do you use twitter?

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do you use twitter?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. theyork

    theyork Well-Known Member

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    just curious. i'm in the group of people who just don't "get" it. and like an 80yr old with the internet, i probably never will.
     
  2. notengonacho1

    notengonacho1 Member

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    Nope, waste of time.
     
  3. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

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    I'm on there a lot more than here anymore. Get news faster, don't have to sift through as much worthless sarcasm from part time comedians.
     
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  4. CLONECONES

    CLONECONES Well-Known Member

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  5. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    Think of it this way. Do you read the newspaper? Do you read news on yahoo or something? Even this website.

    Now, when you read those sites there is a ton of bull**** that you don't care about. Celebrity marriage stuff, weather in locations you don't care about, sports news you aren't interested in.

    If you are on twitter, you can follow people who exclusively post (tweet) about things that interest you. You follow Chris Williams, Ben Bruns, John Walters, ect for cyclone stuff and you get real time information constantly. Anthony Lazard committs? You get that info 10 minutes after it happens and you can go to CF to talk about it. That info wouldn't be available until the next day in newspapers and it takes a while to write an article about it.

    There is also a lot of fun stuff and funny accounts out there that are really entertaining, and the best part is that if you don't think they are funny, you don't follow them and you don't have to deal with it. It is catered specifically to your needs and wants when it comes to news and entertainment.

    It isn't just "Took the biggest dump this morning, you guys" "Just ate a banana everyone" that people think it is on the surface.
     
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  6. CysRage

    CysRage Well-Known Member

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    What ripvdub said. It is incredible for getting news. Its a great way to get only the news you want and twitter tends to be faster with news than any other website. Plus you can see some pretty funny stuff on there. I never thought I would get into it like I have but I love it now.
     
  7. CycloneNorth

    CycloneNorth Well-Known Member

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    I don't tweet, but I do read other people's.
     
  8. urb1

    urb1 Well-Known Member

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    Same here.
     
  9. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    Rhoadhoused has it right. Twitter is great for having a customized feed of things youre interested in. If your twitter feed sucks its entirely your fault for following the wrong people.
     
  10. azepp

    azepp Well-Known Member

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    Can't beat it for filtering news so you only get the info you're interested in.
     
  11. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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  12. CLONECONES

    CLONECONES Well-Known Member

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    That's what lists are for!
     
  13. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    I created an account just to see what all the hub bub was about. Don't care to follow anyone. I don't need to know if ISU gets a commit 30 seconds after the ink is dry. I don't care what Ashton Kutcher or any celebrity/athlete has to say about the world. #IDONTCARE
     
  14. istater7

    istater7 Well-Known Member

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    Following for news from CNN or ESPN is kind of nice though. it's not just about following celebrities, which is really stupid imo
     
  15. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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    I don't tweet but I use it to follow my interests. It's a great way to sort out all the "crap" and just read what I want to. You can get news a lot faster on Twitter than anywhere else.
     
  16. AbidebyCy

    AbidebyCy New Member

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    If you have your twitter on your phone, it makes a good bathroom reader.
     
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  17. MNCYWX

    MNCYWX Well-Known Member

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    For work only.
     
  18. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    Have it and love it for keeping up with friends as well as news.
     
  19. cymate

    cymate Well-Known Member

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    Ive had my twitter for about 4 years now, honestly its changed my way of getting news it is up to the second, makes sporting events about 10 times better, it actually makes everything better. But you have to make sure your using it correctly
     
  20. cycloneworld

    cycloneworld Facebook Knows All

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    This. It's changed the way I get information. I rarely go to ESPN.com, newspaper websites, etc. Just scroll through twitter and you'll have as much information as you want...the second it breaks.

    It's also great to follow while watching sports (except for last night...that sucked).
     

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