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Tuesday Thingers: Twitter

ttQuestions: Do you Tweet? If so, what do you like best about Twitter? What do you like the least? Do you have any Twitter applications or extras that you use frequently (TweetDeck, TwitterFeed, etc)? Do you belong to any of the Twitter groups on LT?

I am on twitter, you can find me right here. I think it’s a lot of fun and that the many, many twitter nay-sayers don’t really understand its purpose. I use twitter for chatting with bookish friends and networking with bookish people, not for just saying what I’m doing at any given time (although sometimes I do that too).  I can follow my favorite comedian and my favorite musician and have a fast track to their news which otherwise would require me remembering visit websites, myspace (yuck!) and so on.  I have a couple of “real life” friends on twitter, but I think it works best as a platform to broadcast debates, questions, and have discussions involving lots of people.  I’d say I like twitter spam the least; I go check out every one of my new followers and I’m very often disappointed.  I have strange followers, like people trying to sell me pet food when at present I am sadly pet-less, so I think it has to be monitored somewhat carefully, but the rewards are greater than the hassle.

I use TweetDeck to keep up with the tweets.  I find the website often down and painfully slow, so in a sense TweetDeck is fantastic.  It does slow everything else down, so I have to turn it off if I’m using my VoIP phone to talk with my parents or people in the USA, but when I’m just browsing, it’s great.

I don’t belong to any twitter groups on LT.  I already belong to too many groups and I’m more of a lurker than a poster, so it’s best if I keep away.

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