Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html en-gb 30 Mon 06 Jul 2015 04:15:29 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html marek chodnik http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=96#comment28 Product placement, that's the term. Like minutiae, from 'popshed' above, it was on the tip of my tongue.I would second that suggestion. Someone needs to conduct a serious investigation into the BBC's latest reliance on brand names and brand technology, and how far they may have gone with respect to either deliberate, or accidental, product placement and advertisement.David Dimbleby, an excellent mediator and the host of the BBC1 show 'Question Time' just last night took note of the fact that he could be accused of advertisement (I believe it was in reference to a political campaign in Norwich, though I am probably mistaken), and ensured that such 'advertisement', accidental though I am sure it was, came to a halt.Because that's what the BBC is. An impartial broadcasting service. And that is where it should remain.I would implore anyone from BBC reading this, including Maggie herself, to take a look at the contents of the blog article above, and then ask themselves, 'Is this impartial? Is this reasonable?'. Because I don't think it is, and I'm sure a lot of people reading this blog doesn't think it is.Finally, I should thank Maggie (with a stagnant whiff of sarcasm) for turning an honest BBC tech blog into a celeb magazine. Use Twitter - your fave celebs use it!! Fri 24 Jul 2009 14:42:52 GMT+1 halfamo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=93#comment27 So Kevin Spacey talking to David Letterman about Twitter is the big story this week? How about an investigation into why the BBC persistently promotes a commercial organisation, product placement, I believe it's called, in what appears to a be a violation of it's charter. 7 articles from 22 mentioned Twitter in July.Do the BBC have shares in twitter?Get a grip please. There are technology subjects out there that are nothing to do with Twitter, why don't you try covering them for a change. Fri 24 Jul 2009 11:37:10 GMT+1 Ded904 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=89#comment26 This post has been Removed Fri 24 Jul 2009 10:53:02 GMT+1 Tams http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=86#comment25 To be honest I think we have heard enough about twitter. The odd post is OK, but almost everything seems to have some sort of twitter reference. Twitter really isn't THAT great! (the hype, not helped by the BBC makes it seem so). More diverse reporting and blogging would be much better. Fri 24 Jul 2009 09:59:08 GMT+1 Alex http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=82#comment24 Facebook has grown from 200 million to 250 million users in the last three months, that's an increase of more than the total population of twitter users. Why doesn't that deserve a blog post, if this does? Fri 24 Jul 2009 08:49:04 GMT+1 Pobrecitodelicado http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=79#comment23 This post has been Removed Thu 23 Jul 2009 19:36:17 GMT+1 ovaljason http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=75#comment22 This post has been Removed Thu 23 Jul 2009 18:18:02 GMT+1 Green Soap http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=72#comment21 This blog is a joke. Thu 23 Jul 2009 17:34:18 GMT+1 marek chodnik http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=68#comment20 Maggie, what on earth is this? Seriously?You and your colleague Rory experienced a tremendous deluge of disillusionment with your last two blog posts, both of which have concerned Twitter, Twitter and nothing but Twitter.Does it surprise you that we're fed up with hearing about Twitter? Your blog post above doesn't even contain any technological news! It's just a propaganda soundbite about the glory that is your new-found tech toy!40 million use Twitter. Allegedly. Perhaps 40 million have Twitter accounts, but it is largely understood that around 10 percent of the users create 90 percent of the noise.Do you have any idea how many Linux webservers there are? 40 million wouldn't be a bad estimate, although I don't suppose anyone knows. A significantly higher number of websites are run off of Linux, with the use of Linux VM's and domain hosts. I use Linux as a counter-example to Twitter, since the technology is far more advanced than Twitter, far more pervasive than Twitter, far more useful than Twitter, and has a greater impact on more people's lives than Twitter ever could.Including your website, as it happens. And Twitter's. Thu 23 Jul 2009 17:23:11 GMT+1 Cameron http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=65#comment19 I joined Twitter, I thought 'This is almost like the Status update feature on Facebook' but then carried on for a few weeks because there was so much hype about I hought I missed something. Turns out I didn't miss anything, Twitter profile deleted. Why are we still talking about this? Thu 23 Jul 2009 16:58:01 GMT+1 Viruslayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=62#comment18 I wish people would stop twittering on about Twitter. And I agree with the iphone comment too. Remember the tag line when advertising the Radio times.Other Smart phones are available!! Thu 23 Jul 2009 16:24:42 GMT+1 dave sparrow http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=58#comment17 @Cryotek because most people who post comments on blogs talk nonsense and should be doing something better. I include myself in this Thu 23 Jul 2009 15:31:30 GMT+1 DeedeeRose http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=55#comment16 You are obviously not following the right people.I get it and like it and use it to network with people whose work overlaps mine even if their personal life doesn't. More than once I have been alerted to new versions of existing software via following the right people.I have even used it to follow the rugby with a friend tweeting the important events as they happened. I was away from a radio/TV for the day but wanted to keep track of the game. Thu 23 Jul 2009 15:23:48 GMT+1 MionkeyWoo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=51#comment15 I get it and I like it and I don't follow a bunch of celebrities to follow there