Retweet May 2009

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in May 2009. If you like to follow along, befriend me and I’ll be sure to follow back.


  • Factoid: Less than 10,000 of the nearly 200,000 books published each year sell more then a 5,000 copies.
  • I don’t like the rating between 0 to 10. I use 10 to 20, that way everybody is a 10 or better!
  • Signal to noise ratio is goes straight to hell when you are in an echo chamber.
  • It is often the case that an argument between two parties will dissolve into different tangets with neither party realizing it.
  • People will find contradictions even when splitting hairs.
  • There are two sides to every story and then there is the truth.
  • Some people use reverse psychology, I use inverse psychology.
  • Perfection is relative.
  • Ytz hawt n heyr!
  • Hanging out in the frozen food section to beat the heat!
  • There is nothing more infuriating than a jerkoff that is driving at exactly the speed limit no mater what traffic condition or flow is.
  • Don’t just wake up, shake it up!
  • I love haters, they provided free constructive criticism.
  • Few people know what they want before they have it. Few people know what they have before they lost it. Instead you should just lose want!
  • Today’s Style and Attitude: Corporate gansta out to beat da man at his own player hating game!
  • Common sense is always welcomed.
  • Knowledge earn is never lost.
  • Be a warrior for positive change.
  • Meta-protest: protesting protesters.
  • New Motto: Just mash it up!
  • Three degrees of mofoness: I know Moros that know mifis that know nifos.
  • The first thing people should learn well is how to make decisions, the second thing they should master is how to live with the consequences
  • You know when they say, ‘If you wait for the perfect moment, it will pass you by.’ Same us true for perfect price, perfect job, etc.
  • Stringing together a bunch of statistics does not make a solid argument! Analysis, not statistics, always helps make a better case!
  • The subconscious mind is a terrible things to waste.
  • Make your name mean something. If you can define the meaning of your name what would it stand for?


  • Asking your Twitter followers is not market research!
  • Twitter’s planned maintenance or planned fail!?
  • If your significant other has to login to twitter to get some attention, you are tweeting to much.
  • Tumblr made my blog obsolete, Twitter made my Tumblr obsolete, and the matrix will make Twitter obsolete.
  • Twitter is the command line of the web.
  • Twitter is the perfect platform for misinformation. It could have been designed by the Iraqi Minister of Information.
  • Twitter is over capacity. Too many tweets! Please wait a moment and write in your diary instead.
  • Twitter is too big to fail! Twitter’s business model should be asking the Obama administration for a bailout?


  • What are the best practices in social media?
  • How do we know what we know?
  • Do you think Steve Jobs has his barber sign an NDA before he can cut Steve’s hair?
  • Who let the dogs out???
  • Is it just me or does it feel like a Monday?
  • When babies cry do they have an accent? Like a British, Southern, or French accent?
  • Is Michael Arrington the Perez Hilton of Silicon Valley?
  • If you can do more with less, how much can you do with more? Can you do more with more?
  • Which is easier, getting a new customer or a repeat customer?
  • Is good, good enough? Or is great, better?
  • Which is worst, having children learn creationism or from corporate approved and sponsored workbooks in school?
  • Does democracy naturally lead to idiocracy?
  • Is Social Security a Ponzi scheme?
  • Who is still not done with their taxes?
  • Where will refugees seek refuge if their refugee camps are being bombarded?
  • How low can the DOW go? How high can unemployment reach? Will they meet in the middle?
  • Is hate speech free speech?
  • Is Oakland the new Detroit?
  • How much are your constitutional rights worth?
  • Is Dubai a mirage financed by oil drench hubris?
  • If you are made in the image of God, why do you foresake your foreskin?
  • Who watches the watchman?

Twitter Tweet Links May 2009

Here are some worthwhile articles regarding Twitter for May 2009.

Usage and Growth

API and Twapps

Performance and Scalability

On Cynicism, Phone, and Financing

Everybody has something to say about the current economic downturn.

