Feb. 15, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST
You really expect us to constantly monitor your Twitter for 11 months? I mean, I'm a big Lost fan but, hell, the show will be old news by then ;)
Feb. 15, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST
I've updated to narrow that window a tiny bit.
Feb. 15, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST
No bullshit giveaway is going to make me suck up to the lamest technological development in human history. Like I need to know when some fat fuck is taking dump while he's doing it. Fuck Twitter, fuck anyone on twitter, and fuck anyone who actually gives a shit about twitter.
Feb. 15, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST
And his rant was intented to dissuade potential competitors? <p> If so? Well played, sir!
Feb. 15, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST
for calling twitter for what it really is! a saddo blog for middle age to old gay celebs like Stephen Fry and Ian Mckellen
Feb. 15, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST
Wonder why so many people like it. I think it's a fad and that facebook will win the social networking thingy war.
Feb. 15, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST
typical tweet. Yeah its bullshit and for people who are constantly on their Blackberrys, drink Starbucks coffee and use words like "Ciao" and "proactive" and "fabulous". In other words, total fucking twats. And yes, I want to win.
Feb. 15, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST
But the question is easy enough...he's also Daniel Faraday's father. Can I just win now since clearly no one is going on twitter to win this?
Feb. 15, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST
I hope I didn't ruin the contest. I wasn't really thinking
Feb. 15, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST
really need this in my blu ray set .
Feb. 15, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST
If Hercules didn't want the answer coming out before he posted the question on Twitter, he wouldn't have posted it here first.
Feb. 15, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST
will you have a contest where you you post a question on a much older, yet still fully functional and relevant medium like, oh, say.. a web page, an send the winner S5 on DVD?
Feb. 15, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST
Son of Charles Widmore and Eloise Hawking and half-brother of Penny Hume (Born Penelope Widmore)<p>Have fun!
Feb. 15, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST
Ive torrented every episode since the show started and there all on one hard drive or another. Im a big lost fan but i also have a life as well and by the time im feeling nostalgic enough to rewatch it from the begining (when they stop syndicating the show ST:TNG style daily on every other TV station for the next 10 years) the entire 6 series will probably be avalable on some sort of futuristic crystaline format like the one superman uses in his house. Even then id just borrow the discs of a friend and never give them back!
Feb. 15, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST
by Seth Cohen
twitter is fucking retarded, just ask john mayer... and ill stick it out with dvds until streaming becomes the norm... not investing in more hard copies that will become obsolete in 5 years when the studios realize that it much more cost effective to allow their media to be streamed.
Feb. 15, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST
People can't even fully articulate a complete and coherent thought as it is - I sure as blue fuck do not need idiocy the size of a text message about what people are eating or how they just got drunk. It's easier to buy the damned box set. Thanks though.
Feb. 15, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST
by Kaiser Soze
I'm just going to go ahead and quote the eloquent Eric Cartman and say, "Da Fuck, man? Da fuck?" Dude, seriously, you're trying to encourage the retarded insanity that is twitter? That crap is for little girls that are away from their cell phones and just can't stand not talking about bullshit. Seriously, they're all a bunch of friggin Twitheads broadcasting the mundane details of their lives like we really give a steamy shit. Dude, don't promote that, that ain't right.
Feb. 15, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST
on the bbc called virtual revolution. which is all about the rise of the internet. saturdays show was all about Companies like google are shaping the world. Stephen fry has been this show. he was an avid user of twitter, untill there was a backlash against him. so he george fleed away from twitter as fast as he could.
Feb. 15, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST
by Kaiser Soze
Anyone mentally deficient enough to use twitter is a complete and utter TWITHEAD! And they should be forced to walk through society wearing a shirt that reads "Twit Happens" with an arrow pointing up toward their sad, pahtetic, ugly mugs.
Feb. 15, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST
by Bouncy X
i too think its pointless but only because i have a facebook account and can do the EXACT SAME THING on there. so while i understand those who only have twitter, its the people who have everything i question. i mean hell even myspace jumped on the "update" bandwagon. so i dont understand why twitter's become so popular. least on facebook if you wanna share your bowel movements, you're not limited to a 10 word sentence and can detail it in full glory. but yeah it really is a pointless program, all you can do is post updates? that be like hotmail changing and making it so you can only send subject titles. if you feel the need to share your boring life with others, at least use a program that offers you more choice and things to play with.
Feb. 15, 2010, 11 a.m. CST
sunday and monday (today's the last). not sure if it's also on blu for that price. i have a dvd player so bought the non-blu season one for 10 and some tax. booyah!
