Wave of the Future

By Sean Carroll | February 23, 2009 7:04 pm

In the progression from magazines to blogs to Twitter feeds, the tea leaves are clear. I think we need a new social network, on which updates will take the form of nothing more than a single “0” or “1”.

We can call it “Bitter.”

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Humor, Internet
  • Peacnik

    01001100 01001111 01010110 01000101

  • tcmJOE

    I’d imagine such a service would find much use for people who idly wonder “I wonder if so-and-so has dropped off the face of the Earth yet.” 0 for no, 1 for yes.

    It would serve an essential service like http://hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/

  • Tim

    zero

  • http://freiddy.blogspot.com Freiddie

    01010011011001010111001001101001011011110111010101110011011011000111100100111111

  • Peacnik

    @Freiddie:

    1

  • TheYear2000

    BINARY SOLO!!

    100010001010110001000100010001000

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/sean/ Sean
  • Elliot

    maybe John Wheeler can follow with “itter from bitter”

    e.

  • http://blog.motheyes.com Moth Eyes

    2.

  • http://togroklife.com greg
  • No. 9

    Twitterers (“Twits”) have already tried, and rejected that idea, in favor of an even more brief communication protocol developed by the government during the last administration: “Unary”, consisting solely of zeros.

  • john

    There are only 10 kinds of people in the world. Those that understand binary and those who do not.

  • Gavin Flower

    !

  • luis sancho

    lol rephrase, there are 2 species in the planet, machines who understand numbers and humans who used to understand wor(l)ds… and now understand nothing but worship machines who understand numbers… those are called… scientists

  • Sili

    4e 6f 77 2c 20 77 65 27 72 65 20 74 61 6c 6b 69 6e 67 2e 20 54 68 69 73 20 61 70 70 20 69 73 20 6d 61 64 65 20 66 6f 72 20 6d 65 2e

  • agm

    3 a 2 d 2 9

  • cycleflight

    @TheYear2000

    Affirmative.

  • kjlkjl

    And your blog should become Shitter.

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About Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. His most recent book is The Particle at the End of the Universe, about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. Here are some of his favorite blog posts, home page, and email: carroll [at] cosmicvariance.com .

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