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do you partake and if so, would you be willing to share your username to gain followers?
Sure, but I think there may a few Twitter threads already. Also, be forewarned, Twitter is NOT a social network (Dr. Genius, 2013).
Let's let this play out.

Yes I use twitter. Sure, I would share my username.

Still can't figure out how to change my FBG username to Dr Genius. llov80s can you just follow me from post to post and change the heading to Dr. Genius?

 
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I go by @LocalPCGuy. Tend to tweet quite a bit of techy stuff related to web development, with the occasional side interest thrown in. I have a few other accounts I use for more narrow interests/reasons (specific websites, etc), but this is my main acct. Usually don't flood the stream with posts unless I happen to be at a conference or event.

 
Is it odd to mainly use Twitter as a source to read, and to tend not to post anything?
I know a lot of people who do this.
If I want to post something I want friends and family to read, I post it to Facebook (I post there maybe once a month).

I use twitter to pass the time on the can, not to get philisophical.

The only time I've heard of another good use of Twitter is for little league parents. A guy I work with passed this idea on to me. They have a dad who has a twitter handle special for the team. He posts updated on big plays and scores at the end of each inning. The parents follow the handle, so when they can't be at the game, they can get regular updates without constantly texting each other. As a parent of three who can only make games 50% of the time, I thought this was a good idea.

 
I get using the Twitter machine for news and following people that interest you...but why would the average FBG, or any regular Joe, feel the need to have followers? Myself, I follow maybe 30-40 users and only tweet once in a while, but my tweets are usually in response to a tweet - I rarely just tweet something out from scratch.

What I REALLY dont get is when like radio personalities, etc say things like "Follow me and Ill follow you back", as if thats some sort of great incentive to follow them. And lets say that radio person gets 10k followers, and he in turn follows those 10k people...I cant imagine what his Twitter feed looks like, Id go nuts sifting through the hundreds if not thousands of tweets from everyday people I have no interest in reading tweets from just to find tweets form the people I actually want to read tweets from.

Know what Im sayin?

 
It's back up. During the down time Peyton Manning was traded to the Jets, they not only found the missing Malaysian plane, but also Jimmy Hoffa's body, and North Korea created a colony on the Sun.

 
Wingnut said:
I get using the Twitter machine for news and following people that interest you...but why would the average FBG, or any regular Joe, feel the need to have followers? Myself, I follow maybe 30-40 users and only tweet once in a while, but my tweets are usually in response to a tweet - I rarely just tweet something out from scratch.

What I REALLY dont get is when like radio personalities, etc say things like "Follow me and Ill follow you back", as if thats some sort of great incentive to follow them. And lets say that radio person gets 10k followers, and he in turn follows those 10k people...I cant imagine what his Twitter feed looks like, Id go nuts sifting through the hundreds if not thousands of tweets from everyday people I have no interest in reading tweets from just to find tweets form the people I actually want to read tweets from.

Know what Im sayin?
I'm the same way, but some people are obsessed with follower counts. I've seen some blowhards on Twitter respond to someone making (what I think is) a somewhat sensible comment, and the blowhard replying by noting the person's low follower count, as though that speaks for itself as to whose view is correct. Similar are those who constantly tweet "how much their Twitter account is worth" updates.

It's some weird prestige thing.

 
I routinely clear my twitter follow list. About June-July, I'll add the various FBGs and other football twitters, then when football season ends I unfollow them and start following college basketball and MLB guys. I don't keep everyone around year round because I don't particularly care what band Joe Bryant is tweeting about or what brand of anal lube doug gottleib is promoting in the offseason

 
Wingnut said:
I get using the Twitter machine for news and following people that interest you...but why would the average FBG, or any regular Joe, feel the need to have followers? Myself, I follow maybe 30-40 users and only tweet once in a while, but my tweets are usually in response to a tweet - I rarely just tweet something out from scratch.

What I REALLY dont get is when like radio personalities, etc say things like "Follow me and Ill follow you back", as if thats some sort of great incentive to follow them. And lets say that radio person gets 10k followers, and he in turn follows those 10k people...I cant imagine what his Twitter feed looks like, Id go nuts sifting through the hundreds if not thousands of tweets from everyday people I have no interest in reading tweets from just to find tweets form the people I actually want to read tweets from.

Know what Im sayin?
He's most likely using TweetDeck or some other app with lists and he's never seeing anything those people are posting.

 
I routinely clear my twitter follow list. About June-July, I'll add the various FBGs and other football twitters, then when football season ends I unfollow them and start following college basketball and MLB guys. I don't keep everyone around year round because I don't particularly care what band Joe Bryant is tweeting about or what brand of anal lube doug gottleib is promoting in the offseason
You can make lists so you don't have to do all that adding and dropping every few months. Just make a football list, NBA list, MLB list, etc.

 
Wingnut said:
I get using the Twitter machine for news and following people that interest you...but why would the average FBG, or any regular Joe, feel the need to have followers? Myself, I follow maybe 30-40 users and only tweet once in a while, but my tweets are usually in response to a tweet - I rarely just tweet something out from scratch.

What I REALLY dont get is when like radio personalities, etc say things like "Follow me and Ill follow you back", as if thats some sort of great incentive to follow them. And lets say that radio person gets 10k followers, and he in turn follows those 10k people...I cant imagine what his Twitter feed looks like, Id go nuts sifting through the hundreds if not thousands of tweets from everyday people I have no interest in reading tweets from just to find tweets form the people I actually want to read tweets from.

Know what Im sayin?
I follow about 150 people, but the only tweets I've ever made have been about Beef O' Brady's Bowl Parade.

 
I get using the Twitter machine for news and following people that interest you...but why would the average FBG, or any regular Joe, feel the need to have followers? Myself, I follow maybe 30-40 users and only tweet once in a while, but my tweets are usually in response to a tweet - I rarely just tweet something out from scratch.

What I REALLY dont get is when like radio personalities, etc say things like "Follow me and Ill follow you back", as if thats some sort of great incentive to follow them. And lets say that radio person gets 10k followers, and he in turn follows those 10k people...I cant imagine what his Twitter feed looks like, Id go nuts sifting through the hundreds if not thousands of tweets from everyday people I have no interest in reading tweets from just to find tweets form the people I actually want to read tweets from.

Know what Im sayin?
I follow about 150 people, but the only tweets I've ever made have been about Beef O' Brady's Bowl Parade.
:goodposting:

 
Yeah I am realizing how much of a twitter addiction I have since it is down for me.

#titty

 

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