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  •  woot! Intel windfall! (0+ / 0-)

    Here's to hoping the rebels can a) sift through the wreckage and find useful bits & bobs, and b) use clever interrogation methods (no torture) to get more goodies.  

    BTW, what's a "tweep"?  Never heard that word before, and I should have if it was in use a few years ago.  

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 09:26:41 AM PDT

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    •  Tweep = Twitter + Peep (0+ / 0-)

      At least thats how I use it.

      Follow Me on Twitter! https://twitter.com/#!/ZeddRebel

      by TarantinoDork on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 09:32:23 AM PDT

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      •  great, now what's a Peep? (0+ / 0-)

        Time was, when Peeps were those little brightly-colored and overly-sweetened marshmallow things in the shape of birdies, sold in boxes of approx. 8 or so.  

        BTW, I'm sure you know the story about Twitter during the stolen Iranian election a few years ago?  State Dep't. called up Twitter and asked them to please not shut down for nightly maintenance for the duration, because Twitter was battlefront telegraph for the Iranian dissidents, and a major intel source for us.  Thereby proving my point that Twitter is basically a collector.  Further proved by someone I know who wrote some software for that purpose.  

        There's a bunch of other stuff about messaging into & out of Iran during that time, that involve some exciting stories and can't be discussed in public places due to "sources & methods" issues.  

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 02:40:27 AM PDT

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    •  Tweeps (0+ / 0-)

      are the people that follow you on twitter.
      Twitter + People (peeps).
      In the singular usage, a tweep is a n00b to twitter.


      "When the powerless are shut out of the media, we will make the media irrelevant" ~♥~ Anonymous ~♥~

      by Lisa Lockwood on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 05:08:12 PM PDT

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