Weekend Open Forum: Do you (still) Twitter?

By Julio Franco
Feb 12, 2010
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  1. Your sad if your an everyday person and have twitter.
    Its just a blog service for celebrities
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,041   +72

    A fad .....
    Nicely summed it up ;)
  3. Renrew

    Renrew TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 237   +17

    Pet Rock, Cabbage Kids, Beanie Babies, 3D and Twitter--more fodder for the garbage can of history.
  4. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Posts: 2,063   +63 Staff Member

    I signed up for an account a few years ago when the service was fairly new. Although I don't update it much, I do check it every once in a while to see what's up. I follow mostly people in the tech industry and friends. Sometimes it's just noise, sometimes I've learned about interesting stuff. I guess it's as useful as you make it. You don't HAVE to follow celebrities you know? :)

    Since some are commenting on other services as well... I never liked MySpace but I use Facebook to share pictures and stay in touch with friends and family. Turned off all notifications, tweaked my privacy settings, and stay away from quizzes, games, fan suggestions and group invitations.
  5. Ditto...ditto
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,539   +859

    Suffering the Slings, Arrows, and Malware of Online IQ Testing..

    Do you find it ironic that in using a "social networking site", that you have to become a partial xenophobe to survive it?
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 6,520   +311

    Just like Jose I use facebook on a limited basis for sharing photos and communicate with friends and family that otherwise would be harder to reach. I certainly don't obsess about it and try to keep it as confidential as possible. In that sense I somewhat agree with captain, but it's a necessary measure to make the most of the service without falling prey to money-making tactics and other potentially more obscure uses of my personal info.
  8. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 841   +20

    I tried using Twitter to compliment someone who provided the flash chromium os written about in Techspot. No following tweets occurred, so I gave up on it.
  9. unrealmp3

    unrealmp3 TechSpot Member Posts: 49

    I'm not twitting, I'm buzzing.
  10. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    I'm not a big fan of social networking sites. I do have a myspace my (now ex) girlfriend talked me into setting up several years back, and used to visit it regularly and play with it, but I got board with that fairly quickly and might visit it once or twice every couple months. Have a facebook for a similar reasons - and used to check it daily, but got board with it quickly. Now I log in once or twice a week to keep up with some friends who I don't see much or live several states away. As for Twitter - never really saw the appeal of it, but I have never been to their site either.

    Most of my online communication is done through Vent mostly, with a bit of MSN in there.
  11. Honestly, I find the service pointless. I have no interest in hearing when someone is brushing their teeth, or sitting at a cafe reading a newspaper. It serves no purpose for me either, why would anyone be interested in me going to work, coming home, going to bed, repeat!?
     
  12. Four days then out. I bookmarked some "friends" pages to see what they've been up to. But for me life is a too short to be spent sniffing through the bird droppings.
  13. twitter is just another type of spam to me and totally overrated... Signed up once and never used it. Facebook ok. :)
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