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Old 03-11-09, 06:08 PM
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

Originally Posted by prp2 View Post
Went ahead and am now following doubledown44, Mopower Liver&Onions and darkflounder. My tweets are a mix of observations, quotes, questions, info, links, really a whole bunch of everything. So yeah...there you have it.
And I am now following you, as promised.
Old 03-17-09, 05:26 PM
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

New to twitter but finding it pretty cool - Please follow me and I'll do the same - I mostly post random thoughts, movie/music talk sort of stuff etc. ie. the usual.

www.twitter.com/mattcrandall
Old 03-18-09, 04:14 AM
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

Check this story out:

How to Tweet Your Way Out of a Job
I saw this exchange on Twitter, which is a painful lesson in how NOT to use Twitter in this tough economy.
A lucky job applicant tweeted the following:
Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.

This tweet caught the attention of Tim Levad, a channel partner advocate for Cisco. To which he responded:
Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web.

Ouch! The person who dissed the Cisco offer quickly took their Twitter account private. But Twitter search retained the record.
This is another example of the need to be careful with what you post on Twitter, and social media in general.



The original post is the last one on this search:
http://search.twitter.com/search?q=cisco+fatty

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Old 03-18-09, 07:50 AM
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

I'm on Twitter .. not much posting lately .. getting the feel of what to post and when ..

www.twitter.com/aaron21222
Old 03-18-09, 12:30 PM
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

Originally Posted by Flay View Post
I wasn't going to start one until I found a Firefox tool that allows me to post from the search box rather than going to Twitter, logging in, and posting. I'm going to try it out for a week.
You son of a bitch! Look what you started. I'm up to five Twitter accounts at this point:

Personal: www.twitter.com/mikeflacy

Work related:

www.twitter.com/videogametalk
www.twitter.com/highdefdigest
www.twitter.com/stevesdigicams
www.twitter.com/avrev

Boosh!

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Old 03-18-09, 12:40 PM
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<img src="http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/marty_burns/10/26/villanueva/t1_villanueva2.jpg">

"In da locker room, snuck to post my twitt. We're playing the Celtics, tie ball game at da half. Coach wants more toughness. I gotta step up."
Old 03-18-09, 01:24 PM
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

that's awesome.

Now I wonder if I can somehow use it to find me a job...


Originally Posted by doubledown44 View Post
Check this story out:

How to Tweet Your Way Out of a Job
I saw this exchange on Twitter, which is a painful lesson in how NOT to use Twitter in this tough economy.
A lucky job applicant tweeted the following:
Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.

This tweet caught the attention of Tim Levad, a channel partner advocate for Cisco. To which he responded:
Who is the hiring manager. Iím sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web.

Ouch! The person who dissed the Cisco offer quickly took their Twitter account private. But Twitter search retained the record.
This is another example of the need to be careful with what you post on Twitter, and social media in general.



The original post is the last one on this search:
http://search.twitter.com/search?q=cisco+fatty
Old 03-18-09, 05:43 PM
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

I'd say, if you are up for an interview, say really nice things about the company and make sure you include the company's name.
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

When I saw this thread, I just knew there were going to be tons of comments on how stupid Twitter is, and sure enough, I was right.

I work at a web design company; I'm a writer/editor there. Anyway, the owner told me that he was requiring me to set up my own personal Twitter account and actively use it, along with one for the company.

So, I've been forced into Twitter, but have come to enjoy it. It's nice to be able to send a message to a bunch of friends at once. And I like the phone or computer flexibility of it. Twitter really does have a lot of great applications for marketing, advertising and creating a strong brand identity.

So, anyway, if anyone wants to follow my account, it's http://twitter.com/Groucho_Marx

Sorry to the Groucho that is a frequent poster here. I thought this would be an easier name to give people rather than the mangled user name I use here.

If someone from here follows me, if you think about it, send me a DM so I'll know where you are from. I don't always automatically follow new people.
Old 03-24-09, 12:16 PM
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
When I saw this thread, I just knew there were going to be tons of comments on how stupid Twitter is, and sure enough, I was right.

