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    Had a Twitter account for ages & did nothing with it... then Newskrusher left us, so I use it for quick posts of the kind of Fortean news I liked to share there, plus occasional pimpage of my deathly prose. Find me @catvincent
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    fine, ok, I'll give in. atomicsloth
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    I'm here:

    Karlchristian

    Thanks.
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    Just got into Twitter and am still getting used to it.

    Here is where I reside: Tatudewriter
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      CommentAuthorFiction
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009
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    I am quite a fan of Twitter, it's a bit like punching a corpse; pointless but fun.

    I am here.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009
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    is my myspace still set to private? yes, yes it is
    • CommentAuthorMaC
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009 edited
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    'Tis I I think Warren blocked me because I replied to his computer woes after he said "Fuck everyone telling me to get a Mac" and my initials are my user name.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009
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    ^ I wouldn't take it personally, man. I think he just got burned out on Myspace.
    This is <em>not </em>fact. Just a wild guess on the part of some strange Internet person who reads a lot of Doktor Sleepless.
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      CommentAuthorBexx B.S.
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009
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    twitter makes me cry.
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2009
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    Wow, I just realized this old thread was still going...
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      CommentAuthorsillypunk
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
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    tis a sad day for twitter when oprah joins :/
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
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    Why? :\
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      CommentAuthorsillypunk
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
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    because there shall be more inane blogs, newspaper articles, news reports on how many bloody followers she has in comparison with ashton kutcher.
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
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    • CommentAuthorMaC
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
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    @lingeredshade Hahah, I just thought it was funny. I still get to read the tweets about destroying cam-robots with fire and no pants. So all is well.
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    Applied for a job this morning that had "familiarity with Twitter and Facebook" as a requirement, so I had to cave and join in. Here's my Twitter address. I've rushed through this thread and grabbed a few addresses so I can follow, and will go back and get more when I have time. As I'm new to this and as old as the mountains, I'm not sure about the protocol for doing this, and I hope this is not considered the height of presumption.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009 edited
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    @ Neck: This might sound a little paranoid, but do you think they're doing background checks with that info?
    Or are they asking because knowledge of those sites is relevant to your new job?

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    Also, to Whitechapel at large: I don't understand Twitter. From what I know, it's useful for promoting yourself, but is it good for interpersonal communication or is it just a one-way thing?
    Just asking.
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      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009 edited
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    @lingeredshade, I too am paranoid, and have shied away from these things in the past. Whitechapel and Mr. Ellis' policy of openness have loosened me up somewhat, but even so, I also joined Facebook yesterday and have kept myself so hidden from view that I've already been chastised by my first friend. Apparently I won't get to meet anyone that way. ::shrugs::

    However, the job was working on a gallery website, and promoting the trust that funds it via all internet portals was on the job spec, so it's in line with what I would have to do. Besides, even if they did scale the walls of my privacy settings, they would only find out that I love Lost, adored In The Loop, and thought the finale of Battlestar Galactica was a colossal mess. Unless someone at the gallery has recently changed their name to Kara Thrace, I reckon I'm okay.

    As for Twitter, so far I've found out that Wil Wheaton likes a sport of some kind (he spent all night discussing the teams but I couldn't figure out what they were playing), Rob Corddry has been punching Canadians, Graham Linehan is pretty much "on" all the time, Alyson Hannigan is loving being a mom, and Whitchapel Twitterers are lovely, friendly people. I consider my life improved by it, even just after one night. There is indeed back-and-forth communication, either publicly or via direct messaging. Now I have to resist the temptation to "follow" everyone here.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2009 edited
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    Hmm...so people like Twitter for the spontaneity? I've been using Myspace for that.

    Sometimes I post obscure music videos because I can't find the words to express myself in certain moments. twitter wont let me be creative :(