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No, a total waste of time, why would anyone use it? 42 63.64%
Like, totally, its like, wow, the best, I luv it, and you darling 2 3.03%
its ok, can take it or leave it 19 28.79%
what? never heard of it, did they find it in the amazon? 3 4.55%
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Old 29.10.2010, 13:05
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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.
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Old 29.10.2010, 13:13
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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.
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Old 29.10.2010, 14:02
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Re: Twitter - I don't get it??

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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.
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Old 29.10.2010, 14:05
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Re: Twitter - I don't get it??

useful for some things (like the last news of John Barrowman 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
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Old 29.10.2010, 14:08
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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.
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Old 29.10.2010, 14:09
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Old 29.10.2010, 14:29
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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 .
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Old 29.10.2010, 14:31
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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
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Old 29.10.2010, 13:21
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Re: Twitter - I don't get it??

I neither understand nor like it. What you're getting is an overkill of useless info imo.
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Old 29.10.2010, 13:27
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Re: Twitter - I don't get it??

David Cameron summed it up well:

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Old 29.10.2010, 13:42
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Re: Twitter - I don't get it??

I don't get it either

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?
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Old 29.10.2010, 13:50
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Re: Twitter - I don't get it??

there you go, poll added
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Old 29.10.2010, 13:24
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No, there's a lot of other old people around the world...

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Old 29.10.2010, 14:57
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do they really think these people a) even post this rubbish themselves


For an example only - Stephen Fry does.

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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 .

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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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Old 29.10.2010, 15:24
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Re: Twitter - I don't get it??

I hate twitter absolute rubbish, crap, garbbage!


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Old 29.10.2010, 15:32
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I hate twitter absolute rubbish, crap, garbbage!

If that is what it does to your brain that is the best advert to avoid Twitter!
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Old 29.10.2010, 15:58
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Re: Twitter - I don't get it??

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 .

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.
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Old 29.10.2010, 16:26
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Re: Twitter - I don't get it??

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...
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Old 29.10.2010, 16:03
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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.
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