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Twitter blackout left users feeling 'jittery,' 'naked'

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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 10:34 AM
That error message was the scourge of online social networkers worldwide on Thursday as cyber-attacks shut down Twitter and caused sustained glitches in other social-media sites like Facebook and the blogging site LiveJournal.......

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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:02 AM
Broad generalizations that target the few, while making it appear that many share this obssession. You've almost got to hand it to CNN for creating hyped-up comedies.

So there are bound to be a sub-group of people who are left disoriented by their lack of a twitter fix. Right. So what? I love how condescending the article is.

posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:19 AM

She added: "I was pretty upset, actually. It feels like a lifeline for me ... Pretty much everyone knows almost every detail of my life by what I'm doing on Twitter."
It's not worth analyzing whether these online connections are good or bad because the reality is that Twitter and Facebook are now an important part of our lives, said Marc Cooper, a journalism professor at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication.


"So the panic [Thursday] morning is only reflective of that. This is not just a hobby or an amusement or another accoutrement, it's actually deeply woven into their lives and is integral to their social interaction. So when it's cut off, it's a problem."

double ROFL.

posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:49 AM
For crying out loud.

If there ever comes a day when the entire Internet shuts off, there'll probably be mass suicides and rioting in the streets.

posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:54 AM
reply to post by texasoutlaw

Oh no the twitter junkies have to actually socialise with people in person instead for a change..... disaster!!!!

posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 12:10 PM
I admit I have Twitter but I rarely, if ever, use it. I didn't even notice it went down until I read it here on ATS. I can't imagine having my life broadcasted out to the world for anyone and everyone to see.

posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 12:49 PM
I'd be pretty upset if the net died...thank goddess I have a life outside of here eh?


posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 03:21 PM
Okay, i went and looked at twitter, never really saw it till now, just heard the name and figured it was some kind of myspace type thing.


Really, come on, from what i saw people just post a little broken sentence fragment every chance they get telling the "world" about it? Is that really the idea? That just made me real sad, because now i know people are even more hopeless in their stupidity than i thought, and i never gave humans much credit in the first place.

I looked on it, you know what i saw?

"im bored"


"dog chewd my fone"



And all of this insightful quips of wit and wisdom from some dumbass who i don't know, but now wish i did so i can make it a point to avoid them.

I didn't read far enough down, but i'm sure "ow my balls!" is in there somewhere, probably multiple times.

And, does anybody actually go there to find out what other people are posting and read it like it matters? That's even more depressing than those with the inflated egos thinking that they've got to broadcast their every action to the world like they were Brittney Spears.

Is that really all it does? It's main function?
This just proves that we're all doomed!
What a complete waste of your lives.

posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 06:39 PM
I don't even use Twitter, and thus didn't notice it was down. I read about it in the paper a couple days after. And you know what? I'm kind of proud of that. Technodependence isn't really good in any case.

posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:22 PM
That's funny - your topic is in direct contention with the title of this article:

I'll admit I haven't actually read either yet, but when I saw this topic, it immediately clicked that I had seen the opposite earlier today. It sounds like Twitter caters to a broad demographic, some that care passionately, and some that don't even notice.

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