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Dakar the Fourth
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Aug 19, 2008, 09:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
Twitter?
You see Rumor, when a man and a woman love each other...
     
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Aug 19, 2008, 11:47 PM
 
Yes.

Great? It's a different approach to conversation; rather than a hundred people chiming in on a single topic the entire time, it's listening to single users chiming in about a hundred different topics with the ability to selectively follow topics of interest.

Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
So, is anyone in here actually following someone else from the forum?

Is it as great as you had imagined?
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Aug 20, 2008, 02:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
Do some of you really still not get it?
Yup, I use it and I still don't get it.

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Aug 20, 2008, 08:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by legacyb4 View Post
Great? It's a different approach to conversation; rather than a hundred people chiming in on a single topic the entire time, it's listening to single users chiming in about a hundred different topics with the ability to selectively follow topics of interest.
I didn't see a conversation going on with the few MacNN twitterers I checked last week.

Otherwise, I'm aware of what Twitter is, disregarding your somewhat enthusiastic and exaggerated description.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 09:20 AM
 

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Aug 20, 2008, 11:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
So, is anyone in here actually following someone else from the forum?

Is it as great as you had imagined?
One MacNNer is on my list. I get more out of his facebook update status though.

I am getting ready to just stop going to twitter. I guess I don't "get it".
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 11:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
One MacNNer is on my list. I get more out of his facebook update status though.

I am getting ready to just stop going to twitter. I guess I don't "get it".
I keep my Facebook status synced to Twitter.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 02:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by dakar the fourth View Post
you see rumor, when a man and a woman love each other...
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Aug 21, 2008, 05:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I keep my Facebook status synced to Twitter.
Oh.... do tell...

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Aug 21, 2008, 06:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Oh.... do tell...

Jawbone that is.
www.socialthing.com is how I do it. Oh, and www.ping.fm is a good one too.

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Aug 22, 2008, 08:49 AM
 
I finally had a gem for twitter and the damn thing was 67 characters to long.
     
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Aug 22, 2008, 09:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
www.socialthing.com is how I do it. Oh, and www.ping.fm is a good one too.
I just use the Facebook Twitter app.
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 02:05 PM
 
Well, this thread has had me persuing twitter for the past few days (A dose of overtime may have contributed to the situation).

This is the variety of diverting colloquy that could draw one in:
lonelysandwich - "We need to stand up and say Eight is Enough! And One Day at a Time, we can ease these Growing Pains! Benson!"

I'm still on the fence, though I've started an account to throw random musings into. We'll see how it goes.

Edit: A little eerie, double-posting, but not really, under my predecessor.
     
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Aug 31, 2008, 06:15 PM
 
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Sep 2, 2008, 01:40 PM
 
Did you have to leave your fourth iteration with such an ugly sig?
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 01:53 PM
 
I always revert to the first sig it had. Whether I or not I like it in retrospect has no bearing.
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 02:06 PM
 
NOW IM BORED STILL UP ON DA COMPUTER 02:55 AM August 18, 2008 from web
     
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It also does wonders for proliferating racial stereotypes.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I always revert to the first sig it had. Whether I or not I like it in retrospect has no bearing.
You poor thing...a victim of your own rules.
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 02:27 PM
 
I suppose I could cheat, but spiting you is tough to turn down.
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 04:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I suppose I could cheat, but spiting you is tough to turn down.
Spite: also a great reason to return a jacket.


SOMEONE PLEASE STOP ME! I'M OUT OF CONTROL!!!!!!!!!
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 04:07 PM
 
At least your name wasn't taken.
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 04:10 PM
 
I forgot to mention that I changed my twitter screen-name.

You may now find me at:
http://www.twitter.com/TheyCallMeEllis
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Jan 22, 2009, 04:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
At least your name wasn't taken.
I set that up a while back, can't remember when. Mostly out of curiosity. And I hope that name wasn't taken, it's my old Navy rate and rank thing that I used to have.
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 05:22 PM
 
I just joined recently, but not because I didn't get it beforehand. I never expected so many people to outright hate it considering they post on an online message board.

