Announcing the Scoble Experiment

Posted on September 18, 2008
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Thanks to a generous grant from the Richard S. Fuld, Jr. Foundation for the Perpetually Fucked, I am pleased to announce the launch of The Scoble Experiment.

The purpose of The Scoble Experiment is simple: test the human limits of exposure to the social toxin known as Twitter.

In doing so, it is my hope that we can discover a cure that will enable Robert Scoble to reverse the debilitating mental and physical effects that Twitter has had on him so that he can regain some semblance of a normal social life.

Earlier today, I officially became a twat - my Twitter account is located .

Due to concerns that starting The Scoble Experiment at full throttle could rip open a black hole that engulfs Twitter itself, I have started off by limiting my initial follows to 2,000 random subjects. My goal is to increase this beyond 25,000 within 2 months provided that engineers at Obvious Inc. see no ill effects on Twitter’s subatomic revenues.

Over the course of The Scoble Experiment, the Twitter toxin will make its way deep into my nervous system and will eventually reach the inner recesses of my brain. I will post about my experience on The Drama 2.0 Show to the best of my ability for as long as humanly possible.

Please note: I have spent months preparing for this and you should under no circumstances attempt to replicate this experiment yourself. I have been working out 7 hours a day and following a strict diet. My body fat is currently at 8.05% and my blood pressure was 112/71 before The Scoble Experiment began this afternoon. Although I preferred to increase my weight by over 70% so as to maintain the same weight as Robert Scoble himself, my doctor informed me that this would have a dramatic effect on my sex life.

It is after 3 am now and I can feel the initial effects of Twitter on my body and mind. My testicles itch and I feel compelled to refresh my Twitter homepage for the latest tweets. I will resist, however, and just had a bottle of whisky that should help me sleep.

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5 Responses to “Announcing the Scoble Experiment”

  1. Anonymous Coward on September 18th, 2008 8:35 am


  2. Drama 2.0 on September 18th, 2008 8:57 am

    Anonymous Coward: I know living in Minnesota must be frustrating but let’s try to maintain an adult discourse here. This is, after all, a serious blog and this is a serious experiment.

    By the way, I appreciate that The Drama 2.0 Show is one of the first things you read in the morning.

  3. Anonymous on September 18th, 2008 2:48 pm

    Microblogging?, sounds dangerous, I hope the experiment will go as planned. Good luck.

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  5. Brian on September 19th, 2008 6:02 am

    You’re mad, man! Don’t you know Twitter is a gateway social network? The kind of use you are talking about … doctor’s care or no, it won’t be long before you’re headed out to FriendFeed or some of the others just to get that same, um, whatever it is.

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