Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Daily Mail)   Twitter is so hugely popular that a full 44% of its users have never twitted. Wait, what?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 110
    More: Interesting, Twitter, Recent Changes, inspections, Starting Today  
•       •       •

3080 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Apr 2014 at 11:11 PM (46 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



110 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-04-11 06:23:35 PM  
I'm one of the 44%. Only signed up to follow a friend.

/Now I have 12 followers of my own non-account. WTF
 
2014-04-11 06:23:43 PM  
Lady Gaga has Little Monsters that she tweets.

I have Twits that I tweek.
 
2014-04-11 06:26:21 PM  
I know, it's unbelievable that a large number of people would sign up for a service like Twitter just to follow accounts that provide them with current and relevant information.
 
2014-04-11 06:28:01 PM  
Or maybe Lady Gaga has Twits and I have Little Monsters*. I forget.

You can get a random number of followers without ever tweeting, but it helps if you  tweet at least once a year.

My guess is I could have 100 in five minutes if I used one of the keywords that commercial advertisers and spammers look for: sex, money, debt, penis, sex, cars, sex, purchase or "Oh, crap, am I ever gullible. Just lost thousands to a scammer!"

Try it.

*In fact, i'm pretty sure I have Little Monsters on VHS and DVD also. It's cute. Get stoned and watch it some time. If you have ever wondered what Howie Mandel would look like if he was blue and had horns, you might learn something.
 
2014-04-11 06:39:02 PM  
I have one of those accounts. I only have it to use for things like bonus coins in online games
 
2014-04-11 06:53:56 PM  
I use my Twitter account to link into news sites and crap websites.
 
2014-04-11 07:26:32 PM  
The only thing I use it for is follow Richard Branson once in a while, fascinating guy.
 
2014-04-11 07:37:21 PM  
I signed up during the Iranian protests but haven't done anything with it. I think I initially sent out "testing" and that was it. Despite that fact I still managed to gain a couple followers.
 
2014-04-11 07:57:51 PM  

eggrolls: I'm one of the 44%. Only signed up to follow a friend.

/Now I have 12 followers of my own non-account. WTF


Ditto. I'm following a few people/companies and I've never twated anything. Still got a bunch of followers. I wonder what's wrong with them.
 
2014-04-11 08:01:26 PM  
Not surprising, how many Farkers out there that only lurk?

/well, the ones who haven't put me on ignore yet.
 
2014-04-11 08:15:37 PM  
@theaterofscifi
 
2014-04-11 08:25:24 PM  

ChubbyTiger: eggrolls: I'm one of the 44%. Only signed up to follow a friend.

/Now I have 12 followers of my own non-account. WTF

Ditto. I'm following a few people/companies and I've never twated anything. Still got a bunch of followers. I wonder what's wrong with them.


Could be datamining.

Or "I need a quick and dirty data source to *test* my data mining/ETL tool on."  (Raises Hand).
 
2014-04-11 09:04:09 PM  
Yeah, I have an account but never use it, find it sort of obnoxious. Same with Facebook actually.
 
2014-04-11 09:07:40 PM  
I have a twitter account...I've tweeted once.  Why?  I'm too long-winded.
 
2014-04-11 09:31:09 PM  
I believe the proper term is "twootled."
 
2014-04-11 09:38:48 PM  
Twopcharts does understand that you can hide your twerps from everyone but your peeps, right? If you're into that kind of thing.
 
2014-04-11 11:03:42 PM  
Twitter is overrated

Their character limit is a stupid gimmick
 
2014-04-11 11:12:36 PM  
I'm Spartacus! Errrr, I mean I'm one of those people. I signed up, made one test tweet and never went back.
 
2014-04-11 11:15:47 PM  

eggrolls: I'm one of the 44%. Only signed up to follow a friend.

/Now I have 12 followers of my own non-account. WTF


Replace twitter with facebook and it's the same deal. Never posted anything, everything restricted. The only thing in my profile is my city. I don't have a twitter account. I have a G+ account only because google forced me.
 
