Accepting nominations for the name of the collection of knowledge gained from status updates (from Twitter, Gchat, Facebook, AIM away messages, etc.). (Hey Unix old-timers, remember when we used to do this by updating .plan files for finger users?)

  • Statusphere
  • Twitterspace
  • Briefdates
  • Away’o’verse
  • What ho, status quo
  • Lunchnews
  • Self-aggrandizing useless filler that hardly anyone cares about but will take over the universe anyway

3 Responses to “Sssssssssssssssssstatus”

  1. DaveZatz Says:

    Hm, haven’t thought about .plan-s in well over a decade. But I guess it goes to show that there’s nothing new under the sun. We just repackage it with new names. In fact, ironically, back in those old days I was considered anti-social for spending so much time talking online. Now it’s all “social”… wonder where I can retreat next? (And do you remember anger, panic, and disdain and when we all heard AOL was opening up an email gateway to the “real” internet?)

    As far as naming conventions go, I’m still partial to “Theatre of the Mundane.”

  2. Stephen Says:

    Heh, the arrival of AOL and “the September that never ended,” sure. I must admit I still automatically dismiss anyone who has an AOL e-mail address as incompetent.

    TotM, that does have a ring to it.

  3. DaveZatz Says:

    If you run it for any imaginary project, just be sure to reference my first usage:

    Incidentally, that experiment in ‘mobile blogging’ is much more suited for Twitter and a camera phone (as I “covered’ much of CES) in 2009. Though my iPhone camera is awful, just awful.

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