Feb. 15, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST
who decides when the constests are US only? And what is the reasoning behind the decision? i understand shipping to pal territories would be kinda pointless but why no love for Canada? is it cuz we smell or something? ABC policies? Herc's choice? AICN's? i'm not complaining, i know most contests includ us... i'm just curious.
Feb. 15, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST
because it has more than 140 characters.
Feb. 15, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST
It's about itnernational contest/prize laws. It really has nothing to do with someone deciding. The laws surrounding a contest/giveaway vary from country to country, making it a much more difficult thing to have an international contest, probably involving getting lawyers to tell you what you can and can't do, etc. Not worth it for such a relatively small contest.
Feb. 15, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST
I'm not saying I'm a lawyer or know the specifics or anything. I could be totally wrong, that has just been my understanding in the past.
Feb. 15, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST
makes a lot of sens. but how come some contests are open to everyone, some only to North americans and some only to US residents? surely it has to do with the policies of one of the company involved in the contest
Feb. 15, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST
but that's me personally. And I LOVE twitter. It's perfect for an "instant information" junkie like myself. I read more than I tweet but it is often hilarious (Kevin Smith getting thrown off a plane; Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Edgar Wright riffs, etc.) and sometimes relevant (Iran protests, breaking news, etc.). The thing about twitter is you get to choose what type of feed you want. Like smarty, space stuff? Follow NASA or Stephan Hawking. Like funny? Follow Daily Show writers. Easy as pie. Those who don't like it are those who don't know how to use it properly, IMO.
Feb. 15, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST
i agree with much of what you say. and i hate twitter for how most people use it. but buffywrestling illustrates why it is good. it brings the news that YOU want to hear TO you. if you follow a certain writer or news correspondent, their tweets will let you know when they've posted something you may find interesting.<p> and as far as facebook is concerned, again, there are many people using it like teenage girls. but it is good for those of us that, you know, have jobs and don't sit at own and go on tirades about social networking.
Feb. 15, 2010, 1 p.m. CST
i have never tweeted before,how would i answer? if i hover over the post it says reply..is that how?
Feb. 15, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST
you to can set up a website, talk shite about films and even more shite about the your friends in the movie world. this website will rail against the industry on which the website is founded. and you can setup a comment board which serves no other purpose except people who really dont know each other have a right good go. the internet has done more strangulate the english language. how many times has there been a call for this site to have either a moderator or an editor button. and none has happened. finally about this site. wont mention this again but why didnt harry not put up the link about douglas slocombe. and yet when he put up the stuff about metropolis, people said that nobody cares about that film. the internet is undoubtedly one of the greatest technological inventions of the 20th century. but now I am starting to worry. 3d is taking over. first cinema, then tv, and now books schools.
Feb. 15, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST
You are not using it properly. And you are giving old farts a bad name. Now tell me to get off your lawn.
Feb. 15, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST
it's a web site. Get over yourselves. It's a great tool for keeping up with news that you'd find interesting. If you follow the right people. I'm sure for some it's a contest like Myspace used to be. But most of us use it as a time saver, not a time waster. Hey backlash, meet your blind, dumb bandwagoneers.
Feb. 15, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST
That's how we affectionately (or not so affectionately) refer to the social networking sites. Unfortuntely, I HAVE to use them for portions of my job. I'd rather not, but c'est la vie. Until now I didn't actually have a Twitter account, but I set one up just for the contest. I'll drop it like a hot potato as soon as it's done though. I predict Twitter will be old news within a year and a half. I really don't care for the concept, for the same reasons many people have stated here. For the Blu-ray set, though, I'll do it.
Feb. 15, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST
Twitter is for douches Herc, and you know it. Obviously there's something in it for you by putting your contests through Twitter.
Feb. 15, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST
There are countless people tweeting that they are buying bread. I don't follow them and never see their tweets. So it doesn't bother me in the least.
Feb. 15, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST
Feb. 15, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST
because we never see it. Because we never follow those people. Please, if you are going to criticize a technology, try to learn SOMETHING about it or you look like a joke.
Feb. 15, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST
You don't have to hear it. Honestly. Everything has settings so you can you know, set things to your preference. <p> That said, join twitter and follow me & Meglos. I give good drunk tweets (I'm not sure what Meglos gives.)
Feb. 15, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST
Feb. 15, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST
Feb. 15, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST
If I was scotch, I'd be awesome.
Feb. 15, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST
It was like having a discussion in 140 characters or less. Kinda like...*gasp*
Feb. 15, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST
I miss everything, can't take it seriously or pay attention, and don't remember after. Smoking a blunt and watching a movie is a much better experience.
