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  1. #101

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    Well, I suppose that being as I started this thread, I ought to contribute to it. Besides, it is getting quite interesting now that everyone has cooled it, a bit!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbeuys View Post
    Twitter breaking news:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8335793.stm

    The end is nigh...
    I think that this is more about Stephen than it is about Twitter. It's a shame that the media have to jump on the band wagon and make it about something that it isn’t. Maybe they could have done a story about how social media affects people with problems, such as Stephen. I'm sure that he would have been happy to have taken part in it, as would many others who suffer from these disorders and want to bring them to the attention of the general public. But they took the easy root instead!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by genevieveryoko View Post
    yeah but the article also says he's bipolar...seems rather irresponsible to use such a medium if you are already mentally unstable.
    Speaking as someone who suffers 'the black dog', I can think of equally as many pros as cons. I think that the problem, like life, is probably a little more complicated than it may seem.

    Quote Originally Posted by stereophobic View Post
    It's silly and kind of sad that he should react that way to someone calling his tweets "boring" imho... we don't live on the set of 80s action movies.
    When you're suffering from depression, lots of silly things seem much, much worse that they are. If they didn't, he wouldn't have a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by genevieveryoko View Post
    what's silly and sad is if people can't handle the repercussions of their own tweets...not sure if I blame twitter for this one or just people in general.

    reality is complicated enough, why get too mixed up in virtual reality...?
    my point is, if i had kids (i don't) i most certainly would not let them use twitter!

    (not really hoping for anyone to comment any further on this...i'd have to agree with hobo this convo. should be incinerated! but if you need to say something i'll read it...)
    Although it is most definitely Stephen's problem, not Twitter's or anyone else’s, for that matter. I think that you'll find that he is not the one who went to the media with this story and is probably just as amazed as I am, that the media has made such a big deal about it.

    I think that in a moment of depression, he said that he was done with Twitter and the media frenzy ensued! Obviously this is more important than the ratification of the European Union's Lisbon Treaty, or the 6 British soldiers who were shot in Afghanistan, by one of their own police trainees, yesterday, or the continuing relief efforts happening all over the region effected by the recent Indian Ocean tidal wave!!!

    I think that the problem here is not Twitter, or Stephen's affliction. It's the media's desperation for a story that boosts ratings!

    Quote Originally Posted by mike lowrey View Post
    the original discussion was kind of a wreck, but on the other hand the topic of these social networking mediums and their effect can be an interesting discussion point.. I don't know, perhaps we need to make this thread dissapear and start a new one if there is any interest?
    Don't restart it, it's just starting to gain momentum!

    Quote Originally Posted by dolochov View Post
    the crux of twitter which also applies accordingly for most of the web 2.0 pages is the bad influence it has on people's attention spans. Especially adolescents who excessively have frequented such pages lack the ability to smoothly read through a text of multiple pages without being distracted since they are only accustomed to short paragraphes.
    It doesn't necessarily have this influence on everyone using web 2.0, but if your vast majority of reading takes place on the internet you'll likely unlearn to smoothly read a book for multiple hours of time, I sensed these bad side effects on myself as well.
    I'm not being sarcastic. I just thought that I'd clear that up before I asked the next question!

    Is that just your theory, or has there been some study into this?

    Quote Originally Posted by munch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by genevieveryoko View Post
    stoners are so predictable munch! this is more interesting:

    http://valleywag.gawker.com/5396122/...-says-reviewer

    EDIT: i just realized it's a clock, not a bong!

    EDIT: i do not think this woman deserves to be in jail.
    This is not a clock or a bong (or a stoner!). It's the bell which is housed in the bell tower which stands next to the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster.

    I think that you're absolutely right about releasing her form jail. I mean isn't the right to inflict physical violence on anyone who disagrees with you, what made America great! What's wrong with these police arresting this woman, and for what, to protect his freedom of speech. I don't remember reading anything about that in the constitution. George W. (I don't mean Bush), will be turning in his grave!!!
    "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." — Oscar Wilde

  2. #102

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    Although it is most definitely Stephen's problem, not Twitter's or anyone else’s, for that matter. I think that you'll find that he is not the one who went to the media with this story and is probably just as amazed as I am, that the media has made such a big deal about it.

    I think that in a moment of depression, he said that he was done with Twitter and the media frenzy ensued! Obviously this is more important than the ratification of the European Union's Lisbon Treaty, or the 6 British soldiers who were shot in Afghanistan, by one of their own police trainees, yesterday, or the continuing relief efforts happening all over the region effected by the recent Indian Ocean tidal wave!!!

    I think that the problem here is not Twitter, or Stephen's affliction. It's the media's desperation for a story that boosts ratings!
    Well, if you follow music news, even Trent Reznor quit Twitter... twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo View Post





    Speaking as someone who suffers 'the black dog', I can think of equally as many pros as cons. I think that the problem, like life, is probably a little more complicated than it may seem.



    When you're suffering from depression, lots of silly things seem much, much worse that they are. If they didn't, he wouldn't have a problem.
    as a kindred soul, +1 to both these statements and I applaud your openness. sadly there's too much information floating through these days and people only see and point out what they choose.

    edit - did not mean my above statement as a dig at genevieveryoko, rather i was just commenting on general tendencies (guess it could be the media's if you unfortunately happen to become a public figure) to comment on surface appearances without understanding a possible mechanism behind it. Not saying anyone undergoing these things should use them as a crutch, but still some things are worth taking the time to understand a little better. The more you know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieveryoko View Post
    Hobo, I love how you multi quote. That is exactly the problem. And the annoying thing about the article is that they quote someone who who basically says the same thing..."this story is not news" therefore contradicting themselves...if it's not news then why are you making it news?

    I hate how "witty" journalists these days can't seem to take a position on anything.

    Of course I get the black dog every once in a while too...of course most of the people commenting on gawker have no compassion for the woman...hmmmm, let's see, a random bookstore owner vs. a random y***er, obviously i'll side with the bookstore owner.
    Quote Originally Posted by genevieveryoko View Post
    Y**p for the record (in case anyone doesn't know) is not about freedom of speech - 2 out of the four reviews i ever wrote on there got flagged and removed...just clarifying...proud to say i work at a restaurant that refuses to display the sticker!
    Hey, we're talking about a means of communication that I know nothing about, so I'm not going to pretend to be an expert, and I do agree, I work in retail and I used to have a restaurant so I understand how frustrating these things can be, particularly if you're fighting for survival, as this woman appears to have been. But I also have to look at it objectively and I don't think that there is any excuse for using violence against someone because they said something that you don't like, no matter how justified you feel. If that were permissible, the biggest guy would always succeed, over the most informed argument, unless they happen to be one in the same! No matter how difficult it is and how wronged you feel, you have to fight back with logical, informed argument. If you do that, eventually you'll win... most of the time!

    [EDIT] Unless you’ve hurt my child or harassed my wife, in which case, I’d say you probably ought to disregard everything that I just said and run!!!
    "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." — Oscar Wilde

  5. #105

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    I'd say its pretty much a lose - lose situation.

    regardless of her intentions, she still apparently sent some hostile messages and dug up his adress, showing up at the guys doorstep claiming shes a neighbour, this is still pretty creepy. as for the guy, if he made up the story of her being hostile, thats pretty ridicilous as well.
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  6. #106

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    and showing up at a strangers door sure beats e-threats
    "AVANT GUARDE HIGHEST FASHION. NOW NOW this is it people, these are the brands no one fucking knows and people are like WTF. they do everything by hand in their freaking secret basement and shit."

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    in all seriousness this is kinda funny
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