Wall Street is not a casino. The drinks are free in a casino. – Vahan Janjigian

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears. – Robert Sarnoff

Only Americans have mastered the art of being prosperous though broke. – Kelly Fordyce

Here are some thoughts on annoying phone calls…

All phone calls are obscene. – Karen Elizabeth Gordon

If the phone doesn’t ring, it’s me. – Jimmy Buffett

Anyone could write a novel given six weeks, pen, paper and no telephone or wife. – Evelyn Waugh

What can I say about cynics?

A cynic is a man who, when smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. – H.L. Mencken

Cynicism is intellectual treason. – Norman Cousins

No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up. – Lily Tomlin

Unfollow Diddy

Puff Diddy, otherwise known as P Diddy and about ten other alias, recently reached 1,000,000 followers on Twitter. He put out a video to commemorate his Twitter milestone, a feat accomplished by the likes of Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, and Oprah Winfrey. For one reason or another, the rubbed the Twitter community the wrong way and they all revolted with a #unfollowdiddy hashtag that was trending for nearly two days. The unfollow Diddy trend included tweets that gave a funny reason why people should not follow him. Diddy didn’t get the joke, which made it even more funny when he responded with a follow Diddy campaign.

Here is a sample of the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of tweets that went out recommending folks to not follow Diddy.
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Three Drunk Words

Before twitter, if you got drunk there was the possibility of drunk dialing your ex… No, you drunk tweet or post a picture of you in a drunken state in your Facebook. Out of some drunken stupor, someone came up #3drunkwords Twitter hashcode. What followed was a furry three words tweet that one would say in an inebriated state. I organized the #3drunkwords in an order that would simulate time line for either the best night of you life, or a night you wish you could soon forget.
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100 Most Creative People in Business

The June edition of Fast Company has an impressive list of the 100 most creative people in business. Below is the top ten creative people in business, according to Fast Company…

  • Jonathan Ive / Apple / Senior Vice President of Industrial Design
  • Melinda Gates / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / Cochair, Trustee
  • Shai Agassi / Better Place / CEO
  • Reed Hastings / Netflix / CEO
  • Rich Ross / Disney Channels Worldwide / President
  • Sandy Bodecker / Nike / Vice President of Global Design
  • Tero Ojanpera / Nokia / Executive Vice President
  • Michele Ganeless / Comedy Central / President
  • Jon Rubinstein / Palm / Executive Chairman
  • James Schamus / Focus Features / CEO

Best Business Quotes

The June edition of Entrepreneur has a nice collection of some of the best business quotes.

Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one comming.
– Richard Branson

There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. for if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.
– C.J. Walker

We are currently not planning on conquering the world.
– Sergey Brin

A man shoud neer neglect his family for business.
– Walt Disney

I like to think big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.
– Donald Trump

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
– Coco Chanel

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
– Henry Ford

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
– Oprah Winfrey

If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example.
– Ingvar Kamprad

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.
– Steve Jobs

Gaza Raze

Israel thinks it is in the American west, it is pushing the Palestinians out to sea just as the Americans did the native tribes. They are putting the Palestinians in refugee camps as the Americans put Native Americans into reservations. The Palestinians are road blocked, embargoed, and squeezed by force into submission. The Israeli military are also taking a step from the Romans. The word decimate comes from Roman times when they would kill 1 in 10, but the ratio of death is 1 to 100. It is open season in the Gaza Strip. The Gaza strip would be renamed for what it is. Terror does not die, and that which does not kill it only makes it stronger.

Bad Governance

Governments would rather restrain people than educate them, it would rather spend on defensive and offensive armaments, than on schools and public works. An educated populace is a bad governments worst enemy, and a good governments best defense.

Billion Dollar Losers

March’s edition of Forbe’s has a special on the world’s billionaires. I rember reading back in 2007 how the riches men and woman made billions that year. Now it is a different story. It is estimated the Carlos Slim Helu and Warren Buffett both lost $25 billion invidivually, and Bill Gates has lost an additional $18. Last year the world had 1,125 billionaries. Today there are 793 and $1.4 trillion has simply disappeared. Here are some other billion dollar losers: Anil Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal, Kushal Pal Singh, Oleg Deripaska, Mukesh Ambani, and Sheldon Adelson.