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29.10.2010 15:24

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I hate twitter absolute rubbish, crap, garbbage!



Deep Purple 29.10.2010 15:32

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Originally Posted by Swissinfo (Post 995703)
I hate twitter absolute rubbish, crap, garbbage!


If that is what it does to your brain that is the best advert to avoid Twitter! :eek:

Lou 29.10.2010 15:58

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I have a Twitter account, I even have followers. Never posted a thing mind you, I created the account about 18 months ago and my latest follower joined me about 2 months ago :confused:.

There are a couple of Gems on Twitter that I look at "Shit my Dad Says" is incredibly funny & Rutger Hauer is crazy enough to be entertaining. As for following the masses that would be no thanks.

29.10.2010 16:03

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Originally Posted by Swissinfo (Post 995703)
I hate twitter absolute rubbish, crap, garbbage!

Sheesh. Calm down. It's like saying email is rubbish, or phone calls are rubbish.

Twitter is just the medium, and different people treat it in different ways. If it's not a tool you would find useful, then don't use it, but don't confuse the medium with the content. If some kids use it to send their mates trivial messages about their bodily functions, that's up to them. Why get so upset about it? It's not something you will ever see.

I suspect that 99% of the people who whinge about Twitter have never used it, and don't fully understand why it's used. If you and a bunch of friends have Twitter accounts, you should instantly see its benefits. It's just a form of text messaging. If you find texting or instant messaging useful, you'd probably find Twitter useful. If you don't, you wouldn't.

MrChilli 29.10.2010 16:26

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I don't get it.

Then again, I don't get text messaging either. OK it's useful now and again if you're on the go, but people chat on it for ages. What's wrong with calling people up? When PCs can understand speech, do you think everyone will be using a keyboard? And why can't I leave a voicemail without the phone ringing first? That'd be useful to me.

All the shops should be shut on Sunday's too, like in Switzerland, but that's another rant...

ximix 02.01.2011 15:52

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I agree with all the comments by @peterg.

It's very much a case of different strokes for different folks and certainly nothing to get up in arms about.

I like Twitter a lot and have found it incredibly useful for sourcing a vast array of information and making good contacts, socially and for business. Certainly with regards to any businesses that would benefit from wider Internet exposure, then Twitter is definitely an excellent free internet marketing platform for achieving this and really does not take much time once you get the hang of it. Some people have been very successful through using Twitter alone for their business marketing activities, in particular, SMEs and entrepreneurs.

However, I am definitely not addicted to it and agree totally that there is a tremendous amount of nonsense tweeted by celebrities and non-celebrities alike but then I don't have to read any of it or follow them do I? :).

Like many who have already commented on this thread, before I started using Twitter, I too was heavily opposed to it and considered it an absolute waste of time! Also, that like FaceBook (have since revised my opinion on that too), it was for teens and young people with too much time on their hands! Then I decided to practice what I preach - so to speak - and have a go before passing final judgement and ended up not only liking it but promoting it to others :).

Bartholemew 19.08.2011 08:21

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Curious to know whether anyone here is twittering for business purposes, and specific to Swiss banking/finance/taxation issues? Or knows of any interesting Twitters feeds to follow on those topics?

Motorschweitz 19.08.2011 08:40

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I personally could give a crap about twitter, but I really liked this series of tweets:

http://www.businessinsider.com/2008/...er-plane-crash

(warning: language is a bit saucy)

Dammit, link doesn't work, evidently. Just google "holy s*** I was just in a plane crash" and it'll be the first link. I am failing at the innerwebs today

mirfield 19.08.2011 10:13

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Motorschweitz (Post 1306841)
I am failing at the innerwebs today

Not you, old chap. The EF swear filter removed the word between "holy" and "shit".

Phil_MCR 19.08.2011 10:34

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i never really understood it either and also found it hard to understand. but i signed up for an account and actually found that it is useful for business because it can enable you to run certain promotions and marketing in a way which is not currently possible with google+.

KeinFranzösisch 19.08.2011 10:41

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f > g+ > t.

grumpygrapefruit 19.08.2011 10:44

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Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 1306974)
i never really understood it either and also found it hard to understand. but i signed up for an account and actually found that it is useful for business because it can enable you to run certain promotions and marketing which is not currently possible with google+.

I too have started using it for business, but it's only really useful if you have some friendly followers who are kind enough to re-tweet your tweets..... as far as reading tweets though I find I just get far too many coming in, many of which are just duplicates of what I have read on FB. The jury is still out for me...

Ouchboy 19.08.2011 10:46

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http://images.eonline.com/eol_images...ter.072209.jpg

Bartholemew 13.09.2011 09:02

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I've started Twittering, mainly picking up on Swiss news of the day with a focus on offshore banking and finance items. CHF has figured prominently and I am following and followed by a couple franc traders. Am interested to see if anyone on here has a similar focus.

Following off this thread, a couple of The Local are following my feed. Which is interesting because I am trying hard to be faster than The Local...


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