Having survived a plane crash the first thing most people might do is phone their loved ones, or run straight to the nearest bar for a stiff drink. Mike Wilson became a notable in social networking by deciding to Twitter instead after coming through unscathed from a brush with death. Wilson was a passenger of a Continental …
Twitter is for Twits
Anyone with so little sense as to be twittering in the midst of a disaster deserves to die. It really is that simple.
@Twitter is for Twits
>"Anyone with so little sense as to be twittering in the midst of a disaster deserves to die."
Well, as TFA makes clear, this guy didn't, and reading what he wrote, I don't even see how anyone got that impression in the first place, it was all pretty clearly written in the past tense.
Ummm... did you even read the story?
Did he cause it then? He MUST have been playing with his phone in order to relay the details so quickly after the event; so I'm sure the CAA/AAIB will be investigating the possibility that his mobile caused the incident.
Also, if he's been involved in 2 'crashes', I'm sure he'll be investigated as a terrorist!
Seriously? First "googling", now "twittering"? Has the English Language reached the point where we just make up words now?
Mine's the one with the dictionary in the pocket. Back on the burning plane...
"Anyone with so little sense as to be twittering deserves to die. It really is that simple."
There. Fixed that for ya.
Just as well
Just as well he didnt start twittering in the wreckage. Electronic devices and aviation fuel do not always go well together.
Twittering on the plane?
So that's what caused the crash
Maybe 'twittering' should be 'tw*ttering'.
Mines the one thats going up in flames over in the corner...
Pretty funny blurbs, he got there.
Were I superstitious, I'd seriously consider avoid flying in the same plane with this guy, though...
"...in a replacement plane..."
Oh, so they didn't just hose it down, put safety cards in the seat back pockets, and send 'em on their way?
Open your back pocket dictionary and look up the word Twittering, you'll see it's not actually a made up word. Twittering: Rapidly speaking high-pitched, trivial, shit.
Thanks. That's more like it.
I'd think I may actually *prefer* to fly with this dude. Granted, his flights have an alarming history of not making it to their destination, but he seems to have an uncanny ability to survive.
Mine's the Nomex one with traces of fire-retardant foam on it.
(bad/failed jokes and people who try too hard really annoy me..)
As always there are people trying to milk tragedies (/ near tragedies). Technology is just making it easier for an even lower species of jackass to get famous.
This guy sounds completely lame. I've never seen a more obvious and pathetic brag. Or a more pathetic idea (the website, clearly only for people who think very highly of themselves and constantly feel the need to brag and seek attention)
You'd think if he twittered from a place of safety he would have had enough time to think of something less lame to post.
He would have got what he wanted if was genuinely blase, or speaking plain facts. "I was just in a(nother?) plane crash" Instead his I-was-in-a-plane-crash, chick-getting-line will be forever marred by the fact that he attempted to make one of the worlds most pathetic, trying too hard jokes.
I agree that twitting should be renamed something along the line of tw*t...
what's the story?
Random bloke lives to tell and does without shame. I fail to see why any regular activity of passing on information instantly becomes ¡teh sh1t! simply because it involves twitter, or some other logorrhoea vehicle for the new age of logomaniacs.
is this what the western world is coming to...
I like to think he'll put the money he got from fox news etc. was put to good use.
Clearly Twitter is useful to some people. Why knock it if you don't Get It?
@Twitter is for Twits
AC, I'm with you one hundred percent. Anyone who uses Twitter clearly has more time on their hands than friends in their address book, and their followers are the new wave of 'train spotters'...
"I saw a tweet from Joe the other day" "really, I saw one from Frank, he said he was about to buy a coffee/take a dump/put petrol in the car" - get a life, please. Sad people who buy the single slice of Christmas cake from Tesco to share between themselves and their no mates...
Oh and el Reg, if any of you ever admit to twittering I may be forced to take myself and my Mock The Week ripped-off lines to a competitor site... "I am the antitweet, I am an anarchist..."
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