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Posted: 7/23/2013 6:47:19 PM EST
I hear about it all the time... Hash tag this and hash tag that. How do you do it and how could you possibly know someone is tweeting if they didn't first tell you they were? Seems much more complicated than sending a text message on the cell phone. Thanks!
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:48:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/23/2013 6:49:37 PM EST by sdrake100]
You get to say whatever you want, in so many words, to a self-absorbed audience that won't read it.

The hash tags are a simple way to search for pertinent tweets.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:51:58 PM EST
think of it as sending a text message to anyone who has "subscribed" to you.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:54:21 PM EST
Life in 140 characters or less. #suckonmyballs
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:56:56 PM EST
#LoadOfBollocks
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:57:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
think of it as sending a text message to anyone who has "subscribed" to you.
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And can be read by anyone else who looks for you or a word in your text message, and you can send a message to someone who isn't following you by including their screen name.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:02:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MotorMouth:


And can be read by anyone else who looks for you or a word in your text message, and you can send a message to someone who isn't following you by including their screen name.
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Originally Posted By MotorMouth:
Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
think of it as sending a text message to anyone who has "subscribed" to you.


And can be read by anyone else who looks for you or a word in your text message, and you can send a message to someone who isn't following you by including their screen name.



Going camping #motormouth #novagator


Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:16:14 PM EST
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Going camping #motormouth #novagator


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Originally Posted By Enlightenme556:
Originally Posted By MotorMouth:
Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
think of it as sending a text message to anyone who has "subscribed" to you.


And can be read by anyone else who looks for you or a word in your text message, and you can send a message to someone who isn't following you by including their screen name.



Going camping #motormouth #novagator





@Enlightenment See you there. Don't forget your pillow. #GoingInDry
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:54:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MotorMouth:


And can be read by anyone else who looks for you or a word in your text message, and you can send a message to someone who isn't following you by including their screen name.
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Originally Posted By MotorMouth:
Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
think of it as sending a text message to anyone who has "subscribed" to you.


And can be read by anyone else who looks for you or a word in your text message, and you can send a message to someone who isn't following you by including their screen name.
So in other words, gayer than than a box of dicks, and lets random people who won't let so an so be their "friend" on Facebook, and lets them talk shit to each other, correct?
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:01:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GSL:
So in other words, gayer than than a box of dicks, and lets random people who won't let so an so be their "friend" on Facebook, and lets them talk shit to each other, correct?
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Originally Posted By GSL:
Originally Posted By MotorMouth:
Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
think of it as sending a text message to anyone who has "subscribed" to you.


And can be read by anyone else who looks for you or a word in your text message, and you can send a message to someone who isn't following you by including their screen name.
So in other words, gayer than than a box of dicks, and lets random people who won't let so an so be their "friend" on Facebook, and lets them talk shit to each other, correct?


Twitter enabled the protestors in Istanbul to develop an entire "how to mobilize, fight police, counteract police measures and use social media for field intel gathering" culture in under a week. It fixes the intel dissemination bottleneck.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:02:31 PM EST
I am SO glad that I've not fallen for this latest social fagotry...
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:06:18 PM EST
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@Enlightenment See you there. Don't forget your pillow. #GoingInDry
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Originally Posted By MotorMouth:
Originally Posted By Enlightenme556:
Originally Posted By MotorMouth:
Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
think of it as sending a text message to anyone who has "subscribed" to you.


And can be read by anyone else who looks for you or a word in your text message, and you can send a message to someone who isn't following you by including their screen name.



Going camping #motormouth #novagator





@Enlightenment See you there. Don't forget your pillow. #GoingInDry




#yippekayemotherfucker
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:08:04 PM EST
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I am SO glad that I've not fallen for this latest social fagotry...
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latest? lol welcome to 7 years ago.

Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:43:56 PM EST
I understand sending a text message to all your friends at once, but what purpose does the # have on phrases thatareusuallynotspacedoutlikethis ?
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 11:43:17 PM EST
Here's how twitter works. Its like writing on the wall of a public bathroom stall, except the bathroom is the internet.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 11:44:35 PM EST
Not the foggiest...

I think I have a twitter,

but I guess anyone can use it... #shityourmothersaysinbed
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 11:55:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/23/2013 11:59:24 PM EST by Gamma762]
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Originally Posted By jeffsenpai:
I understand sending a text message to all your friends at once, but what purpose does the # have on phrases thatareusuallynotspacedoutlikethis ?
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It's a subject or topic of the comment... if you get enough people using the same one at the same time it makes that topic "trending". They're also used sarcastically or humorously in reference to the other content. Makes it easy to search for comments referring to the same topic.

# - subject or topic that the comment refers to
@ - sends the comment to the username following the @ symbol

Think of it as public text messaging with optional routing information.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:43:37 AM EST
If you have a low IQ and lots of opinions about stupid, meaningless shit, you start a Twitter account and share them with other like minded, low IQ fucking idiots with lots of opinions about stupid shit
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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:05:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 1:06:30 AM EST by geekz0r]
Originally Posted By blockbuster:
I hear about it all the time... Hash tag this and hash tag that. How do you do it and how could you possibly know someone is tweeting if they didn't first tell you they were? Seems much more complicated than sending a text message on the cell phone. Thanks!
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Yes and no.

1) You normally see posts made from people you follow, people who "mention" you
- you also see when people "mention" you - @yourusername <message> etc. (kinda like an open letter)
- you also see when people send you direct messages - private <-- This is as similar as you can get to a text message etc.

2) If you know someone's username you can read all of their public posts & mentions

3) You can click on hashtags that someone posts and see posts made by others who used the same hashtag



so yes it is more complex than just texting a single person. but it's not intended to only be a private message between two people. That is an option of course, but not the only one.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:56:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 1:59:11 AM EST by TerryC]
If you think that everyone in the world wants/needs to hear every random thought that drifts through your potato brain, then Twitter is just the thing for you . . .

#nobodygivesashit


ETA: Think I'm going to start a Twitter account.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:10:11 AM EST
Twitter direct messages are private between two users. Much like the IM system here.

Most of you are confusing the DM function with tweeting.

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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:12:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By IdahoHk416:
If you have a low IQ and lots of opinions about stupid, meaningless shit, you start a Twitter account and share them with other like minded, low IQ fucking idiots with lots of opinions about stupid shit
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So, General Discussion basically?

#hemad



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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:12:58 AM EST
#OnlyTwitsTweet

#TwitsTweetTheirDrama
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:20:45 AM EST
Whatever you do don't check out #tittytuesday
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:02:38 AM EST
My mother's neighbor is a retired English teacher, and everytime a younger friend show's a tweet to her, she feels as if she's being held hostage subjective brain damage.

So after reading WTF is the rage of twitter, it's basically for low IQ or fanatic political knobs whom are very bored and think the world is entitled to their own opinions? Meh.

#idontgiveashitorcareforwhatstuckonstupidhas­tosay.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:22:25 AM EST
I have different news organizations, poltical people and comedians on my Twitter feed so when I am just waiting around somewhere I will pull up and catch up on news, sports, when musicians are coming to town, etc.

The hashtag? You can subscribe to a hashtag and hear the comments from people all over the world about a certain subject or maybe a show you are watching.

For example I was doing it during playoff football games last season. It is like the funniest guys in the bar from around the world.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:28:22 AM EST
I like how Twitter literally enrages some of you
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