Bird Macro?

You know how people take screen shots of someone’s tweet and then post it? Is there a name for those?

Building a reputable brand can take years... destroying it can take minutes.

If not, I think they should be called “bird macros” or something. Damn you Twitter!



It’s obvious that Twitter is cool, but honestly, it takes too much work. I mean, sure, I can try to answer the question “What are you doing?” in 140 characters, but why bother? That’s a lot of effort!

My new service will be named tw which is shorter than “Twitter” and has no uppercase letters, so you don’t even have to hit the shift key. And that “140 characters”? Forget it! We will be using two. Yes, two. Here are some examples.

  • :)
  • :(
  • ;)
  • :/
  • :p

I think tw will be able to convey all human emotions with just two characters.

(If you’re interested in funding this thing, I’ll need about 2 million. Leave a comment.)


Is twitter the next Blogger?

Remember Blogger? It was a side project of Pyra Labs, whose real project was Pyra.

From what I understand, twitter is a side project of the folks behind Odeo

So is twitter the next Blogger?