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Should I Twitter?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by HarperPR, May 14, 2009.

  1. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Can someone give me a brief on how Twitter works? Am thinking of it, but...is it worth it?

    For example, does it work like MySpace in that you collect friends? What's the difference between a Friend and a Follower? How do you find people you might know? Can you only comment to and from those who are your Friends? I see pd is on twittering terms with Stephen Fry!
  2. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    I'm on twitter, but I never really bother with it. Seems a bit boring to me... Sorry Twitter fans!
  3. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    There have been several articles in the UK Press on Twitter recently which must be traceable? Seems a cool new option to me, to obviate people clogging Forums with drivel like me! Another form of comming for people who feel the need. Can't be anything wrong with public diaries if you are an open channel. I've learnt more about PD fllwing his and isn't nice to fllw TH which was never avail B4 in ye ol'days of yore? Depending when it all crashes I suppose in 2038[?] when the binary software currently used becomes useless?

    c/a :angelsad2:

    ps Was likewise raised eyebrow staus on PD's SF link but the guy is pretty comp compus, never mind his media private life reported methinks.
    Last edited: May 14, 2009
  4. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    why did you join? I see it as another marketing tool like Mspace and Fplace, and which I'd use it for.

    Okay, I've done it. Not sure how long I'll keep up with it. Have a feeling I could get bored.
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  5. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier



    "There once was a wee girl
    Who used to Twitter
    Now she's got hung up
    On filling a page
    What a strange
    Little critter
    Like the admin maestro
    Trying to get fitter"

    c/a :D
  6. pete c

    pete c I've got a zappy little nappy

    I don't think it's necessary, aspw seems to be doing all the twitting we need.
  7. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    yeah watch out!

    The twitter whine flu bug is highly contagious!

  8. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Does one's tweets in reply to someone you're following only come up on their page if they are following you too?

    And who's this Rueben Fitness Lion? He showed up before I'd even got started! Tried deleting but his pic still comes up? Is he the Twitter equivalent to MySpace's Tom?
  9. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    I don't think so... I've had replies from people I've not heard of before. Having said that, I think they've been messing around with this lately.
    I don't know who you mean. Maybe it's something they added after I joined?
  10. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    I'm not sure I get the point of this twitter thing...:confused1:...And Andi hasn't even STARTED to stalk me yet!

    Anyone else following rustyrockets? You'll know who he is if you are. I am trying not to like him, but oh he does make me laugh.:biggrin: likewise Dom Joly, cos I just always picture Trigger Happy TV.
  11. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Am in your twittering horde following..

    Am in your following clan but haven't really caught the Twitter whine bug yet. Currently suffering from youtubitis and under Dr Davison's medicationary orders. I think fllwg RB is just as bad /mad as fllwg SF. Might as well follow Gordon Brown on the road to nowhere. The mobile phone option looks good but probably for people on contract and not PAYG. Spend way too much on mobile credit for no reason.

  12. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Too Tweet for Me

    I could never tweet 'cause there's a limit of something like 140 characters (including spaces, good lord!) per tweet.

    So as not to be ironic in this post, let me elaborate...

    This side of the pond, it seems about every third celebrity or newsperson is tweeting. It seems to be a good way to satisfy the moderately obsessed fan and keep them interested--for a while.

    I understand some business people and popular students like it for obvious reasons. I thought the early tweeting bubble lost some steam a month or two back, so it'll be interesting to see if it has legs, or a new alternative competes or takes tweetings place.

    I encourage Linn, and Paul, and Andi, and others and hope it works for all of you. Obviously, I am not a big follower of Celebrities, and I can keep in touch with friends or business in other ways.

    If Roy started tweeting, I might change my opinion, but probably only as a curiosity.

    Linn, I think you want to tweet, and if it saves you time in the PR work, why not?
  13. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    You can follow Tracy Harper [Roy's 'her indoors'] on Twitter which is what PD posted a while back. Good updates on Harper domesticity. For example " brought a stray guitarist back home last night, good fun". Perhaps I should go busking in Clonakilty?

