Twitter: What's the point?

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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:32 PM

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me wanting to needlessly troll it simply because I don't like it


Thanks a bunch. In a thread I was actually getting something useful out of too...
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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:59 AM

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This seems fairly straightforward and obvious. You use Twitter to check chit-chat from Twit twats.
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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:49 PM

View Postcfoley, on 07 May 2014 - 10:04 AM, said:

I had an account 5 years ago that I deleted. I followed one person (my cousin) and had one follower (the same cousin). Neither of us posted anything so I binned it. Recently my martial arts organisation started using Twitter to share news. I want the news so I have a choice between bookmarking the page or joining Twitter. I have noticed that some members of the organisation are also on Twitter and maybe I want to see some of their martial arty stuff. On the other hand, I see these people at least a couple of times a year, some of them several times a week.

So, my question to you is what will I miss out on if I just bookmark the page and don't join Twitter?

To put the question in context, I have an odd relationship with social networking. I tolerate Facebook for its private messaging and ease of sharing photographs. Most of the other features seem designed to clamour for attention on the News Feed (something that could have been fun but is unfortunately just a vector for memes and spam).


Go with joining. There are lots of neat little things that make having twitter enjoyable. Twitter is more of a place to get news where FB is more of a interaction with others site.... Give it a try and find out for yourself really...
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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:38 PM

Hey, cfoley!

Great question about: "Twitter: What;s the point?" I was speaking to my coworker a couple of days ago, he is a web developer, and he said he uses Twitter to keep up with the latest trends in Web Development, keep track of well-known online contributors of Web Development, and also keep track of the news.

Say, for exmaple, one of the biggest contributors on StackOverflow,Jon Skeet , has his own Twitter @jonskeet. He posts stuff often. Mostly regarding professional work, his
blog, questions, stuff about the industry, as well as some personal stuff.

It's the key people that you want to follow on Twitter that you want to pay attention to. Maybe they more insight into a technology you have never heard of before,offer advice in the industry, or otherwsie have some interesting things to say.

Hope that helps answer your question :)/>
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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:53 PM

hahaahha, skeet.
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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:56 PM

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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 30 May 2014 - 02:56 PM, said:

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Lil' Jon said something alogn the lines of: Ah Skeet skeet skeet skeet skeet skeet.
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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:42 PM

Some people post in online forums, some people post on Twitter. I do both for the same reason, whatever that reason may be.
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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:04 AM

View PostWolfCoder, on 11 June 2014 - 02:42 PM, said:

Some people post in online forums, some people post on Twitter. I do both for the same reason, whatever that reason may be.

Ok. The point I was getting at is that some professionals use Twitter to keep up with their industry, CS and IT for example.
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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:31 AM

some use forums for the same thing.

*looks around*
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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:15 AM

View Postsupersloth, on 12 June 2014 - 09:31 AM, said:

some use forums for the same thing.

*looks around*



hahaha. exactly. Who does that!? I do! Said no one ever.
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Re: Twitter: What's the point?

Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:42 PM

I never really did forums except here, and I've only been here because this is the first ever Internet place I haunted. I gave them a shot elsewhere, but never really stayed around.

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