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bigblue2 29.10.2010 13:05

Twitter - I don't get it??
 
Am I the only one? I don't get the layout, I don't get why the media are in love with it, I don't get why people post on it.

For example, someone I know follows loads of 'famous' peoples twitter pages, and post all kinds of gushing crap on there tweets, do they really think these people a) even post this rubbish themselves b) would even read what these idiots post and c) even if they did, what do people expect them to do?? oh this person sounds like a real friend, I'm going to pop round there house and brighten up there sad little life.

TidakApa 29.10.2010 13:13

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
I'm with you on this.

I not only don't get it, but I don't give a stuff about famous people's lives.... I have my own.


You should start a poll on this, I'd be interested to see what other people think about "Twit"ter as well.

Guest 29.10.2010 13:14

Twitter - I don't get it??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 995478)
Am I the only one?

@bigblue2: no
.

zymogen 29.10.2010 13:21

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
I neither understand nor like it. What you're getting is an overkill of useless info imo.

Ouchboy 29.10.2010 13:24

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 995478)
Am I the only one?

No, there's a lot of other old people around the world...

Deep Purple 29.10.2010 13:27

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
David Cameron summed it up well:

Quote:

Too many Twits might make a Twat

smackerjack 29.10.2010 13:42

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
I don't get it either:msncrazy:

Why do people/celebs have to announce pregnancies etc on it, can't they just pick the phone up - do we care???

Why would I be interested in boring Phillip Schofield?

bigblue2 29.10.2010 13:50

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
there you go, poll added

cyrus 29.10.2010 14:02

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by billhardie (Post 995487)
I not only don't get it, but I don't give a stuff about famous people's lives.... I have my own.


You should start a poll on this, I'd be interested to see what other people think about "Twit"ter as well.

This is quite funny. They should come up with some tool to let other people tell you.

29.10.2010 14:05

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
useful for some things (like the last news of John Barrowman :D without having to go on the official website or read the emails....)

used it too to have news of a forum I was administrator (...)

also to have news of some friends.


and some other things 'bout Geneva

Ouchboy 29.10.2010 14:06

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 995531)
there you go, poll added

where is the :

"I'm too old for this earth... and twitter" option???

Chuff 29.10.2010 14:08

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
I tried Twitter once for a few days and a trace of the bemused expression it gave me still lies on my face. Pointless, pointless, pointless. Oh, and pointless.

Ouchboy 29.10.2010 14:09

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 

TidakApa 29.10.2010 14:29

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ouchboy (Post 995560)
where is the :

"I'm too old for this earth... and twitter" option???

......and by deduction Ouchboy has "Like Totally" identified himself as having selected option 2

29.10.2010 14:29

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
I like Twitter a lot, and don't understand why people get so het up about it. It's a form of instant messaging, that's all.

I use it to keep in touch with friends, make arrangements, chat about football matches while they are being played, occasionally TV programmes etc. It's used to disseminate news quickly, tell jokes, or just chat. It's a good way of getting news headlines and sports news when you're out and about.

It's nothing to do with celebs per se. You can choose to follow who you want, so you'd have to ask individuals why they follow particular people.

Don't waste energy trying to "get" Twitter. You're either an instant messenger type or not. I know plenty of (mainly elderly) people who are not online at all, who think that email, and the internet in general, is unnecessary. I still have a couple of friends who don't even have mobile phones.

Personally I don't bother with Facebook, even though most people I know use it.

In other words, there's a whole menu of digital communication options out there, and you pick and choose what suits you. Must say, it wouldn't occur to me to post to a forum, complaining about what other people prefer :D.

Kash_Z 29.10.2010 14:31

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
I quite like Twitter.

Most of my twitter contacts are old mates from the UK and elsewhere, and the twitter feed allows us to keep up to date with each other, ask for help (we're mainly tech guys), and just share jokes. Its like an ongoing conversation through the day.

I "follow" a few famous people, but generally because i'm interested in what they have to say, e.g. Prof. Jim al-Khalili, Jonathan Turley, etc. The only famous person who i follow just for the sake of following him is Cesc Fabregas, but thats ok, because he captains the best football team in the world :)

Ouchboy 29.10.2010 14:32

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by billhardie (Post 995601)
......and by deduction Ouchboy has "Like Totally" identified himself as having selected option 2

I haven't voted yet...

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/seismic_waves.png

Castro 29.10.2010 14:44

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
There was a study which showed that just over 40% of Twitter traffic was pointless babble e.g. jus woke up, LOL, sanwich woz good, going to toilet etc.

Ouchboy 29.10.2010 14:47

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Castro (Post 995637)
There was a study which showed that just over 40% of Twitter traffic was pointless babble e.g. jus woke up, LOL, sanwich woz good, going to toilet etc.


what?? no: "where can I find brown sugar??" and "can I live with X amount in CH??"
Twitter failz then.... :msnsad:

29.10.2010 14:57

Re: Twitter - I don't get it??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 995478)
do they really think these people a) even post this rubbish themselves



For an example only - Stephen Fry does.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 995478)
b) would even read what these idiots post



Wouldn't expect SF could or would want to read all of them. I know he read at least one of mine as he mentioned it on t'radio so there :p.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 995478)
c) even if they did, what do people expect them to do?? oh this person sounds like a real friend, I'm going to pop round there house and brighten up there sad little life.

Well no, but how about a nice stimulating conversation with someone who would otherwise be unreachable.

I just think it's a shame Twitter wasn't around when Eric Morcombe and Spike Milligan were alive.


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