Twitter Has a Smart Problem

February 5th, 2015 | Posted by Sarah in PureNerdism | writing - (0 Comments)

Everyone has an opinion on Twitter. Even the CEO came out today to say that they have to address their abuse problem. Youtube has an abuse problem. So does Instagram. Those platforms are growing. Heck- the whole internet has a meanie problem if you let stupid people get to you.

Why is Twitter suffering? Because smart people love Twitter. Dumb people ‘don’t get it.’

SciFi had the same dilemma. In it’s pre Syfy days, before wrestling circulated it’s line up, the executives had a huge problem. Their shows were being torrented, only a small number of the audience was watching live, and DVR playback numbers were dismal. Good science fiction costs money, from the writers to the sets. Meanwhile shows like Teen Mom and Duck Dynasty, which cost nothing to make, drew in huge audiences and large ad revenues. The only smart thing for SciFi to do was re-brand their network for a more ‘mainstream’ audience. New name, new shows, more rating. It worked. Dumb sells and shows like Eureka rode off into the sunset.

No one cares about your lunch.

A picture’s worth a thousand words and requires no thought process. Snap a pic of vegan granola- 500 likes. Drooling dog- 700 likes. Half naked girl- 15,000 likes. Instagram plays into the vapid and boring. You can filter that picture of Saturday night all you want, but you’re still just another human at a nightclub.

Twitter requires more. Cerebrals on the site tend to do well. Writers, comedians, engineers- people of value add to the experience. We don’t care about your lunch- unless it comes with a funny story in under 140 characters. Keep the dogs- we’re cats. While naked girls do well in every part of the internet, on Twitter, you’re just another retweeted picture.

Don’t hate…appreciate.

Twitter should embrace it’s inner nerd. Unlike, SyFy, who ran out to get plastic surgery, the bird is still one of the best places for breaking news. If it’s on Twitter today, give it three days to hit Facebook. Ferguson broke on Twitter. So did Eric Gardner. Facebook intentionally hides these stories. By changing its algorithm to be more like Zuckerberg, they’re only playing a losing game.

You’re the smart kid. Instagram is that weird dude with a beeper. Facebook is our annoying aunt. Snapchat is a naked 12 year old. Embrace it.

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Ask Hillary

July 21st, 2014 | Posted by Sarah in politics | YouTube Videos - (0 Comments)

Fast forward to the 17 minute mark for start of the question and answer.

Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, takes questions from Twitter.

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Best of NBA Chain Stores

June 27th, 2013 | Posted by Sarah in Humor - (0 Comments)

My personal favorites- mostly because they involve the Miami Heat:

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Saw that coming.

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Stop insulting the Heat. It’s the NHA.

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Equally as bas as his attitude.

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He opted for a pencil with a huge eraser.

 
 

*Drops mic, walks away.*

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Uh-oh. Someone’s about to write a letter in comic sans.

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This is after they pulled themselves off the floor.

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You can have Goofy, but you’re not getting Epcot.

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Jamaica ends trade talks but open to a deal with Miss Cleo. Call me now.

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What is, things shorter than Kim Kardashians marriage?

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Someone please forward this to Kim Kardashian.

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Specifically? Seventh grade.

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It gets worse…there’s a part two.

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Ashton forgot to finish the sentence-the irony-much like his marriage.

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And if God wanted us to laugh, he would have made you funny.

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Rhymes he’s gots but grammer- question mark.

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*Faints from laughter*

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What do you mean ‘unfortunately’?

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More like it’s the end of humanity. Bring on the aliens!

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Fuzzball Responds to Twitter

November 12th, 2011 | Posted by Sarah in Duffy | Humor - (0 Comments)

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Why are you allowed to tweet?

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You’re too young to use the hastag real talk, but I’m very happy you’ll soon crush Beiber.

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Ah, the good old days. Now everyone is too busy hating each other on Facebook.

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Amen.

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Does anyone know who she is even talking about? Nope me either.

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An apostrophe, space bar, and capital letters would all be nice.

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You’re…still…tweeting.

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Wait- here comes the bottle!

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Or, more accurately, reason #1 why you don’t have a girlfriend.

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And you thought Friday mornings couldn’t get any better!

 

Shopper Receipts Join Paperless Age. From my shopping experience, Apple was the first store to hand out (pun intended) an email receipt.

