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Old March 19 2010, 05:25 PM   #16
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

Also could follow me, i will add you guys :-)
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Old March 19 2010, 07:05 PM   #17
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

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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.

According to Facebook, I am now Amish. If you'll excuse me, I need to go churn some butter.
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Old March 19 2010, 11:49 PM   #18
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

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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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But yet i see you have a twitter account?
I do??? News to my ears, seriously... Must be another 'CM' out there.

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Old March 20 2010, 04:22 PM   #19
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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.
Don't you need a way to 'synchronize' the Twitter feeds if you follow it with more than one device?
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Old March 20 2010, 04:25 PM   #20
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

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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.
Don't you need a way to 'synchronize' the Twitter feeds if you follow it with more than one device?
Not really. Any twitter aggregator you use is going to show a timeline starting with the most recent post. The posts are never deleted (unless the user purposely does so) so there is no need to synchronize anything. Each device/program can pull a twitter feed on its own.
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Old March 20 2010, 04:36 PM   #21
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

I don't do Twitter--no idea how to "do" it and not sure why I would want to.

I have a Facebook account because I was told by family/friends to get one, but no idea what to do with it. I don't want to post pictures of myself on the web or the details of my life--and don't have any idea how to anyway. My sister wastes hours and hours on "Farm"--time I don't have right now. I spend enough time here.
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Old March 20 2010, 06:42 PM   #22
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

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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.
Don't you need a way to 'synchronize' the Twitter feeds if you follow it with more than one device?
As Robert said, reading the main timeline doesn't need synchronization. It's just like reading a blog. You see the morning post on your computer in the morning then you open up your cell phone at lunch and see the newest posts...nothing to sync, really.

The one place that isn't true is if people send you messages. In that case then it's exactly like using POP e-mail on multiple devices. I see 2 messages on my cell phone, read them, and the 'new' tag goes away. Then I open up my computer and see the same 2 messages still as 'new.'

So in that case, yeah, it's kind of annoying. But sending messages directly to users is not the main function of Twitter. It's like the PMs here on the Trek Board. You use them, but probably not as much as you use the actual threads, right?
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