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jive
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greenville, SC, USA
Insane since: Jan 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-27-2008 18:41 Edit Quote

I signed up a bit ago, and never really took interest, but lately I've been addicted? Anyone here tweet?

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-27-2008 18:42 Edit Quote

I am.
But you know that already

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 04-27-2008 21:54 Edit Quote

i have an account but i rarely update it.

Later,

C:\

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-28-2008 02:17 Edit Quote

Twitter? Is that for... twits?

Heh, just kidding.

I've heard some of the buzz about this, but I've never really been into any of the social networking stuff. I don't have a MySpace page, a Facebook account, etc. As such, the lure of such a system is lost on me. But I am curious--what about it is so addicting?


___________________________
Suho: www.liminality.org | Cell 270 | Sig Rotator | the Fellowship of Sup

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 04-28-2008 02:19 Edit Quote
quote:

Suho1004 said:

But I am curious--what about it is so addicting?




i was wondering the same thing. i posted a few things here and there to it but...I just don't do anything interesting enough that anyone would want to hear about it.

Later,

C:\

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-28-2008 02:28 Edit Quote

Twitter is a LOT lighter than the MySpace and other FaceBook.

Check this introduction of Twitter in plain English.

I was skeptical about the micro-blogging thing, but it's actually practical and not time consuming. You can subscribe to your RSS feed to avoid checking the site. And using a nickname URL ( right click on an INPUT field to create a "Search Engine" ), posting updates is as simple as typing "twitter doing foo" in your address bar.

jive
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greenville, SC, USA
Insane since: Jan 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-28-2008 03:42 Edit Quote

I describe it kinda like IM meets a discussion board. You post things on your own time. Get responses sometimes almost immediately, and follow only who you want to. I tend to follow people in my industry and locals, and people I know. It keeps me in touch with them on a more regular basis. I wasn't using it too much either, but have found it very resourceful lately.

NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 04-28-2008 06:41 Edit Quote

For a while I read Robert Scoble a LOT ... http://scobleizer.com/ he was on to twitter right away but I never quite 'got it'...anyway Scobles pretty good at keeping you up to date on what's new and great... at least in his opinion .. bla bla bla..... via his shared items....

quote:
There's a World Beyond Twitter; CenterNetworks Declares Twitter Free Week


http://www.centernetworks.com/centernetworks-declares-twitter-free-week

___________________________________________________________________________
“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” Voltaire

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-28-2008 10:40 Edit Quote

Thanks, poi, that was actually a pretty nifty video.

I must admit, though, I am still skeptical. I know, I know, don't knock it until you try it, but still... I just can't shake the feeling that this is all about the inanity of everyday life. I mean, do I really need to know that my friend is making baked chicken for dinner? Maybe it's just my personality. Sometimes I need to get away from even my regular blog reading because I just need some time to myself, some time when someone else's life or thoughts are not intruding on my own. And I can't really picture myself sitting here and posting 140-character updates to a Twitter page.

Wow. I must sound like an extreme introvert. I guess I am, to some extent. Not so much that I would avoid internet forums (for example), but definitely enough so that Twitter scares me more than it interests me.


___________________________
Suho: www.liminality.org | Cell 270 | Sig Rotator | the Fellowship of Sup

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-28-2008 11:31 Edit Quote

I have a Twitter account mainly to read the private Twitter streams of some of my friends and business associates and such... don't ask me why they're on it, but they're the only reason I am.


Justice 4 Pat Richard

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-22-2008 15:58 Edit Quote

Me me me! I was very skeptical and now I too am addicted to Twitter.

It turns out micro-blogging is perfectly suited to my daily schedule. I've been lamenting for some time my absence from this place. But I just don't have the time for longer reads and longer posts as I once did. The 140 characters bursts are perfect for me right now.

Anyways, I hope to see some of you on twitter soon!

. . . : : . . Innervating Your Eyes & Mind : . . .

jive
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greenville, SC, USA
Insane since: Jan 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-26-2008 16:07 Edit Quote

adding you buggy! I found that I ignored my account for along time. But when I followed ONLY people and subjects of interest, I got hooked! Especially having it open on stuff like twirl etc..

