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DAJB at 9:36AM, Feb. 12, 2009
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Is anyone else using Twitter at the moment?

I freely admit I'm a bit of a technophobe and therefore slow to recognise the merits of all these new and supposedly innovative forms of networking, so I'd be interested to know whether any of you internet-savvy types are actually using it. Do you think it has any real value?

Personally, I'm skeptical but I've started an account there (http://twitter.com/brokenvoice), just in case I'm wrong, so - if you do use it - feel free to add me!

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Ryuthehedgewolf at 11:48AM, Feb. 12, 2009
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I do! It's mostly for announcing what I'm doing for the comic at the moment. But sometimes I say other stuff.
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Custard Trout at 12:27PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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No, my life is not interesting enough to warrant telling people what I'm doing at any given time.

This is a trait I share with everyone who uses Twitter.
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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skoolmunkee at 12:50PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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It is pretty much impossible to be interesting on Twitter unless you are famous, or whoever is following you has some intrinsic interest in you (like your friends). However, it is useful for announcing comic updates and stuff, which is why most of the people I follow on twitter are webcomic people. It gives me a nice way to keep up with their comics and a way to send them a quick comment. :]
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Senshuu at 2:00PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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I am very amused by Twitter at the moment. Random status updates and comic progress, yee.

Also, I'm sure there's another Twitter thread on here somewhere now.
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DMH at 3:51PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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I have a twitter. The problem is keeping it up to date. I can usually post something a few times a day though, be it what I'm up to, thoughts and feelings, etc. It's almost become a habit to visit the site and blab on about nothing in less that 140 characters.
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Orange at 8:13AM, Feb. 13, 2009
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My brother showed me this awesome site….
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Nersop at 2:08PM, Feb. 13, 2009
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I never was much for social networking sites and status update sites like Twitter… always makes me feel like I'm being watched or stalked or something.
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Speck at 12:59AM, Feb. 14, 2009
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*shrug* I've got a twitter.

Senshuu
I am very amused by Twitter at the moment. Random status updates and comic progress, yee.

Also, I'm sure there's another Twitter thread on here somewhere now.

Yup! There's another Twitter thread in Advertising Discussion.
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DMH at 1:59AM, Feb. 14, 2009
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I never was much for social networking sites and status update sites like Twitter… always makes me feel like I'm being watched or stalked or something.

But that's half the fun. You can also make your stalkers think weird things about you.
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The Author at 3:19AM, March 4, 2009
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I have a twitter… I'm

The__Author

That's 2 underscores!
Aw crap, there goes my confidence again!
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ozoneocean at 4:29AM, March 4, 2009
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The Author
I have a twitter… I'm

The__Author

That's 2 underscores!
That sort of indicates you're not the only “author” on there :)
 
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lastcall at 4:37AM, March 4, 2009
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I personally think it's just like Facebook where you tell people “what you're doing right now”, but since I recently deleted my Facebook account, I went ahead and started one. Like most people here, I think it's a good way to tell people you updated your comic.

http://twitter.com/lastcall
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Custard Trout at 5:11AM, March 4, 2009
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Couldn't you just check the comic's site?
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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PIT_FACE at 7:57AM, March 4, 2009
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ha ha ha….i've heard of this thing so many times now and still no one's tellin me what it is or what it's for!
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DAJB at 8:49AM, March 4, 2009
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PIT_FACE
ha ha ha….i've heard of this thing so many times now and still no one's tellin me what it is or what it's for!
Ssssh - no one knows!
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PIT_FACE at 9:56AM, March 4, 2009
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DAJB
PIT_FACE
ha ha ha….i've heard of this thing so many times now and still no one's tellin me what it is or what it's for!
Ssssh - no one knows!

haha! i was startin to suspect as much.
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skoolmunkee at 10:10AM, March 4, 2009
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You get 140 characters to say something, supposedly ‘what I am doing right now’. It's like livejournal for people who are ADHD. You can subscribe to other twits/tweeters/twitterers and when you check your page, you get a list of all the stuff they've blurbed recently.

The sad thing is, it's pretty addicting. As soon as you say something about “I am watching the big lebowski right now” and people reply with big lebowski quotes… you start to think just about anything is worth a 140-character comment.

There ARE people out there with intersting things to say, but mostly in the sense that they're managing the Mars Rover or are Stephen Fry on location shooting with whales, or things like that. If you're following normal people you kinda have to be interested in them, their lives, or their work for twitter to be any good.
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PIT_FACE at 10:14AM, March 4, 2009
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ahh, i got it, thanks Skool! by the way i sent you a few PQs the last few days, didja get em? not trying to turn the thread here, just wanted to know.
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lba at 10:21AM, March 4, 2009
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I see everyone going on about how it's such a brilliant way to network and grow a fan base, client base, etc., but I fail to see how it's much of anything but an exceptionally good way to distract you from doing the work that you should be doing. I don't forseee anything that I do that's interesting that I could also share without getting myself in all sorts of trouble.


