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post #1 of 11
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 What exactly is it and how is it used? Is it like Facebook? Is it like a blog or is it just to post short personal messages/updates? Can you post comments to someone elses Twitter and get answers or comments back from them?

post #2 of 11
i'm still learning to use twitter (work-related). very different in function than facebook. facebook is like conversations at a crowded bar ... you skip from one to the other but occasionally engage. twitter seems a lot more like a bunch of people shouting at each other but nobody listening. very little actual interaction. people seem to like the best bon mots.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

 I got on it because I saw that Skylar Diggins (the WNBA women's basketball star) was on it and had a humungous number of "followers". I wanted to see what it was like.

 

 What exactly is a "tweet"? Is it a message to someone? If you "tweet" someone does it show up on their Twitter ?


Edited by FillW - 9/5/13 at 6:54am
post #4 of 11
you "follow" people and other people "follow" you. when you "tweet" something, it's visible to your followers. when you tweet a response to something, or when you include someone else's address in your tweet, it's visible to their followers as well. i think it's mostly a headline service. you can't offer much beyond the thinnest of quips. that said, my favorite follows are christy teigen and the voice of god (he follows only one person -- justin bieber). both of them are really funny.
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my favorite follows are christy teigen and the voice of god

excuse me.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

excuse me.
oh, yeah and @voxsartoria
post #7 of 11
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oh, yeah and @voxsartoria

Most important one.
post #8 of 11
I like twitter because I can make fat people jokes and stupid people jokes. If I did that on Facebook, somebody would get offended, then the comments would start an open debate about how I need some sensitivity training, etc etc.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I like twitter because I can make fat people jokes and stupid people jokes. If I did that on Facebook, somebody would get offended, then the comments would start an open debate about how I need some sensitivity training, etc etc.
actually, that's about as sound an explanation for the existence of twitter as any i've heard yet.
post #10 of 11
it might also explain how I have a paltry 12 followers. the world can't handle me.



time to make a dick joke on twitter.


edit: 13. Go crazy.
Edited by gomestar - 9/6/13 at 9:42am
post #11 of 11
Google+ is where it's at, bitches. Go +1 my blog.
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