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-26-2008 17:10 Edit Quote

Sweet! Following you right back

. . . : : . . Innervating Your Eyes & Mind : . . .

silence
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The South Pacific
Insane since: Jan 2001

IP logged posted posted 06-04-2008 23:57 Edit Quote

Add me if you like: aanesi

I found Bugimus pretty easily, but with 3 pages of results, following jive isn't turning out to be easy.

I'm still in the "using it but not sure why" camp right now, but I might figure it out by following some of the inmates around. Hopefully.

jive
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greenville, SC, USA
Insane since: Jan 2002

IP logged posted posted 06-05-2008 01:14 Edit Quote

ok, added!

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 06-05-2008 17:22 Edit Quote

A friend just pointed out this article to me about twitter:

Freed student uses Twitter to demand translator's release

. . . : : . . Innervating Your Eyes & Mind : . . .

jive
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greenville, SC, USA
Insane since: Jan 2002

IP logged posted posted 06-09-2008 21:46 Edit Quote

hmmm^ that's kinda a heavy one...

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-20-2009 17:39 Edit Quote

Preformed a quick Lazarus here as I was wondering if anyone's opinion of Twitter has changed or been confirmed.
I've just started a few days ago to see what it was like, I haven't decided if I'm a natural twitterer yet.

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-21-2009 04:51 Edit Quote

Zzzzzzzzzz.

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-21-2009 11:40 Edit Quote

I'm not- but this guy is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTN9We8unmU

Wow. I must sound like an extreme introvert. I guess I am, to some extent. Not so much that I would avoid internet forums (for example), but definitely enough so that Twitter scares me more than it interests me. -- Suho

Suho hit the nail on the head as to why I don't frequent mySpace, et al. But I must sheepishly admit that I got a facebook account when I lost my cellphone in Cuba and had no other way of getting everyone's phone numbers. I'm still reluctant to actually put anything on it, though.

I dunno, I guess I'm from the 'old internet', where everyone had a 'handle' and real names were rare. "Don't give out your real name on the INTERNET!", they'd cry. I guess is stuck. I guess I liked it better when were we 'citizens of the internet', with none of the real-world drama, or viciousness, or racism, or xenophobia. To put it another way, on the internet, nobody knew you were a dog. Your circle of friends online (on ICQ and IRC, no less!) was totally different than in real life, they spanned the whole world, and had no criteria except the value of their intellect.

I guess it always was a fantasy world, anyway. The real world would never let that happen. Meh- leave me alone, I'm a little dramatic today.

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-22-2009 01:40 Edit Quote

I can't see myself "twittering" for any great length of time at this stage. Good link Petskull, the next one that popped up made me laugh too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlZcHwsa6CU
But we have to try out things right?
I'm just thinking that I don't lead the kind of life to twitter about. I can imagine that a lot of people will find it useful and fun, I just don't think I'm one of them.
I still like facebook though, I give it minimal info about me, and some of that is fabricated. I let very few applications "access my information" and generally only have friends view my data. I also berate these friends far asking me to join, hug a bunny, what drink am I, what celebrity does my dad look like, or rate my top ten whatever. These all demand access to your personal information before you can use them. No thanks.

Having said that if anyone here is interested I am Ged Hodge on facebook.


[doh] linkage problem [/doh]

(Edited by Tao on 05-22-2009 02:38)

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-22-2009 01:49 Edit Quote
quote:

Petskull said:

I dunno, I guess I'm from the 'old internet', where everyone had a 'handle' and real names were rare. "Don't give out your real name on the INTERNET!", they'd cry. I guess is stuck. I guess I liked it better when were we 'citizens of the internet', with none of the real-world drama, or viciousness, or racism, or xenophobia.


I completely see your point of view, I share it myself. I hoped for a new(er) way to relate. Interpersonal relationships without the judgemental aspect of physicality. Male/female, aesthetics of appearance, all the above.
Things sometimes evolve in ways we least suspect.

