Apr. 8th, 2009

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'Twitter collects personally identifiable information about its users and shares it with third parties. Twitter considers that information an asset, and reserves the right to sell it if the company changes hands.'



Did you all know that? I'd like to know what it thinks it knows about me. As you may or may not have noticed I only use Twitter to post complete, fantastical, bollocks. This is because I still haven't figured out Twitter's USP, in fact further than that I would say it is less unique than practically anything else on the web. Like everyone else, probably, I have a few places I like to check when I get online, to catch up with news of my friends. Not all of my friends overlap in the internet applications they choose to post on, so I flick round them all, but with the advent of Twitter it seems to have totally homogenised and I read the same thing again and again. Here's a typical scan round the internet for me these days.
Bob has a new hat.*
Bert is going out to lunch*
Bob: I have a new hat.
Bert: I am going out to lunch
Topic



New Hat started by Bob
Topic
What shall I have for lunch? started by Bert
Bob wrote 'I have been out to buy a new hat...'
Bert wrote 'I am trying to decide where to go to lunch...'
Bob: Tweets for the day
Bert: Tweets for the day







I also racked my brains to think of anyone 'famous' it would be interesting to follow and honestly couldn't come up with anyone whose day-to-day witterings I'd be vaguely interested in, and am coming to the conclusion I just don't like people. Of course the point of posting all this blather is that what I really want to know here is, what does the # thing on Twitter mean?

*Names have been changed

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