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News Twitter cans SMS service

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Aug 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. legoman666

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    I still can't believe that anyone cares about every minute thing that I'm doing. Hell, I don't even care about every minute thing that I'm doing...
     
  3. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    What on earth is Twitter?
     
  4. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    As pointless as most people reckon Twitter is....

    You're not serious right?
     
  5. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I also have no idea what Twitter is
     
  6. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I am deadly serious.
     
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  8. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    I recently switched over to Plurk instead, the Twitter Fail Whale was driving me nuts. I much prefer the way you can have threaded conversations with Plurk and I don't need to see replies to messages I don't care about.

    I should add I've never bothered with the Twitter SMS service. It's easier for me to load the mobile page, I couldn't get TwitterBerry to work properly.
     
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  9. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Twitter seems to be a collection of remarks posted to your own twitter mini-website from a mobile/laptop/internet connection so that other people can read them. They mostly tie into answers or remarks to/from other peoples' twitters, but sometimes it's very random indeed.
     
  10. Xir

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    ...I wikipediad twitter, read the explanation and still don't understand what ist's supposed to be...
     
  11. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    it also surprises me that Americans pay for the sms they receive.... that is weird and strange.
     
  12. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    The Twitter website explains it best. It's basically a micro-blogging service. You know those status updates on FaceBook and MySpace? Well it's pretty much that, but it's been going a lot longer and is surprisingly popular. I know a lot of people poo-hoo it as they don't care what anyone else is doing, but when you have a group of friends who all use one of these services it can be very useful and provide you with amusement during the boring working day :)
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    My new day job uses it, as a matter of fact - a way of giving outsiders an insight into the company culture, or some such marketing shpiel.
     
  14. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Never heard of it untill now and dont really get it :wallbash:
     
  15. Anakha

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    Here in Canada, on Rogers, I don't have to pay for incoming SMSs. I do have to pay $0.15 a pop to send, however.

    Oh, and Twitter doesn't work sending to Rogers SMS, the text messages never reach my phone. Though sending a text to 21212 posts on Twitter just fine.

    And, stupidly, using the mobile twitter WAP interface from Rogers won't allow you to send tweets. I get "Web: No connection" when trying to post from my S60 Nokia (Though I can browse the twitter site just fine).
     
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    back when analog service was the only service around .. that was back in 1997.... we still had a better calling plan for cost per minute.. the mobile phone companies are raping us over the coals for service.

    SMS should be nearly free, the current networks are more than capable of handling the traffic across them in my area.

    at present with Verizon it costs $.20 to send or receive a text message, also it costs $1.99 per mb of traffic.. O.O well.. I wonder how many txt messages can be sent inside of 1mb. Also for $60 a month you can have mobile web that actually has decent speeds, of about 50k a second and has a cap of 5gb of transfer a month.

    Do the math 5gb for $60 or 1kb for $.20 its Bull $417 and the phone companies know it.
     
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    Everything relating to mobile phones in the US is designed to make you hate your life, paying for unsolicited messages from companies and people you don't know or ever want to hear from is only the tip of the iceberg.
     
  18. Xir

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    So like MIRC untill that went out of fashion ;-)
    Cant have been any good, after all, 't was free!

    Errr, if I remember correctly, SMS usage developed very different in the US and Europe.
    US had (rather) cheap cellphone charges, so people called and didn't bother to use SMS. (which is why motorola phones were pisspoor at SMS for a long time)
    Europe had very high cellphone charges and SMS was for free, so people started breaking their fingers...and it became a habit.
    (now 1 min Talking is about the cost of one SMS, so it's not really economical anymore)

    I franakly prefer SMS for many reasons, mostly beeing able to think before you're required to answer. :D

    If I'd have to pay for people SMSing me, I'd have it disabled though.
     
  19. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    You mean IRC, not mIRC ;) and some of us are still on IRC every day :thumb:
     
  20. Xir

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    You're right of course. mIRC is just a Programm to use IRC...and play IRC-battle-tetris :-D
     
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