Just reminds me that 90% of becoming successful in any career has apparently nothing to do with good or hard work, but rather how good you are at making yourself look.
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TheMidge28 at 10:54AM, March 4, 2009
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Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, and sites like them are understood as social networks but they are nothing more than an avenue for people to get drunk with the delusion of self importance as though their life is worth someone's interest.

It all stems from the desire to be loved and adored and intstead of going out to meet real people and deal with real heartbreak, people are moving to these sites for the faxsimile and illusion it offers.

This generations 15 minutes of fame or digital teddy bear.

I can imagine a story from this where a person all alone in room with nothing but their computer posting on a site like one of these and having bots send replies and comments to this person's every quote and the person feels loved, not knowing they are the last person in the world.

cliche… maybe.
but many times we don't realize how alone we are.
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Wills42 at 12:55PM, March 4, 2009
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Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, and sites like them are understood as social networks but they are nothing more than an avenue for people to get drunk with the delusion of self importance as though their life is worth someone's interest.

It all stems from the desire to be loved and adored and intstead of going out to meet real people and deal with real heartbreak, people are moving to these sites for the faxsimile and illusion it offers.

This generations 15 minutes of fame or digital teddy bear.

I can imagine a story from this where a person all alone in room with nothing but their computer posting on a site like one of these and having bots send replies and comments to this person's every quote and the person feels loved, not knowing they are the last person in the world.

cliche… maybe.
but many times we don't realize how alone we are.
But that's the same reason I make a webcomic! :D just kidding..
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For you all:
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ozoneocean at 8:19PM, March 4, 2009
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TheMidge28
Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, and sites like them are understood as social networks but they are nothing more than an avenue for people to get drunk with the delusion of self importance as though their life is worth someone's interest.
I'd dissagree. Maybe there are some people who treat social networking that way, but for me it's just for getting u to date one things- a communication medium, nothing more.
 
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lastcall at 4:44AM, March 5, 2009
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TheMidge28
Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, and sites like them are understood as social networks but they are nothing more than an avenue for people to get drunk with the delusion of self importance as though their life is worth someone's interest.
I'd dissagree. Maybe there are some people who treat social networking that way, but for me it's just for getting u to date one things- a communication medium, nothing more.

My brother used Facebook to insult me and make me feel like s**t every time I posted anything, so I guess that applies to Midge's description. I got sick of it, so I deleted my Facebook account. I could have just blocked him, but….meh, I didn't use Facebook much.

Twitter's OK I guess, but I can't find many RL friends on it. Ah well.

I do see it as useful for letting people know when you update your webcomic, so that's nice.
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ozoneocean at 5:22AM, March 5, 2009
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My brother used Facebook to insult me and make me feel like s**t every time I posted anything
That's not much of a brother… :(
 
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TheMidge28 at 6:17AM, March 5, 2009
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TheMidge28
Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, and sites like them are understood as social networks but they are nothing more than an avenue for people to get drunk with the delusion of self importance as though their life is worth someone's interest.
I'd dissagree. Maybe there are some people who treat social networking that way, but for me it's just for getting u to date one things- a communication medium, nothing more.

In essence it is a communication medium but most people use it more than that. Everyone who uses it wants to do is communicate, connect and feel like their life matters. You can't argue with that. But my point is more than the essence of what it is and what its supposed to be used for. Its what it has become.

a platform for self-absorbtion and delusionment.
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DAJB at 7:42AM, March 5, 2009
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my point is more than the essence of what it is and what its supposed to be used for. Its what it has become. a platform for self-absorbtion and delusionment.
Just like MySpace and Facebook before it, then. It will have its 15 minutes as the “must-use” medium of the moment. And then it will be replaced by something else to consume our every waking hour!
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dueeast at 7:42AM, March 7, 2009
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I see it as an interesting way to get insights, good or bad, into my friends' and acquaintances' minds. People post some bizarre and intriguing things sometimes. I've definitely learned a thing or two – and I try to make it interesting when I post, too. Some people I've stopped following because I don't want to know what's going on in their minds!

http://www.twitter.com/directisaa

I've started using Facebook to help promote Due East. And when we come out with new updates on the comic, I will probably use Twitter the same as FB, to get the word out.

I avoided FB and Twitter for a long time because I didn't see much use for them, either. But they are both addicting in their own way. They – like any tool – are what you make of them.
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lastcall at 12:00PM, March 8, 2009
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My brother used Facebook to insult me and make me feel like s**t every time I posted anything
That's not much of a brother… :(

Nope. :(
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Kristen Gudsnuk at 8:04PM, March 8, 2009
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aww, poor lastcall.

I don't have a twitter– I have enough trouble updating my facebook status, and I don't think any of my friends are on twitter.

I think Facebook isn't “an avenue for people to get drunk with the delusion of self importance as though their life is worth someone's interest.” It's how I stay in contact with friends who are far away, like my friend Laura who's in England, or my sister who's in connecticut, or my mom. It's so useful– whenever I forget my phone at my boyfriend's place, I just facebook him, and all is right.
Also it's fun looking back at old pictures and remembering the good times– and commenting on them with old jokes, and having your friends comment too.

My life is worth someone's interest– granted, not the general populace, but my friends' and family's interest, at least.
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