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Twitter has began testing new shopping features on the micro-blogging site and app as the firm seeks more ways to bolster its revenue. The San Fancisco-based company said in a blog post on Friday that it was playing around with two new functions to "make it easier for you to discover rich and relevant content about products …

  1. Camilla Smythe

    "Here's one from tits 'n' dragons drama"

    https://twitter.com/GameofThrones/timelines/608393602343944192

    No Tits??

    .. Pfft back to Blender.

    1. Camilla Smythe

      Re: "Here's one from tits 'n' dragons drama"

      In News Elsewhere I am slightly disturbed.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R77j9rUuky4

      I suppose it is the power of ADVERTISING. I did shift key for that one.

      <caps lock>

      WHY THE FUCK DO WE HAVE TO LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE FUCKING SLOPPY CLUELESS GITS WHO DO NOT HAVE A FUCKING CLUE ABOUT FUCK DETERMINE OUR FUTURE?

      </CAPS LOCK>

      </caps lock>

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  2. David 132 Silver badge
    Mushroom

    They REALLY said that? With a straight face?

    [Twitter announced it was] "playing around with two new functions to 'make it easier for you to discover rich and relevant content about products and places on Twitter.' "

    Really?

    I just threw up a little in my mouth.

    This is the kind of bastardisation of the English language that can only come from the Dark Arts of Marketing.

    I mean, has anyone EVER thought to themselves, "gosh, my life is almost complete. If only I could more easily discover rich and relevant content about products and places".

    (I might have to burn my keyboard after typing that).

    Bastards. I hope they all die a horrible death. I'm with Bill Hicks on this one.

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
      Pint

      Re: They REALLY said that? With a straight face?

      I, for one, welcome discovering rich and relevant content about products and places on a more daily basis!

      1. Mark 85 Silver badge

        Re: They REALLY said that? With a straight face?

        Can forward all the "rich and relevant content about products and places" I get to you??? I'm trying to be helpful here.

        I still haven't figured out what the hell that phrase means...The way web advertising seems to work is "search for restaurant". Suddenly start getting ads for hemorrhoid medications. Ok.. maybe not that bad but it seems that way.

        1. BongoJoe

          Re: They REALLY said that? With a straight face?

          What sort of restaurants do you go to?

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  3. Tromos
    FAIL

    Do they really expect to bolster their revenue...

    ...by making the people who don't use them more firmly convinced they are right whilst driving the ones who do use them to consider quitting?

    1. edge_e
      Unhappy

      Re: Do they really expect to bolster their revenue...

      yes, because they'll only consider quitting.

  4. Graham Marsden
    WTF?

    "Twitter ankles balloon in product, places shopping frenzy"

    "Hooray, hooray for the spinster's sister's daughter!"

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Twitter, the FB wannabe

    It seemes that evething Twitter does is aimed at becoming Facebook Mk 2.

    Do we really need another mass Ad broadcaster after Google and Facebook?

    I'm really glad I didn't sign up to either of them (FB or Twitter) despite a lot of pressure from the family.

    Now several of them have closed their FB accounts. If Twitter carries on then I'm sure a few of the more savvy relatives will give Twitter the finger as well.

  6. Simon Jones [MSDL]

    Ankle Balloons

    Did anyone else read "Ankle Balloons" and think of something else entirely?

    Just me then?

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