Feb. 15, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST
Feb. 15, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST
by Norm Cascade
You're pretty funny. I like how you're complaining about social networking. Why? Because the idea of other people giving a damn about others is "sad," to you. Interesting -- I think you DO have a point. I guess I don't really give a damn about what you have to say either, old man.
Feb. 15, 2010, 5 p.m. CST
Twitter is fucking pointless.
Feb. 15, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST
I mostly use FB for a photosharing site between people I know personally. Twitter - WHICH IS DOWN RIGHT NOW *cry* - I use for more general information & entertainment. <p> And I am so bummed twitter is down right now because I didn't get to thank someone for posting this gif: http://tinyurl.com/ylokgjw
Feb. 15, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST
by Stereotypical Evil Archer
I'm so glad I clicked on this headline.
Feb. 15, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST
... I've had some people I haven't seen since college find me and they hadn't gotten lame. So that's cool. Okay, you're right. Facebook sucks...
Feb. 15, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST
Feb. 15, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST
That's very unfair Herc.
Feb. 15, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST
Feb. 15, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST
by Dapper Swindler
That was awful
Feb. 15, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST
I'm not yet ready to take the Twitter plunge, and even if I did I don't like contests where I need to monitor and hope I'm first to get the update.<br><br> But good luck to those who play.
Feb. 15, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST
If you ever come to Canada I hope a goose shits on your face.
Feb. 15, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST
Am I the 108th tweeter?
Feb. 16, 2010, 12:17 a.m. CST
by Dapper Swindler
Time for a Lost talkback!
Feb. 16, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST
I'm working my way through Season 1 right now a minute at a time thanks to my WiFi connection (watch - buffer - watch - buffer), but the really frustrating part is the way the plot seems to continually rely on characters doing kinda dumb things like refusing to communicate common sense information to each other and so forth. Hey, we saw something weird, let's NOT tell any of the others so to keep the mystery going a while longer ... Hey, I discovered a cave full of water let's ALL immediately move up there RIGHT NOW! Umm, how 'bout just sending someone up to fetch water now and then when we need it? No, don't anyone ask that. Hey, I'm gonna go circumambulate the island all by myself! Sure, that's a good idea, don't anybody go with him or anything. Hey, I wanna go on an authentic Aboriginal walkabout but I can't 'cause they won't let me on the TOUR BUS. Hello, grab a cab or hitch a ride and have 'em drop you off by yourself somewhere. Nope can't do that. Etc.
Feb. 16, 2010, 5:34 a.m. CST
Feb. 16, 2010, 5:36 a.m. CST
If you're going to watch Lost from episode 1 get used to scratching your head and asking why characters don't share vital information with one another. Your observation is stuff every Lost fan thought of and heard during their viewing of the show.
Feb. 16, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST
So, fingers crossed!
Feb. 16, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST
i really want this still waiting seems like forever but well worth it at least twitter something herc
Feb. 16, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST
at just the wrong second.
Feb. 16, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST
Someone just won. Bleargh.
Feb. 16, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST
by slave to the one
I missed the contest question by 5 minutes! Apparently it was posted right as I walked away from my desk to speak to a co-worker...damn stupid work!
Feb. 16, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST
Twitter is a dumb way to do this. I answered the second it came in to my phone, but after it sent the reply it showed a 2-minute difference between the two. <P> Herc, I think random luck is better than relying on the vagaries of different net connections and Twitter implementations.
Feb. 16, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST
i was spamming F5 and hit reply the second it came up, right clicked hit paste and hit 'reply' it was maybe 2 or 3 seconds after it was posted. 1 second too late i guess
Feb. 16, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST
I totally agree. I've been watching for his post religiously during the past two days, and i replied the half second i saw him post, but my connection clearly wasnt fast enough. Herc, this contest should have been more accessible, especially for a show that is so fervently beloved by it's fans. You indirectly discriminated against those with slower internet connectivity, and put us at a disadvantage. It's your contest to run man. I'm just saying, give us a more equal and balanced shot at winning.
Feb. 16, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST
You were superfast.
Feb. 16, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST
way to go @nosilentmoments
Feb. 16, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST
any way to find out what place i was in? lol,i was kinda using this as motivation to buy a blu ray player
Feb. 17, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST
beforehand. i think it would make the contest slightly more challenging and not just a fastest finger contest.
Feb. 17, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST
"IMPORTANT!! If you answer the question BEFORE I post the question in Twitter you will be automatically disqualified."