Do you have a Twitter account?

@leyisa (487)
Canada
June 10, 2009 11:45am CST
Ok - so the latest craze these days appears to be twitter..I dunno..I don't get it..what is the big deal..I do not have a twitter acount, nor do I want to..do you have a twitter account? If so, please tell me what the big craze is all about...
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@cconrad (30)
• United States
10 Jun 09
You don't have to post to twitter to have a twitter account. I certainly rarely do. I have Facebook for letting people I know what I'm doing (at least, people I care to know.) I use Twitter to follow people I find interesting. It's actually a great way to get updates on celebrities you follow, if you're into that. Personally I find comedians are the most rewarding to follow on Twitter, as they send out some pretty funny stuff. I have tweets sent directly to my phone, so it's very nice to read some posts during a break from school, work, what have you. It's not for everyone, so don't feel forced to get into it.
@leyisa (487)
• Canada
10 Jun 09
Hi Cconrad - I also have facebook and have finally gotten the hang of that and now they bring twitter our way....what do you mean by follow ppl? IS it like facebook where you can see their information...
• United States
10 Jun 09
Twitter operates on different concepts than Facebook. The idea is the same, you keep updated with your friends, but in a different style. There's no information about people aside from name and location. You don't list your hobbies, interests, anything like that, no applications. The idea is to just "follow" people via their tweets. Facebook recently changed to operate similar to Twitter, so that may be why you are wondering "whats the point?" Consider Twitter to be Facebook's status updates, but that's it. That's the point. You get to know what people are up to, without having to deal with all the other stuff. In fact, most people who use Twitter do not use the website (twitter.com). They use it via some other 3rd party application, like iPhone/iPod touch applications, or like me, I use text messages to follow, tweet, and reply to people.
@littleone3 (2065)
10 Jun 09
I do have a twitter account but really do not see what the big deal it is as I hardly ever use it I much prefer Facebook as I find I use that regularly. To tell you the truth I do not know why I bothered to set up an account on Twitter in the first place I think it was just to try it out and see what it was like.
@leyisa (487)
• Canada
10 Jun 09
I do prefer facebook - I like to be able to keep track of my friends asnd c their pics..etc... I fing that facebook allows you to do that... Even though I dont have twitter, twitter seems to be just a bunch of updates
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
10 Jun 09
Hi leyisa! I don't have twitter account and I don't really know what it is! I've just heard about in CNN when Ashton Kutcher beat the CNN on twitting, I think, lol! I've also seen one discussions here about twitter, but because I don't know much about it I just ignored it, I should have check the discussion and maybe learn something.
@leyisa (487)
• Canada
10 Jun 09
Hi Cjay - the first time I heard about twitter was also through the whole CNN and Ashton kutcher thing - I thought twitter was mainly about the celeberties and seeing what they are up to..
@rajeshfgh (1627)
• India
10 Jun 09
Hi leyisa, I do have a Twitter account but I am not crazy about it. Twitter is a sort of social bookmarking type of site, the only difference being you can tell the world (and certainly your friends) what are you doing and what are you upto. It is kinda a mix of social bookmarking and social networking site. Here, you can use it for business use as well as for staying up-to-date with your friends. You have an option of writing tweets (short messages) about whatever you're upto. If it is for business purposes, your activity will generate the required attention and if used for social purposes your friends will get to know what you really are upto. Adding friends is called as followers i.e. anyone who follows you gets to see all the tweets that you submit on the site. Even you can follow your friends or some person who have something valuable to share with you. You can follow me too.... My twitter id is 'rajeshfgh'
@leyisa (487)
• Canada
10 Jun 09
Hi Rajeshfgh - ok...so you just post updates as to waht you are doing? how do you know if anyone is reading what you are writing...I've heard all the celebs talk about this twitter business....Do you have to be someones friends to follow them...so many questions..so little time..heheh
@mmiceli (382)
10 Jun 09
No, I don't. I'm trying very hard to not join and waste time figuring it out lol. I don't really get it either or what the big deal is. Isn't it basically the same thing as Facebook Status?
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
twitter is one way of stalking your fave actors/actresses... if they have a twitter account then i guess it's okay for them to be followed... i have my twitter account to attract readers for my blog and i also earn by answering survey questions...