I’ve been set up for a while now, but I haven’t really used it. Here’s me. Where are you?

Update: I guess I can say more. When I first set up my account at Twitter, my thinking was similar to others I’ve seen dismiss it: sure I could use it, but what’s the point? But after reading about how much adoption it got at SXSW, I think I may just have to look deeper for ways it can be a useful tool. So color me intrigued.

Do you twitter?

9 thoughts on “Do you twitter?

  • March 28, 2007 at 4:27 pm
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    Been twittering for a bit. They are again suffering from overloaded systems. I requested to be your friend 🙂 Can I? Can I?

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  • March 28, 2007 at 4:30 pm
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    Well, duh, obviously. 🙂

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  • March 28, 2007 at 8:23 pm
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    I don’t get it. I’m so uncool.

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  • March 29, 2007 at 12:53 pm
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    I don’t use the 10 utterly super cool social networking sites I’m already on because I never found a use for them. Does this one offer something the others don’t somehow? One of the problems I’ve found with social networks is that since there is no social pressure, and no repercussions, which makes it difficult to trust people enough to strike up relationships. Especially with it being known that people specifically go to these sites for their own deceitful nefarious gains. It’s hard enough to trust people in real life enough to make a connection, the electronic versions are just that much worse. Most people end up networking with the friends they already have, seldom meeting any new people to any significant degree.

    And then there’s people like me…I sign up to see what people are talking about, fill all the crap out, wander around for a few days, find nothing that interests me, and then forget I have a login.

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  • March 29, 2007 at 5:26 pm
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    oh..thinking about Jessica Biel

    that hurts!!

    it’s the N-tier leverage stupid!

    TOAST!!

    IN quintessence..I love that word. thank you Squeeze.

    nose hair..

    itching under right armpit.

    fluster…that’s a funny word

    mmm, coffee.

    OUCH!!

    I would turn into my driveway now if I had a driveway!

    damn…birdfeeder’s empty again.

    howz my twitter???

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  • March 29, 2007 at 5:39 pm
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    Hey, I did the “mmm, coffee” one this morning. Heh.

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  • March 30, 2007 at 12:12 am
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    I’ve been using it for a few weeks or so. At first I thought it was kind of dumb, and the slowness of the system was annoying me. The slowness has gotten a little better (at times) and I’ve decided I guess it’s kind of useful, in a way. It adds a little more “interactiveness” (I’m not sure that’s the word I was looking for, but anyway) to a personal blog, I guess.

    One of my longtime friends I’ve known forever absolutely loves it, but then again he gets the RSS feed of my blog AND my Last.fm playlist sent to his cell phone. If we hadn’t been friends for 20 years, I’d call him a stalker, heh.

    One thing that has been really useful with it – I just took a couple of short trips this week to Chicago and L.A., and my mom really liked being able to check on it – seeing that my planes had landed, I’d gotten to places I was going OK, etc. – especially since most of the people I was meeting up in Chicago, I had “known” online for many years but had not met in person until now, and since I’d never been to Chicago before. So that was pretty cool for her, and that factor alone has made it worth it, I guess. Then again, on a regular and usual basis I hardly ever go anywhere, so it’s not like I’d be using it quite like that all the time.

    I find it overall to be not the most necessary thing in the world, but overall, it’s OK. I just lead a pretty boring life most of the time, so ehhh. But I can see where it could be super useful for folks that are going places all the time, have lots of meetings and other stuff. God knows in the 14 years I worked for busy surgeons, it would have been wonderful to have something like this where I could just look on their Twitter page or get updates sent to me and know where they were and if they were tied up at any given time. The problem with them would have been getting them to USE it, but it could have been a super valuable tool that way, and certainly in lots of other fields of work, I’m sure.

    Will add you to my list and we can watch each other Twitter… heh.

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