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  • jhw
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    Just opened my account – ArchComplainer

    Seems an awesome way to monitor stuff

    Not so sure about posting my own entries

    Anyone else use it? Tips?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Be interesting?

    flamejob
    Member

    It is an amazing way to stick your head into the stream of conciseness that is the internet. A fun game is to watch a controversial TV program and search around for a hashtag that matches. There is a lot that goes on there.
    @JasonWD

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Yup..

    I’m on it..

    Tips?

    Be interesting…

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Cougar – Member

    Be interesting?

    Teetosugars

    Be interesting…

    that’s like a retweet 😉

    rogg
    Member

    I’m on it, can’t be bothered to inform the world of what I had for breakfast though, so just use it to stalk famous(ish) people from the comfort of my own toilet.

    julioflo
    Member

    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.

    IA
    Member

    My tip would be focus. Focus on a single area of interest (in general) helps you keep the signal/noise ratio good.

    I started just listening, ended up talking back, have made some good friends and been to some amazing places, all cos of stuff started on twitter.

    WackoAK
    Member

    I like your pic, is that you in the white t-shirt? 😉

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    Don’t follow people you don’t like, and if you do don’t DM them if you don’t like what they say!

    Premier Icon doug_basqueMTB.com
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    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.com

    stumpy01
    Member

    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.
    Can’t remember the username or password now, so am a bit stuck.

    ojom
    Member

    we do it just to stalk Doug in the Basque.

    No other reason.

    *stalks*

    Big Dave
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon doug_basqueMTB.com
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    TBC but I’m stalking you back. Does that create some kind of stalking feedback loop?

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    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 related

    Premier Icon lowey
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    on it but dont use it. I dont understand how it works to be honest 🙁

    ojom
    Member

    Doug – i will check the help section and get back to you.

    There is a real danger we are now breaking the web, after my dally with HTML this afternoon on our news page it wouldn’t suprise me if the google police are on the way.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Just has someone sign up to follow me (which doesn’t happen often). Which one of you lot is Alexander? 🙂

    WackoAK
    Member

    That’s moi. Follow a few STWers although I don’t post that much.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    I’m on, @SteveCold.

    I find it quite interesting to read new and the like when it happens…and to post about what I had for breakfast!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    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.

    Taff
    Member

    I use it, follow a fair few people and have it linked to my facebook so use that as the main status updater thingemybob – @welshside

    Premier Icon lowey
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    Couger… what does the # mean then ?

    I’m loweydotcom btw.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    # is for topics i.e. #clarkson you can click on a # comment and see all the post made with that tag and you can follow # you select to follow.

    iDave
    Member

    @ffflow

    cougar hasn’t been that interesting today….

    bellerophon
    Member

    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 😯

    i use it for work related stuff mainly – keep up to date with whats happening in adventure travel/adventure sports etc. its good for keeping in touch/making connections with people.

    @muchbettertom and @muchbetteradven

    Mrs Toast
    Member

    @Missus_Toast

    Mostly features me whinging and talking about nerdy stuff.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    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.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    cougar hasn’t been that interesting today….

    Oh I’m sorry, I have a cold.

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    @Citizenfishy I use my twitter account to spread the middle aged angst, consequently only my Mum follows me

    GaryLake
    Member

    @garylake – I flit between Bikes, Graphic Design and Tech. Also plugging my charity attempt at the non-stop, offroad Wales Coast 2 Coast ride next year: http://wc2c.cyclistno1.co.uk

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’m on twitter – twitter name is the same as my ‘real’ name from email address in my profile.

    like most people general guff about life and the occasional bike related stuff.

    schrickvr6
    Member

    I joined this morning, I have one follower who appears to be a hot chick offering free porn. Hmmmm….

    @n00bzill4

    iDave
    Member

    Oh I’m sorry, I have a cold.

    It’s OK, I’ve not been online much.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I am – @miketually. I post things like:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_emM4aO8T4[/video]

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I follow Mike just so I can gloat when he fails to make the 24 tunnocks last all the way to Christmas Eve…

    Premier Icon jerseychaz
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    I’m on – @bmwchaz I follow Cycling stuff don’t post much but I am followed by a Fish & Chip Shop in Basingstoke!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I am – @miketually. I post things like:

    That’s utterly bloody stupid.

    *clicks ‘follow’*

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