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Is there such a thing as a channel on Twitter? What are they, how do they work, and how does one see it if one has not yet signed on to the greatest social networking thing in history OMG?
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I have no idea. I don't know how hashbrowns, er, hashtags work or why, I don't understand following and being followed or how you link to somewhere else or have somewhere else link to you.

It's all a mystery. I just tap out my random musings and let fly.

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No, there's no 'channels'. If you want to index your tweets with keywords, you do that through hashtags, which are basically #whateverkeywordsyouwant. If you want your friends, or other people who are interested in that indexed subject to see your witty reply to theirs, you can join in a hashtag conversation at any time.

Look upthread (I think) for information about searching twitter without having an account (where I was wrong).

When you follow someone, you see all the public tweets they make. When someone follows you, they see all the public tweets you make (except for straight retweets of what you said, I think). When you @someone that someone (and all your followers, just ask Anthony Weiner) will see it, regardless if they are following you or not. And there's a way to send Direct Messages that everyone else won't see.
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Update: "Channels" was a term being used esoterically by a tweet aggregator (twaggregator) to describe @s that they had set up.
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@sarahlyall

British press can't quite cope with fact that US assistant of protocol is "a man named Randy Bumgardner," as the Telegraph describes him.
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dbcooper wrote:
@sarahlyall

British press can't quite cope with fact that US assistant of protocol is "a man named Randy Bumgardner," as the Telegraph describes him.
Hilarious!

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@altonbrown

@FoodNetwerk Okay so you can cuss. Unfortunately you're not funny. So, I'm sending this on to Food Network legal. Have a nice day.
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dbcooper wrote:
@altonbrown

@FoodNetwerk Okay so you can cuss. Unfortunately you're not funny. So, I'm sending this on to Food Network legal. Have a nice day.
What a cunt. All tv cooks must die.
I tried to see what inspired that comment, but it wasn't visible and clicking on the guy's name just brought up a message saying the account was suspended.

I really need to do something about Twitter. Even Jeff has a Twitter account now.
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Foodnetwerk was a surly and curseword-laden parody account that he took exception to. What a spoil-sport that man is.

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Jennifer wrote:
dbcooper wrote:
@altonbrown

@FoodNetwerk Okay so you can cuss. Unfortunately you're not funny. So, I'm sending this on to Food Network legal. Have a nice day.
What a cunt. All tv cooks must die.
I tried to see what inspired that comment, but it wasn't visible and clicking on the guy's name just brought up a message saying the account was suspended.

I really need to do something about Twitter. Even Jeff has a Twitter account now.
Tweetdeck is a nice front-end for it.
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THAT'S what Alton Brown reported? What a douche.
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I disagree. As far as I can tell from those images, that account was using Food Network's actual, trademarked logo. You can't do that in parody, and refusing to go after trademark violations can risk the trademark.
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yeah a bit more effort and it coulda lived on fer ever.

alton's cool though.
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Eric the .5b wrote:I disagree. As far as I can tell from those images, that account was using Food Network's actual, trademarked logo. You can't do that in parody, and refusing to go after trademark violations can risk the trademark.
But Alton Brown didn't report him for that, but for being unfunny and using cuss words.
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I've gotta give him credit for re-tweeting a crack. I still hate TV cooking shows and all TV cooks though.

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And for that matter, Twitter doesn't suspend for parody, otherwise Fake AP Stylebook would be long gone.
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Jennifer wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote:I disagree. As far as I can tell from those images, that account was using Food Network's actual, trademarked logo. You can't do that in parody, and refusing to go after trademark violations can risk the trademark.
But Alton Brown didn't report him for that, but for being unfunny and using cuss words.
Nah, I think that he specifically mentioned the trademark too.
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Jennifer wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote:I disagree. As far as I can tell from those images, that account was using Food Network's actual, trademarked logo. You can't do that in parody, and refusing to go after trademark violations can risk the trademark.
But Alton Brown didn't report him for that, but for being unfunny and using cuss words.
He didn't say that. He was snide about their cuss words and deemed them unfunny. Neither are things Food Network's legal department or Twitter care about.
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I have long known that Alton Brown is a false profit. I was once an apostle. But I came to know the truth, that buried within the sage wisdom were malicious lies and false idols. Not the least of which: Kosher Salt.
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Warren wrote:I have long known that Alton Brown is a false profit.
There's no accounting for your madness.
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It's certainly not definitive, but when db posted that image yesterday, I thought "Why the hell is Food Network swearing and insulting people?" It took quite a few seconds to realize it was *not* Food Network's official twitter account, since the logo used was as close to real as it could be (It might be the real logo just dithered, it might be that he changed it to say 'Netwerk' like his name, but neither is legible nor clear). So I think this is a pretty clear-cut case of being unclear enough to be in trouble.
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