Twitter Updates for 2009-06-13

  • Wondering why individuals should care about Facebook vanity names. It’s too late for a digital ID monopoly. Major trademark issues, though. #
  • @jobsworth Twitter has only one identifier (your ID). FB has machine-generated URL and name already. Why protect the 3rd identifier? in reply to jobsworth #
  • @jobsworth But why should your friend Steve Moore get priority over the others? People just need more original names. Blame parents! in reply to jobsworth #
  • @brianoberkirch I’m reading Infinite Jest for the first time. We’ll see if I get through it by the end of the summer! in reply to brianoberkirch #
  • RT @jobsworth: strange how [findability and unique identifiers] matter at the same time as hide-ability and privacy #
  • @thenewb I expect Wal-Mart would get fb.com/walmart from you. But novel legal questions here, which we plan to address at Supernova #sn09. in reply to thenewb #
  • Philadelphia peepz — Be sure to join us tonight for Philly Pecha Kucha, where I’ll riff about my Warcraft habit. http://bit.ly/BS04d #
  • @mojosd @ribbit Does telecom need a better biz model, or the end of biz models? Critical question. in reply to mojosd #
  • @jeffpulver My presence will be at #140conf. It’s the wetware that can’t make it. in reply to jeffpulver #
  • @mojosd This gets to fundamental issue of what is infrastructure. Read today’s NY Times Mag, and Brett Frischman’s scholarship. in reply to mojosd #
  • Incessant rain makes it hard to take advantage of the pool. #
  • @mojosd Have known Charles Ferguson for years. He was way ahead of the curve in outlining contradictions of telecom. in reply to mojosd #
  • @mojosd What do you mean by “ex FCC Commissioner recommended 4 networks defined by application”? in reply to mojosd #
  • @LindaStone @jeffjarvis Learning from failure is what matters. Failing is easy! Celebrating and using it gets harder with scale. #
  • @benwells Vanity URLs aren’t the primary FB identifier, unlike Twitter @names. It’s like using phone #s for words e.g., 1-800-flowers. in reply to benwells #