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    I'm all atwitter

    Really. At the urging of my daughter I joined Twitter. Not sure what it really is yet. But, I'll study it and may even use it when I get my Droid.
    (Sidenote: Never in my younger life did I ever think I would be using words like: twitter, droid, google, Yahoo [actually, that word is from Gulliver's Travels) and others.)
    OK, so now I'm a Twitter-er or is it Tweeter?
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    I've a twitter account. Never used it. If you need to try it out you can tweet me. I might even figure out how to tweet back.

    Gosh that sounds, well, unlike me.
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    I was pretty active on Twitter about a year ago....I've kind of lost interest...haven't tweeted in quite a while....after a while, it was like, "what's the point?"
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    Yeah, I twittered for a while, and watched the twitter feeds, but its exhausting.

    I've dropped the whole twitter thing and only do Facebook and FWW....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    I was pretty active on Twitter about a year ago....I've kind of lost interest...haven't tweeted in quite a while....after a while, it was like, "what's the point?"
    That's kinda my attitude about all these new fangled electronic communications device... do we really need to be that connected to the world??
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    I thought it was interesting...I wanted to understand it...I did get several thousand followers....but after a while, it felt more like a hobby, doing it for the sake of doing it, but I wasn't really getting any tangible benefit from it, it was just "fun". I think it does have some value for news and/or marketing, but I prefer hobbies that are more productive, like building something or growing something.

    I hardly ever go on FB anymore for that matter. What's the point? I have enough friends. The one thing I like about FB is on your birthday you get *a lot* of "happy birthday"s.

    If I want to talk to someone I call them or email them or get on FWW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    I thought it was interesting...I wanted to understand it...I did get several thousand followers...
    That's quite a few followers, What the heck were you tweeting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    That's quite a few followers, What the heck were you tweeting!
    I'm smarter than I look (or sound on here). In 6 months I had about 5000 followers. FWIW, according to some published stats, that made me the 3rd or 4th most "influential" person in British Columbia (on Twitter).
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    So far I've been able to restrain myself from setting up a Twitter account. I figure I don't have that much "up to the minute" stuff to say. Plus, I already spend more time than I should on other online venues...I don't really need to add another one.
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    This is a real question, not a troll question.

    What's the point of Twitter? I just don't get it. Why would anyone be interested in what's happening in my life, or in what opinions I have?

    I suppose there are some legitimate uses for the technology - maybe a way for members of a development group to keep in touch, but that could be done with e-mail.

    So for those of you who use twitter, why do you use it? What do you get out of reading someone else's tweets? Or if you post tweets, what kind of information do you post, and why would other people be interested in it?

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