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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    No, none whatsoever!

    I don't get why people are so fascinated by it????
    People were saying the same thing about blogs 6 years ago.


    I don't get all the hatred towards twitter. Seriously... what's the big deal?

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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Quote Originally Posted by azura28 View Post
    I would think they are shallow and never have been deep thinkers. To me, it's like more pollution or ugly graffiti just cluttering up the landscape.
    I know plenty of deep thinkers who use twitter.


    EDIT: Bashing twitter is kind of like bashing a screwdriver. That's just what it is - a tool, for people to use however they see fit. Ranting about how useless screwdrivers are because some people chose to hit themselves in the head with them seems pretty pointless.
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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Quote Originally Posted by azura28 View Post
    I would think they are shallow and never have been deep thinkers. To me, it's like more pollution or ugly graffiti just cluttering up the landscape.
    Except its a landscape that you never ever have to look at.
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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    People were saying the same thing about blogs 6 years ago.


    I don't get all the hatred towards twitter. Seriously... what's the big deal?
    I was one of those who slammed blogs, I mean personal blogs. The ones like a few of my family members updated religiously to tell whoever had the link, what the kids were up to that day. Funny thing, it could have been easily duplicated by copying the previous day's update. Now they use FB and sometimes Twitter, and I view both with the same disdain. Who cares to know they just put another load of laundry in????

    Media blogs, reporting of news or events, I have no problem with those and I never disparaged them.

    I guess if the media wasn't constantly reporting tweets, I wouldn't even know it existed and therefore it wouldn't irritate me. LOL

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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    How many tweets makes a twat?
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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Sigh. Having looked at the Facebook thread I think I get it now.

    "You damn kids and your fancy newfangled screwdrivers! Back in my day, we had to do it all with our own fingers, it would take hours but it built CHARACTER, now that's something your generation needs, because everything's going to hell that's why, blah blah blah go get me my fake teeth."

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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    People were saying the same thing about blogs 6 years ago.


    I don't get all the hatred towards twitter. Seriously... what's the big deal?
    I still bash blogs.
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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I was one of those who slammed blogs, I mean personal blogs. The ones like a few of my family members updated religiously to tell whoever had the link, what the kids were up to that day. Funny thing, it could have been easily duplicated by copying the previous day's update. Now they use FB and sometimes Twitter, and I view both with the same disdain. Who cares to know they just put another load of laundry in????

    Media blogs, reporting of news or events, I have no problem with those and I never disparaged them.

    I guess if the media wasn't constantly reporting tweets, I wouldn't even know it existed and therefore it wouldn't irritate me. LOL
    The media reports tweets because that is what Twitter has always been: a subscription-based system where there is no communication between individuals. It's like subscribing to a newsletter, except 140 characters at maximum. While blogs were filled with banter which was typically given with zero expertise, credibility, or external resources listed, Twitter is merely a popularity game.

    Before the mainstream media copied the gameplay, the tech community could figure out no other use for the technology other than geek celebrity following. One would have thought, if you would listen to the yammering of the tech community, that if given technological wonders, they could turn it into something useful instead of what the "big idiot doodoo heads of the mainstream world" would do with it. The fact of the matter was, there was nothing useful they could do. They had competitions to see who could get the most followers, and most of the conversation about twitter focused around that celebrity culture (though this was geek celebrity culture). Now it's the same thing, except more mainstream celebrities have grabbed on to it.

    This past week we have seen Kevin Smith use twitter to talk about airlines and their prejudice towards overweight people. While some of that was both interesting from a media and technology perspective, and to a small degree-social perspective, a great deal of the follow-up felt like mere celebrity culture, and I had to stop myself from reading any further (for about the 5 minutes I actually read, and then the small observations I have gathered since that story "broke").
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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I still bash blogs.
    Then you are a freedom hating elitist. Blogs are nothing but a tool, a tool which allows people to be heard throughout the world. Previously, that tool was only available to the elite who could write in newspapers or magazines, report on T.V., etc. Now people have that power, and it is driving the freedom hating elitists crazy, since they despise the public which they perceive as being so far beneath them.

    Bashing blogs is like bashing books. Like books, there are plenty of specific blogs worth bashing... but to bash the medium in general? When the printing press was invented, the elite despised it, since, like today's blog bashers, they hated freedom. Yet even people who bash blogs today don't do the same with books, which makes no sense. There are plenty of useless blogs, yes, but YOU DON'T HAVE TO READ THEM. This is true with books too. Also like books, some get popular, and some don't. This is called the free market, another concept which elitists hate.

    Luckily, the old crusty elitists will eventually die out and leave us younger people alone to not be told how to live and what websites to use.
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