26 June 2009

Well I enjoyed it anyway!

It would seem that Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter, was "shocked and saddened" to learn that his social networking device 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, "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."

If you hadn't twigged this is of course a spoof article from the Onion! Well I found it funny anyway.

Thanks to Bob From Brockley for drawing my attention to this one

6 comments:

Vita Stunder said...

Poor Jack Dorsey...

Weirdo!
Did he think Twitter all should be about cute birds and flowers?

Things like this PISSES me OFF!
I'm glad you are on my side Jams!

Anna

jams o donnell said...

It was a funny spoof Anna!

Liz said...

Nice one! Made me laugh too.

jams o donnell said...

Good eh Liz!

The Lone Beader said...

Good one, Jams! Twitter has become a lifeline for some, a business tool for others, and yet something simple and absolutely pointless for many around the world. ;)

jams o donnell said...

I ignored Twitter until the Iran elections LB. I really thought it was a waste of time... until the Iran protests that is. My view changed utterly