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#1 of 25 Old 05-23-2009, 04:34 PM - Thead Starter
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...and why should I use it?

I've only recently discovered Facebook and the only worthwhile benefit is knowing that I have 82 friends (even though I barely know a lot of them).
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I can explain it.
This video can explain it better though.

HP, I sort of imagine you like Barney- with less hair. -Maccabeth
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Twitter, in brief, is "microblogging."

Why should you use it? Maybe you shouldn't. But you should go to twitter and poke around...lots and lots of companies use it to give their customers information, individuals use it to keep their friends and family in touch, communities are using it to keep constituents abreast of local events (like the reach of forest fires or police incidents), etc...there's a lot more to it than meets the eye.

I just wrote a proposal on using social media for industry and business research and Twitter is one the sources included (if my proposal gets accepted.)

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auntie moe is so hip...do you wear those low riding tight jeans and have black hair flipped all to one side and a nose ring?
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Auntie Moe is pretty hip!
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Very cool! Good luck on the proposal. I like your description of it as "microblogging". I always just explain it like facebook statuses without the facebook. Microblogging sounds so much more legitimate.
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what about a tramp stamp? she's got to have a tramp stamp to be totally hip.
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too fat for skinny jeans, brown hair, no nose ring (yet) and no ink at all but for two dots from my rad markings.

Does this mean I'm not hip at all?

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Unless you're trying to get a message out, Twitter is best viewed as a listening device. I use it to read what interesting (to me) people are saying.

In any field of interest you'll find some folks using Twitter to post ideas, links, etc. I find out loads of new things every day.

I post rarely and read often.
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I guess I dont get Twitter. I have an account, but why do I want to know that someone is on their way to the grocery store. Or that someone just got home from work and is eating a salad for dinner?

I havent logged in forever cause I simply dont know what to do there and why anyone would be even remotely interested in the mundane things in my life!

Someone, please explain the 'twitter' thing to me! What am I supposed to be posting there and what I should be reading there???
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That you're going to the grocery store.
That you just got home from work.
That you're eating salad for dinner.


The people who care about you will care what you're doing- even if you don't care about them.

HP, I sort of imagine you like Barney- with less hair. -Maccabeth
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The people worth following don't tweet their trips to the store (or the bathroom). I unfollow anyone who does. (One columnist who would normally be worth keeping up with somehow decided that her followers needed to know about her every meal. Uh-uh.)
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Twitter and Facebook are all about grown ups acting like children. "Hey everybody, look at me! Look at how popular I am!"

It's like chat rooms times ten.
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Isn't that what the PRT is for?
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I just had 1/2 a slice of banoffee pie

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I just farted. It was dangerously close to being a wet fart.
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Perhaps I'm missing the boat on Twitter. I'm just not sure who I would want a constant stream of information from.

"I just posted my $.02 on Twitter..."
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Maybe for traffic updates?
That would be useful.

Oh wait...there's a radio station for that. Nevermind.
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even better google maps with live traffic
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I just cooked some chicken.
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see now...this is a good reason not to twitter....
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If I started blogging they'd send a van to take me to the funny farm.
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PRT twitter : I just planted petunias in 4 pots in my backyard.

I just ate BBQ ribs for dinner and drank a beer.


SEE... wasnt THAT exciting!!!
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We were so naive
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