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Subject:To Twit Or Not To Twit...
Time:10:17 pm
I've been trying to decide if I want to join Twitter.  I've received a couple of invites from folks to join, but I've resisted, mainly because I can't think of why anyone would want to know about the rather dull things I do during the day... Ate bad pasta salad at the potluck yesterday, spent most of the night making hourly runs to the bathroom... I don't think most people really want that popping up on their cell phone over breakfast.  But since I'm going to Comicon next week, I thought it might be fun to post snippets from there.  Since SGA isn't going to be there this year (and I can't bring myself to attend the SGU panel and listen to TPTB gush over their new shiny) and the boys won't be attending the SPN panel (although Bobby!!!!) I'm thinking I won't have a huge post with lots of photos like I have the past couple of years but twitter posts from the con floor might be kind of fun.

So, thoughts, anyone?  I honestly don't know anything about Twitter.  Are there limits to how many posts you can make a day?  Can I post from my email on my blackberry instead of texting (since I don't have a texting plan for my phone)?  Is anyone interested enough to follow my posts if I did make them?  Should I cave and join the Twitterverse????
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roxanne_dot
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Time:2009-07-16 05:41 am (UTC)
hmm. i have decided not to twit personally. i don't know much about twitter but i hear about it a lot! it's crazy how big it has gotten even my local news reporters twit! i just wonder when its no longer going to be "cool". it's gotten a little out of hand. sorry twit fans.
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angstie
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Time:2009-07-16 06:45 am (UTC)
LOL,

I was the same as you - why would anyone be interested in what I was doing anyway?? 3 months later - I am kinda addicted to it. I post at least 2-3 times a day and reply to others on my friends list who post a message. A bit like Friends page here on LJ.

My followers are not typically celebrities, mainly contacts from LJ and Second Life where I work and others I seem to have picked up from other friends. I do have the PM of Australia as one of my followers and I am quite vocal in my political feedback to him on some of his dumb0ass policies! (like internet filtering).

I have Twitter updating my Facebook page so I don't have to double-post there for that group of friends (that are not in my Twitter group of friends) Phew!

Maybe its not for everyone, so don't feel bad if it does not meet your needs - there are plenty of other options out there.

Ang
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ezazahaz
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Time:2009-07-16 05:56 am (UTC)
I was on twitter for a few weeks, until my TwitterFox (an app that lets you view/update from Firefox without using the website) stopped working and I promptly forgot about it.

That said, I mostly used twitter to follow minor celebs (like the Hewletts, who are adorable) and fictional characters (I was amused to find most of the Buffy characters had accounts and communicated often with each other). I posted occasionally, but I tended to use Facebook and lj more for that.

As far as I know, there are no limits for how many posts you can make, apart from how often you think your followers want to hear from you (I did drop a couple people because they updated dozens of times a day). Don't know about emailing, but there's likely an app. And I would probably follow you if I started twittering again at some point...
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amiguriken
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Time:2009-07-16 01:45 pm (UTC)
I use Twitter a lot, mostly to follow my own favorite famous/semi-famous people.

You can post from your Blackberry. This is one of the cases where there's an app for it. I've been using Twitterberry, but I'm thinking about switching to UberTwitter. It comes highly recommended.

I think posts about comic-con would be fun, especially for those of us who never get to go to comic-con.

ETA: Also, as far as I know, there are no limits to how many posts you can make in a day. Some of the folks I follow get pretty prolific some days.

Edited at 2009-07-16 02:50 pm (UTC)
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melibabe
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Time:2009-07-16 06:07 pm (UTC)
I am on twitter, and find it very useful and interesting to keep up with some of my friends, or just post some of those random things that don't seem to merit a full blog post. Actually, since I don't post on LJ much because I generally figure my life's not all that interesting, I find twitter gets more use lately. ;)

There are no limits. You can post via a number of apps (including the twitter web site, where I do pretty much all of mine), which may include email based ones. You can choose, as I do, to lock your tweets down to friends (i.e. you can accept or reject follower requests), so you don't have random folks seeing your stuff. You can have multiple twitter accounts, if you want one for personal stuff and one just for reading other peoples' tweets (David Hewlett or Wil Wheaton for example).

Since it's free and you can control access if you want to, I'd say go ahead and give it a try. Doesn't hurt anything, and if it turns out not to be your thing, you just stop using it. :D
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linziday
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Time:2009-07-17 01:29 am (UTC)
Twitter is fun for what it is-- a quick way to post snippets about what's happening at that moment. Yes, some people can overdo it (Went to the bank. They never have deposit slips.) but most of the time, if you're following these people, you're interested in what's happening with them or what's happening around them.

For example, I followed someone who was in a foreign country while that country was experiencing massive political unrest. His Twitter posts were amazing immediate accounts of what was going on there. Or, for something lighthearted, check out David Hewlett's account. He keeps fans up to date on new roles, throws in some personal tidbits and cute things about his son, and has some funning musings. His tweets are great.

Personally, I think it would be wonderful to get tweets from the con. I know a few people who are going this year and I'd LOVE to hear about the funny/quirky/interesting things going on there. You know, the stuff that strikes you at the moment but you won't sit down and post a week later when you get back. I'd totally subscribe!
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wraithfodder
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Time:2009-07-21 01:41 am (UTC)
I"m on twitter, for better or worse (under Wraithfodder). I use it to follow actors, science sites, weird science, news, friends, etc. It's fun. You can tweet (make posts) as much as youwant.

I'll follow if you tweet :)
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