1. shadez's Avatar
    I really do not get the point of twitter...
    10-10-2009 09:24 AM
  2. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    It's FREE text messaging and FREE MMS messaging.
    10-10-2009 09:36 AM
  3. shadez's Avatar
    It's FREE text messaging and FREE MMS messaging.
    isn't that included in our data plans?

    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 09:42 AM
  4. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    You can always Direct Message. It's private.
    10-10-2009 11:59 AM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    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 03:55 PM
  6. DRTigerlilly's Avatar
    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.
    10-10-2009 04:56 PM
  7. Spiritinthesky's Avatar
    I love it, once you get into it.
    10-11-2009 04:24 AM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    I'll tell ya one other thing - using a Twitter client makes a huge difference. If you simply refresh the web page multiple times, you'll never get it.
    10-11-2009 10:07 AM
  9. duhneiz's Avatar
    shoot i like twitter follow me ha

    twitter.com/iam151
    10-11-2009 12:31 PM
  10. cobra302's Avatar
    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 04:32 PM
  11. Alli's Avatar
    I'm not sure how FB could allow you to post more interesting things. Either you're interesting, or you're not. The method doesn't much matter.
    10-11-2009 05:44 PM
  12. cobra302's Avatar
    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 05:55 PM
  13. Alli's Avatar
    Little games and quizzes are what keep me away from FB. They are also exactly what makes my nephews (4th and 6th grade) like it. Hrmmm....
    10-11-2009 06:35 PM
  14. cobra302's Avatar
    Lol well I guess you really like Twitter then alli as it has apparantly struck a nerve with you. I was just stating that to me Facebook was a better option. I'm a little older than 4th and 6th grade.
    10-11-2009 06:39 PM
  15. shadez's Avatar
    alli, that indirect insult to cobra wasn't cool.

    as for twitter, thats how you feel but it seems kinda pointless to consistently post your every move to?
    10-11-2009 07:36 PM
  16. Alli's Avatar
    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 10:19 PM
  17. BLiNK's Avatar
    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???
    unbelievable.
    10-11-2009 11:31 PM
  18. Juice's Avatar
    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???
    unbelievable.
    saw your point, honestly feel same way.

    I need to cure my Facebook addiction before getting into another addicting Twitting
    10-12-2009 09:11 AM
  19. ghostface147's Avatar
    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.

    /rant over
    10-12-2009 04:58 PM
  20. shadez's Avatar
    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.

    /rant over
    i actually agree with you, i was riding the other day with my girl and we saw a few kids riding their bikes and she say wow, now you don't see that anymore.

    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 05:58 PM
  21. Alli's Avatar
    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.
    10-12-2009 06:40 PM
  22. shadez's Avatar
    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.
    i'd rather my kids go outside and break a leg then to sit in the house and not live, and playing outside never hurt anyone.

    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...
    Last edited by shadez; 10-12-2009 at 08:20 PM.
    10-12-2009 08:18 PM
  23. BLiNK's Avatar
    the only reason you all weren't interested in phones back then is.... well....


    wouldn't look to cool tweeting on one of these, would ya?
    10-12-2009 09:38 PM
  24. ghostface147's Avatar
    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.
    Tell that to the families of children who are kidnapped and murdered because of meeting people off of social networks. Dangers are everywhere of course, but I would rather not have my kids with their heads in a phone and missing the world around them. Children today, and some very young adults are falling into the prey that is technology. It is also detrimental to their health. Sit around and play games all day, not play outside....bad health possibilities.
    Last edited by ghostface147; 10-12-2009 at 10:16 PM.
    10-12-2009 10:10 PM
  25. ghostface147's Avatar
    the only reason you all weren't interested in phones back then is.... well....


    wouldn't look to cool tweeting on one of these, would ya?
    Back then if you had that phone, you didn't need to tweet. Keeping up with the Jones'? Nah, you were the Jones'.
    10-12-2009 10:19 PM
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