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Some Things About Twitter Drive Me Nuts

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Taking the occasional good with the mostly harrowing

Like, for example, random people following me that I don’t know and/or don’t care about what I’m doing, that are only following in the hopes that I’ll be interested in whatever product or service1 they’re offering.

However, once in a while, someone will follow you because (of course) they want you to pay attention to whatever it is they’re doing, but, on occasion, it turns out that what they’re ‘selling’ is pretty cool.

Case in point:

Yep, this dude is playing various video game compositions on the ukulele and they actually sound pretty great! (Personally, I’d love to hear some of these done up Spanish guitar-style, but this is still pretty neat.)


1 Kind of like that kid in grade school that just had to be your friend only you don’t know this kid and he’s trying to sell you naked photos of himself.

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  1. kog3100_edw
    05/11/2010 at 14:50

    Not on topic for this blog entry, ECM, but shooting it to you this way for efficiency’s sake:

    http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/plugged-in/how-playing-madden-online-could-cost-you-10/1398633

    • ECM
      05/11/2010 at 15:08

      Thanks KoG, I can work with this XD

  2. kog3100_edw
    05/11/2010 at 16:27

    While I know it has the obvious corporate-screwing-the-gamers aspect. While I’m somewhat sympathetic (as an old GW employee) about how secondary markets don’t benefit originators, this question has been wrestled with by all other media and they have come to terms with it (particularly used books) in a way that doesn’t require financial arm-twisting. This is an age of ‘rights’ being much more subject to abuse owing to digital availability, but this smacks of doing this because EA can do it, as opposed to it being any sort of correct way. And I think they’ve been shown they CAN do it, and get away with it, largely by all the shenanigans Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft get up to when they update our consoles.

    • ECM
      05/11/2010 at 18:53

      I think it’s a double-edged sword, when you really get down to it (which I’d love to elaborate on but probably not until tomorrow when free time is a more ready commodity), but you do raise some valid points.

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