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What is Twitter?

Postby Drew Corleone on Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:22 pm

I see this mentioned often these days, and I assume it's yet another social networking site. What differentiates it from Facebook?
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby U2-Horn on Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:23 pm

I believe it's solely a "status" updater--there's no other content. Let the world know what you're doing at any moment.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby U2-Horn on Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:23 pm

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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby HornMafia on Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:40 pm

U2-Horn wrote:https://twitter.com/THE_REAL_SHAQ


I want to see:

steve just told me to pack my bags 4 Dallas.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby U2-Horn on Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:55 pm

I want that to happen just for the Corby-Shaq interactions.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby Simon Honeybone on Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:32 pm

Twitter is annoying
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby UTwiz on Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:05 pm

Twitter - 1
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby AtlLonghorn on Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:23 am

"I told our good friend Matthew McConaughey this was like winning an Oscar or an Emmy and he said, 'Hell no, this is big stuff.'" - Mack Brown
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby Pickle on Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:18 pm

I have an account and mostly follow news sources (CNN, Reuters, Statesman. local TV channels). I like getting all of the headlines in one place. I follow UT sports and some pro football teams too.

I also follow Lance Amstrong (lancearmstrong) and John Mayer (johncmayer). Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore post a lot too. Rainn Wilson is pretty funny too.

I heard someone at a confernce call Twitter microblogging. You can post a message the length of a text message - 160 characters.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby HornMafia on Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:27 am

I just started getting really involved in this on Friday. I had an account for a while because Yogi invited me, but now I'm just starting to use it because the Statesman provides Twitter updates on the UT baseball games.

Using it mostly to follow updates on news such as NBA news, Cowboys, SXSW, then celebrities like Larry David, Shaq, Steve Nash, Mark Cuban, Dave Matthews and a few others.

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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby 12ozLongneck on Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:00 pm

I have succumbed to Twitter.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby Drew Corleone on Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:34 am

I just registered an account.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby Markaholic on Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:39 pm

What a twit.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby U2-Horn on Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:46 am

CJ Wilson's latest:

"big ups to all my haterzzzzz" haha


http://twitter.com/str8edgeracer
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby 12ozLongneck on Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:38 am

U2-Horn wrote:CJ Wilson's latest:

"big ups to all my haterzzzzz" haha


http://twitter.com/str8edgeracer



Well, the fact that the background on his twitter page is the fireworks that go off when somebody hits a homer at The Ballpark is pretty apropos.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby Music City Mafia on Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:21 pm

I just sat through a 4-hour "Social Media Virtual Boot Camp" organized by Ragan.com that overviewed various forms of social media/computing from and their relevance for effective PR/communications both inside and outside your organization. Twitter was heavily discussed. We had a surprise, last-minute addition to the program as representatives from Dominos Pizza's communicaiton team gave a 30-minute presentation on the recent YouTube clip and resulting PR crisis they had to manage (and still are). Very insightful information, especially hearing it first-hand from the people in the trenches. Setting up a Twitter account and actively engaging customers and the media in that forum was one of the most effective (and efficiaent) ways they were able to get their side out and help change the discussion in mainstream media and in social computing forums.

I don't engage in Twitter as yet, but from a professional standpoint at least, I can definitely see the potential uses/benefits. Dominos now has over 1,200 "followers" as a result of this recent event and the related Twitter activities. They are now pursuing opportunities to keep those followers actively engaged going forward. Very interesting stuff if you're in this line of work.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby U2-Horn on Mon May 18, 2009 12:35 pm

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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby beam,coke,&horns on Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:25 pm

I finally signed up. Question. Let's say I want to send Matt a message. If I put @ matt will it show up on his wall? Or do i have to hope he is following me?
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby HornMafia on Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:48 pm

Yeah, just put @theirname and it will show up on their wall. No need for them to be following you.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby U2-Horn on Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:22 pm

twitter is fun

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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby Drew Corleone on Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:57 am

Yeah, I saw that yesterday. Good stuff.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby HornMafia on Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:13 pm

Ricky Williams is now following me on Twitter.

Holla.
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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby Bucharest on Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:35 pm

[RonnieBrownOwner]Any way you can convince him to retire and/or smoke more weed/get suspended???[/RonnieBrownOwner]

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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby dahorns on Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:55 am

HornMafia wrote:Ricky Williams is now following me on Twitter.

Holla.


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Re: What is Twitter?

Postby HornMafia on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:15 pm

Now Mad Men is following me. What a week, Ricky Williams and Don Draper care what I think. The next thing you know Alessandra Ambrosio will be following me.
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