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Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:38 am
by Birdie
Twitter

I've been using this service for quite a while (a year in April I think?) and I just started following people, but I don't know who to follow, I started following R. Stevens of Diesel Sweeties because he makes funny comments, but for every 2 comments I find funny, I get about 40 that are responses to things his friends twitter, so I wanted to find some other twitterers who wanted to start posting to eachother.

my name on twitter is haikubirdie, and I was just curious if anyone else uses this mindless service.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:38 pm
by DJMayhem
i do.
I originally started to follow some macworld expo updates, but then i started using it. Found Mood Blast, a mac only program that sends updates to twitter and facebook for me. its pretty sweet.

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:17 pm
by Warofwinds
ooo, I was gonna start a new thread about this. Yay for search tool.

I twitter! http://twitter.com/kezhound

I love it. It's like being on IM, but without all the pressure to y'know, listen to people's melodrama for hours on end. A giant, fun chatboard...and a really good webcomic pimping tool^^

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:12 am
by Mr.Bob
What is twitter?

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:53 am
by Ahaugen
Mr.Bob wrote:What is twitter?


the new Digg

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:37 am
by CaptainClaude
i tried twittering. then realised it was a waste of time i could be using for... well anything really.

a bit like this place too.

the point is it's redundant

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:03 am
by Mercury Hat
http://twitter.com/mercury_hat

Tweet. I wouldn't use it if I couldn't update it from my phone though. It's better than an RSS feed for comics, though!

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:07 pm
by Tim
Mr.Bob wrote:What is twitter?

Basically it's like the Status Update line from Facebook, but only that.

And if you don't know what the status update is, you type in some text about your current thoughts or what you're doing, whenever you like, and spam everyone about your mundane life.

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:30 pm
by Mr.Bob
Yeah. I'm one of those people who don't really take an interest.

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:58 pm
by McDuffies
So why do you need Twitter if you have a status like in Facebook?

Like my girlfriend said, you use it to announce to the world that you've just farted.

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:34 pm
by Siabur
McDuffies wrote:Like my girlfriend said, you use it to announce to the world that you've just farted.


I thought that's what our comics were for?

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:49 pm
by Warofwinds
McDuffies wrote:So why do you need Twitter if you have a status like in Facebook?

Like my girlfriend said, you use it to announce to the world that you've just farted.


Twitter doesn't have all the extra crap you don't care about. You don't get to hear about the 3rd cousin of a friend of a friend who farted. Only YOUR friend that farted. I want to keep in touch with people, but I don't want to deal with pictures, games, gifts, groups, invites and stupid things. I like twitter MUCH more than I like facebook.

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:45 am
by IVstudios
Seriously, no one is going to comment about Birdie asking if people twitter? Really? I'm disappointed in you people. :-?

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:22 am
by CaptainClaude
I twitter that I smiled in reaction to that statement.

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:10 am
by McDuffies
Truly, Facebook is getting progressively unusable. The "New Facebook" can't even do half of stuff on dial-up connection. When I visit my parents and try to log in from their dial-up, I can't do much more than loading the main page. Still, it has a few options like exchanging albums or, in my case, preciouss uploading of music.
More sites should learn a lesson or two from Google.

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:24 pm
by Prettysenshi
McDuffies wrote:Truly, Facebook is getting progressively unusable. The "New Facebook" can't even do half of stuff on dial-up connection. When I visit my parents and try to log in from their dial-up, I can't do much more than loading the main page. Still, it has a few options like exchanging albums or, in my case, preciouss uploading of music.
More sites should learn a lesson or two from Google.


Or maybe you should upgrade from dialup.

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:42 pm
by McDuffies
Good engineering = making product efficient and working on many platforms.
Bad engineering = making product eat up resources and just assuming that user will always have enough resources.
I have cable at my home. There's a good deal of the world, though, where other options simply aren't available.

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:44 pm
by Wendybird
I twitter: http://twitter.com/LleuGarnock

Originally started it so when I didn't feel like blogging, the people who read my comic would know I was still alive. I also use it to update my Facebook status, and it's kind of fun to know when Neil Gaiman is drinking tea, or something.

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:26 pm
by Kramerthebird
Sure, I twitter. I use it to stalk a few of my favorite webcomic artists: http://twitter.com/aviankramer

Re: Anybody Twitter?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:36 pm
by Tim
After having the virtues of Twitter shoved down my throat for a couple hours this evening, I'm going to give it a try. Worst case, I'll delete it sometime.

http://twitter.com/LZorroTim