Friday, July 3, 2009

Let me hear you say, this shit is bananas


From the Onion

Twitter Creator On Iran: 'I Never Intended For Twitter To Be Useful'
June 24, 2009 Issue 45•26
SAN FRANCISCO—Creator Jack Dorsey was shocked and saddened this week after learning that his social networking device, Twitter, was being used to disseminate pertinent and timely information during the recent civil unrest in Iran. "Twitter was intended to be a way for vacant, self-absorbed egotists to share their most banal and idiotic thoughts with anyone pathetic enough to read them," said a visibly confused Dorsey, claiming that Twitter is at its most powerful when it makes an already attention-starved populace even more needy for constant affirmation. "When I heard how Iranians were using my beloved creation for their own means—such as organizing a political movement and informing the outside world of the actions of a repressive regime—I couldn't believe they'd ruined something so beautiful, simple, and absolutely pointless." Dorsey said he is already working on a new website that will be so mind-numbingly useless that Iranians will not even be able to figure out how to operate it.

2 comments:

vinny said...

i'm so glad you're writing again. really.

LceeL said...

That's funny. Had me going there for a minute. But it's the ONION!!!

Meantime - nice to see you posting again. Welcome home.