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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-11 12:28 AM
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43. You need to pick people you want to follow first, otherwise you
Edited on Mon Jul-25-11 12:34 AM by sabrina 1
will most likely be talking to yourself.

Nearly every politician is on Twitter, eg, so pick who want to follow, then find them and click 'follow' on their page, and their names will show up on your page as people you follow. Then, each time they post a message, you will see it.

I follow Gov. Walker eg, mostly so I get his lame tweets whenever he posts, then sometimes I reply, as lots of others do, mostly not very nicely. He has to be the most boring person ever. I only keep him on my list so I can tell him what I think of him every once in a while.

The more people you are following, the more will get your message when you post it, and they may retweet it to their followers.

It's kind of like a chain letter, rather than a discussion board.

If you follow news agencies, eg, Al Jazeera, CNN etc. you get immediate news as it comes out. You can follow Anchors, like Anderson Cooper, etc. Movie stars if you like, Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann etc.

You can also follow DUers who are on Twitter which will help get your messages around as each person has their own followers and people they follow.

Anyhow, have fun. It's a tool, and you can use it whatever way you choose, I find it to be excellent for getting instant news as it happens. But it's not really a discussion forum.

I follow people like Jeremy Scahill and Naomi Klein. Just think of your favorite people, in politics, in the movies, in art, literature, news media etc. and you can follow any or all of them. And of course people will start following you, if you want them to.

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