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Jan 22, 2009, 05:44 PM
 
Twitter is a logical extension of blogging and social networking, but that by itself doesn't make it any more useful than the sum of its parts. I don't hate it (or see a use for it, personally), but it's easy to find specific examples of extreme narcissism through Twitter, which is one of Web 2.0's least appealing characteristics.

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Jan 22, 2009, 05:46 PM
 
I thought it was a little strange at first, but I just set one up. It's kind of fun, like a dedicated Facebook status update-type dealy.
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 05:53 PM
 
Remember how AOL Instant Messenger away messages used to serve the same purpose?

"One ticket to Washington, please. I have a date with destiny."
     
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Jan 22, 2009, 10:28 PM
 
I have a lot of fun with twitter. I've "met" friends of friends who eventually became friends of mine as well. So, in a very real sense it has expanded my real-life social circles.
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Feb 15, 2009, 04:21 AM
 
What's everyone using for an OS X desktop client for twitter? I got tweetr, twirl, and twitterific on my Macbook. Twitterific seems nice, but I don't like the ad thing.
     
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Feb 15, 2009, 08:50 AM
 
I use Tweetdeck. I love it.
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Feb 15, 2009, 10:10 AM
 
I use www.socialthing.com (which also gets my Facebook updates), and I run it in a fluid.app window.

All glory to the hypnotoad.
     
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Originally Posted by driven View Post
I use Tweetdeck. I love it.
Just installed that. Seems pretty nice, except on a 13 inch screen it takes up a lot of space.
     
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Feb 15, 2009, 02:46 PM
 
I don't really get why I would want to use Twitter but I parked my name there about six months ago in case I ever needed to have an account. So far I've updated it once. I also don't really use the status function of Facebook so its no surprise that I find Twitter less than interesting.

I understand narcissism but I don't know many people who spend their time reading or using Twitter that aren't in some tech related field. Since I don't work in that area I don't interact with those people very often anyway so I have no reason to update them on my day to day business.

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Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
Just installed that. Seems pretty nice, except on a 13 inch screen it takes up a lot of space.
Try the single column view. That might be more to your liking. I use it on a 14" screen so I'm not MUCH better off.

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Originally Posted by driven View Post
Try the single column view. That might be more to your liking. I use it on a 14" screen so I'm not MUCH better off.

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Ah, nice. That helps out. So far I'm loving the blu client on Vista and either tweetdeck or twitterific on the Mac. 6 of one, half dozen of the other, so to speak.
     
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Feb 15, 2009, 03:21 PM
 
Yeah ... at the end of the day they get your tweets. :-)
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Feb 15, 2009, 03:44 PM
 
Oh, and remind me to NOT go to that restaraunt you were at the other day. Giving away your seat is in poor taste and shows no class.
     
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Feb 15, 2009, 04:08 PM
 
I agree. But ... I was already invested in time and there was noplace else to go where I wouldn't have had to start over. Next year I'm doing things MUCH different.
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Feb 16, 2009, 02:42 AM
 
I passed you tonight, man. I was on the Woodrow Wilson heading south while you were at Reagan. I probably saw your plane land.
     
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I passed you tonight, man. I was on the Woodrow Wilson heading south while you were at Reagan. I probably saw your plane land.
Nice. I'm staying in Old Town Alexandria. If I ever get out of work at a normal hour I'd be up for a beer.
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Feb 26, 2009, 03:37 PM
 
What's a good way to see if new followers are legit or just some spamming bot? I just got two in the last few minutes. These two clowns, and yes, one is hot!
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Feb 26, 2009, 03:43 PM
 
Those are both spam. I tend to look at the content of their tweets. (One of which has NONE). Clearly they are both brand new accounts. I wouldn't start following either one.
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Feb 26, 2009, 04:15 PM
 
...and we have a new Cody Dawg/WDLove dynamic going here.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
...and we have a new Cody Dawg/WDLove dynamic going here.

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