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 07-21-2009 02:25 Edit Quote

I feel a little behind in this thread, but I thought I'd post anyway...

I have been on MySpace, but it always seemed a little sketchy to me.

I use facebook regularly - guess it comes from working at a college and being around students, but it somehow seems more 'legit'... There's a lot of professional networking that goes on, education-wise, as well as the other social networking game crap. But I find it more than useful for keeping in touch with friends and family all over the world. Discovered a very good friend from my jr. high school years that I hadn't seen since and now she's in Thailand singing in resorts. Go figure. But it's possible I never would have connected with her again outside of facebook, since neither one of us is anywhere near where we grew up.

Another old friend talked me into Twitter, but I rarely remember to update it... you can follow me at bodhi_23 (someone else apparently has it without the underscore -you can follow them too if you want...)

There are all manner of privacy settings that you can use to restrict your data if you want. Even though they ask for real names, there are a significant number of folks who don't put their proper names in the blanks... Just use common sense about putting real live details (say, your address or phone number or any personally identifiable info) and your probably as safe online as you are in your house. If folks want your info bad enough, they'll get it in spite of facebook...

But you can find the real me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bodhi23 and on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bodhi_23 You guys are cool - I trust ya.

(Edited by bodhi23 on 07-21-2009 02:27)

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 07-21-2009 10:34 Edit Quote

I'm on Twitter, just signed up recently, I actually find it most useful for following updates on services and software that I'm interested in.

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: The Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 07-21-2009 15:54 Edit Quote

I take it Twitter is the new designer drug of choice?

You can count me out.

I'm an old fogey...so get off my lawn, you young whippersnappers!

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Maskkkk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Johnstown, PA
Insane since: Mar 2002

IP logged posted posted 07-21-2009 22:47 Edit Quote

Yeah I got started on this twittery business when a friend of mine that I was working on a project with sucked me into it. I was really skeptical at first, but it keeps my day going when it's slow, and I even get to follow Weird Al, and Mike J. Nelson of MST3K fame.


My screenname is:

twitter: leeand00

But yeah I can understand the lament of the old Internet vs. the new, I really thought the content on the old Internet was alot more intellectual, it was a place you could escape the likes of the media, and read about what's really going on, but ah now I'm afraid it's been invaded.



- AIM: MASKKKK

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Arthemis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milky Way
Insane since: Nov 2001

IP logged posted posted 07-22-2009 10:01 Edit Quote

Trend faggotry

(personal, unfounded opinion)

~this is not a signature~

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 07-22-2009 15:50 Edit Quote

I have, since being bugged to death by some people, set up a Facebook account. I don't post much to it as I still don't do anything that interesting. However, I have gotten back in touch with a lot of people that I haven't spoken with in a very long time. Kind of refreshing I guess.

Later,

C:\

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 07-22-2009 16:08 Edit Quote

I am... I don't post anything much but enjoy following a couple of interesting guys (Aza Raskin, O'Reilly, Joel Spolsky, the Mashable guy Pete Cashmore) – just to keep in the loop... I actually find some value in it personally; you don't always want to write a blog post on something, merely post a link or so, and this Twitter thing just does the job...

zavaboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

IP logged posted posted 07-23-2009 05:29 Edit Quote

Oh, I'm on Twitter!

Bmud
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Raleigh, NC
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 07-31-2009 00:39 Edit Quote

I suppose I twit occasionally. I appreciate that it's a sort of micro update hotspot for a few things I never would have wanted e-mails for like the newest features being added to Blender, and what the president is doing today. Sort of neat...

Shine and shine. :: [old cell]

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 07-31-2009 18:50 Edit Quote

Yyyyyyyyyyyy.

redroy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 08-01-2009 19:46 Edit Quote

I tweet occasionally

Pugzly
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 127.0.0.1
Insane since: Apr 2000

IP logged posted posted 08-19-2009 05:25 Edit Quote

I'm on there - http://twitter.com/patrichard - but most of what I use it for is work/industry related stuff. The more personal stuff is on my Facebook page (along with my Twitter updates, since they automatically feed my Facebook account)



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