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Thursday, August 27, 2021

If Twitter is like a stereophonic tweeter — short-burst output that encourages high-frequency — then Woofer is the long-form (1,400-character minimum) low-frequency complement, resembling the eponymous speaker. Because all the work it takes to fill up that supersized input box pretty much ensures fewer answers to that “What Are You Doing?” query.

Following that stereo-equipment analogy, you’d assume that you need both of these micro- and macro-blogging services, for full-coverage social media expressive capabilities. But since Woofer is just a parody homage, I’d say you’re safe in going mono-sound with just Twitter. And starting a real blog for your 140-character overflow.

As for filling that gaping Woof-hole, there is an auto-generating solution: Just as Twitter works better with URL shorteners like TinyURL, Woofer practically demands HugeURL. In fact, I think Woofer should integrate HugeURL to automatically lengthen any permalink that’s pasted in there — instant threshold! It’s like this link-lengthening “service” now has a real(?) reason to exist…

I’ve posted only one woof; don’t see adding to that, given that I’ve got this here blog on which to string together words indefinitely. And yes, I cheated by HugeURL-ing this blog’s Web address into that woof. I simply don’t have a spare 6,700-odd characters to contribute, like some other bloggers do.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 08/27/2009 12:45:30 PM
Category: Comedy, Internet, Social Media Online
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  1. You’re not really safe tweeting either with the stability over there :)

    With most of my tweets vanished, I plan on bringing it all “in-house” and then just broadcasting outwards.

    Comment by David — 08/27/2009 @ 08:33:08 PM

  2. Knowing that tweets expire after a few months, I’m taking the opposite tack: Treating Twitter as a whiteboard. My tweets will be presumed to be throwaway, with anything worth true permalinking to be expanded upon on this blog.

    Comment by CT — 08/27/2009 @ 09:01:46 PM

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