May. 15th, 2009 02:36 pm
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So, as you might have noticed if you're reading this, I suck at updating this journal. I think about stuff, and then never get around to actually typing it out.

Then there is Twitter. I have an instinctive aversion to it, which is probably irrational. Perhaps it would be a useful tool just for making it easier to post quick updates to this journal.

So, would tweeted updates here be annoying, or would it be a decent tool to use? Do any of you have any positive or negative experiences with it to share? Should I drink the kool-aid or continue to avoid it like the plague?

Date: 2009-05-15 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't mind Twitter at all. It does become grating, though, to see all these half-conversations totally out of context:

@brodude lol i know right
@hambone did she really say that?
@xamses don't worry it'll clear up in a week

etc. etc.

Date: 2009-05-15 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I despise Twitter and find it incredibly annoying.

Date: 2009-05-15 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's the boat I've been on for a while. I just thought it might have value as a micro-posting tool.

Date: 2009-05-15 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
For the latter, it could. I don't know. I'm not attracted to the "micro-blogging" idea personally so I never really tested it out.

Date: 2009-05-15 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Okay, I'll be honest. I really hate the fact that people are cross posting their tweets to their LJ's. As Gillan said, it's annoying to read a bunch of half-convo's out of context.

I mean, sure... It's their journal, they can do what they want & more power to them, but I don't have to like it or read it. So I don't.

I'll read an actual post, but I don't read tweets.


Date: 2009-05-15 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was looking at it as more of a micro-posting tool. Is it more of a hybrid of journal and IM then? I wasn't even thinking of it as a tool for conversations.

Date: 2009-05-15 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's honestly all I ever see it used as.

If they were actually Micro-Updates, then I'd read them.

Date: 2009-05-15 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Come join the Twitter hive!

I leave my tweets off of LJ to keep the content on each separate, but I don't mind tweet LJ posts if they're behind a cut.

From my experience...

Date: 2009-05-18 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I started using Twitter for the same reason that you want too. It's alright, and can be fun for a while. One thing though... LJ tweets are very annoying, since it doesn't filter out @replies.

If you have friends/family who use Facebook over LJ, I highly recommend Twitter. I don't use Facebook very often anymore, but there is a Facebook application that updates your status based on your Tweets. This does filter out @replies, so there's no out of context posts. I get some comments from Facebook based on my Tweets. :D


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