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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-11-09 02:05 PM
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66. That makes sense seeing as kids like texting
I kind of like the cut and dry quality of twitter. I am not always in the mood to hear people's musical selections, view five million photos and read long blog commentary.

I think the net has given me ADD over the years! lol
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  -Is Twitter A Bubble Phenomenon? BlooInBloo  Apr-11-09 01:04 PM   #0 
  - I think its a fad, but it will be around for a long time.  dkf   Apr-11-09 01:08 PM   #1 
  - I'm sure you could go out today and buy a Hula-Hoop somewhere if you wanted  ThomWV   Apr-11-09 02:09 PM   #67 
     - My nieces have a hula hoop that lights up.  dkf   Apr-11-09 02:10 PM   #68 
  - Can someone explain to me the benefits of Twitter over, let's say, DU?  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 01:09 PM   #2 
  - Or IRC, or Usenet which have been around for almost 20 years.  tridim   Apr-11-09 01:11 PM   #3 
  - See, that's WHY I think Twitter is no better/different than BBS or messageboards that existed...  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 01:30 PM   #11 
  - (facepalm)  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:11 PM   #4 
  - Okay, despite your snarky (facepalm), riddle me THIS, Bloo...  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 01:28 PM   #10 
  - Argh. Somebody please make teh stupid stop burning.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:33 PM   #16 
     - No answer to my legitimate question, Bloo?  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 01:39 PM   #24 
        - Contrary to the belief of Americans, there IS a such thing as a stupid question....  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:40 PM   #28 
        - Another reply - another non-answer...  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 01:44 PM   #34 
           - (shrug) Nobody's more sorry than me that you ask stupid questions.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:50 PM   #42 
              - And you continue on with ad hominems...  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 01:53 PM   #46 
                 - Get a room, you two.  anigbrowl   Apr-11-09 01:53 PM   #47 
                    - .  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 01:57 PM   #54 
        - It's not a legitimate question; you're comparing apples and oranges.  anigbrowl   Apr-11-09 01:52 PM   #45 
           - Of course it is. ANY question cannot be considered "illegitmate"  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 01:56 PM   #51 
           - I can, with certainty, answer 'no' to that question.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:58 PM   #55 
           - You're lacking the certainty, but you're always free to answer no, of course...  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 01:59 PM   #58 
              - Um, I saw my mom's dead body, fool.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 02:02 PM   #62 
                 - You're not the only one with a dead mom, Bloo...  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 02:03 PM   #63 
                    - And everyone with a dead mom can be certain that the poster you asked about...  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 02:50 PM   #77 
                       - Unless they're adopted, of course...  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 03:29 PM   #80 
           - But when your question includes premise...  anigbrowl   Apr-11-09 02:25 PM   #73 
              - You use the Onion to prove your point?  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 02:42 PM   #76 
                 - It's about the right level for you.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 02:51 PM   #78 
                    - Well, if you're trying to prove a point in which I'm stupid...  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 03:28 PM   #79 
           - I would like it better than texting, because I could use it's handier interface to  patrice   Apr-11-09 02:31 PM   #74 
  - "Private", option to broadcast to phones, right? stripped down to essentials communication.  patrice   Apr-11-09 01:34 PM   #17 
  - You're doing it wrong...  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:38 PM   #22 
     - I communicate with anything from a few dozen to hundreds of people for a living every day of the  patrice   Apr-11-09 01:49 PM   #40 
     - Ok look - I'm only gonna say this once - NOBODY is allowed to have multiple comms tools...  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:54 PM   #48 
     - Do a lot of kids use it?  Carni   Apr-11-09 01:49 PM   #41 
