I haz several sads

The function of sadtweets.com:

The website scans through your Twitter feed and then shows you, one by one, all the tweets that nobody favorited or retweeted, one tweet at a time. The tweets zoom toward you slowly, inescapable in their awfulness, one after another, ceaselessly. Prepare to shake your head at your repeated Twitter defeats and wonder where you went so, so wrong.

You can try out Sad Tweets here. Unfortunately, you can view only your own Twitter feed’s saddest tweets at the moment; hopefully soon you will be able to view the saddest tweets of your friends and colleagues, so that you can mock them and make yourself feel a little better about your own failures. (Or, you know, commiserate with them.)

I’d guess that somewhere around half my tweets received neither retweet nor favorite; this would mean that I’d have to sit through around 25,000 of the darn things. No thanks. They weren’t all that wonderful to begin with.


  1. canadienne »

    5 August 2014 · 7:11 pm

    So there are people out there who care whether they are retweeted or not? Wow. They should get off the computer and go talk to some real people. If people refuse to talk to you in person, then you have a real problem.

    I guess this is why I use Twitter more as a newsfeed and seldom tweet (I think I have 5 tweets), and restrict Facebook friends to people that I actually know IRL.

  2. CGHill »

    5 August 2014 · 7:16 pm

    I’ve had hours in which I had five tweets.

    It’s a very good newsfeed, really, especially for local stuff that hasn’t made the news yet. But you have to ride herd on the signal-to-noise ratio: there’s going to be a tremendous quantity of stuff you don’t want, especially if you’re weird enough to follow 750 people and try to read them all.

  3. Roger Green »

    6 August 2014 · 9:40 am

    I find this STORY really sad.

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