Insanely overstate: when journalism goes OTT
WHERE ARE ALL THE WOMEN, BITCHES?!

The Guardian’s leave-no-stone-unturned quest to find women:

Dec 13: Where are all the doctor’s outfits for girls?!

Dec 9: Where are all the female fiction writers?!

Dec 4: Where are all the women in public life?!

Nov 29: Where are all the women on the sports personality shortlist?!

Oct 28: Where are all the female DJs?!

Sept 16: Where are all the female comedians?!

Makes it an even greater feat that they managed to scrape enough material together for this:

WTF indeed

http://twitter.com/#!/comedyortruth/status/138837348556357632

…or a generation where people come up with the kind of earnest twaddle that makes technology look like it’s full of witless pseuds. Retweeted 100+ times? Christ, it *is* full of witless pseuds.

I’m sure HuffPo was cool once, now it just seems like a tawdry content farm. Does anyone need this much Kardashian in a day?

I’m sure HuffPo was cool once, now it just seems like a tawdry content farm. Does anyone need this much Kardashian in a day?

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At its best Twitter surfaces fascinating content, empowers new perspectives, connects interesting conversations and even fuels political revolutions. But then there are tweets about X Factor. Depending on your tastes, there will be times when your feed resembles a raucous dinner party attended by people you hate. So here’s when you might like to do something less boring instead… 

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At its best Twitter surfaces fascinating content, empowers new perspectives, connects interesting conversations and even fuels political revolutions. But then there are tweets about X Factor. Depending on your tastes, there will be times when your feed resembles a raucous dinner party attended by people you hate. So here’s when you might like to do something less boring instead… 

#iSad: Twitter mourns Steve Jobs

Often in grief it’s said ‘there are no words’… unfortunately Twitter’s Grief Vultures didn’t get that memo. No sentiment too mawkish, no statement too sweeping, no wordplay too Desperately Seeking Retweets: it’s The Insanely Overstate Guide to Grieving Steve!

1: Make laboured use of Apple analogies

http://twitter.com/#!/alemsah/status/121834348499582976

http://twitter.com/#!/jonathanCainer/status/121900043765694464

It’s important to retain the distinction between apples and Apple though, even if it’s just for the sake of one’s 5-a-day:

http://twitter.com/#!/macleanbrendan/status/121922054005063683

2. Make a topical, if tenuous, pun on ‘Jobs’

http://twitter.com/#!/OfficialSiri/status/121890718489903104

http://twitter.com/#!/erwinfr/status/122039092883099649

3. Get profound with an ‘i’ prefix

http://twitter.com/#!/jeffjarvis/status/121735555238207488

http://twitter.com/#!/Rethabs/status/121834769829994496

http://twitter.com/#!/bertilmorsink/status/121843541893849088

… or other Apple motifs

http://twitter.com/#!/jimmyfallon/status/121753026217250817

4. Channel 'It's a Wonderful Life'

http://twitter.com/#!/joeykirk/status/121929625197748224

5. Willfully confuse man with machine

http://twitter.com/#!/BeautyNDFeast/status/121916643352907776

http://twitter.com/#!/AhmadTheAshraf/status/121843566111756289

6. Just run with it

http://twitter.com/#!/ThatKevinSmith/status/121748383298883584

http://twitter.com/#!/jeffjarvis/status/121734761621372929

http://twitter.com/#!/jemimakiss/status/121832252542955520

7. When all else fails, grab at straws. You’re grief-stricken, remember

http://twitter.com/#!/gabrielghali/status/121843558293585920

http://twitter.com/#!/Carrysomers/status/121843567755935744

http://twitter.com/#!/IsDitNouLeuk/status/121915377482596353

Habitual overstater Robert Scoble does it again. We want some of what he’s having. Or do we?

Jeff Jarvis

Now, I’m a big fan of the over-sharing cyber sage Jeff Jarvis. However, as much as he can fire out pithy, spot-on insights he can also say things like this: 

…which he tweeted during the Facebook timeline announcement at f8 last Thursday. It paved the way for a classic build from one of his disciples:

Count me in! Er, will it hurt?

…and with that, this video was given the gift of life.