Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/24/verity_stob_twirping/

Not now darling I'm twirping

Verity determines to enhance her social graph

By Verity Stob

Posted in Verity Stob, 24th August 2009 10:17 GMT

Stob Baroness Susan Greenfield, head of the Royal Institution and occasional star of Ben Goldacre's Bad Science column, has dramatically claimed, via the offices of the Daily Mail, that social websites harm children's brains.

I think the Baroness misses a trick. Children are not the problem in my experience. My difficulty is the harm social websites seem to do to the minds of a subsection of the middle-aged population, specifically my friends.


Verity Stob's VisageMate News page

What's on your brain right now?

Iain is delighted that the weekend is nearly with us.

Mike commented: Sweet!

Verity commented: Eh? You mean TGIW? A tad premature, perhaps?

Johnboy is looking forward to a day of most excellent clicky action... as we give the ozzies the pummelling they deserve and win back our ashes... hey there rickie wotcher gonna do, cos freddie's on the war path and you’re a load of poo... barmy army forever... history will be made today...

Verity commented: What, like the Seven Years' War?

Jacquie took a quiz 'If you were an element, which element would you be?' The answer was: Metal

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Mike commented: Sweet!

Verity commented: What does that mean?

Jacquie commented: @Verity, it's just a bit of fun.

Verity commented: I meant, what does it mean, 'the answer was Metal'? Since when was 'metal' an element? It's not a chemical element, it's not an earth-wind-and-fire element. What does it mean?

Jacquie commented: It's just a bit of fun.

Verity commented: In what respect are you like a metal? Do you form a salt and water when dilute hydrochloric acid is added to you? Are you malleable and ductile?

Jacquie commented: It's just a bit of fun.

Verity commented: I've googled up this quiz. Q5 is 'If you carried a wepon [sic] what would it be?' Why are you answering this illiterate rubbish?

Jacquie commented: It's just a bit of fun.

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Jeff's Twirping Service relays his latest 140 character twirp: Woke up with a biT of a headache and then went downstairs to look for the Ibuprofen but Jean's taken away all the Ibuprofen because it cang

Click here to add your Twirping Service to VisageMate. Share your Twirpy goodness with all your Twirpy friends!

Charlette [via her iPhone 3G] is at the airport. Hey ho another trip to New York. It's a tough life, but somebody's got to do it!

Mike commented: Envy you! Sweet!

Verity posted a YouTube link: Hey, this is quite amusing. Tuneful mickey-take of all those Hollywood explosions where the perpetrator strolls away, too important to look around.

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Johnboy uh oh... not the opening we were looking for...  just what we have come to expect from cooky... lets hope straussy can pull out the big one... really need 200 by lunch.

Susie: Had BLT sandwich for lunch. Got a bit of lettuce stuck on my tooth, and I didn't notice. Did I look like an idiot! lol!

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Mike commented: Sweet!

Amy commented: lol!!! that is just perfect!!!

Katsumi commented: Lol!! That. is. just. the. funniest. food. humiliation. evvah.

Gary commented: Omigod Susie! Need another new keyboard!

Eric commented: Krazy girl!! lol!

Eric commented: Almost as funny as the time I got doughnut sugar on my nose

Katsumi commented: Lol!! That. was. the. funniest. donut. incident. evvah.

Penny commented: @Eric: lol!

Mike commented: @Eric: Sweet!

Katsumi's Twirping Service relays her latest 140 character twirp: Catch #lettuceontooth Susie on VisageMate http://ky.jlly/t00th Best. food. humiliation. evva.

Gordon has added a new post to his blog That's certainly what I call programming

Gee - I see I haven't posted here for over eight months. Well, it's all go here. Remember how I told you that Richard and I were getting together to refactor the C++ library to make it platform-independent? That didn't happen cos Richard got laid off.

Johnboy is looking for some favourable precipitation here... all out for 72...  i really don't know why they bother... it’s a disgrace... what were the selectors thinking of... i shall be like captain know-all at mount arafat... god said let there be rain and behold there was rain...

Verity commented: Do you mean Noah at Mount Ararat?

Jeff's Twirping Service relays his latest 140 character twirp: Actually aserious as out of insulin so went downstairs but Jean has double locked the door and couldn't find spare key so stuck here please

Don't be a Twirp - be a Twirp Twirp! Use Twirp to stay in touch at all times.

BusyLink status update. Busy busy busy!

Andrew now has 23 more contacts. You Verity have 1 more contacts.

Francis has been recommended 145 times. You Verity have been recommended 1 times, but 0 times by non-relatives.

Mark has been declared London busy bee of the month. You Verity haven't.

BusyLink - the business social site for people too busy and important for other social sites.

Verity posted a joke using JokeSpurt:

A Yorkshireman takes his cat to the vet.
Yorkshireman: Ah've coom to see thee abaht me cat.
Vet: Is it a tom?
Yorkshireman: Nay lass, I've browt it wi' me.

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Twirping the twirpcloud: Top three most twirply twirps right now:

#ponting - 12313 twirps

#JackoFoundAlive - 35521 twirps

#lettuceontooth - 8242372 twirps

Charlette [via her iPhone 3G] has just got a txt from the office. Woo-hoo! When done in NYC, fly on to Jamaica office for a week!

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Mike commented: Sweet!

Verity commented: Of your own accord?

Johnboy is really looking for a wicket now... if they don't get a wicket in the next 10 minutes, i will be like mister oakes at the north pole... 'i have to pop out for some fags now, i may be late back'

Verity commented: Captain Oates phps? 

Susie has posted 4 new photos to her LettuceTooth Album!

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Susie has become hyper-popular.

Verity coined a new word using Coino, the #1 word coiner on VisageMate:

'Smellsome'

'Noisome' usually means something that smells terrible, so shouldn't 'smellsome' suggest a really dismal noise? 'Your drill is most smellsome, Mr Dentist!'

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12 people thought Verity was being too clever by half.

Mike commented: I rather like the sound of a dentist's drill, actually. Sweet.

Verity commented: Yes, Mike, but then you are in fact a dentist.

Jeff's Twirping Service relays his latest 140 character twirp: help really guys need help. cant get up off floor and keep blanking out. mobile not working properly. pls call ambulance to 127 Trotting Roa

Twirp and the world twirps with you. Shout at the TV and you die alone. Everybody's a twirp these days!

Jacquie found a lonely black sheep on her farm, all on its own. Oh no!

There a lots of sheep and cows and pigs and goats on Jacquie's cute farm in Farmington. Then the little black sheep came wandering along. My! Is the little black sheep cute! But none of the other sheep will talk to it, because it's black and they are white. Aren't they meanies! Would you like to adopt the cute little black sheep?

Click here to adopt the sheep.

Katsumi commented: Awwww! Its soooooh cute! It’s the. Cutest. Sheep. Evvahhhh! lol!

Verity commented: What are you on about Jacquie? You haven't got a farm. You haven't got any sheep.

Jacquie commented: @Verity, you don't understand.

Verity commented: You live in a house in Leyton. You never go outside London. You hate the countryside.

Jacquie commented: You don't understand.

Verity commented: True.

Johnboy only england could lose the ashes now... so it's time for broady, swanny and sir freddy to deliver the goods tie up the options pile on the pressure smell the coffee and bring it home

Verity posted a link: Chip Rowe's funny articles and little essays, via BoingBoing . Humour for the thoughtful.

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Verity: Did I tell you about the time I got a radish stuck up my nose? ®