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Yes, I talk to myself enough without a website encouraging me...

I usually try to stay away from current events, since they tend to date the comic, but I've heard about nothing but Twitter for the past two weeks. The site has been around for awhile, but it's finally caught on this past year. Personally, I can't make sense of it, which I suppose can be blamed on using LiveJournal for seven years. Twitter makes me feel old. And if you need further proof of how old I am, I still capitalize "Internet."

So if you're like me, maybe you'll find this icon amusing:





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saphireseas
Jun. 10th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
I want to live in Ponyville, where you can think "Hey, I want to go to grad school" a few months before graduation, and then just go the next fall. That would be awesome!
kimonos_house
Jun. 10th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
That's the way I did it! It might not have been the best thought-out plan.
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graeco_celt
Jun. 10th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
I'm with Minty and you, on this one!
demon_666
Jun. 10th, 2009 09:41 am (UTC)
I don't think Twitter is that spectacular.
I think it's just for lazy egomaniacal narcissists who think people give a hoot whether they pooped at 4 or 5 pm. (Well, you know, not that I've actually looked at Twitter to see anyone writing about that... I don't think you'd get many friends writing about poop.)
If I really wanted to know what someone was doing, I'd rather have a detailed explanation, not the Cluedo version ("With Professor Plum, in the ballroom, with the candlestick." Are you murdering someone, or just really into antiques?)
I too speak to myself. A little less than I used to, but that's probably more to do with how I've become boring. Yeah, even I am bored by my own conversations! =D
kimonos_house
Jun. 10th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Are you murdering someone, or just really into antiques?

LOL! Yes, exactly. XD
hotclaws
Jun. 10th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
I'm on Twitter and never read it,
kijibwa_1
Jun. 10th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
I am on Twitter and post a few thing. I even read CNN new since I follow CNN on twitter.
jupiternwndrlnd
Jun. 10th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
i am sooooo gonna twitter this

*snort*
it made me lol...and first thing in the AM that's difficult!
beechan2
Jun. 10th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on the whole Twitter thing. Know one NEEDS to know what someone else is doing 24/7. I can see Twitter being used as a sort of emergency updates kind of thing, but to tell everyone what you are doing at every waking second of the day, nu uh.

Heh, I'll go back to listening to the Riding Bean soundtrack now.

~~Bee
alcholo
Jun. 10th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
lmao. i just took that icon and set it as my twitter icon.
i'm on the fence. got dragged into it by peer pressure. btw, the only person i know who tweets about bowel movements is my friend megan, who has ALWAYS announced that sort of thing to everyone. and once you get past the shock of it, it's kinda nice knowing if you ever had a weird poo issue, you know someone you could talk about it with...
kimonos_house
Jun. 10th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
LOL! How big does Twitter allow icons to be? I can scale it down if you want me to.
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musewrangler
Jun. 10th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
LOL! So true. And I need a lot more than 140 characters when I talk to myself.

Oddly enough, Minty is the sort of personality I'd want to follow on Twitter. XD
kimonos_house
Jun. 10th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
And I need a lot more than 140 characters when I talk to myself.

Me, too! Especially since I also tend to ask myself questions... and answer myself. >_>

I bet a Minty Twitter account would be pretty interesting. She had a hard time keeping up with that blog I set up for her, though. Way too easily distracted!
bitterblacktea
Jun. 10th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on the Twitter thing. Isn't that one of them things where you have to be chained to the computer to be able to post every minutiae of your life or something? ;)

Don't get me started on Plurk. haha...

That icon is awesome socks. I'm going to use it for my other journal. :D
kimonos_house
Jun. 10th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Isn't that one of them things where you have to be chained to the computer to be able to post every minutiae of your life or something? ;)

Oh, if only that were true. But no, they have a really good cell phone interface, which allows people to tell you they're on the bus or grocery shopping and just bought coffee...
htbthomas
Jun. 10th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
I actually use Twitter as a mini-LJ. A way to post my fandom-y thoughts about shows and movies without making a whole entry, and respond to others doing the same. The Chuck campaign has been so much fun, tweeting to save the show, and tweeting during the mass rewatch of the show (Chuck Me Mondays).

Probably 75% of my tweets are replies to other people's fandom-related tweets.

I probably post something personal once every 100 tweets at the most. :)
kimonos_house
Jun. 10th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
I could see Twitter being very useful for petitions like that. You don't need more than 140 characters to say, "Hey, don't cancel my show!" My husband signed up last year because a video game developer was using Twitter to get opinions on something they were working on. He replied to them, but then we couldn't figure out where his reply went. XD
smittygirl
Jun. 10th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
HAH!

Yes, Minty. THANK YOU. I need to gank that icon. :)

I like Twitter, but I try to ignore the fact that about 98% of the population tweets to prove their existence. I tweet to keep in touch with my friends AND so I don't make a billion LJ posts a day. They're all compressed into one Twitter post later. Convenience!

There really seems to be a lot of self-ego stroking that goes on over there as a whole. :\
kimonos_house
Jun. 10th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
See, you use it the way it should be used! Twitter is such an abused site.
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eliiiiza
Jun. 10th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
I adore Twitter... And I capitalise Internet too!

There are a lot of misconceptions about Twitter. It isn't about tweeting silly things like "I had cereal for breakfast", it's about meeting new people and having conversations with them. Nearly 80% of my tweets are part of a conversation. I've met some cool people on there as well!

Maybe you'll make your way there soon enough, because you're definitely cool enough to be there. ;)
mischiefmydear
Jun. 10th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
"There are a lot of misconceptions about Twitter. It isn't about tweeting silly things like "I had cereal for breakfast", it's about meeting new people and having conversations with them. Nearly 80% of my tweets are part of a conversation. I've met some cool people on there as well!"

Definitely this! It's much more of a forum or chat room for me than an account of what I do every minute.
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ryusmom
Jun. 10th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Ow, my sides hurt from laughing! Gotta love Minty:) Last week I overheard an elderly man telling his wife he was checking his "twits" (tweets).

I'm one of those people who disregard things like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace etc as I'd rather not have people know how dull my life really is, lol. I'm only on LiveJournal to read comics...

kimonos_house
Jun. 10th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
Last week I overheard an elderly man telling his wife he was checking his "twits" (tweets).

Ha! Yeah, after the ladies on The View recommended Twitter (causing it to crash that day under the weight of millions of older women), I decided that Twitter is the AOL of blogging.
rena_librarian
Jun. 11th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
This is funny; I'm on the fence about Twitter--some people are all "ZOMG AMAZING" and others are like "DIE TWITTER DIE." I think I may just have to give it, say, a two-week trial--I know I would like it if it can update my Facebook and MySpace status simultaneously. (I'm on Facebook every day, but MySpace often gets neglected for a month at a time.)
kimonos_house
Jun. 11th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
I'm indifferent to Twitter, really. I certainly don't begrudge people who want to stay in touch with friends. I'm just tired of hearing about it. XD It doesn't appeal to me, and the few times I've looked at it, I've had a hard time figuring some of it out. When you look at someone's page, you get their half of several conversations, all without context. Really hard to get used to.

I may eventually get a Facebook account. I dunno... my mother-in-law is on Facebook. :P I felt dirty when I signed up at Myspace. I check it every two or three months.
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