Do you use twitter?

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  1. Meecrob macrumors member

    Meecrob

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    #1
    What's up with twitter? Seems like a lot of people are creaming their jeans over it, but I can't see much point to obsessive status-updating... maybe im missing a crucial feature but I just cant see why anyone needs it.

    if you dont know what it is:
    twitter.com
     
  2. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    #2
    I'm glad you asked this - I've been wondering the same thing myself...seems like IM away messages without the IM. Interesting, but I'm not so sure it's a "killer webapp" for me.
     
  3. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Its not killer by any means, but its fun to use. My sister and several freinds use it. Its all about getting your "network" on it.
     
  4. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    I've just started playing with it (befriend me! Please!) but the novelty is wearing off quickly. For the same reasons that I never got into IM'ing, I don't think I'm going to get into Twitter either. I wonder if it's a generational thing?
     
  5. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I don't think it's a generation thing, because I'm in the generation that would like it and I think it's completely idiotic.

    Who cares what people are doing every minute of the day? Who would even go there to browse what other people have/did do? That just seems really weird, and almost sick to have "update twitter with what I'm going to do next" pop up in your mind before you do something.

    I see that people can text in (via cell) an entry. It looks like people are about to start writing a report, so they whip their phone out, text "Writing a report" to twitter, and then do it. Repeat for each activity done during the day...something's wrong with that.
     
  6. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    I've never seen this, yet it seems rather odd. Although I am also in the generation that 'should' like this sort of thing, I truly don't find it all that compelling.

    I completely agree. To reinforce your point, some guy just said he was 'being bitten by a playful kitten.'

    That scares me...
     
  7. osirisX macrumors regular

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    I really couldn't be bothered to continue updating it.
     
  8. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    It's really simple and stupid yet I can't help but update mine....

    But I'm a sucker for social networking sites (virb, twitter, facebook....)
     
  9. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Yeah...same story here...interesting concept, but it seems the people that are doing interesting things are too busy to update it.
     
  10. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    fistful is reading a thread on MacRumors about twitter. less than 2 minutes ago from MacRumors
    fistful is going to the toilet. less than 90 seconds ago from MacRumors
    fistful is back from the toilet less than 1 minute ago from MacRumors
    fistful is reading about twitter on MacRumors again. less than 20 seconds ago from MacRumors


    Yeah, I don't get it... :confused:
     
  11. eluk macrumors 6502a

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  12. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    I have no idea how I could update that site every time I do something different. It seems like a complete waste of time.
     
  13. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    and just like that my interest for it died....lasted a good two days
     
  14. tiante macrumors newbie

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    If anyone is interested to talk about Twitter, I have found some twitter forums, looks like they are starting a new community there around twitter.

    http://www.twitterforum.com
     
  15. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I totally & completely agree with you.

    A friend made me make an account, I logged in once and said, "wow, this is lame" and logged out. Haven't been in since... :)
     
  16. b0tt094 macrumors 6502

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    persoanlly I use these sites, to look at my freisn's pictures (private profiles like myspace) I also use them to, u kno just connect. Personally I ahte mysapce it is overly commercialized, I like facebook more, simple, clean, elegant

    It gets to the point, No waiting for myspace to load some obnoxious layout that u cant read because some idiot thought it would be cool to make the background and text the same color.
     

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