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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    I would not be a freedom hating elitist if I believe that people should be free to write blogs, but I may be an elitist if I declare that most of the blogs that are in existence are utter crap in proportion to books. There are plenty of terrible books, I have no resistance to declare that, but the proportion is staggering. I have little issue with being considered an elitist to most of the internet, because quite frankly, I do not feel I am wrong about it and most people do not necessarily disagree.
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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    But Twitter is very useful to a certain subset of society

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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    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").
    You hit upon a segment of Twitter users, celebrities, who are using it to obtain or keep themselves relevant and hey why not? It's free publicity if they tweet something stupid or that which the media deems "noteworthy". However, I find all of it completely lacking anything worth noting.

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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Twitter is like a blog, except the entries are shortened to small messages, called "tweets". Twitter is also fluff, in that, in addition to reading someone's recipe, you can read someone else's rant about how Obama is a Communist Muslim Fascist who is not a US citizen, and cheated to gain the presidency, or how Bush was the antichrist that singlehandedly engineered 911 for his own benefit, and cheated to gain the presidency.

    Browsing through Twitter is much like taking a tour of the local insane asylum. And, as for hard news, if I see anything on Twitter, I will first look to confirm it with a link to a legitimate source before making myself a laughing stock by posting it.
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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Twitter is like a blog, except the entries are shortened to small messages, called "tweets". Twitter is also fluff, in that, in addition to reading someone's recipe, you can read someone else's rant about how Obama is a Communist Muslim Fascist who is not a US citizen, and cheated to gain the presidency, or how Bush was the antichrist that singlehandedly engineered 911 for his own benefit, and cheated to gain the presidency.

    Browsing through Twitter is much like taking a tour of the local insane asylum. And, as for hard news, if I see anything on Twitter, I will first look to confirm it with a link to a legitimate source before making myself a laughing stock by posting it.





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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    I tend to enjoy this account for the comedy

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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Comedy, recipes, what your fav celeb is doing, is OK if you're into that. For news it's like having 300,000 or so Matt Drudges. Tabloid news.
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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    i think twitter proves opposable thumbs are a priveledge, not a right
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    Re: Final Proof Of Twitter's Uselessness

    Twitter isn't completely useless. Our Dean of Students offers free tickets to sporting events if people tweet certain things. Of course the people who win the tickets are random, but still hanging with the Dean of Students is pretty cool.

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