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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by YGBFKM, Jan 5, 2013.


    YGBFKM Guest

    Got bored today and signed up. Now what?
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Start looking up people an publications and following them. It's a tremendous place to get news.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Great place to get everything you ever wanted, including Hofstra games, play by play ...
  4. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Jeez, you really were bored.

    Twitter is what you make of it, to borrow the cliche.

    If you want news, follow newspeople and newsmakers you're interested in.

    If you want parodies, follow those. @PimpBillClinton is a favorite.

    If you want celebrities, follow them. Enjoy @the_ironsheik myself.

    There is a thread here that has a lot of Twitter handles. Or just this list:


    Or this thread:


    Follow a lot. see what interests you. If you want, you can always unfollow those that end up not impressing you.

    You can tweet if you want. Or not.

    Have fun.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Find some Bears players and ask them to RT you.
  6. Follow doodah.

    YGBFKM Guest

    *furiously scrambles to see if Jay Cutler is on Twitter*
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    The first thing you're going to want to do is fill your profile. You can use that bio spot to quote your greatest influences, like The Bible or Jay Cutler. Or you could say something really clever. Mentioning character counts always wins friends and influences people. Or you could use a clever list mixing actual titles with hilarious personal things, like "Journalist, father, husband, harvester of sorrow, Bears fan, crime-scene investigator." Or you could call out the asshole cowards and show your toughness.

    When you've suitably impressed people with your profile, you're ready to start following people. Aim for that middle ground; Glenn Beck won't ever retweet you, but J'Marcus Webb might. So you find a few ideal targets, then you figure out what to say. Twitter is a place for happy thoughts, so be sure to praise the person you're tweeting at as well as God. Or you can make racist death threats. These are your only options.

    The goal is to find people who think exactly like you and never disagree with you, so seek out those tweeting similar things. You can put #TeamFollowBack into your profile so people know you want them to follow you back. Then you can start exchanging fun links to cat photos and angry political blog posts.

    Be sure to link to and effuse praise on everything everyone you know writes. This will let people know how well connected you are. People who know writers are better than other people. Be sure to tag the writer and publication in the tweet so they know to retweet you and thank you for the compliment. You can favorite those compliments to remind yourself how many friends you have.

    But mostly, you should follow Darren Rovell. He is the Walrus.
  9. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Don't forget to trumpet your favorite teams and the fact that all opinions are your own in your bio. If you cook at ALL, be sure to take photos of every single meal and hashtag them #foodie. If you also put #foodie in your bio, people will flock.

  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Challenge someone to a boxing match.
  11. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    My first follows:

    Thin Lizzy
    Gov't Mule
    Jason Isbell
    Drive-by Truckers
    Ryan Adams

    Chicago Bears
    Peanut Tillman

    My first tweet will be asking Tillman for Jay Cutler's cell number.

    Favorite tweet so far is from Isbell while watching last night's Cotton Bowl: Dewey from Malcolm in the Middle has turned into one he'll of a quarterback.

    I'll get to the news/political stuff eventually.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If an athlete's sibling or parent is on Twitter, follow that person, as it will be awesomely destructive.
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