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No, i haven't been hiding under a rock. I've been drinking in a bar probably, or doing something else that wasn't sensible. But wtf is this twitter thing? I know i am technologically eating the dust of the people who ran Satans tickle-me-elmo, Sarah Palin, and have the old bastards in the senate here hooked up with twitter presences. What is this thing? Should i really give a shit? Do i need it? Should i care even a little? Someone out there explain? I've been out in the bush a while and have missed a lot.

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trickykitty
Sep. 18th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
Twitter is a one line, 140 character blog.
trickykitty
Sep. 18th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
You have to cram as much as you possibly can into those 140 characters.
trickykitty
Sep. 18th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
If you have a whole story to tell, then you break it up into pieces and just send a bunch of tweets.
trickykitty
Sep. 18th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
"twitter" is a noun and refers to the web page you access to read what other people are tweeting about. "tweet" is the verb.
trickykitty
Sep. 18th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Except I used tweet two statements back as a noun, so I give up and you get to figure it out.
trickykitty
Sep. 18th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Other people will argue with you about it, but they are also Tweets. So forewarned, forearmed.
trickykitty
Sep. 18th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Now just pretend that 5 other people were doing this in between each of my "tweeted" comments above, and you start to get the picture.
trickykitty
Sep. 18th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
It's a blog in ADHD form. And you learn even more about how mundane people's minute-to-minute lives are, rather than just the day-to-day or week-to-week that you would normally get from a regular blog.

Shit - I just went over the 140 character length thingy. I guess I'm going back into blog post and comment mode. No more tweets from me today. ;)
smokedamage
Sep. 18th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
ok so i should ignore it because it will make me want to shoot people. Right?

i am sure i can't afford that on my phone bill.
trickykitty
Sep. 18th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
My understanding is that you can still sign up for an account and just read your tweet page (like LJ f-list) via the web site. And you can still post via the site.

If I'm not mistaken, it's all via web, just that most people now access the web through their phones and associated web apps. You can just not get the app and not have your phone notify you every 5 minutes that someone else posted a tweet.
trickykitty
Sep. 18th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
I'm a Twitter Shitter!
smokedamage
Sep. 18th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm a Twitter Shitter!
this doesn't surprise me. I have had my old roommates yelling to each other from the bathrooms. I don't know if it was a race, a compare and contrast kind of deal or whether they had both run out of paper at the same time...
rachelsoma
Sep. 21st, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Twitter is microblogging and you can do it from any mobile device. Think of it as the conversation at a party - If you're there for it, it's great but you don't try to turn the conversation back to something that happened an hour ago.
smokedamage
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
If i wanted to be at the party i'd be there.

I need no twitter.

Thank you filthy assistant.
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