I work at a web design company; I'm a writer/editor there. Anyway, the owner told me that he was requiring me to set up my own personal Twitter account and actively use it, along with one for the company.

So, I've been forced into Twitter, but have come to enjoy it. It's nice to be able to send a message to a bunch of friends at once. And I like the phone or computer flexibility of it. Twitter really does have a lot of great applications for marketing, advertising and creating a strong brand identity.

So, anyway, if anyone wants to follow my account, it's http://twitter.com/Groucho_Marx

Sorry to the Groucho that is a frequent poster here. I thought this would be an easier name to give people rather than the mangled user name I use here.

If someone from here follows me, if you think about it, send me a DM so I'll know where you are from. I don't always automatically follow new people.
Following you now. People can't DM you unless you're also following them back, though.
Old 03-24-09, 12:40 PM
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Great story.

Finally technology can be used to weed out the stupid
Old 03-24-09, 04:10 PM
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Can someone please explain to me the tsunami of Twitter hype that we are now drowing in? The aplication is fun and unique, but Twitter now gets mentioned on EVERY newscast, EVERY radio show, EVERY magazine. What the hell is going on? Is the Twitter company paying for all this visibility.
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

Facebook backlash.

When Myspace got REALLY stupid, Facebook got a bump and became the "in" thing. Then Facebook got REALLY stupid and so the masses have moved on to Twitter.

As soon as people start sending Twitter Quizzes, be on the lookout for the next big thing.
Old 03-24-09, 04:22 PM
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I understand the "fad mentality" that drives people from one thing to another, but the free publicity Twitter gets is so staggering that I am begining to think it's not free. When every newscaster and sports anouncer is Twittering and talking about it on the air I suspect they are being paid to "endorse" the product in a clandistine way.

When the news is reporting what people are saying on Twitter about the presidential inauguration, plane crash, etc. I begin to wonder if Twitter is paying for these stories.
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

Things just "catch on". And as far as the mainstream media goes, once one outlet mentions it, it's all over.

Twitter's not paying for anything, it's just riding the crazy wave of free publicity. It'll be left an empty shell here soon enough.
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

God, I can't wait.
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

Originally Posted by chuckd21 View Post
Things just "catch on". And as far as the mainstream media goes, once one outlet mentions it, it's all over.

Twitter's not paying for anything, it's just riding the crazy wave of free publicity. It'll be left an empty shell here soon enough.
true. But I still think that the original concept of a "micro-blog" is a good one. Thinking and choosing words carefully to express a complex thought in 140 characters is a fun challenge. And in this era of information-overload, having concise thoughts is needed.

Having said that, if Twitter is to be nothing more than the typical jankasaurus texting, "ooh, I just took another bite of a corndog." then the sooner it dies, the better.
Old 03-29-09, 09:22 AM
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

Can somebody with more sense than I have (shouldn't be hard to find) help me? I don't have a clue how this works.

For example, say I had ten friends who use Twitter. They talk me into signing up for it. I sign up, add my ten friends. Now everytime I write something on my screen, it appears on theirs and vice-versa? Is this correct?
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That's pretty much it. Very simple "this is what I'm doing or thinking about" message to all your friends.

It's similar to the "status" setting of Facebook or MySpace without all the clutter of other apps.
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Thanks Tom.
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Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
When I saw this thread, I just knew there were going to be tons of comments on how stupid Twitter is, and sure enough, the commenters were right.
Edited for accuracy.
Old 04-01-09, 10:44 AM
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Ok, you got me. http://twitter.com/Kittydreamer
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
It's similar to the "status" setting of Facebook or MySpace without all the clutter of other apps.
This is exactly why I like it so much.
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Re: Anyone here on Twitter?

No, and I doubt I ever will go on it. Much like the useless user updates for Facebook and myspace, no one will really care about anything I tweet, myself included.

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Old 04-01-09, 02:04 PM
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Why in the hell would you want everyone you know to know everything you are doing/thinking/saying? I like my privacy, I just don't get it.

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