Sunday, April 6, 2008

Why blogging software error messages are so 20th century

I just entered a comment to a Wired Pig blog post about the good and bad of Twitter, and I got an error from his blog software. After the specific error message, the following message appears:

Sorry, but your comment has been flagged by the spam filter running on this blog: this might be an error, in which case all apologies. Your comment will be presented to the blog admin who will be able to restore it immediately.

Considering the content of WiredPig's post, as well as the content of a Chris Brogan post (Twitter as Presence) that I had read previously, I had to laugh at the next line:

You may want to contact the blog admin via e-mail to notify him.

Note that this is not Wired Pig's fault; it's the fault of the software that he uses, which has not caught on to the fact that people have been drowning in email for several years now. Of course, they're also drowning in tweets, so maybe tweeting Wired Pig wouldn't be any better.

In the meantime, read Wired Pig's thoughts on the good and bad of Twitter. They were more profound than my own, but in my defense I only had 140 characters to use for my opus.

@wiredpig twitter plus: 140 character limit. twitter minus: 140 character limit.

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