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Old 07-26-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I am on twitter but I don't have it set up to go to a cell phone. I check in on twitter every couple of days.

I do send out a few pointless tweets about the weather, etc. I try to remember it's a means of saying hello and keeping in touch. Yet, most of my tweets are biz related - sending out a newsletter, what the market is up to, - or comments on current events in the news, etc.

The tweets I receive are only from those I follow. I've stopped following people who send out tons of pointless tweets. For the most part those that I follow are interesting - Time mag., financial info, etc.

Twitter is like most things - not good or bad - it's how it's used.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: California
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Pointless. That's what it is.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Too much connectivity--bad.
Just enough connectivity--good.

Sometimes I just want to be unconnected, sitting watching the birds fly by or reading an interesting book. Unplugged.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I only really stay Twitter friends with people who are worth listening to. The people who tweet their life stories are uninteresting to me. However, most of my friends use it as a way to get the word out about causes they are interested in. I may not have time to read dozens of blogs unrelated to my academic field or particular interests- but that doesn't mean I'm not interested in other things. When people tweet various blogs or articles in their own fields, I can take the time to read without having to search it out.

Not to mention I am on several job newsfeeds (through my university, companies/organizations I am interested in, town job boards, etc) which let me know immediately when there are job offerings. Others, like Googlejobs, only have around 2000 or so people following and actively court their followers by responding to questions and such. I've seen people land internships by posting their query into the Twittersphere and having it retweeted (meaning it is copied verbatim by someone else referencing that person's screenname). In a matter of days, your search for an art history internship could reach people who actually work in museums in NY, LA, Boston, London, Rome, etc.

I will admit, I do follow a few celebrities. I am guilty of being a bit too into Adam Duritz's tweets. :P But it's kind of cool to have that kind of interaction with various musicians, writers, comedians, poets, actors, and other people who may have something important to say. Many interact with fans by answering questions. I don't live and die by it but I still find it interesting.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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So far I have found Twitter to be pretty UNcool....I found out how few people care what I am doing.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Pointless. That's what it is.
I just woke up... I'm taking a shower... Sara called... I'm going to the bathroom... I found a wart... I'm at the bus stop now... On the bus... The guy next to me smells of garlic... I'm at work now... I'm clipping my toenails... I just got fired...



Don't you see the value in that sort of information?
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Triangle Area, NC
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It's stupid. It's internet garbage masquerading as "cool". I've tried it, and saw no value to it.
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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neither good nor bad.

i think its pointless.

kids have made themselves so public (sexting, myspace, etc) that this is just an extension of putting it all out there.

i dont need people knowing what im doing every waking moment of life. and i dont WANT to know what other people are doing either.

who really cares.

i will say this. i see its utitlity for politicians or important people who want to keep their constituents abreast of their political movings.
i also think its good for crime reports and catching criminals. or disseminating information during emercencies or natural disasters.

but for the most part it is used by people who think they are special enough for us to really care about what they had for lunch! i dont.

its stupid. no one cares. no one needs to know. but kids these days think everything should be public.

what happened to discretion?
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Danville, Ca
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I confess I am a twitterer. Its cool I go on there to talk to my friends without actually calling them on the phone.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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It's a low content fad perfect for the text\don't read\adhd generation....and it's 15minutes are up.
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