★ If you’re going to issue a downgrade, S&P, at least get the math right!

★ Barnes and Nobles will stock Amazon titles, but here’s the catch: they want both ebooks and physical books.

U.K. Government Considers Blocking Twitter, BlackBerry in Wake of Riots. Shutting down the internet isn’t the answer, Mr. Prime Minister.

Sony, Samsung Team For Universal 3D Glasses. They can set standards all they want, but no one is buying 3D televisions until they’re glasses free.

Facebook and Google Plus evoke a game war!

An end to copy protection? Don’t hold your breath.

★ Space never ceases to be interesting! A Volcano on the Moon — Where None Should Be.

NYC tenure drops from 100% to 58%. Tenure should be a privilege, not a right.

★ 25 Years of Mac

 

Nintendo’s Evolutionary Ladder

 

★ Adults vs Computers

★ Fuzzball’s love affair with the PC

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★ Microsoft Windows History

 

★ The Apple Museum – 30 years in 2 minutes

 

★ History of Computers and Consoles

 

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And you thought Friday mornings couldn’t get any better!

 

FACEbook face recognition. Still believe Mark Zuckerberg isn’t selling your data? Yeah me, either.

★The YA authors started a digital revolt after the Wall Street Journal blasted the adult content in the genre. I have to say, I agree with the Journal.

★ A return to child slavery. Round of applause to the idiot elected officials in Maine and Missouri!

★ Jon Hamm tell us the real reason why Mad Men almost got canceled. See, (love of) money is the root of all evil!

What your email address says about you. Glad I’m Sarah@SarahRamsingh.com.

★ Don’t kill the messenger! If anything Satoshi Kanazawa’s research Why Black Women Are Unattractive, shows how racism falls harder on African American women.

Gilbert Arenas should be banned from Twitter and dating.

★ Truth be told, I’ve never met a pushy atheist.

★ iPredict Facebook will be far more evil than Google.

★ Dan Lyons blew the cover on Jim Goldman, formerly of CNBC, currently at Burson-Marsteller PR firm (aka Google haters).

 

★ Patrice O’Neal’s Elephant in the Room comedy will make you laugh until you cry. Currently streaming on Netflix.

 

★ If more people like Michael Ruppert were running the country, the world would be a better place. The man should be in government. Currently streaming on (you guessed it) Netflix.


 

★ A Flow of Water predicts the next great war over a dying resource. Currently streaming on my favorite place, Netflix.

 

★ Ann Coulter is just is not likable, neither is Gilbert Arenas… you see where I’m going with this?

 

★ Steve Jobs owes this kid a Kidney. When marketing meets stupidity.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

 

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Catching Up With Twitter

May 15th, 2011 | Posted by Sarah in Humor - (7 Comments)

The Fuzzball catching up with Twitter.

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Caption and Photography by Sarah Ramsingh
 

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2011 Tech Predictions

December 29th, 2010 | Posted by Sarah in PureNerdism - (4 Comments)

 

 

My favorite nerd moment of the year! I get to play Nostradamus and call out tech predictions next year.

 

-Apple Makes a TV: Or more specifically, Apple buy cheap Chinese hardware and puts Itunes and Apps on it. Basically in line with their other products.

-Iphone Goes to Verizon: Because VZ has the money to pay for Apple’s licensing deal.

-No 4D Tvs…Yet: The technology is on the way. Think 2012-2013 to be glasses free!

-HD Wii: Better graphics, faster processors something for Ninetendo to boost sales.

-Someone Buys Twitter: I’m thinking a media company: AOL, CNN, TimeWarner.

-iPad Gets Competition: Real competition. Think Google Andriod software paired with a strong hardware companies, Asus or Samsung, and HTC.

-Andriod Cellphones Surpass Apple: Apple holds the #2 position in 2011, but in 2012 Windows make major gains. Blackberry either revamps with OS or partners with Windows or Google by 2012.

-Nokia Joins Team Andriod: Kills Symbian.

-Playstation Phone:
Flops. High powered graphic intense games needs stronger harder than is mainstream for mobile phones as of 2011.

-Skype Adds Ads: Because Google taught us, the money is in advertising!

Groupon Regrets Staying Single: Nothing proprietary there. Ego or sheer nativity will be the downfall of this company. Most businesses are learning that these coupon sites aren’t generating loyal customers, either.

 

 

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