NC Readers Rule! Posted on April 17, 2010 by Yves Smith Have fun and compare the readership of other bloggers (hat tip Richard Smith)! Although I do consider “celebrity twitterers” to be an oxymoron….. Post navigation ← Rabobank: Merrill Committed Similar Fraud to Goldman With a Magnetar-Sponsored CDO Guest Post: After Getting Bailed Out By American Taxpayers, General Electric Pays ZERO U.S. Taxes, Pretending that All of Its Profits are Overseas → Subscribe to Post Comments 11 comments LeeAnne April 17, 2010 at 8:24 am this may be fun, but nature rules http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1266568/Volcanic-ash-cloud-100-000-Britons-stranded-Europe-air-traffic-chiefs-extend-lockdown-7am.html gives you a different prospective on things – colinc April 17, 2010 at 9:32 am How utterly useless and UN-informative. This only adds to a vast body of evidence that Twitter (and its users) relates to intelligence in the same way fast-food relates to nutrition. psychohistorian April 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm While I agree with you on the surface, I think the potential for Twitter as a social coordination tool is higher that folks give it credit for. On the one hand it is a social pacifier for the masses and on the other it is a awesome short message broadcast mechanism. It remains to be seen if this technology springs forward at some point to be a sling shot to bring Goliath down. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. colinc April 17, 2010 at 4:30 pm I appreciate your perspective and will concede that it MAY have some potential as a “social coordination tool.” However, and perhaps I’m wrong, it seems to be hyped as a “communication tool.” As such, it IS as useless as the MSM’s abbreviated sound/video-bytes, taken out of context, being touted as “evidence” for an “informed opinion/decision.” Perhaps I’m just too freaking “old” since I find “texting” on cell-phones almost as abhorrently senseless. Yet I’ll also concede the latter seems to make more sense as a “social coordination tool” than the former. Lastly, do not the masses already have a plethora of “pacifiers?” Are these pacifiers not contributors, at least in part, for the economic and environmental predicaments we’re now facing? Regardless, thanks for the input. :) colinc April 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm Ooops, forgot to commend you on your last sentence… it’s “dead” on!! :D ECONOMISTA NON GRATA April 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm “How utterly useless and UN-informative. This only adds to a vast body of evidence that Twitter (and its users) relates to intelligence in the same way fast-food relates to nutrition.” Sarah Pailin relates to women and Flavor Flave relates to African American Males. Best regards, Econolicious p1728 April 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm http://www.tomscott.com/stupidfight/#ladygaga-vs-jesus Jojo April 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm ROFLOL! colinc April 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm p1728, thanks for that! Perhaps my earlier comment was a bit harsh as I found that “battle” to be both “informative” and utterly hilarious! :D Sam April 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm Tried playing with it and it is actually pretty good. Tim April 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm Whips get too much credit. [2.45 is where the best part starts.] Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!