Comments for en-gb 30 Sun 13 Jul 2014 15:18:58 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at computerizedMilan Why is Twitter so special. Most tweets have no value. Everybody is so keen to have as many followers as possible. Everybody is jumping the bandwagon.Most people don't even bother to read tweets of the people they choose to follow. Twitter is all about numbers which are hight but useless.What bothers me even more is that big advertising or media companies have started using Twitter, talking about it and promoting it for FREE ! Wed 29 Apr 2009 11:09:59 GMT+1 Foomandoonian Apparently I'm worth $427 (£288).That's very nice, but there are many unanswered questions. Is this the value of my account if I were to sell it? Wouldn't the value change if I ceased to manage it myself (as my followers noticed a change in my output)? Especially given that any buyer would probably start spamming my followers.I'm afraid I don't see the value in this site. Mon 09 Feb 2009 12:12:56 GMT+1 marek chodnik I must agree with the first premise of this post. Our words should mean something. However, with BBC license fees aimlessly channelled into hiring self-appointed 'techies' incessantly promoting a technologically impotent fad, detailing some technologically irrelevant, uninspiring algorithm, with absolutely no social value, I feel the 'meaning' of these blogs somewhat elusive.What's wrong with good, old-fashioned email? No rampantly arbitrary cap on characters, no advertisements, huge capacity for sharing files, grouping, HTML forms and decorations, immensely wide appreciation with both personal and corporate adoption, as well as an incredible deluge of free, generously-sized webmail accounts with IMAP client support. Which is really, really helpful.Why won't the BBC just accept it? Twitter is a highly limited fad, ushered in by (what I should call) 'twits' such as these bloggers in admiration of its cutesy factor, its silliness, its quirkiness, and its stubborn defiance in the face of, actually, technically useful and ingenuitive social technologies such as Facebook, Myspace, webmail and Google's increasingly useful and brilliant raft of applications.For example, Google Earth can be used to find locations such as restaurants, hotels, office blocks, and can be used to link up with social and corporate meeting events. Google Docs can convert from between HTML, Doc, ODT, PDF, RTF and .txt formats (online!), as well as providing useful collaborative spaces for real work. Google Blogs provides an ample blogging service that can rank well in search engines, and provides virtually a website, for free, for which real people will read and appreciate.What is Twitter? A self-limiting text message service. Hardly the apex of technology, don't you think? Thu 05 Feb 2009 05:46:40 GMT+1 jw2034 what's the value of the shares the bbc has in twitter to keep plugging it? other similar sites are available! Wed 04 Feb 2009 15:03:06 GMT+1 Blythy how long before someone comments on stephen fry being stuck in a lift. Wed 04 Feb 2009 12:15:10 GMT+1 RobPal I have to agree with jayfurneaux on this one. Barely a tech-blog goes by without a mention of Twitter these days. Clearly it seems to be quite the fad at the moment but it also appears to be taking over the lives of our tech bloggers somewhat.I signed up to Twitter about two months ago when I wanted to know what all the fuss was about and also get in on the action. My enthusiasm waned quickly however, when I failed to see how it could benefit me in the way it seems to have benefited so many others.To some extent Twitter seems to be no more than a rumor mill of questionable accuracy that is frequented by keyboard jockeys and tech bods. I would class myself in both those categories at times but when it comes to Twitter I just don't get it, and what's more, I don't think I want to.So would it please be possible for our BBC tech bloggers to seek out their inspiration elsewhere than the 'Twitterverse' that is currently dominating their posts.Thanks in advance,Rob Wed 04 Feb 2009 10:22:07 GMT+1 canukqc $6 - but I think that's way too much. I'm not surprised it only took 4 hours. Tue 03 Feb 2009 22:36:49 GMT+1 Chris Q I am only worth $8Not bad for a few days twittering - especially since I know no-one else who is on twitter.I just like to read about Wossy's pigs!It is good fun, though. Sorry, jayurneaux, but it doesn't stop me blogging, writing code and enjoying other things away from the Net. It does, however, take my mind off the bus journey and waiting for the kids to finish football training.So why be bitter about it!? Tue 03 Feb 2009 13:13:29 GMT+1 jayfurneaux Are you trying to think of ways to fund Twitter in fear it might vanish; as it's yet another Web 2.0 service with no visible means of long term financial support.And a 'Ph.D algoritm' [Pity Lejon can't spell algorithm or use a spellchecker.]. WOW - I've not come across one of those, is it similar to a coalesced chaining or a postorder traversal algorithm?Have you guys tried reading The Register or TechCrunch to find out what else is happening in tech-world, or is this blog just to be all about Twitter now? If so your blog value is dropping sharply. Tue 03 Feb 2009 12:45:44 GMT+1