Do You Twitter?

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  1. Mem

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    First of all, I only recently heard about this, but it's become a verb in the media now. A month ago I hadn't heard about it. I think it's a social networking thing. People have said it's like My Space or Face Book. The link I saw made it look like an instant message.
     
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    working on it ...
     
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    Nope, I prefer to Diddle... :biggrin1:
     
  4. IntoxicatingToxin

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    I refuse to twitter. It is somewhat similar to MySpace and Facebook, but it's essentially just status updates. Kinda lame if you ask me.
     
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    It strikes me as narcissistic and overhyped, especially when someone like John McCain, who doesn't use computers or e-mail, suddenly thinks it's cool to do.

    It's a Blackberry thing.
     
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    What they said.
     
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    I suppose this'll make me sound like an old fogey, but IMO it's yet another technofad that will eventually pass, although in the meantime it's filling the web with more worthless crap. :rolleyes:
     
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    It's just like everything else on the net. The quality of experience from it depends largely on the people you interact with, creating the experience.

    What Twitter does is send out instant updates to all on your list of a post you make of 140 characters or less.

    I've read of cases where it was being used by professionals in a beneficial way to solve genuine questions. Post about a problem you've run into and you're mining the creative solution abilities of many minds.

    That said, given the bulk of who is out there on the net it's largely a tool for the self absorbed who think it's of interest to others when they can't decide which shoes to wear.

    My ex of almost 4 years sent me an invitation to follow his twitterings. I won't answer his calls if I can identify his number. Why the fuck would I want to follow the minutiae of his daily life?
     
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    I recently joined Twitter just to see what all the fuss was about. I work in communications so need to be up on this stuff for professional reasons.

    My main impression to date is that most people are incomprehensible ... no doubt the result of typing on one's phone and having only 140 characters to work with.

    One of the people I am following (an NPR host with gazillions of followers) started a tweet by saying "Ha--snagged some Via last week in Chi." I asked my wife, did he just tell 104,000 people that he bought Viagra in Chicago?!?

    I hope it meant something else ... NPR + VIA + CHI = TMI.

    Steve
     
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    Twitter is for the older generations who are too overwhelmed by the complexity of Facebook.
    Kinda boring.
     
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    Fixed that for ya, VeeP.
     
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    Sorry for the late response, I was hospitalized when you first made this post.

    In answer to the question, no, I do not Twitter. I barely figured out the My Space site and have no desire to go beyond that.


    Perhaps someday I will take a look at Twitter, so far I haven't even gone as far as that.
     
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    Twittering, tweeting, twatting, or whatever the fuck you call it is completely and utterly lame.
     
  14. BiItalianBro

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    With friends...hell no, you all are right, it is lame, and i really dont care that your french fries at lunch were cold.

    At work, it is sort of useful in spreading gossip...i mean intel...with other departments.
     
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