What do you think about Twitter?

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What do you think about Twitter?

  1. A good place to find up to date info and news - The new Aggregator

    10.8%
  2. It's just as bad as Facebook - Privacy concerns

    21.5%
  3. I absolutely hate Twitter

    29.2%
  4. Other...

    38.5%
  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    What do you think about Twitter?

    Please post your reasons behind your vote.
     
  2. mattdocs12345

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    I don't really get the point of a twitter... you tweet tweet tweet... wait what?
     
  3. Mman79

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    I'm neither in love with it nor hate it. I mean, as far as security concerns go, it's no better or worse than Facebook. For the most part, it's where you go to see the "dirt", the ramblings of celebs. It's of limited use for anything detailed due to its stupidly low character limit, and said limit often causes you to get migraines from reading the "text talk". Reddit and others seems better suited for any discussion.
     
  4. Tyrizian

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    It only catches my interest because I want to follow the status of certain security developers and news sites, not really to share thing's about me.

    Although, if it has privacy concerns piled on top of it, then it's a huge no for me.

    Contemplating if I should sign up for one or not.
     
  5. culla

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    i think its advertised a lot
     
  6. Mman79

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    That's pretty much what most "regular folk" use it for. They just follow others and don't really make a peep unless they want to ask a question to a dev/rep. Don't expect to get much attention from celebs either unless they're not all that active anymore (currently "hot) or you're connected to them or people working for/with them. They're too busy responding to other celebs or trying to block/sift through the nutjobs that flood their feed. You're best off just spectating.

    Again, it's no different than Facebook in that respect. Twitter owns your data/can do whatever they please with your account/yada yada. Twitter account hacks happen frequently, so there is that. But a low activity user who isn't famous/hasn't upset an apple cart somewhere is usually left alone.

    All you can do is try it. Use a toss-away email address, make up all the required info and poke around it a few days. I still have contacts in the entertainment industry from past work and some high profile folks in photography that I converse with daily on there when I can't meet face to face. Some of them have ticked off people and had their accounts hijacked, but mine has never been bothered *shrug*

    In all honesty I'm less concerned about my data on Twitter than I am Facebook or Google. I personally trust those at Twitter more, even though I trust none of these services 100%.
     
  7. Tyrizian

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    Just security devs and security news is all I care to follow, not celebs or anyone else.

    If I do decide to sign up, I'll most likely not be talking all that much, unless of course I have a question for a dev.

    I might try it out.

    Thanks Mman79 for the quick replies
     
  8. Mman79

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    You bet :)
     
  9. TairikuOkami

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    As far as I know, Twitter is something like RSS, but for comments, nothing for me, I comment and I forget about it right away. I prefer forums for chat like that.
     
  10. Nebulus

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    I find Twitter useless... I have nothing against it, it might be useful for others, but for me, it isn't.
     
  11. Solarlynx

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    I ain't any fun of face-book and don't care about this twit-ter :D
     
  12. ght1

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    I really hate Twitter. :doubt:
     
  13. chrisretusn

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    Glad there is an Other choice. I don't have an account. I do follow one persons tweets.

    A good place to find up to date info and news - The new Aggregator
    Not a chance as far as I am concerned. That what I use my feed reader for. The only thing I can see twitter would be good for is headlines only at 140 characters per tweet. That one person I follow, I follow his tweets from my feed reader.

    It's just as bad as Facebook - Privacy concerns I don't thinks it's as bad as Facebook, partially because I don't think Facebook is bad. Privacy wise, it really up to the user not to post stuff they want to keep private. Same as in Facebook.

    I absolutely hate Twitter I cannot hate something I do not use. I may get an account someday, then again probably not. I have nothing to tweet about. When I do, perhaps I will become a tweeter.
     
  14. blacknight

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    Trifling and a bit narcissist: most of users run to type their " breaking new " mood of the moment. Same for the politicians. Really we need it ? :D
     
  15. Page42

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    I don't follow Twitter except to the extent that tweets are repeated in a blog or some online article, like in sports. There seems to be this huge rush to 'be first' with this news or that news (not a surprise in and of itself), but what is amusing is that I don't read the tweet on Twitter. It's kinda like the guy who sends an email then calls and leaves voice mail asking if his email was received. I could definitely live without it, but I'm a long way from hating it. ;)
     
  16. twl845

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    I just think it's a stupid waste of your time.
     
  17. Dermot7

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    It would just seem to be another facility (like Facebook) for people to ego-trip, and try to impress others like them.
    It could be a very useful means of instant information (e.g. for journalists etc), if used responsibly. But it could also be just another source of bombardment by advertising.
    Using social media irresponsibly/immaturely can be very damaging, as these two stories today show:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/apr/09/paris-brown-stands-down-twitter

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/teenage-party-gatecrashers-trash-house-1819112
     
  18. The Red Moon

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    Tried twitter once.I did not like it and seemed confusing.I never gave it a chance to properly understand it and the idea of it seems preposterous to me.
    I will stick with facebook.:D
     
  19. Tyrizian

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    I'm thinking the best way for me to keep up with security news, is using the old method....RSS Reader

    and if I ever need to get in contact with a security developer, I'll just E-mail them or use their forums, if they have one.

    It may not be the fastest way of getting the info I need, but it seems to be the best option for me.

    To be honest, I really didn't like Twitter after trying it out.
     
  20. Noob

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    Useless for ME at this moment. :D
    Could be useful in the future depending on the circumstances.
     
  21. SweX

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    I don't have a Twitter account and probably never will, but I don't mind having Twitter around.
    And I think if I had to chose between Facebook and Twitter then I would easily go with Twitter since it's a more simple service to use, and I don't like the :thumb: :thumbd: FB stuff.
     
  22. ProTruckDriver

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    I don't Facebook or Tweet. Never started an account and never will. ;)
     
  23. Mrkvonic

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    I see no point in it. I'm not prone to expressing myself in 140 characters.
    Mrk
     
  24. Osaban

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    I don't know as I haven't opened an account yet.
     
  25. Threedog

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    I find it useful on my smart phone for traffic and weather updates but other than that I don't find it all that useful.
     
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