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2012-06-05 10:04:41 AM  
Anyone who finds Twitter useless hasn't followed Patton Oswalt live-tweeting his viewing of The Mechanic.

#StathamVapors
 
2012-06-05 10:08:32 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Anyone who finds Twitter useless hasn't followed Patton Oswalt live-tweeting his viewing of The Mechanic.

#StathamVapors


I guess I'll just have to remain steadfast in my opinion then.
 
2012-06-05 10:24:52 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Anyone who finds Twitter useless hasn't followed Patton Oswalt live-tweeting his viewing of The Mechanic.

#StathamVapors


It's extremely useful if you already have a following. As a tool for the majority of people to keep in touch with their existing social circles, it is awful.

And I'm not the only one who feels that way. The vast majority of Tweets come from an extremely small number of users.
 
2012-06-05 11:04:41 AM  
I've always felt twitter is the greatest advertising/celebrity whoring tool ever. It convinces regular people to join so they can follow what their favorite corporations or celebrity idols are up to.

Is it useful for anything else?

/doesn't see that as a good use of my time
//fark on the other hand....
 
2012-06-05 11:25:53 AM  

ghall3: I've always felt twitter is the greatest advertising/celebrity whoring tool ever. It convinces regular people to join so they can follow what their favorite corporations or celebrity idols are up to.

Is it useful for anything else?

/doesn't see that as a good use of my time
//fark on the other hand....


Traffic updates? (That's pretty close to it's original purpose.) It would be awesome if they got some GPS into it. Then you could get traffic tweets within 25/50/100 miles.
 
2012-06-05 11:48:07 AM  

Gunny Walker: Traffic updates? (That's pretty close to it's original purpose.) It would be awesome if they got some GPS into it. Then you could get traffic tweets within 25/50/100 miles.


Automatic traffic updates...like you said, within the GPS but at that point why not just make an independent GPS system that updates the traffic. I know it's been tried but it usually is pretty unreliable in my experience.
 
2012-06-05 12:07:05 PM  
Now that I've blocked casual acquaintances and people that post incessantly about politics, the most annoying thing left in my Facebook stream are the people that have their Tweets post to FB.
 
2012-06-05 03:27:43 PM  
I'm a Twitter Sh*tter!

+1 on headline subby.
 
2012-06-05 04:19:53 PM  

ghall3: I've always felt twitter is the greatest advertising/celebrity whoring tool ever. It convinces regular people to join so they can follow what their favorite corporations or celebrity idols are up to.


no that's about it. let the lonely feel important because their phone is going off with messages "from" Lady Gaga.

I'm so awesome because when [comedian] writes something, I get to read it instantly!

where are the ads anyway? adblockplus and all but still no idea where they would be or how they'd be useful if I didn't have ABP installed.
 
2012-06-05 04:54:51 PM  

ghall3: I've always felt twitter is the greatest advertising/celebrity whoring tool ever. It convinces regular people to join so they can follow what their favorite corporations or celebrity idols are up to.

Is it useful for anything else?

I've found it fairly useful for keeping up with what's going on around town. I subscribe to a couple of local papers, concert venues and charity volunteer groups. If I want to figure out what to do with my weekend Twitter is usually my first stop for event announcements.
 
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