Twitter Ye Not – Twat Twitters

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I’ve had occasion to dabble in social networking sites before but a recent visit to a top 10 things about stuff sites featured alongside top changes 2009 (only 8 so far – what is the world coming to) was top people to follow on twitter.
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Twitter it seems is a melange of blogging, facebook and text messaging whereby those full of their own self importance can give regular updates about their amazing lives for all to share. Twitting is refered to as microblogging – now theres a fluffy way of saying lazy word shy bluggers.  Who’d have thought anyone would be able to express themselves in 14o character bursts.  More to the point who would subscribe to these snippets of drivel?

Amongst the top twitters to follow are Stephen Fry and Jonathon Ross – two unlikely bedfellows. Stephen Fry is undoubtabley one of Britains finest gentlemen – urbane, educated, witty and charming.  Tossy however is merely a potty mouthed sycophantic oik who used to be entertaining but developed a speech impediment due to build up of boot polish on his tongue. Harsh perhaps but I offer further insight into the , smug and crass tv personality courtesy of the Daily Telegraph who report that:

Jonathon Ross is a sleazy, self-indulgent, foul-mouthed, middle-aged doppelgänger of a man who had the potential to be one of our most brilliant broadcasters and worth every penny of £18 million. Now it is as if he feels he must compete with the worst excesses of Julian Clary and Graham Norton; he leaves viewers feeling grubby at best, and sickened at worst.

By following a twit you get to read each and every mundane activity the twitterer thinks is noteworthy this morning I noticed that Wossy signed off -

  1. I am going to take a nap. Twitter exhaustion.

If only he opted for retirement – from being an exhausting twat.

Benefits of Twitter

I can understand the interest in some of these diaries – hopefully it will see the end to half baked nobodies publishing autobiographies within a year of achieving some sort of dubious celebrity status.

Call to action on climate change

I’m no stranger to social networking – you can find pasty muncher on Linkedin, and fundraising pages (remember the sponsored fart for the heart?) – see the current climate change page which has yet to see any charity donation be made.  Perhaps this is the key to Twitter – with a good following and a smart fundraising idea it could be a lucrative source of getting sponsorship and donations.

Why ask for charity donations?

Following the previous post welcoming global warming I saw this climate change video and did a tad more reasearch which revealed that sceptisism, consiracy theory and frivolity are all very well but climate change is really happening and its happening now.

Will you see Pasty Muncher on Twitter?

Well its tempting to play with scocial media sites – enormous fun having a profile and many friends on facebook but sadly http://twitter.com/pastymuncher is already taken – and following Stephen Fry – should I compromise..?

Maybe there will be a better version of Twitter developed soon – Muncher

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On February 21st, 2009 at 1:18 am, Robin Lozano said:
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No wonders, everything is possible and I think that is the biggest platform to express anything from our inner side.

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On February 23rd, 2009 at 10:22 am, Dieta said:
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Following some comedy twits can be really relaxing – couple times a day you read a funny sentence or two, you momentarily feel better and your job doesn’t seem so boring for a minute. And at the same time you’re not realy wasting your company’s time – it’s just 10 seconds.

But I don’t see a point of following someone’s life – I don’t care what you’re watching or how much you enjoy your dinner, just keep it to yourself!

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On February 25th, 2009 at 4:19 pm, shane said:
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well twitter is a great tool for networking with 40 word limit you can make your thought or your link go around the people you are connected to…. which is awesome

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On March 3rd, 2009 at 7:29 pm, Butterfly said:
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Twitter is an amazing networking tool, and is worth millions of dollars— I like it a lot better than Facebook.

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On March 15th, 2009 at 6:07 pm, Tony Lee said:
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Twitter is most certainly an up and coming social network site.

Even members of Congress and the Senate are into it!

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On March 16th, 2009 at 2:52 pm, Anonymous said:
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Twitter is sad. First it’s the losers that tweet every time they eat food or go to the bathroom.

Much, much sadder is the people that sit on their computer all day reading about it.

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On April 7th, 2009 at 6:17 am, burning candle wick said:
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The 140 character format may suite so many because that is all they have too say. Sadly, it is generally about the minutiae of their lives or (worse yet) the failings of another’s life (celebrities).

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On April 18th, 2009 at 9:45 pm, risky business said:
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In the last couple of days all ever come across is twitter. It seems the world gone crazy. Everybody wants a page on twitter, many businesses are creating an account to attract customers and major newspapers are happy to feed their news. So far, I haven’t been there, but perhaps it is time to see what is going on there.

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On May 11th, 2009 at 12:51 pm, "suite" Jen said:
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twitter is rubbish.

why do stranger want to know what you are doing!!!!

btw if anyone wants to see me in my bathroom they can watch me on the webcam

jen xx

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On June 2nd, 2009 at 9:30 pm, snickers workwear said:
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How and why did anyone think that we all want to know every single move or thought that someone would have….Twitter is for dull people with too much time on their hands

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On August 29th, 2009 at 8:44 am, Wedding Invitations said:
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Twitter is used for marketing these days. So many companies have their twitter account and use this tool to market their products and services. Twitter is addictive, so I’m just using it for a few tweets and RT. I have no intention to get mass followers and I’m not a start either. So, I’m happy to have both Twitter and facebook unspammed.

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On December 19th, 2009 at 4:28 am, Ties said:
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Twitter works for the middle class, the middle-aged and for work-weary wannabe trendies because it lets them feel they’re part of a big happening club, when in fact all they are doing is exchanging mindlessness. If I want to know whether a show is worth going to at the Edinburgh Festival, or if Bonnie Prince Billy’s latest album is worth buying, I certainly don’t want a 140-character Twitter; I want an intelligent review written in real sentences, not some bastard lingo that’s the ugly love-child of texting and abbreviations.

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