        - Yah - it got popular largely as a kiddie phenomenon....  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:55 PM   #50 
           - That makes sense seeing as kids like texting  Carni   Apr-11-09 02:05 PM   #66 
  - Don't forget the plants  B o d i   Apr-11-09 03:44 PM   #82 
  - But one where you have permission - no, an obligation to make short, meaningless posts!  Matariki   Apr-11-09 01:32 PM   #13 
  - It is like a permanent open thread and you pick whose comments you want to see. Comments you want  Pirate Smile   Apr-11-09 01:33 PM   #14 
  - Thank you. A MUCH more detailed answer than the OP could provide...  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 01:47 PM   #38 
  - Tiny Dancer!! Yyyeeeee haaaaa!! Important piece of music for me.  patrice   Apr-11-09 01:56 PM   #53 
     - Yep  Pirate Smile   Apr-11-09 02:05 PM   #65 
  - It's Like MySpace for ICQ  NashVegas   Apr-11-09 01:35 PM   #19 
  - The benefit is that it's a single line, so it's fast to send and read.  anigbrowl   Apr-11-09 01:44 PM   #35 
     - Thank you.  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 01:47 PM   #39 
        - You're welcome. A few further thoughts...  anigbrowl   Apr-11-09 02:38 PM   #75 
  - Personally, I don't care, but I wish the fuckers of the news would quit referencing it.  LostInAnomie   Apr-11-09 01:15 PM   #5 
  - Couldn't agree more.  infidel dog   Apr-11-09 01:34 PM   #18 
  - Actually, They Hate It, Too  NashVegas   Apr-11-09 01:39 PM   #25 
  - I said flash in the pan  Bolo Boffin   Apr-11-09 01:18 PM   #6 
  - It'll Be Gone In A Few Years. Just Like MySpace, Facebook, AOL, Etc...  mudesi   Apr-11-09 01:24 PM   #7 
  - Not Twittering,  DatManFromNawlins   Apr-11-09 01:25 PM   #8 
  - self-delete.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:26 PM   #9 
  - Bubble or bubble gum?  RC   Apr-11-09 01:31 PM   #12 
  - C. I Hope So  NashVegas   Apr-11-09 01:33 PM   #15 
  - Twitter is a name brand  blogslut   Apr-11-09 01:36 PM   #20 
  - Twitter is also a verb, now.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:38 PM   #23 
     - Twitter Was Already A Verb  NashVegas   Apr-11-09 01:40 PM   #29 
     - No, that's a different word that happens to be spelled the same.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:41 PM   # 
        - And Had the Same Meaning  NashVegas   Apr-11-09 01:43 PM   #33 
           - Apparently we're talking about different words.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:44 PM   #36 
              - And Dictionaries  NashVegas   Apr-11-09 01:51 PM   #44 
     - I realize that  blogslut   Apr-11-09 01:41 PM   #30 
  - Despite my contempt for twitter  canetoad   Apr-11-09 01:37 PM   #21 
  - Agreed. n/t  EFerrari   Apr-11-09 01:55 PM   #49 
  - But surely there is a limit?!  Schema Thing   Apr-11-09 01:58 PM   #57 
     - It's kinda like  canetoad   Apr-11-09 03:31 PM   #81 
  - I'll bet YES, because I predict something better than Twitter will come out.  Quantess   Apr-11-09 01:39 PM   #26 
  - I Think It'll Be Gone As Soon As Biz & Co Start Monetizing  NashVegas   Apr-11-09 01:42 PM   #31 
  - I don't know but then I don't get the thrill of it either.  azmouse   Apr-11-09 01:40 PM   #27 
  - How can you be stalked? Just block them.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:42 PM   #32 
     - When people say where they are going to be, the stalker  azmouse   Apr-11-09 01:45 PM   #37 
        - Unless they're blocked, you mean.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 01:51 PM   #43 
           - Having never Twittered and having no idea who can read  azmouse   Apr-11-09 01:56 PM   #52 
              - If You Have a Public Profile  NashVegas   Apr-11-09 02:00 PM   #59 
                 - My profile is public, and I can block individual people. Maybe I'm just special.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 02:16 PM   #69 
                    - Only If They're Logged In  NashVegas   Apr-11-09 08:13 PM   #83 
  - Twitter in DU terms - reading the headline of posted threads, not the threads  The Straight Story   Apr-11-09 01:58 PM   #56 
  - I Think  NashVegas   Apr-11-09 02:00 PM   #60 
  - What is "twatting?"  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 02:00 PM   #61 
     - Female twitterer's, guys are called twicks  The Straight Story   Apr-11-09 02:17 PM   #70 
        - *rimshot*  Dennis Donovan   Apr-11-09 02:18 PM   #71 
  - I hope so. nt  rrneck   Apr-11-09 02:03 PM   #64 
  - It's like having a very simple private blog that will broadcast without the trouble and expense  patrice   Apr-11-09 02:22 PM   #72 
  - Unfortunately,  Norrin Radd   Apr-14-09 02:20 AM   #84 
  - God I hope so.  depakid   Apr-14-09 02:23 AM   #85 
  - It's real, though it may end up being supplanted in time by other, similar services.  Occam Bandage   Apr-14-09 02:24 AM   #86 

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