- 10-10-2009, 08:36 AM #2
and i was talking about people constantly letting the world know their every move, i could see its use for school and journalism and thats about it.
personally i don't see the need to do what facebook, myspace, are already doing as well as instant messengers. i just don't understand its point of existence.
- 10-10-2009, 10:59 AM #4
- 10-10-2009, 02:55 PM #5
Twitter is social networking. You can network (interact) with people who share similar interests as you, and meet tons of new people who also share similar interests.
For many, it has replaced instant messaging (think yahoo and AIM) and even online chat (think IRC). For others, it has replaced Facebook. And for still others, it has replaced all of them.
Personally, I've found an entire community of people who share many of my interests who live right in the same city, and we now get together once or twice a month for "tweetups." It has doubled my social activities!
- 10-10-2009, 03:56 PM #6
i use it to track all my blogs....kind of how i wish rss worked, so i add the twitter accounts of the blogs i read as well as a few deal websites and then i get notified of new deals or articles.
From the point of social networking it serves no purpose to me.
- 10-11-2009, 03:24 AM #7
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- 10-11-2009, 03:32 PM #10
lol, i actually had this coversation with somone over lunch yesterday. he's a dj for a local radio station and always tweets everything. i told him i didnt understand the concept or point of it. but i do like facebook, its easier for me, and allows me to post more interesting things i guess. but i think its all just preference. lol
- 10-11-2009, 04:44 PM #11
- 10-11-2009, 04:55 PM #12
I didn't mean that I wasn't interesting in general. Or that posts would have less meaning on Twitter. What j meant was on facebbok you have games, little quizzes stuff like that. Twitter is more limiting in what you can post at one time. It's like what was stated above, it's for quick SMS like entries. To me Facebook just offers more options in my posting.
- 10-11-2009, 05:35 PM #13
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- 10-11-2009, 09:19 PM #16
From what I've seen, more people are posting their every move to FB than Twitter. Twitter is more conversational, where FB is more status oriented.
But again, it's really a personal preference.
And it wasn't an insult, more a barb.
- 10-11-2009, 10:31 PM #17
i'm gonna have to agree with the OP here, Twitter has got to be one of the most useless things that somebody can be involved with.
i feel a certain rage develop inside me when people just at random say
"follow me on Twitter"
i mean is your life so boring that you need complete strangers knowing that you are on your way to the grocery store or whatever meaningless activity that you are about to embark on???
- 10-12-2009, 08:11 AM #18
- 10-12-2009, 03:58 PM #19
I personally find all these social networking programs to be a slow start to the decline of human interaction in many ways. I learned how to socialize with my friends from childhood by watching my parents. Pick up the phone, call, walk next door, whatever and get things done face to face. While that is still done today, it's not as prevelant in today's youth. As they get older and start having their own kids, those little tax credits will learn from watching their parents interact, which in many cases is done through phones and computers. This is also showing up in school papers where kids are writing papers like they write text messages.
I also found it alarming how some trapper keepers these days contain all the abbreviations for text message lingo and other related things. Also, facebook has been having some issues these days with spotty connectivity and some people are threatening to sue because they can't access their pages?!?!?!?! What is that about? Are you so involved on that site that you can't live your life without it? While technology is great in many ways, it is also destructive to human nature. My kids are not allowed to have Twitter, MySpace or Facebook accounts, have only 3 days a week they can play games for about 1 hour each day. I like how my kids actually decide to do something like read, write, draw or mentally stimulate themselves instead of having their heads buried in a phone all nightmare long.
when i was a kid we actually played and physically interacted with one another but today its all done online. i know a few people that can type better than they can write...
in some ways technology is crippling us!
- 10-12-2009, 05:40 PM #21
Don't forget that despite online predators, there's still less of a chance your children will come to harm online than they will if they go out into the neighborhood to play.The world has become a frightening place - many parents won't allow children to go out and ride bikes today.
you played and so have the rest of us, and were all fine today, so i hope... its also apart of growing up, learning to ride a bike, football, girls jumping rope. parents today have become so scared to let their kids be kids its shamefull...
so what if your girl/boy breaks and ankle they'll live... he'll my 8yr old just broke his ankle hoping down the steps and all i did was take him right to the er and he went right back to hoping after they put his cast on...
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