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Twitpic, we still hardly know ye

Twitpic did not cease to exist on September 25 as recently anticipated.

The Twitpic twitter account announced on September 19 that the business had been purchased. To date the identity of the buyer has not been made public.

Today's Haka brought to you by the Tall Blacks

Before their game against Team USA in the FIBA World Cup on September 2 2014, the New Zealand men's basketball team, the Tall Blacks, did what all New Zealand national teams should do... perform the Haka.

Judging by the looks on the Americans' faces it can't be long before we see a USA equivalent... surely?

USA won the game 98-71.

My Top 1 listicle of the Things I hate about Twitter

I love Twitter. I use it constantly. It is my first line of on-line communication these days and my primary source of news. It has made longer form blogging redundant for me (which is possibly not a good thing).

All of which lends, I think, towards understanding the Things I hate about Twitter (as compiled while lying awake at 5am this morning and blurted out on Twitter around 6 - this post includes some extras):

World record writers block

I haven't written anything in long form for ages. I am inclined to think that this is not a good thing.

Twitter is my major form of online expression these days, which is fine, but the need to express opinions that won't fit into the (usually fully adequate) 140 character format does arise from time to time.

I used to have a daily twitter archive making auto blogposts to this site, but that broke about eighteen months ago and I haven't seen a replacement.