I just re-opened my account and am looking for more skiers to follow.
If you don't know what twitter is it is essentially a microblog platform where you can follow what people are doing and they can follow you, it is super adictive (if you follow interesting people) www.twitter.com I am nomensteven on there
if thats how you and your friends choose to use your 140 characters. For other people it is a news feed, for others it is a instant messaging client, for others it is a comical performance, the versatility is what makes it so great.
yes but to follow people you have to be their friend on facebook, on twitter in most cases you can follow whoever you want, meaning your followers list can be very diverse and interesting, I dunno its the kind of thing you won't understand the value in until you see first hand how it can be used. It's like saying whats the point of instant messagers when I can just text, phone , or talk to my friends,
so the only upside is that on twitter i get to creep people i don't know?
i was going to make an account on there a while back (saw an ad on collegehumor) before realizing none of my friends had twitter because they all had facebook. plus when i went to the twitter website it basically told me it was a facebook status with a different name:
As odd as it may sound i thought the exact same thing.. i told my brother...why would i want to have an account when i can just update my msn or whatever... but its grown on me, its hard for me to say why, but i always find interesting things people link. It might just be the higher level of maturity but i would say its a platform that will continue to grow, as the population understand the potential of it.
If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your thing-Warren Miller
Your focusing to much on the form factor and not on the content. When does anyone ever post anything interesting or valuable in the facebook status update? Maybe your friends do,b but most don't use it that way, they use it to say what they are up to. For example my status updates on facebook as of right now read as follows:
-is bummed i dont have a snowboard to ride on this beaut day!
-misses home :(.
-is just feeling sad and is not sure how to make it better.
- is ready for an intense day of academics.
-blaaaah... dont wanna work today .
i.e. boring shit I don't care to follow or read. If you log onto twitter people are posting interesting content, links, news updates, etc. Basically whatever you want to read since the people you choose decides what content you will view. The question on twitter which starts your post "what are you doing?" is misleading. That isn't what people post, and if it was then your right twitter wouldn't be useful.
ok so i just joined (kevinrobbins). so far i'm following The New York Times. all of it's updates link to their articles, on their website. all of your (nomensteven) updates look like Facebook statuses.
who should I follow to get the most out of this thing? who are you following that makes Twitter useful?
Check out http://twitterpacks.pbwiki.com/Twitter+Pack+by+Topic to view members by category etc. A lot of my favourite people to follow are tech insiders, but you wouldn't find it interesting unless you are interested in tech. Thats the whole thing about twitter is it has to be a list of people YOUR interested in, I can't tell you who to add.
I just can't find this useful. What i have concluded that is unique about this (that reading a paper, other news sites, facebook, IM services...) can't do is just creep people I don't know? I'm not so much into that.. I don't see the point. The people I care about, or am interested in I can either read in the news about, or talk to in my personal life on facebook, instant messaging, or what the world is coming to forget about is actual face to face interaction.
My name is Jake I went to the lake to get baked, your a fake, for heavens sake, go make, me a cake, oh shit! there is glen plake, and a snow flake, my broken ankels ache, EARTH QUAKE! i never got his hand shake, my cake is gone i want steak, what a mistake, my ankels aren't break, perhaps i can awake and partake in drinking a milkshake.
no one gets it at first, and its not interesting at first, but once you get a list of interesting people whose opinion you care about or are interested in the same topics as them it becomes very interesting and addictive.
"if i'm not dead by the time i can't ski anymore, i'm going onto the roof of the tallest building in town, i'm going to beat the meat until i'm just about to orgasm, and then i'm going to jump, and live my last few seconds spewing jizz all over the people below."
Sorry for double post but Facebook is trying to be like twitter but it's with all the people I could care less about what they are doing. And they is way to much shit going on on the homepage at a time.
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