Shortened URLs

” The bigger concern is what happens when these url shorteners don’t exist in 20 years and the internet is filled with archived pages making references like “what you’re looking for is here:”. Fuck.”

Mackenzie Kosut – comment on Paris Lemon previous post

Hadn’t thought of this but is actually very worthy of reflection. Shortened URLs are a security risk, a potential jack-in-the-box of bad taste or embarrassing content and now a hazard and contempt to the future historians of the early XXI Century.

Again, a Twitter creation. They sure do have a lot to explain those “Twitters”.

Twitter needs to die

“Twitter was largely based around SMS, and there is no metadata payload for SMS, so those links had to be included in the 140 characters themselves (and yes, SMS is 160 characters, but Twitter set aside 20 for usernames). Yet another reason why SMS needs to die.”

MG Siegler

Or, i would add, Twitter needs to grow up and drop the nonsense 140 character limitation.

Is there any logical reason why we should write grammatically incorrect and unarticulated semblances of a sentence on Twitter? If they want to make it short, can’t it be a simple 500 or 1000 character limit? It would probably encompass 95% of the ideas and comments people want to make on Twitter. And we wouldn’t have to go phishing around for the previous comments on a discussion to understand what the hell the person was saying on part 16 out of 25, or something like that.


In relation to this post by Tomi Ahonen, and because i can’t possibly write any useful discussion in twitter with that moronic thought breaking limitation of 140 char. i’l repost here the first replys and the rest of what i wanted to say. Tweets will be indented as quotes

@tomiahonen with due respect, the full post is mainly crap, sorry! there’s a difference between leading companies and leading mass market!

Tomi keeps confusing, i think, the “leading market” with “leading companies” it really doesn’t matter if the companies are korean, American or Finish. It does matter if the market is a source and leader in mass adoption by customer and provides significant momentum for new products/companies.

@tomiahonen japan is mainly a testbed for new technologies. always was and not only in phones. but mass consumer implementation is in EU&US

I hate to say it, but despite the technological superiority of European Mobile Networks, i fail to remember any exciting inovating product in the last years that did not come from the american experience. And yes, you might remeber Nokia NE-S something series. I personally don’t. Nokia products are mainly a “handset blur” for me. What average consumer can remember any other Nokia handset except those that it possessed? Anyone remembers Nokia 66503123? or N-31341? or E-3131?

@tomiahonen also,having N features years before doesn’t mean nothing.Is the correct implementation and massive customer adaptation that does

if Nokia had a product line of 10 good thoughtful and well built phones, with a good set of those features it wouldn’t be burning. not 1000 ill-conceived and with slight variations between each other. A strategy you suppport by the way?! (Why o Lord why?) That kind of product placement died somewhere in the early 2000s. I hate, seriously hate every time i need to go look on a website to find out what the hell computer XA2123B does instead of ER121231? (and as the family geek i hear those questions a lot..)

It’s a royal pain in the a** every time my mother asks me to help her select a new Nokia phone. what should i choose? XPT10, XPT10A, XPTO11, XRRC15, … every one of them by 5~10 euros apart and with scarce information on the shops or carrier websites. They might as well had designed and built the Time travelling machine because no consumer would know where to find it on that lineup. Simplicity and Good feature Design, not endless technical features just by engineering prowess.

Which is what you point out in your post. I couldn’t care less that Ferdinand Porsche designed the first hybrid. I do care and i do acknowledge that the first mass produced and mass adopted hybrid was Toyota Prius. Even the first Honda Insight for me was just an auto-magazine cover. If you want to focus on the features Nokia developed before everyone, fine by me. But understand that for the consumer and the market what matters is the features that get adopted in mass and why they are adopted in mass…

By the way, you might want to read this post. If you can justify that to me, as a consumer, i would appreciate it.