every move - however it does seem that it is getting a disproportionate amount of cover in the dot.life blog.It does seem though that the comments here ref. to much coverage are all from people that don't like twitter, which doesn't really offer a balanced view. Thu 23 Jul 2009 13:36:28 GMT+1 AlexGraham http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=48#comment14 !Warning!: I just got on my soapbox.Why does the BBC seem intent on misusing modern forms of communication like blogs? I read both the tech and sports blogs and most of your bloggers completely ignore the (sane) comments that are made. The whole point of blogs is to form a dialogue between the author and its readers/commenter's otherwise why the heck have the feature?! I'm so tired of reading some really interesting comments/questions from people and they get completely ignored. Don't have the feature, or respond at least now and again. It's as simple as that./rant end Thu 23 Jul 2009 12:38:01 GMT+1 Secratariat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=44#comment13 "Regardless, the number of people flocking to the micro-blogging service is going through the roof, even if they don't stay very long."That's a bit of an understatement now isn't it ?A recent report showed that about 70% of people never return to their Twitter account after setting it up, it is a classic one-hit-wonder. Of those who do return most only do so once or twice a month and only a very small percentage of users use the service on a regular basis.Like most people I signed up, had a look, found it didn't offer anything I couldn't get elsewhere and have never returned.Is there nothing else happening in the world of computing ?I'd really like to read about something other than Twitter once in a while... Thu 23 Jul 2009 12:36:51 GMT+1 AlexGraham http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=41#comment12 I'm glad I'm not the only one seriously doubting the usefulness of Twitter. I'm 26 and was brought up in the mobile phone/internet revolution and it reminds me why text messaging/twittering/etc are poor forms of communication. To me Twitter is only useful for people who are obsessed with celebrities and want to follow there every move, personally I don't. Which is why I focus my time on friends and family, via face to face, telephone and Facebook Thu 23 Jul 2009 12:28:22 GMT+1 bnewbie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=37#comment11 This post has been Removed Thu 23 Jul 2009 12:05:39 GMT+1 awesomeMr_Burns http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=34#comment10 Heres a challange for the BBC - go just one month without mentioning Twitter or Iphone and report on the many other technological breakthoughs that are happening every day around the world.If not give me a job in Silicon Valley and I will waffle on endlessly about Twitter- what a lovely and easy job ! Thu 23 Jul 2009 10:45:45 GMT+1 Ineffectual Blatherer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=31#comment9 MINUTIAE!That was the word I had on the tip of my tongue this morning before it left again.Pointless minutiae of people's lives. Thu 23 Jul 2009 10:27:18 GMT+1 olddog_newtricks http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=27#comment8 i guess that adding a comment kind of contradicts my own thoughts about twitter.so, i'll keep it brief....what's the point?i talk to my friends....and, as dave letterman quickly realised, if you say "hi" to them, they say "hi" straight back.end of story. Thu 23 Jul 2009 09:55:46 GMT+1 its-all-gone-wrong http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=24#comment7 Oh dear god not another Twitter blog, this is getting ridiculous, is this why we pay our licence fee, for you to endlessly promote Twitter.There are thousands of technological stories of interest out there every single day, were surrounded by technology, we use it for work rest and play but what do we learn of this from dot.life, nothing!Change the record or loose your readers. Thu 23 Jul 2009 09:47:56 GMT+1 The_Hess http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=20#comment6 Is there no end to the endless dot.life blogs on Twitter? Surely everyone who wants to use it has heard about it? I would much rather see a blogs on the uses of DRM within the PC games industry or the very interedting article about the unsung heroes of the internet.Please, please, please stop the endless Twitter this, Twitter that, Twitter saves the world blogs. Thu 23 Jul 2009 09:42:11 GMT+1 Mark_MWFC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=17#comment5 Twitter is like a broken pencil.Pointless. Thu 23 Jul 2009 09:32:06 GMT+1 evergrowingbrain http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=13#comment4 So many things that you could be bringing to our attention. Unpatched software, Zero day attacks, Windows 7 launch closer, O2's inability to run a mobile network capable of receiving calls, let alone enabling devices, technology job losses due to recession, when firms need protecting more than ever. The Yellow Pages being taken out of its plastic cover and dumped straight in my recycling box this morning. (have they not heard of the internet?)yet you still insist on telling us about twitter. AGAIN! get a sense of perspective - listen to the comments. I love twitter, but I'm sick of this! Thu 23 Jul 2009 09:19:42 GMT+1 hackerjack http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=10#comment3 I get it, I don't hate it at all, but it has such severley limited functionality and searchability that I dont bother for moe than a cursory glance every few weeks. Thu 23 Jul 2009 09:01:04 GMT+1 ten gear bat bike http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=6#comment2 This post has been Removed Thu 23 Jul 2009 08:52:59 GMT+1 Ineffectual Blatherer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=3#comment1 The more I hear about the Twitter and the things posted on Twitter, the more I realise how little I'm missing.I hardly get time to read books nowadays let alone the day-to-day insignificant details of people's lives. Thu 23 Jul 2009 08:40:51 GMT+1 horreur http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/07/twittera_waste_of_time.html?page=0#comment0 I get it, hate it and don't use it. :-) Thu 23 Jul 2009 08:07:03 GMT+1