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Do you use Twitter?

  1. Sep 21, 2008 #1

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    Posting all those updates about oneself seems very time consuming. But maybe I am just behind the times, as usual.
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2008 #2

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    Well, I must be even more behind the times than you are, because I'd never heard of "twitter" before. :uhh:
     
  4. Sep 21, 2008 #3

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    My company pushes the use of twitter for employees to reach out to clients.

    I don't use it.

    I'm getting tired of all the technology, and that's my job. Perhaps why I don't care for all of the techie ways to become more and more tied to using the stuff.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2008 #4

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    I just heard about it recently.

    http://twitter.com/

    "Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?"
     
  6. Sep 21, 2008 #5

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    There was something you said about being tethered to technology in another thread that made me think of Twitter. It just seems like we've reached overkill.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2008 #6

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    Some people can't get enough. Personally I still like the real world enough to enjoy other things.

    From a business perspective we want you so tied to your gadgets and online services that you can't live without us. That's how we make our money. :frown:

    That WIFI in the park, we sell that to the city. It comes out of the resident's tax dollars. Nothing is free.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2008 #7

    "What are you doing friend?" "Don't bother me I'm twittering"
     
  9. Sep 21, 2008 #8

    People keep coming up with new "stuff" and then have to find a market for it. I would imagine that there is going to be some advertising on twitter.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2008 #9

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    It seems like "reverse stalking" in that you are continually broadcasting what you are doing.:biggrin:
     
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    LOL in my case no one would be interested.
     
  12. Sep 21, 2008 #11

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    I hope my mom never finds out about it. :bugeye: Though, I'm sure I could get her to quick checking quickly enough if she got to be a pest about it. :biggrin: "I'm having sex." "More sex." "Just snuggling now, hoping for sex later..." :devil:

    Yep, and as edward points out, it's just technology for technology's sake in search of a market rather than technology filling a legitimate need.

    Of course it's paid for by tax dollars. But, since I'm not the one living there, it's free to me. The tourists get to mooch off the NYers and their ridiculously exhorbitant city taxes. :biggrin: (Still trying to convince the boyfriend he should reject it all and move to WV with me...he's more conservative than I am and already knows how to shoot a rifle, so should fit in well here. :rofl:)
     
  13. Sep 21, 2008 #12

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    :rofl:

    Here's some variations of Twitter I've been thinking about:

    Kitter: tiny robot follows your cat around and takes pictures so you can see what kitty is doing every 5 minutes

    Bitter: only sends you updates of what a great time your ex is having

    Quitter: linked to a device the user wears that detects cigarette smoke. Broadcasts go out to everyone if the user cheats
     
  14. Sep 21, 2008 #13

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    :rofl: Now those would be worth signing up for! Especially Kitter. :biggrin: (Ember says she's trying to sleep on the back of the sofa, quit asking what she's doing. :biggrin:)
     
  15. Sep 23, 2008 #14
    Twitter, Myspace, Second Life... *rips hair out*

    Sharing information is great, but I think that the information deluge is making us more reliant on corporations that help us sort that information and making the web less free as a side-effect.

    Semi-relevantly and amusingly: here's a link to some guy who has beaten you to the punch; this is the _real_ Kitter.

    http://www.mr-lee-catcam.de/
     
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