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Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:02 PM

Twitter is what YOU make it.

If you follow a bunch of photographers and wildlife accounts, you're going to see a lot of content about birds, coyotes, rabbits and deer.

If you follow a bunch of anti-vaxxers, flat earthers or Trumpists, that's what you're going to get.

Twitter is NOT force feeding content to ANYONE.

The algorithm checks out WHO you're following and what posts your reading and tailors your intake appropriately.

Twitter is a microcosm of society... you get what you put in. Your community, your friends and the things you choose to be important in your life will fill your life.

I'm not leaving Twitter, why would I?

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Reply Twitter is what YOU make it. (Original post)
WarGamer Apr 2022 OP
In It to Win It Apr 2022 #1
LeftInTX Apr 2022 #8
WarGamer Apr 2022 #2
Archae Apr 2022 #3
Kingofalldems Apr 2022 #4
WarGamer Apr 2022 #6
Sympthsical Apr 2022 #22
Kingofalldems Apr 2022 #25
Sympthsical Apr 2022 #26
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2022 #5
WarGamer Apr 2022 #7
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2022 #10
WarGamer Apr 2022 #13
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2022 #15
WarGamer Apr 2022 #17
ForgedCrank Apr 2022 #30
WarGamer Apr 2022 #32
I_UndergroundPanther Apr 2022 #33
Fullduplexxx Apr 2022 #9
Scrivener7 Apr 2022 #11
Tree Lady Apr 2022 #12
Caliman73 Apr 2022 #27
Initech Apr 2022 #14
Cha Apr 2022 #16
Caliman73 Apr 2022 #28
Cha Apr 2022 #31
randr Apr 2022 #18
Swede Apr 2022 #19
rockfordfile Apr 2022 #20
luv2fly Apr 2022 #34
madville Apr 2022 #21
BlackSkimmer Apr 2022 #23
dixiechiken1 Apr 2022 #24
ecstatic Apr 2022 #29

Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:06 PM

1. I follow 5 lawyers and that's it. It's where I get 99% of my SCOTUS articles

They don't retweet a bunch of right wingers. If I see right wing stuff, it's generally because I look for it. It's usually when I look up news about my state, Florida... or look to see what people are thinking.

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Response to In It to Win It (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:18 PM

8. Yes..

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:07 PM

2. To add...

If you make a point out of fighting with RW'ers... then Twitter will feed you lots of Gorka, Jordan, MTG, TFG and Don Jr...

Again... YOU make the choices that determine what kind of Twitter YOU experience.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:08 PM

3. I agree 100%.

On Twitter I follow a group devoted to Spyro The Dragon.

No politics.
No Trump.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:10 PM

4. No surprise once again.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:12 PM

6. agree, KOAD... I expect you to post that in every OP I make.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:53 PM

22. I was reading about this author

Heinrich Kramer.

Rather odd fellow.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 06:11 PM

25. Heinrich Kramer?

Was he the guy who made up a backstory about himself?

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 06:12 PM

26. I mean, probably

His ideas did spread rather much farther than one would have hoped.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:12 PM

5. I have learned so, so much from people I wouldn't otherwise have access to via Twitter. It's been

amazing.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:17 PM

7. Precisely.

When it was new I thought, "How stupid, what are people going to post? I just left the grocery store, just took a dump... going to the movies tonight"

That's going to be lame.

Then you discover that the content, especially from people you find interesting is much different than the "press releases"

AND the access to famous people that actually read what you write.

I was responding to a Twitter post asking "Celebrity Crushes from the 50's-90's"...

And my 90's crush was a little off-the-wall so I @'d the actress when I answered the question and she actually replied and thanked me. Kinda funny!

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:21 PM

10. okay but who was it tho

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:36 PM

13. My celebrity crushes

50's Lucille Ball, incredibly talented but a real woman ahead of her time... she was Oprah before Oprah was Oprah.

