Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dorsey - 'I Never Intended For Twitter To Be Useful'

Not really. It's a must read Onion post today. In the spoof, when confronted with evidence that twitter is a main source of info on what's happening in Iran, the twitter founder is quoted:
"Twitter was intended to be a way for vacant, self-absorbed egotists to share their most banal and idiotic thoughts with anyone pathetic enough to read them,"

Read on.

Related, The Anchoress is updating all day on the horrific carnage happening in Tehran.

And Mark Shea posts a bleg to twitter account holders to help Iranians twits from being caught or shut down by the government:
If you use Twitter, set your location to Tehran & your time zone to GMT +3.30. Iranian security forces are hunting for bloggers using location/timezone searches. The more people at this location, the more of a logjam it creates for forces trying to shut down Iranians' access to the internet. Cut & paste & pass it on.