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twitter?
« on: February 02, 2009, 10:51:27 AM »
anyone here use twitter?  i just joined, and i'm still trying to wrap my head around why i would use this... and trying to see who else uses it and why.

i'm not sure i understand the gist of it... am i supposed to update it by the minute or by the hour or by the day?  why would i follow some of the things that are on twitter... IE, i am following a mac website (tuaw) and it now dominates my list since they add every post on their site as a tweet... why wouldn't i just use the RSS that i already have to follow what they are posting?

any insight or advice is appreciated.
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Re: twitter?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 10:56:32 AM »
Never used it, never saw the need.

As I understand it, it would be useful for a live-blogging sort of thing. Maybe live setlists?

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Re: twitter?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 11:12:10 AM »
yeah, it seems to be to duplicate what i already do on facebook.  but on a way more limited scale... basically it seems like its simply a status updater
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Re: twitter?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 11:13:52 AM »
And you can link it, I think, to update your facebook status when you post on twitter.

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Re: twitter?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 11:37:34 AM »
why though?  seems redundant to me.  i'd have to assume that almost everyone on twitter is also on facebook.  i'm still trying to understand this whole thing
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Re: twitter?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 11:39:07 AM »
why though?  seems redundant to me.  i'd have to assume that almost everyone on twitter is also on facebook.  i'm still trying to understand this whole thing

I suppose it's a way for people who aren't necessarily your "friends" to follow what you are doing.

I'm supposed to do it to help promote my company, but I don't. 
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But, I don't think our fans do happily lap it up, I think they go online and talk about how it was a bad show.

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Re: twitter?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 11:43:36 AM »
why though?  seems redundant to me.  i'd have to assume that almost everyone on twitter is also on facebook.  i'm still trying to understand this whole thing

I think Hicks is close to the point there but beyond that, I wouldn't know.

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Re: twitter?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 02:23:18 PM »
ok, but WHY would i want people that are not my friends to follow me?
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Re: twitter?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 02:23:38 PM »
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Re: twitter?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 02:40:22 PM »
ok, but WHY would i want people that are not my friends to follow me?

Guerilla marketing, brah.  It's so hetty.    :roll:
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But, I don't think our fans do happily lap it up, I think they go online and talk about how it was a bad show.

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Re: twitter?
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2009, 06:11:04 PM »
I'm giving this a shot, feel free to follow me so I don't feel like I'm completely wasting my time and post your page here if you want so I can follow you.

http://twitter.com/sirHicksalot
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But, I don't think our fans do happily lap it up, I think they go online and talk about how it was a bad show.

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Re: twitter?
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2009, 06:31:07 PM »
Never used it, never saw the need.

As I understand it, it would be useful for a live-blogging sort of thing. Maybe live setlists?

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Re: twitter?
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2009, 08:31:31 PM »
Never used it, never saw the need.

As I understand it, it would be useful for a live-blogging sort of thing. Maybe live setlists?

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Re: twitter?
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2009, 05:58:29 AM »
I use Twitter to post updates on my blog automagically mostly:

http://twitter.com/hctf

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Re: twitter?
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2009, 02:44:23 PM »
So I decided today to give this shot.  We'll see how it goes. 
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