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Old January 4 2010, 06:53 PM   #1
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Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

I've never gotten into Twitter. Sure I put TrekToday and CSI Files on there, but I've never used it myself. The one time I tried it, I hated it because I was just getting the general stream and didn't understand how to use it.

But I relent... there's enough people on there now to interest me in following some people.

Normally I enjoy research and trying programmes etc. but not today! I just can't really be bothered for a whole separate thing to follow, I'd like (if possible) to weave it into my general web trafficery. So what would you recommend for me to follow a few people on Twitter, and maybe do the odd reply tweet?

I have a computer.
I have an iPhone.
I have Trillian.

if I can find a unifed way to follow amongst the above, that'd be useful.

Thanks!

P.S. Peter Serafinowicz was the tipping point, and has made me want to get involved.
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Old January 4 2010, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

Doesn't iPhone have a Twitter App??? I remember seeing one when I had my iPod Touch up and running...

I don't like Twitter...I see no point in it really. But there should be Apps for you to fallow it...for pc go to download.com and look around too.
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Old January 4 2010, 08:38 PM   #3
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

Why do you need a "unified" way to follow twitter? If you must succumb to the absurdity of following people on there, I see no reason why the iPhone app and using their website on a computer won't suffice.
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Old January 5 2010, 12:06 AM   #4
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

Follow me and I'll send you some good names by DM when I get home.

/JeffCarpenter

Oh, and buy Tweetie for your iPhone. You won't regret it.
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Old January 5 2010, 12:30 AM   #5
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

Easy -- DON'T follow it... and Life is a lot better.

Seriously, count me in as one of those who just don't "get" the need for Twitter. *shrug* To each his/her own, of course.

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Old January 5 2010, 12:46 AM   #6
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

Colonel Midnight wrote: View Post
Easy -- DON'T follow it... and Life is a lot better.

Seriously, count me in as one of those who just don't "get" the need for Twitter. *shrug* To each his/her own, of course.

Cheers,
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Something I don't get is the need for Trek BBS posters to always talk about how they don't "get" Twitter when it's nearly the exact same thing as posting on the Trek BBS.

But for some reason you all act like posting on a Star Trek board gives you a Brad Pitt level of coolness while the Twitterers are the nerds.

The reality is, they're both kind of nerdy. Sorry to be the one to break that news to you.

I guess everyone wants to feel superior to someone, even if there's no reason for it.
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Old January 5 2010, 01:20 AM   #7
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

^ To each his own nerdiness, like I said. I've known I'm a nerd for quite some time, so you're not breaking any news to me.

Again, the whole "social networking" thing like Facebook and Twitter is just... lost... on me.

But hey, if you want to hear/read about when people farting, playing Farm Wars to level 3000, when (*gasp*) Tila Tequila gets pregnant, or some such silliness -- go right ahead. IDIC, right?

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Old January 5 2010, 01:43 AM   #8
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

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But hey, if you want to hear/read about when people farting, playing Farm Wars to level 3000, when (*gasp*) Tila Tequila gets pregnant, or some such silliness -- go right ahead. IDIC, right?
Well, no. IDIC is not usually posted at the end of a bunch of off-base stereotypes used as insults.

It would sound kind of rude if I said "Star Trek fan, eh? Well, as long as you enjoy being a 35-year-old virgin living in your mom's basement, go right ahead. IDIC, right? :-)"

The IDIC kind of comes off sarcastic in that case.

That's probably not accurate, right? Likewise I have never done any of the things you listed as social media "staples."
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Old January 5 2010, 01:45 AM   #9
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

I actually signed up on Twitter last night, and I have to say, I already have no desire to ever look at it.
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Old January 5 2010, 03:19 AM   #10
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But hey, if you want to hear/read about when people farting, playing Farm Wars to level 3000, when (*gasp*) Tila Tequila gets pregnant, or some such silliness -- go right ahead. IDIC, right?
Well, no. IDIC is not usually posted at the end of a bunch of off-base stereotypes used as insults.

It would sound kind of rude if I said "Star Trek fan, eh? Well, as long as you enjoy being a 35-year-old virgin living in your mom's basement, go right ahead. IDIC, right? :-)"

The IDIC kind of comes off sarcastic in that case.

That's probably not accurate, right? Likewise I have never done any of the things you listed as social media "staples."
To each his own, man... That's how I define IDIC.

So, let's just agree to disagree, okay? Not here to pick a fight with you. *sheesh*

Cheers,
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Old January 5 2010, 03:28 AM   #11
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

Twitter, like most types of technology, is what you make of it.

If you're going to get an iPhone app for it, I agree with the recommendation for Tweetie 2.
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Old January 5 2010, 04:44 PM   #12
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

Love Twitter, hate Facebook with a passion.

Facebook wants to know everything about you. Friends, life history, job, even freaking religious views and hobbies. And now they want to make it all public to the world.

Twitter doesn't care about any of that. You sign up, you follow interesting people and you talk about cool stuff. Its fantastic. What ever subject interests you, you'll find a group of interesting people talking about it.

For the record, I use the free version of Twitterific on the iPhone.
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Old January 5 2010, 06:08 PM   #13
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
If you're going to get an iPhone app for it, I agree with the recommendation for Tweetie 2.
A Week ago I would have agreed with you about Tweetie 2. Now though I'm finding Echofon nicer to use as it has push notifications for mentions and DMs.
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Old January 6 2010, 12:10 AM   #14
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

I love Facebook for keeping in contact with friends, sharing photos etc.

Twitter I want to get involved in for having news updates from certain people.

I also got a new job, as of today, so I need to get involved with Twitter regardless.

I want some way, like RSS, to read and basically filter out read tweets. Do these iPhone apps support that?
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Old March 19 2010, 05:25 PM   #15
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

Colonel Midnight wrote: View Post
Easy -- DON'T follow it... and Life is a lot better.

Seriously, count me in as one of those who just don't "get" the need for Twitter. *shrug* To each his/her own, of course.

Cheers,
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But yet i see you have a twitter account?
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