2014-04-11 11:19:46 PM  
44% ??? Hashtag colormewow
 
2014-04-11 11:22:01 PM  
Another 51% are bot accounts that tweet one spam message and then try to follow as many people as possible in the hopes that some moron will follow them back or retweet them.
 
2014-04-11 11:23:09 PM  
Count me in the 44%, I only use it for marathon race updates.  I'm too boring to tweet - I'm on Fark on a Friday night for christ sake.
 
2014-04-11 11:23:38 PM  
You use twitter to follow other people/companies/organizations.  Like.. no shiat.
 
2014-04-11 11:28:46 PM  
Past tense tweet is a twat?

/got nuttin
/1ofthose
 
2014-04-11 11:29:36 PM  
Twitter.  Happier.  More productive.
 
2014-04-11 11:29:49 PM  
I've only twatted under the cover of darkness, using a screen name that in no way shape or form could be connected to any of my myriad other online screen names or personalities. That's how ashamed I am, I guess that's what I'm hinting at.

The few times I've used my account to perhaps get some kind of response from companies or corporations that have other wise proven unresponsive to more private and direct correspondence have proven futile.

So, in short, I consider Twitter to be useless. I Tweet ideas or quick blurbs that I want to remember later, like maybe the fact that I need to pick up toilet paper next time I go to the store, or some drunken two line "poem" that I think is a million dollar idea until I'm sober.

Yes, Twitter is pointless, useless, and over valued. That's not only what I"m implying, it's what I'm outright saying.
 
2014-04-11 11:30:33 PM  
I signed up but misspelled my email account, and now I'm halfway inside activation limbo.


Old.

Can't be bothered to try again.
 
2014-04-11 11:32:50 PM  
I only use it to follow certain comedians and Opie and Anthony show related people. I've tweeted maybe 5 times, all replies.
 
2014-04-11 11:32:56 PM  
I got drunk one night and cussed out Nancy Grace via Twitter.
 
2014-04-11 11:36:21 PM  
That's because 44% of people never poop.
 
2014-04-11 11:38:01 PM  
The only thing I do on twitter is fark with SJW's cause they're farking useless.
 
2014-04-11 11:38:04 PM  
I joined briefly a couple of years ago. My name is the same as a large donut chain here in Canada. I immediately started getting followed by hundreds of people. Kinda freaked me out a bit, couldn't get out fast enough.
 
2014-04-11 11:39:52 PM  

Johnny Texas: I got drunk one night and cussed out Nancy Grace via Twitter.


I wish I had the motivation to do this... but alas, I realize the futility.

/I struggle to come to grips with the fact that people like her probably arent even sharing their 100% genuine opinions, but rather realize that their controversy makes them money, and they're just playing a part.
 
2014-04-11 11:39:52 PM  
I was in the "poop's coming out now" school of Twitter-belittlement (twittlement?) for the longest time.

Then I got @sciencenotscary for some shameless self-promotion, telling myself that I'd only use it for blatant self-promotion and that I didn't really have a Twitter account, Science Isn't Scary did.

Nearly 5500 tweets and over a thousand followers later, I've gotten more contacts through it than I ever did through LinkedIn.

/I may owe it an apology
//that apology is longer than 140 characters, though.
 
2014-04-11 11:42:40 PM  

macgregor666: I joined briefly a couple of years ago. My name is the same as a large donut chain here in Canada. I immediately started getting followed by hundreds of people. Kinda freaked me out a bit, couldn't get out fast enough.


Bondith: Then I got @sciencenotscary for some shameless self-promotion, telling myself that I'd only use it for blatant self-promotion and that I didn't really have a Twitter account, Science Isn't Scary did.

Nearly 5500 tweets and over a thousand followers later, I've gotten more contacts through it than I ever did through LinkedIn.


Is this a bad time to inform you guys that all those followers and retweeters are worth big $$$$, because twitter retweets directly feed/influence Google search rankings?
 
2014-04-11 11:51:55 PM  
Set up a Twitter account, more than a few sites suggested it was one good way to get job leads. What a waste.
 
