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11 June 2008 @ 05:43 pm
twitter in plain English  
For those of you confused by twitter, this may help.

Another social networking site I use (though mostly not socially) is del.icio.us

Doriandorianegray on June 11th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
It's not that I'm confused by Twitter. It's that I find LJ-Twitter-posts pointless and mildly annoying. (Which is not to say that you shouldn't do them if you want to; it's to say that I'm going to scroll past them when they turn up on my FriendsPage, because they generally make bugger-all sense to me.)
a very caring potatomollydot on June 11th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Even ones with bunnies?

I hope once a day isn't too annoying. Some people have a lj post for every twitter update. If anyone on my friendslist did that, they'd be off it very quickly.
Doriandorianegray on June 11th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yeek! If you LJ-posted every single Twitter individually, I think I'd defriend you on the spot!

The conglomerate once-a-day Twitter post is to me fairly lacking in sense, but can be happily scrolled past.
a very caring potatomollydot on June 11th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't blame you!

If you ever get the urge to be more selective in your ignoring, it's handy to know that tweets beginning with "@username" are replies, so the least likely to make sense. Eg, one that will be coming up tonight is me cheering the Mars Phoenix lander because it managed to do something that wasn't working yesterday (getting a soil sample into its oven).
holmesfanholmesfan on June 11th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Interesting post me thinks. Glad to see the full explanation about twitter and understand how it can widen one's knowledge of a friend. Careful study of twitters would begin to form a very up-to-date social history. If stored carefully imagine what a great picture ones grandchildren could form of your life.

Not sure about the Social Bookmarking though, for me I mean. My bookmarks are mainly to do with genealogy and there are so many that if they were added to by others I think I'd be overwhelmed by the multitude of choice.
a very caring potatomollydot on June 11th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
You don't need to use the social aspect - you can just look at your own bookmarks.

I originally started using it because I could bookmark something in work and look at it at home. These days, it's mostly out of habit, but I do like the tagging aspect - it's like folders, except that a single item can be in multiple folders. So if, for example, I bookmarked a page that had knitting and crochet patterns on it, I could tag it "knitting" and "crochet", rather than having to choose one folder or another. It's also handy that I can tag something for our house and nuteile can look at those without having to use my computer or bother with any of my other bookmarks (linky).