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Re: #18 podcastration

Post  kumarhk on Sat May 23, 2009 1:14 pm

ori-STUDFARM wrote:I hate text message abbreviations. I would have thought that the 140 character limit would encourage this, but for the most part, everyone seems okay with it.

Also, when people explain it as a "Facebook" style status update, I cringe. It could be like that, but it isn't. You don't get many "I'm having a cup of tea and a biscuit" postings. You get the odd message like that, but usually, it is a 2-way 140 character limited conversation between 2 or more people. And most of the comments make me chuckle.

I follow too many people to go back over EVERY posting. I use Tweetdeck in which I keep 3 windows open. 1 for Replies directed at me. 1 for a chosen few that I don't want to miss tweets from. This includes all of the FictionShed team who make the audiodrama's we're involved in. (ScutterCast is also a part of FictionShed) and my 3rd window is a general one for all I follow. This is the one that I miss many posts on when I'm not on-line. I think you need some sort of Twiiter app to make Twitter work properly.
Well, I sometimes think www.twittersnooze.com should sponsor me.
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Re: #18 podcastration

Post  yohan on Sat May 23, 2009 4:10 pm

Twitter is only inane if you follow inane people, who you can ignore, as Kumar shows. It's actually a very useful tool for getting information of all kinds, as well as meeting people with similar interests, celebs, and pseudo-celebs, without the awkwardness. The advantage of the 140 limit is that it keeps things to the point, for the most part. But there's apps to go beyond 140. They just put a link in your tweet to read the rest.

ori-STUDFARM wrote:I follow too many people to go back over EVERY posting. I use Tweetdeck in which I keep 3 windows open. 1 for Replies directed at me. 1 for a chosen few that I don't want to miss tweets from.

I have 10 groups. It gets crowded in there.
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Re: #18 podcastration

Post  Bucho on Sat May 23, 2009 5:55 pm

yohan wrote:Twitter is only inane if you follow inane people, who you can ignore, as Kumar shows.

I hear you Yohan, but my point was that that finding genuinely entertaining people on Twitter feels to me like work, like I'm mining horseshit to find diamonds etc. I checked out the pages of a few famous people who I find interesting or entertaining and they're boring on Twitter. Stephen Fry is awesome on TV, Russell Brand's radio show was one of my favourite podcasts until that criminally over-rated twat Jonothan Ross brought about its end, and yet both of their Twitter feeds are chock full of unfunny, uninteresting inanity.

I do see the value of it as a way to get updates from things you're a fan of like musos and podcasts, but I already have a series of sites I regularly check for that kind of news anyway. For now at least I'm stuck in an I'm-an-old-man-and-I-don't-understand-the-internet type mode regarding Twitter. It remains unhurdled.
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Post  Jakob on Sat May 23, 2009 6:07 pm

I have a Twitter gadget (I think it's called TwitterGadget) on my iGoogle page. So I just glance at it. If there's something worth reading, I read it or move on.
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Post  yohan on Sat May 23, 2009 6:27 pm

I know what you mean, Bucho. It's actually time for another purge on my end.
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Post  Marius on Sat May 23, 2009 8:35 pm

I used to automatically follow anyone who followed me, but after a while I started culling the herd. Some of the younger posters were a little too prolific and I was getting hundreds of tweets a day.
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Post  Jakob on Sat May 23, 2009 8:42 pm

Luckily miss.arrie is in a totally different timezone.
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Re: #18 podcastration

Post  kumarhk on Sun May 24, 2009 12:50 am

Conclusion: I'm doing it wrong.

Am I going to change at some point? Probably not, as long as miss.arrie stays in my time zone Very Happy
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