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post #1 of 50
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I've never 'done' twitter. but people keep inviting me to follow them. can someone please explain it to me? what is it? what does it look like? are peoples twitters intertwined??

I'm an avid facebooker and i think facebook and twitter have somehow connected......?????


sigh....i really don't need another internet time suck, but i figured i could at least find out more info about it.

TIA
post #2 of 50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN2HAroA12w
post #3 of 50
Just get an account (twitter.com). You can follow people & people will follow you if they know you/think your "tweets" are interesting (& not protected on the public time line). You can't direct message people unless they're following you. You can direct reply to people publicly, though & if they're following your (or your tweets are public) they can see those. You can only post 140 characters at a time.
post #4 of 50
it seems pretty pointless to me

but aparently it's "all the rage" to some people
post #5 of 50
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Originally Posted by ixia View Post
HAHAHAHAHA! I love that!
I use MySpace. I'm on Facebook but I hardly use it. I don't understand Twitter at all. I never change my status message thingy on MS and FB, and it seems like that's all Twitter is. I totally don't get obsessively announcing what you're doing.
post #6 of 50
It's not just changing a status message like on FB or MS. It's microblogging. Some of the cool ppl I follow are Brent Spiner, Kevin Rose (founder of Digg.com), LeVar Burton, Gregg Grunberg (Matt Parkman on Heroes), and other celebs. Then I follow a lawyer who does a lot of pro-bf stuff, a few MDC'ers, and LOTS of SN ppl.

They all have something interesting to say, imo. Maybe not every tweet rocks my sock but it's fun.

I actually managed to connect w/ a childhood friend via FB & then on Twitter, I've found other ppl w/ CFS, and even random folks who follow me out of the blue and I follow back just because they look like they'd have interesting stuff to share.
post #7 of 50
Most of my twitter posts are sent when I'm riding in a car or waiting in line. I sometimes read my friends' posts at my computer but most of the time I'm just doing things from my phone. It's time that would otherwise be wasted.
post #8 of 50
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Originally Posted by Justthatgirl View Post
It's not just changing a status message like on FB or MS. It's microblogging. Some of the cool ppl I follow are Brent Spiner, Kevin Rose (founder of Digg.com), LeVar Burton, Gregg Grunberg (Matt Parkman on Heroes), and other celebs. Then I follow a lawyer who does a lot of pro-bf stuff, a few MDC'ers, and LOTS of SN ppl.

They all have something interesting to say, imo. Maybe not every tweet rocks my sock but it's fun.

I actually managed to connect w/ a childhood friend via FB & then on Twitter, I've found other ppl w/ CFS, and even random folks who follow me out of the blue and I follow back just because they look like they'd have interesting stuff to share.
That's what I use it for too. I "follow" several actors (which is cool because sometimes I get show spoilers and info about different charity events), a couple of authors, some podcatsters whose shows I listen to.
post #9 of 50
I hardly ever remember to check my twitter page. I've finally gotten into facebook though.
post #10 of 50
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Originally Posted by ixia View Post
You are my hero.
post #11 of 50
I'm not sure if I really get Twitter, but I have an account. You can enter more text in a Facebook status message than you can in a Twitter one, so you have to pick your words carefully. It does count down the characters as you are typing them, which is nice. My sister just made a huge post in her Facebook status update. it was like a blog entry.

I tweet, but no one responds to them, so I don't know if anyone reads them or not.
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post #13 of 50
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Originally Posted by RockStarMom View Post
I totally don't get obsessively announcing what you're doing.
: thats all ive seen people do that ive read, LOL. i totally dont get it nor how exactly it works. like why i was reading something and there were random conversations from other people thrown in the middle? : and my internet hates videos so if the link helps it wont help me any. im just doomed to be confused lol
post #14 of 50
I have noticed that all the people who used Facebook to update their status eleventybillion times a day (and never comment on anyone else) have all moved on to Twitter.
post #15 of 50
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Originally Posted by NiteNicole View Post
I have noticed that all the people who used Facebook to update their status eleventybillion times a day (and never comment on anyone else) have all moved on to Twitter.
So its for narcissists?
post #16 of 50
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Originally Posted by NiteNicole View Post
I have noticed that all the people who used Facebook to update their status eleventybillion times a day (and never comment on anyone else) have all moved on to Twitter.
I've noticed the same thing, too.
post #17 of 50
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Originally Posted by NiteNicole View Post
I have noticed that all the people who used Facebook to update their status eleventybillion times a day (and never comment on anyone else) have all moved on to Twitter.
And, thank god for that.
post #18 of 50
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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
I hardly ever remember to check my twitter page. I've finally gotten into facebook though.
Yeah, I follow you, but you never update.
post #19 of 50
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Originally Posted by NiteNicole View Post
I have noticed that all the people who used Facebook to update their status eleventybillion times a day (and never comment on anyone else) have all moved on to Twitter.


Your twitter account can tie in w/ your FB account (and vice versa) and MANY ppl have that option.
post #20 of 50
The people I had on face book that use twitter to change their status eleventybillion times a day have been blocked from my feed. Man that is annoying. I don't want to know your every move. And I really don't care that your husband sneezed.
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