  14. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    It's like another world there: all the shiny people are in Cannes, RB's telling the Yanks to go and nick his DVD (wait til the press pick up on that...oops!), and Paul's got his bow and arrow out (I'd be careful with your posts here, Andi, now he's a master archer!:biggrin:).

    And...The Twang are now following me (down to London on July 14 @ the Electric - YAY! - as well as on twitter) as I'm following them. My life is complete - ha! Sorry, everybody, I can't be cool and blase about TT...
    Last edited: May 19, 2009
  15. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    It's the Wiliam Tell in him...

    Here's a truism which I'm sure RH's aware of : "If you marry someone you got to live with their moods married".

    As far as I can see Twitter is a good way to lamblast your dentist when you haven't been looking after your teeth and it's all your own fault. Then take it out on your nearest and dearest [Internet or t'otherwise] if you haven't slept all night.

    Not trivialising it at all; coz communication is quite a good therapy if there are understanding people out there. The Moody Blues within us all. Most people are married to their own moods and don't realise it. Another truism. Statisticalise your life-time left and realise how many hours you've wasted looking for that remote control in your mental makeup; before it's too late : Desperado, why don't you....

    Rise above it / yourself if you can; get on the happy bus if you can aspire to; even when suffering from incurable terminosity: which is what Nick taught me / us recently tourwise.

    Seriously thinking of seeing him in USA just to freak him out! When I shouted out to him at the Totton gig he said " I recognise that voice". Will have to do it a Texan drawl then "Get off yer high horse and drink yer beer".

    Bow & arrows eh? [O.Fr.archier - L.arcarius - arcus, a bow].

    Archer-fish {nothing to do with that Tory twat Jeffrey with whom I shook hands all those years ago <before his lifestyle got him arrested/imprisoned> in Osborne Road, Southsea canvassing for Maggie} : an acanthoptergious fish of India that catches insects by shooting water at them from it's mouth. Bit like Web diving on forum twitters I suppose? Or politicians on the back foot about their expenses.

    If PD's trying to reduce his corpulence [not his bank balance; the other one] then I would imagine upper body strength needed for hitting the target would increase his innate weight and could involve gym equipment minus steroids?

    I was fascinated though by his recent Tweet about geo-mancing GPS thingy; coz there are two hidden treasureable time capsules within 200 yards of my house! Literally....!! Could be metres maybe? Memorial Park and Hackwood roundabout. Probably get arrested myself for crawling around in undergrowth and put in a secure unit somewhere. As long as I got Internet access it wouldn't be that secure would it? I'd love to put an Irish Southern postcode in there and see if Roy has left something hidden under a bush at Tumblweed Junction for the future of our mankind.


    ps Turning off Middle Earth on TV it's getting me depressed. Put that sword away in a Mother Earth pond somewhere please. Sad history we all carry around with us on our shoulders. But at least Man United did the business so there must be sumpting to live for! Also done the snooker this year, in touch with the cricket and next tennis.
    Last edited: May 19, 2009
  16. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    In Pompey Hampshire Hog twang 'TT' means 'Tough Titties' without the Zappa beer. In RH metaphoricisms it would prob mean 'Her nipples hang hard in suggestion'? But ain't going down that road coz...

  17. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    Should I Twitter?

    ♫ For she was free, as free as me to
    Do the things she wanted to
    With more respectability
    Than all the shallow painted faces
    Twittering into emptiness
    Together! ♪♫ :biggrin:

    Spot on...
  18. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    I think I'm becoming twitter obsessed!:biggrin: It's like being a secret stalker...
  19. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    But you can only stalk the info they wish to divulge.Or other people's spanky gossip about them I suppose...interactivity woman! Let's spread our germs around and infect everyone! Where's your filter hanky?

  20. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Now I need another excuse not to twitter!

    I should've guessed it'd be a TRACY thing to do.

    Aren't there two stray guitarists in Clonakilty for every Irishman and woman? I hear the problem's so bad they've started neutering them!:D I hope Roy doesn't have to start wearing a collar (or did the Conservatives in Parliament already do that?:wink:)

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