is something to do with livestock, Alex.

Similar to Bad Science or Bad Science, Alex?

RandomGit said...

Alex, The nonsense podcast may float your boat, if listening to podcasts isn't wholly repellent to you.

For me it's like listening to my own people.

catlick said...

Now that is shit Ramon. Appalling shit. The guy in the Noddy car was just boring.

Anonymous said...

Similar to Bad Science or Bad Science, Alex?

No, I meant that I really liked the Bad Science site and was wondering if there were more sites around in the same vein.

I'll check that one out RandomGit.

Anonymous said...

I think Twitter is something to do with livestock, Alex.

Cheers Ramon, that clears up a lot.

catlick said...

Alex Language Log might be up your alley.

And, on a related topic, do ugly poor people suffer from "Sex Addiction"? Or does it only strike down wealthy attractive popular men?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Alex, you may enjoy this site.

squib said...

I don't know. I think it's a bit dangerous, driving and hosting a show. That's got to be worse than texting

Kettle said...

Ramon, I say only get a Twitter thingo (site? login? identity?) if you have a definite and well-advertised exit plan ("I'm only here for six months, people; love me while you can" etc.).

You could be the 'Fawlty Towers' of the Twitter world; hilarious and over too soon.

Kettle said...

PS Ramon, would there be any other words on your Twitter site, you know, clustered around "cunt"? Or would it just be "cunt" over and over, at random intervals?

eat my shorts said...

Apparently Bill Gates broke Twitter, so even if you wanted to join up, you can't.

Srsly. I can't even log on.

Fricking bastard.

Ramon: Set up an account. You'll get sick of it after 15 mins (or less) and can bugger off out of it and no-one will know. Except me. You can keep me quiet. For a (small) price.

Puss In Boots said...

I never bothered with Twitter. It all took off while I was overseas, and the boy was telling me about it excitedly. Sounded like a program just for Facebook status updates to me. Boring and pointless. I still haven't even gone to the site to see what it looks like.

The boy brought me back a shirt from the US recently which has the Twitter logo (the bird) and the words, "Nobody Cares" written in the Twitter font. I wear it proudly.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Come to think of it Squib, there have been a nummber of hilarious near misses.

Melba said...

I followed someone called Eat My Shorts on twitter for a while, then realised she wasn't MY EMS. She was some chick in England. And hadn't even wondered why the fuck I was following her.

Seriously, it's boring as. It's all about self-promotion (mostly, I can think of some exceptions). It's only self-obsessed celebrities and boring tech dudes. The only people worth following were Jamie Oliver, Stephen Fry and the sporadic John Cleese comment. Actually, Peter Andre was ok. And John Mayer. He was funny.

Come to think of it, it was really interesting and good.

What have I done?

Perseus said...

My band twits or twots or whatever it's called. Nobody cares but.

I like Twitter. I've had a look at Facebook and it's so daunting, and huge, and involved. twitter is more my style. One sentence, then get the hell out of there.

Sarah Silverman's Twitters are the best.

Recent examples:

"Plane's about to take off.Should anything happen, know that I died dreaming of love. & I guess evacuating my bowels.But mostly the love part."

"I'm on a plane. If anything should happen to me, tell @LauraJSilverman that last wed Mom told me I had the best shaped head in the fam."

" never thought crying and masturbating went together but with a laser beam focus it is possible. "

"My bathtub is made of marble. Wait- I'm sorry- marbles. It's made of marbles. "


I love her.

Mr E Discharge said...

Here's a site worth Bookmarking. just in case.

Anonymous said...

But what's the advantage of Twitter over any other kind of free blog service thingy?

Apart from the livestock aspect, obviously.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I'm beginning to think I'd be better served by just continuing my current practice of staring moodily out of the window.

eat my shorts said...

I followed someone called Eat My Shorts on twitter for a while, then realised she wasn't MY EMS. She was some chick in England. And hadn't even wondered why the fuck I was following her.

Tee hee. I'm on there, but as my in real life persona, not my mucking about on Blogger persona.

What I like is when other locals start following you and you can talk about stuff like how good the steak with pepper sauce is at Sublime on Elizabeth St and they know exactly what you're talking about. I mostly tweet about food. Or the weather. Yeah, it's pretty mundane.