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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Italian_Stallion, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    In the past few days, I've familiarized myself with such wonderful web technologies as deli.icio.us, Flickr, MySpace, Facebook, Soundslides, Audacity, mobile phone alerts, etc., etc. I already had some familiarity with several of these.

    And then there's Twitter. I signed up for it, and I've posted four or five messages. But I haven't the slightest clue what I'm actually doing. In fact, it appears that I'm just talking to myself. I can't imagine how this technology would be useful to anyone, much less to the news industry. Can someone fill me in?
  2. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    This should be fun.

    Countdown to the first twatter joke in 3.........2............
  3. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    Why do I get the feeling nobody has the slightest clue what Twitter is?
  4. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member


    Is any...any.....anybody....body.....body.......out there.....there.....there......
  5. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Nobody loves a Twitter.
  6. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    I use Twitter. It's interesting.

    Tuesday night, there was a pretty sweet setup using Twitter to track the primaries. They had a Google Map up & the Twitter messages would appear on the map where they were posted. I'm not sure what purpose it served but it was interesting.
  7. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    I thought this thread was about Bobby Knight.
  8. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I don't even know what Twitter is.
  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Twitters never win and winners never twit.
  10. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    A lot going on with map technology and journalism these days. I understand that Twitter is also useful to give shout-outs about breaking news or just to advertise something. Of course, we already have instant messaging and e-mail.
  11. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    We experimented with Twitter to send text messages for National Signing Day to our readers. It was about a 28-step process to get a person hooked up to get them, so we scrapped it. It is an interesting idea, to be sure.

  12. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    What, exactly, is it?
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