16 Jan 2009

‘Overheard on Twitter’ Friday

Hey, hey, happy kids. I’m sick. Stupid Vegas.

I’m not the only one who got sick at Affiliate Summit. Jim Kukral actually had to ask Twitter who *isn’t* sick after the show. Consensus says everyone is, especially those whose bodies were made by Microsoft (poor Rob Kerry).  I see much sleeping and not moving in store for many of us this weekend.  Mmm, naps.

So, did you hear about the US Airways plane that crashed in the Hudson? You did? Really? Because it didn’t get any attention on Twitter. Weird. You would think people would practically be pushing one another over for their 15 minutes of fame and citizen journalism glory. Nice to see everyone had so much self control. /sarcasm

At least US Airways handed it well by creating themselves a @usairways Twitter account. And, um, saving all those people, of course.

In other news!

In silliness:

What’d I miss while I was sans Internet at Affiliate Summit? Let me know and do it loud. I have to hear you over all my sniffles.


  1. foot in mouth January 16, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    Sorry to every one who suffered from seizures from visiting that site 😀

    I was just continually appalled at how offensive that site is, from different music on EVERY page, different neon colors on everything or the obsession with MS Paint 😛

  2. Todd Butcher January 16, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Pretty sure that horrible seizure inducing website came to us as a lead…yep :-/

  3. Jeremiah Andrick January 16, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Now that is how rumors get started. I can’t help that the twitter API doesn’t love me. 😉


  4. John Jones January 16, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    I would have never figured out that the home page was a splash page on that seizure inducing website. Wow!

  5. Lisa Barone January 16, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    footinmouth: That site was awesome. I’ve seen a handful of wedding Web sites like that in my time. Someone must be sharing some bad information.

    Jeremiah: You know we only tease you because we love you. 🙂

  6. foot in mouth January 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM


    The wedding industry is saturated with bad taste, I mean my Wife refuded to get anything at David’s bridal last year because she always “Looked like a Giant Cake…or the Snowbeast from Star Wars”… Seems like bad taste in sequins does translate to MS painted background images 😛 haha

  7. Rachael January 16, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    It’s small-minded to make fun of the people who twittered about the plane crash since Twitter’s been adopted for a number of things, including allowing people to chat about major events and disasters. As somebody who didn’t have access to an American TV channel at the time, it was interesting to watch people talk about it. People do that when they’re in earthquakes and similar situations, or when they see something out of the ordinary going on elsewhere. A lot of the time, it helps people get their feelings out about something, especially something like a disaster or near-disaster.

    Probably also important to look inwards before talking too much about other people’s self control on Twitter 😉 Also, you know you can unfollow tweeple whose updates are boring you, don’t you?

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