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Title: twitter?
Post by: jedifunk 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.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy 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?
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: jedifunk 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
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy 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.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: jedifunk 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
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: Hicks 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. 
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy 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.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: jedifunk on February 02, 2009, 02:23:18 PM
ok, but WHY would i want people that are not my friends to follow me?
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy on February 02, 2009, 02:23:38 PM
ego
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: Hicks 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:
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: Hicks 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
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: kellerb 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?

Prescient...
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy 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?

Prescient...

I'm a genius at work.

At home, not so much.

oh and I'm http://twitter.com/rowj
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: mopper_smurf on June 24, 2009, 05:58:29 AM
I use Twitter to post updates on my blog automagically mostly:

http://twitter.com/hctf

(who is following the 'paug twitter dOOds as of ... now)
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: antelope19 on September 23, 2009, 02:44:23 PM
So I decided today to give this shot.  We'll see how it goes. 
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: redrum on September 23, 2009, 06:47:08 PM
So I decided today to give this shot.  We'll see how it goes.

link or teaser?
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: antelope19 on September 24, 2009, 12:14:15 PM
Hicks found me!
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: Hicks on September 24, 2009, 12:16:09 PM
Hicks found me!

heh, not too difficult considering only 26 people follow me.   :|
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: inourdr on September 24, 2009, 12:22:56 PM
How do you like it so far lope? I set up an account a couple of months ago but rarely login. In fact, I forgot all about it until Hicks mentioned it in a PM. It's decent for updates but overall... meh.

Edit: Found you lope.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: antelope19 on September 24, 2009, 12:26:24 PM
Yeah, it's ok.  I don't see myself using it more than facebook or other social networking programs.  But I am sure it can be useful in certain situations. 
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: guyforget on September 24, 2009, 12:28:32 PM
I love how I get followers and never have sent out a single tweet.  I only signed up so I could get txt updates from Phish on 3/6/09. 

I had some guy sign up to follow me yesterday and when I went to his profile his only tweet was a pr0n link.  Blocked user. 

Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: justjezmund on September 24, 2009, 12:53:30 PM
Never understood it. I use the facebook to talk to buds that have moved away but still can't get into this "anti-social" networking.  But i did here one thing about twitter that i found amusing, I heard Puff Daddy's twitter name was "P Twitty" :lol:
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: antelope19 on April 18, 2013, 11:18:35 AM
Twitter #music is supposed to be released today. Seems like it could be really cool.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy on April 18, 2013, 11:19:35 AM
Twitter #music is supposed to be released today. Seems like it could be really cool.

Crowd sourced music recommendations?

Have you seen who is in crowds?
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: antelope19 on April 18, 2013, 11:35:18 AM
Twitter #music is supposed to be released today. Seems like it could be really cool.

Crowd sourced music recommendations?

Have you seen who is in crowds?

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

You mean these people?


I see Dave Matthews Bands stickers around here.
It's amazing how people can delude themselves.

Even more amazing when they do it under the pretense of opening their eyes.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy on April 18, 2013, 11:43:30 AM
Twitter #music is supposed to be released today. Seems like it could be really cool.

Crowd sourced music recommendations?

Have you seen who is in crowds?

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

You mean these people?


I see Dave Matthews Bands stickers around here.
It's amazing how people can delude themselves.

Even more amazing when they do it under the pretense of opening their eyes.

Exactly!
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: antelope19 on April 18, 2013, 11:53:14 AM
Honestly, I get most/all of my new music recommendations here from you guys, but felt this was worth mentioning.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy on April 18, 2013, 11:56:56 AM
Honestly, I get most/all of my new music recommendations here from you guys, but felt this was worth mentioning.

Sure.

It's also worth noting that the app is basically useless if you don't subscribe to rdio or spotify. Spotify requires a paid account, too.

Once again, the fact that I own my music rather than stream it make this thing not so useful for me.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: jasonsobel on April 18, 2013, 08:06:36 PM
I signed up for twitter a few months ago.  I now have 18 followers, despite having never tweeted anything yet.  7 of my followers I actually know in real life, the other 11 I don't...  as with rowjimmy, I don't see myself ever really using Twitter #music for "Crowd sourced music recommendations".

a few times I have almost tweeted something.  but then I didn't because I thought "that would be a lame first tweet".
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: Lifeboy on April 18, 2013, 09:24:44 PM
I made a Twitter account a little over a year ago, and I've probably tweeted 3 times, and that was withing a few days after making the account. Haven't touched it since. Don't really understand it. I get my social media fix from FB...

Isn't Twitter pretty much just a place to post a status, like on FB?
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy on April 18, 2013, 09:46:24 PM
No.
It's something a bit different.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: Lifeboy on April 18, 2013, 10:03:17 PM
No.
It's something a bit different.

Ah. I figured there was more to it. I just never took the time/cared to figure out how. I'm sure if I gave it a shot, I would get into it and use it just as regularly as I use FB.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: kellerb on April 18, 2013, 10:11:50 PM
No.
It's something a bit different.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: Lifeboy on April 18, 2013, 11:05:20 PM
No.
It's something a bit different.

got it.  :wink:
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: GBL on April 18, 2013, 11:45:19 PM
Twitter > Mombook
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: blatboom on April 20, 2013, 11:45:17 PM
I just keep forgetting to use it but I see it's value. between being the ultimate live news feed it's a great way to communicate with your bros
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy on April 21, 2013, 12:17:19 AM
Twitter is pretty much the only place I go to cheat on the paug.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: blatboom on April 21, 2013, 01:37:16 AM
between being the ultimate live news feed it's a great way to communicate with your bros

that's a hell of a sentence right there
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: barnesy305 on April 21, 2013, 10:01:51 AM
between being the ultimate live news feed it's a great way to communicate with your bros

that's a hell of a sentence right there
:hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: anthrax on February 11, 2017, 04:22:57 PM
Who is week4paug on Twitter?
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: mattstick on February 11, 2017, 04:55:38 PM
Who is week4paug on Twitter?

#nobodyknows
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: mbw on February 11, 2017, 06:14:10 PM
Who is week4paug on Twitter?

#nobodyknows

I think twitter is just rj, mcgrupp and donald trump.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: mistercharlie on February 11, 2017, 06:23:50 PM
Who is week4paug on Twitter?

I think it's either allen or tet.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy on February 12, 2017, 09:36:52 PM
Who is week4paug on Twitter?

I think it's either allen or tet.

The latter.
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: tet on February 14, 2017, 08:12:59 AM
Who is week4paug on Twitter?

I think it's either allen or tet.

The latter.

no twitter, no twitter... you're the twitter!
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: anthrax on April 06, 2017, 09:13:05 PM
kevin shapiro just tweeted me back...oh...i'm soooooo in!

Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: rowjimmy on April 07, 2017, 11:24:30 AM
kevin shapiro just tweeted me back...oh...i'm soooooo in!

What's your twitter handle?
Title: Re: twitter?
Post by: VDB on April 07, 2017, 01:10:50 PM
kevin shapiro just tweeted me back...oh...i'm soooooo in!

He never replied to my critical tweet about their donut TM press...