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Useful tool for several purposes.

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Twitter lacks substance. It's just like reading newspaper headlines without getting to read the stories. It would be more worthwhile if they relaxed that 140 charact

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I'm not a huge fan of it, but when my job required me to have one, I couldn't really say no. >_<

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Only useful if you're a stalker. Otherwise, Facebook is much better. I don't see the point of using Twitter.

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No Twitter here. It's shallow. If Kim Kardashian likes it...I hate it. I can see why it's getting popular in Japan.

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If Robin Williams has it I won't

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Whatever floats your boat, but I am not a fan of it.

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It's for twits.

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Never had Twitter (nor Facebook for that matter). Not planning on signing up either, but regarding:

Only useful if you're a stalker. Otherwise, Facebook is much better I always thought Facebook was the preferred tool of stalkers?

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For some reason the JT discussion board often mangles my quotes with the following paragraph...

- Never had Twitter (nor Facebook for that matter). Not planning on signing up either, but regarding:

Only useful if you're a stalker. Otherwise, Facebook is much better

I always thought Facebook was the preferred tool of stalkers?

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Never had and never will join Twitter.

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NO THANKS!

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Twitter is useful for what it's designed for and meant to be: a NOTIFICATION tool. I use it to notify people of something I'm doing (if it's appropriate--I don't tweet every five minutes telling folks "I just blew my nose" and other annoying BS) or something I've written or posted elsewhere (namely, my blog where I do actual writing). When looked at in that context, I find it a convenient tool that I can point people to so they don't have to go to several different places to find out about what I have going on.

And Facebook? Yikes--don't get me started on that nest of stalkers (both the creepy kind amongst the general populace and the Facebook company itself who I simply can't trust with my personal information--who knows what they're doing with it). I committed "Facebook suicide" in 2010 and don't miss it one bit.

For those who expect actual CONTENT from Twitter, well I just don't think they're using it right. It's difficult to say anything worthwhile in 140 characters--although I suppose you could argue it's perfect for Haiku...

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Twitter is for twits. I tried it ONCE, and withing 5 minutes of signing up got spam to follow some porno twit site. Also, just look at the news of famous twits who have twitted too fast without thinking and blown up their careers. Keep the crazy and controversial thoughts in your private mind where they belong.

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Twitter is good for business. It's basically a push-notification tool (remember "push" technology that didn't pan out before?). It lets your customers, who opt-in to follow your business, know what's up in a convenient way without them having to seek out the info. It's like inexpensive newsletters for the business, but unlike spam, customers have to opt-in and can always opt-out (they have total control, not the business).

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Just another thing for people to plug into, in lieu of having a real life. I don't need to know you are walking your dog. I don't need to know you just ran into the cutest guy "EVAR". I don't want your opinion streaming into my life 24 hours a day. If I want/need your opinion I'll ask you.

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