60's... I have two. Barbara Bouchet and Jeffrey Hunter, both from Star Trek

70's Catherine Bach

80's Carole Boquet, of For your Eyes Only fame

90's Baywatch Gena Lee Nolin... aka @GenaLeeNolin

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:43 PM

15. "Oh...you're trying to seduce me."

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:45 PM

17. nailed it!!



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Response to WarGamer (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 06:19 PM

30. I was

struck by Bernadette Peters when I was a kid. I thought she was the most beautiful creature to ever walk the earth.
I snapped out of it when I saw Phoebe Cates.

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Response to ForgedCrank (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 06:24 PM

32. good choices!

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 07:18 PM

33. I live

In baltimore and remember when Oprah was on the news. Everything back then looks so dated now.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:21 PM

9. Then I would like to make it worthless to trump and his errand boy

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:23 PM

11. No it's not. It's what the press makes it.

Twitter got tfg elected. I'm guessing you didn't make that.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:23 PM

12. The problem isn't Twitter as much as its the media

And others spreading around and talking about every tweet Trump does and talking basically non stop about it.

If the media would continue ignoring him it would be ok let him rant like a crazy old man.

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 06:13 PM

27. Twitter is media.

Like it or not Social Media is Media now. People saying stupid shit on Twitter, if they are famous, or if it is worth viewership, will get put on at the very least, cable news. If the news is "viral" enough, it may make it to legacy broadcast media.

Media doesn ignore Trump, even off of Social media. Every stupid release is talked about. Thing is, Trump is lazy so if he can't get an instant bump from Tweeting from the toilet or whereever, he doesn't want to make the effort.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:38 PM

14. I've been doing my best to thwack as many MAGA trolls as possible!

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:44 PM

16. Good, George Takei isn't leaving, either..

I'm not leaving now and will support those who are Fighting for our Democracy.

💙💛

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 06:15 PM

28. But you will also be supporting Elon Musk.

Just have to point that out. Musk is going to make a lot of money off of this coming "fight" that he is instigating. He is like a WWE villain marketing this "fight"

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 06:21 PM

31. That's Obvious. I'm staying and Fighiting.



💙💛

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:45 PM

18. I'd say we are force feed twitter tweets here

I still do not know what makes anything the "tweet de jour"

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:46 PM

19. I now have almost 40,000 blocked.

My Twitter experience is pretty good.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:46 PM

20. Stop making excuses for the un-American fascist pos that owns it. Really?

Nobody gives a shit about following. It's about the current un-American fascist owner. A owner of racist car company that had to pay out millions. The pos wants to live in our country and push Russian propaganda against our democracy and our allies.

It's time to leave twitter unless you're full of shit.

I'm thinking about the racist un-American pos LA Clippers owner a few years ago. It's clear some on here would still support that pos. Because they support the same kind of un-American pos.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 07:44 PM

34. Thank you for saying what I was thinking

I just hadn't gotten around to typing a reply yet and now I don't have to.

While I can understand the "stay on Twitter and fight them" perspective, in the end you're supporting Musk and in all likelihood he will be supporting people who spread lies and threaten democracy.

But a lot of people here love themselves some Facebook too. Same problem, different fucking billionaire.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:50 PM

21. Mine is all auto racing

F1, Indy Car, NASCAR, etc.

Thatís pretty much all I see on there.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:57 PM

23. This Twitter uproar on DU is the funniest thing I've seen in years.

My bet is the the twittiest retweeters here will continue to twit, tweet, whatever itís called.

Staying tuned.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 05:59 PM

24. Today, I made it gone.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 06:18 PM

29. This is why the right walks all over us.

If we can't commit to not lining the pockets of a rw asshole, what can we commit to? This type of weakness is why tfg is still prancing around the country & spreading his bile as if nothing happened on Jan 6.

If nothing else, we should at least set a red line for what we will not tolerate from EM with regard to his shiny new toy.

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