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Who's using Twitter?
« on: August 24, 2009, 11:39:11 PM »

I saw where lordfly posted a similar question way back in November 2007 or so, and I'm asking it again now. Who here on the MonroeTalks board uses Twitter?

I've been active since March 2007; mostly for business-related. Since the beginning of the year, I've seen a huge growth in Toledo and area people using Twitter, and have organized a few tweetups (people who are follow each other on Twitter actually meeting).

There, I'm @MikeDriehorst: http://www.twitter.com/MikeDriehorst (yeah, original, I know!).

So, is anyone else in the area active on Twitter?
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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 12:01:38 AM »

Hi Mike!

I use Twitter in two ways.  First, I occasionally livetweet public meetings or events related to the outdoors and environment.

And, second, I preprogrammed Google Reader to dump my shared items feed into Twitter.  So, I'd bet that I have the best collection of news links in the region related to the environment.

http://twitter.com/MikeIngels
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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 12:22:36 AM »

I use it for our AMVETS post on our web site, to keep members informed. http://twitter.com/cgamvets1942
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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 08:14:15 AM »

Monroe Evening News is at www.twitter.com/monroenews

I'm at www.twitter.com/monroeonabudget

Another MEN reporter, Danielle Portteus, is at http://twitter.com/newschic

Other local tweets include:

Monroe County Library System http://twitter.com/mymcls

Monroe County Chapter, American Red Cross http://twitter.com/monroeredcross

The regional news media tweets include:

Detroit Free Press http://twitter.com/freep

Detroit News http://twitter.com/detnews

Toledo Blade http://twitter.com/toledonews

Most of the area TV stations are on twitter too
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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 11:12:50 AM »

Could somebody explain Twitter to those of us that really don't have a clue how to use it?

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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009, 12:14:44 PM »

Could somebody explain Twitter to those of us that really don't have a clue how to use it?

Thanks,


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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009, 03:07:51 PM »

Lordfly is basically correct, but if that was all Twitter had to offer, I would really have no use for it.

Here is what I like...

1) The Twitter page is very simple.  So, it can be used effectively on cell phones, kindle readers and other mobile devices.

2) Twitter users often identify events or issues with a tag [Examples: #monroe or #mcf - for Monroe County Fair].  If a person types that tag or a keyword into the search function, it will show in real time other tweets on that subject.  I have been at public meetings where several people tweet and it is really neat to have a record of the meeting from three or four different perspectives.  It also allows the tweeters to chat with one another.

3) Users also use "RT" to note "Recommended Tweets."  There are ways to access these recommended tweets.

4) Twitter also seems to allow for outside programmers to create functions for Twitter that don't really appear in the more closed Facebook.  So, this allows a user to dump feeds into Twitter.  And once dumped into the system, these feeds are opened to the Twitter search function.
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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 07:59:09 PM »

ok so I decided to check out the Twitter thing finally. Apparently I had an account already. Only ever made one tweet, but I have 5 followers already. Go me.


Still need to figure out how I will use it, if I will.
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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 08:16:02 AM »

After you set up a twitter account, look up other twitters. There is a search function where you can look up a person, or watch the trending topics for popular discussions of the day. As you get involved in discussions that interest you, you'll find more people to follow and vice versa.

Click on the box that says "follow" for the twitter people you want to read.

If you want to "unfollow" someone, then click on the "follow" box again.

If a twitter account is spam, look for the link that says "block" that account and click that.
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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009, 09:46:37 AM »

Thanks Paula
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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2009, 09:18:31 AM »

I have no use for it. I really don't even want a cell phone, but due to having kids it seems like a must.
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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2009, 01:28:25 PM »

Those who love Twitter - Twitterpatted  (I'd have to check Bambi for the correct spelling)

Bird lovers on Twitter - Tweeters

Those annoyed with Twitter - Twitted!

Exchanges made on Twitter - Twittery

Those made fun of on Twitter - Twittered

Those who make fun of Twitter - Twits :)

Ok, made these up myself, may not be the correct terminology, but I thought it was funny!  Rock on Twitters!
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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2009, 03:04:53 PM »

No Twitter for me! I just don't understand it.
I love my cell phone... couldn't do without it.
Getting used to Facebook. I like that!!
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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2009, 09:18:15 PM »

I like using twitter, I have it linked with my facebook profile so I post to both.

Me = http://www.twitter.com/shaneburgess
My Company = http://www.twitter.com/dweebsonduty

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Re: Who's using Twitter?
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2011, 08:52:26 PM »

What a difference since this thread was created.... Now I consider myself a bit of an old 'pro' with Twitter.  I've started a new work account if anyone would like to follow me there @nhDaveH 
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