Who's on Twitter?
I’m on the ‘twatter’ as I once heard someone call it!?
Mainly use it to monitor ‘design’ related things. Things related to my MA in Design, Sustainable Futures.
If I [rarely] have something interesting to say that relates to that i’ll ‘tweet’
@imjustinfloyd – that’s me.Posted 6 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
I use it. Mainly for keeping up with what’s going on and partly for putting up photos / blogs etc. I like it because I get all the news far quicker than via the websites and you get a general feel for what’s happening biking wise. I only use it for biking so only follow biking people.
Top tips? Interact. It’s easier to interact with people than facebook etc. Like all the people who helped me last night when I spilled red wine on my rug. Being interesting isn’t important I don’t think.
I think I’m doug_basquemtb or doug_basquemtb.comPosted 6 years agostumpy01Member
I’m on twitter, but only because a work colleague thought it would be funny to set up an account in my name and post random messages like: “going for a coffee enema this evening” etc.
He even nicked a pic from my facebook page to use.
Got him back though, but ‘forgetting my password’ and intercepting the reminder e-mail on his computer while he was away from his desk.Posted 6 years ago
Can’t remember the username or password now, so am a bit stuck.Big DaveMember
I’ve just this week signed up to Twitter. Its mainly to promote a blog I’ve started working on which in turn is to promote a series of bike rides I want to do for charity next year. Got to get a justgiving page sorted out next. Its a bit of a rabit hole once you start down the path of sticking stuff on the net.
All I’ve managed to do is post a lot of badly written crap at the moment but its a start.Posted 6 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
Me. stilltortoise. No idea why I signed up really. I do post on it (and those posts automatically appear on my blog), although nothing that most people would give two hoots about reading.
I do find it good for keeping up to date with the World Cup downhill though, and most of who/what I follow is biking relatedPosted 6 years ago
I dont understand how it works to be honest
You use text messages on your phone? It’s like that.
Sending messages to @someone will send to them but is publicly readable. You can send private ‘direct messages’ with D someone instead. Otherwise, messages just go out there where anyone following you will see them, or anyone looking at your Twitter page.
If you like what someone writes, follow them. If you don’t, don’t.
When you get to following a few (and you’ll be surprised how quickly you go from “how do I find people to follow?” to “jesus christ, how do I keep up with all this?”), consider using a dedicated Twitter client such as Tweetdeck. Tweetdeck lets you list your followees in columns, so you can put (for example) STW people together. Personally I just have two inaccurately named columns, “friends” for people I actually know and “celebs” for everyone else.
I’m @UKCougar, should anyone want to read my drivel.Posted 6 years agobellerophonMember
Seems an awesome way to monitor stuff
yep it is, I use it to follow motorbiking by following MCN. It’s great when you out and about then get a tweet telling you who just got pole in british superbikes etc….
Currently only following three tweeters at the moment. Don’t follow justin beiber, my daughter does and she must get some 300 messages a day it seems 😯Posted 6 years ago
Yeah. #Hashtags are like tags on mp3s or photos. You can search on them ‘live’ like you can a user, and give them their own column on Twitter. Some are ‘official’ hashtags and some are just made up.
So, say you were watching a TV show and they gave their official hashtag as #someTVshow , you could search on #someTVshow and Tweetdeck would collate all the tweets with that tag, constantly updating.
People also tag randomly, #mondaysarecrap #whatthehellamidoinghere etc. TBH though, I wouldn’t worry about hashtags too much, they don’t do anything ‘special’ within Twitter itself. When you need to use them, you’ll know.Posted 6 years ago
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