Twitterati at Breaking Point, Just in Time for SXSWS

Alex Blagg is not going to improvise like some sort of monkey; Lily Allen is not going to stand for your "fat whore" condolences; and Nick Bilton is not particularly enjoying this week's pressure cooker. The Twitterati defied reality.

Twitterati at Breaking Point, Just in Time for SXSWS

The Daily Beast's Tina Brown joined Twitter and promptly got to promoting herself, just like a native.

Twitterati at Breaking Point, Just in Time for SXSWS

"No worries, it's all good" is probably not the best response to Celebuzz.com editor Alex Blagg's anti-laid-back rejoinder. But it might be an entertaining one, ultimately.

Twitterati at Breaking Point, Just in Time for SXSWS

It sounds like the blog and book are going spectacularly for the New York Times's Nick Bilton. And, worrisomely for us, perhaps pyrotechnically.

Twitterati at Breaking Point, Just in Time for SXSWS

Singer Lily Allen is so offended that she's actually now offended by your perception of her offendedness. "Fat whore" is the insult with its own radioactive fallout.

Twitterati at Breaking Point, Just in Time for SXSWS

And so it begins. Time to shut off Twitter for a week. (And "facepunch" the Guardian's Silicon Valley contributor, if it makes you feel better.)



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