Even our future president (G-d! I'd love to be able to aggregate--and I bet
there is a tool to do it--all those tweets that start, "When Obama is
President ...") is on Twitter.
The article is about how Twitter will go mainstream as we move generationaly
away from email and towards SMS. (Let's see ya SMS in IRC, eh?)
Are moving to SMS? How nice - it would be nice to catch up with Europe
as it was 15 years ago!
David Malouf wrote:
> Even our future president (G-d! I'd love to be able to aggregate--and I bet
> there is a tool to do it--all those tweets that start, "When Obama is
> President ...") is on Twitter.
> The article is about how Twitter will go mainstream as we move generationaly
> away from email and towards SMS. (Let's see ya SMS in IRC, eh?)
> -- dave
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David Malouf said:
"(G-d! I'd love to be able to aggregate%u2014and I bet there is a
tool to do it%u2014all those tweets that start, "When Obama is
President ..." ) is on Twitter."
Jason Kottke did it:
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Bryan, thanx for Jason's link.
Jim, actually there were some studies done about how in the US b/c
teens were not on phones as early as Europe they invested themselves
into IM culture and have slowly transitioned to phones and SMS. Thus
the Sidekick being so successful here in the US. It's main use is
SMS. The Sony product, Helio and also have strong IM clients as well.
So it isn't "we are behind" thing. It is more, we did things
In my experience, in terms of technology and pricing, North America is
still behind when compared to the mobile market in Asian and Europe.
Recently everyone is going ga-ga over the introduction of 3G in US
whereas in Singapore/Malaysia, teenagers have been using 3.5G
technology such as HSDPA for quite a while. The data pricing plan for
mobile internet and sms are also ridiculously high in NA.
Whether this has anything to do with the slower mobile adoption among
end users in NA, one can only debate. It could be socio-culture thing
as Dave mentioned above, or it could be the side effect of a hostile
Its fascinating watching people in Hong Kong with their mobile phones.
People window shop for mobile phones like they do for jewelery here ;)
In January 2005, mobile penetration had reached 118% in Hong and
expect it may well be higher now.
Final note - in one study we did a participant turned up with 7
I thought David might enjoy this...
"We'll preface this by saying this whole thing could be one giant
hoax, but it's most certainly within the realm of possibility. We're
told it's a mixture of Insteon, SMS and Twitter, all of which are
utilized in order to give one particular homeowner the ability to
activate / turn off lights remotely by sending a specific message to
I wrote about this yesterday :)
Any new technology is doomed to become yet another cog on a giant Rube
Goldberg machine somehow related to home automation.
Most home automation applications are terribly over-engineered.
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 1:05 PM, AJKock <ajkock at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought David might enjoy this...
> "We'll preface this by saying this whole thing could be one giant
> hoax, but it's most certainly within the realm of possibility. We're
> told it's a mixture of Insteon, SMS and Twitter, all of which are
> utilized in order to give one particular homeowner the ability to
> activate / turn off lights remotely by sending a specific message to
> the latter."
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I think the idea behind the automation was more about "What you could
do with twitter", instead of "The best way to use twitter."
The fact that a tool actually inspires some people to go beyond its
initial means in itself, is complimentary.