2014-04-11 11:54:32 PM  
@drew # thisthreadsucks
 
2014-04-11 11:55:28 PM  

brantgoose: Or maybe Lady Gaga has Twits and I have Little Monsters*. I forget.

You can get a random number of followers without ever tweeting, but it helps if you  tweet at least once a year.

My guess is I could have 100 in five minutes if I used one of the keywords that commercial advertisers and spammers look for: sex, money, debt, penis, sex, cars, sex, purchase or "Oh, crap, am I ever gullible. Just lost thousands to a scammer!"

Try it.

*In fact, i'm pretty sure I have Little Monsters on VHS and DVD also. It's cute. Get stoned and watch it some time. If you have ever wondered what Howie Mandel would look like if he was blue and had horns, you might learn something.


Over the shoulder boulder holder.

/dont trust unsealed apple juice
 
2014-04-12 12:00:44 AM  
I don't have a Twitter account. Instead, I just yell out random thoughts throughout the day. I only have two followers, but I think they're cops.
 
2014-04-12 12:01:15 AM  

lostcat: I know, it's unbelievable that a large number of people would sign up for a service like Twitter just to follow accounts that provide them with current and relevant information.


This is the correct answer. I tweet infrequently, but follow many people and especially news services.
 
2014-04-12 12:01:40 AM  
I AM THE 44%.

P.S.  Like Cinderella, on the stroke of midnight my account turned back into a pumpkin.  Thanks for the day of TF, Drew!
 
2014-04-12 12:04:04 AM  
I use it for work, but it's also my social acct. There's apps you can use to see how many of your followers are active. Some 'popular' accounts are 90% inactive followers. I have under 20% inactive followers, which is pretty good. Even better considering I have clients who follow under a separate acct they don't tweet with, but make lists with so they can read what they don't wish to publicly follow.
 
2014-04-12 12:06:06 AM  
When I first heard the name "Twitter" years ago, I didn't know what it was, but it immediately made me think of this:

4.bp.blogspot.com

I'm sure I'm not alone in that.
 
2014-04-12 12:09:12 AM  
I know I'm in a minority, but I like twitter because it's not Facebook.
 
2014-04-12 12:11:16 AM  

brantgoose: Or maybe Lady Gaga has Twits and I have Little Monsters*. I forget.

You can get a random number of followers without ever tweeting, but it helps if you  tweet at least once a year.

My guess is I could have 100 in five minutes if I used one of the keywords that commercial advertisers and spammers look for: sex, money, debt, penis, sex, cars, sex, purchase or "Oh, crap, am I ever gullible. Just lost thousands to a scammer!"

Try it.

*In fact, i'm pretty sure I have Little Monsters on VHS and DVD also. It's cute. Get stoned and watch it some time. If you have ever wondered what Howie Mandel would look like if he was blue and had horns, you might learn something.


That movie was pretty interesting all the stuff under the bed
 
2014-04-12 12:14:09 AM  

davidphogan: I know I'm in a minority, but I like twitter because it's not Facebook.


We're think we're more connected than ever but we're actually more disconnected than ever. 140 characters into the ether sets false expectations and does nothing to actually socially connect you to anyone. @youaremyfriendright? doesn't have a  f$cking clue who you are or what you say
 
2014-04-12 12:15:58 AM  
Twitter-bots to follow you.

/@jaylectricity
 
2014-04-12 12:17:52 AM  

brimed03: I AM THE 44%.

P.S.  Like Cinderella, on the stroke of midnight my account turned back into a pumpkin.  Thanks for the day of TF, Drew!


And I'm part of the 56%.

/i sent one tweet
 
2014-04-12 12:23:26 AM  
I signed up to tell Neal Boortz I thought he was wrong.  Once.  One tweet.  Take that statistics!
 
2014-04-12 12:26:18 AM  

BHShaman: I use my Twitter account to link into news sites and crap websites.


I just go to google.com and type in yahoo to find my esnails
 
Displayed 50 of 110 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report