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I'm a little twitterpaited...

Okay. So, how many of you people are on Twitter? It's a sad, sad commentary on my life while I do NOT own a cell phone (yet - I'm still holding out) I find myself growing addicted to these 140 character sized bit posts.

I can't really check LJ at work. Too much to read and the stolen moments I have, and too many times it's NSFW. But Twitter... I can open a Twitter in a browser then resize the window to a small bar at the bottom and just open it every once in a while to see if there has been a post. 140 characters worth of post, that's all. Digestible, easily fit between other tasks, easy to drop and come back to.

Comments are so easy to make. Momentary thoughts or observations - just drop them in, without having to think or a post, and formatting and tags and icons and moods - just 140 characters of stream of consciousness (or unconsciousness as the case may be sometime).

So. I adore my LJ and undomesticated equines would be unable to separate me from it... but Twitter. I'm catchin' the buzz.

Do you?

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retro_rider55
Mar. 5th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
No. One of these activities is enough.; I have a Facebook account and I find the design a little daffy (don't know what 'old' Facebook is like). These things are turning us into Grups, because Grups talk to each other with these little boxes,; if we didn't have these little boxes, we'd be a-a-all alone...
sp23
Mar. 5th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
I have a twitter account, but I never post. Mostly I have it so I can check to see if Hewlett has tweeted. :-)
spikewriter
Mar. 5th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
I'm on Twitter as spikewriter -- I like the 140 character limit, though I'm resisting the urge to twit it to my LJ. Part of me it thinking about it, but maybe under a locked, private post so I have a record.

But it's so easy just to glance at the list every so often and see what's going on, maybe type a reply and move on.
enigmaticblues
Mar. 5th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I tweet. I'm enigmaticblue over there.
missbehavior
Mar. 5th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Lis0r over there. =P

I also am addicted to twitter. Have you seen www.twitterfox.com? ;)
duncanmac
Mar. 5th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
While I'm on LJ and Facebook, I'm not on Twitter ... yet.

I do enjoy reading your tweets, as well as those of friends such as figmo and pondside.

Part of the problem is that I too do not have a cell phone. IMNSHO, the rates charged for cell phone access in Canada are exorbitant and absurd. [When I told an American friend about the price Rogers is demanding for an iPhone, his response was "Three year contract -- OMG!" Evidently, competition is good enough in the US that such absurdities are Not Tolerated and would kill a business.]

The more important part is that I find LJ and [much less often] Facebook to consume enough of my time *already*. As I quoted someone else in a comment to one of figmo's posts, what I do online is addictive *enough* -- this would be even worse.

Besides, I sometimes wonder if the last "tweetlet" I'll get from one or more of you will be [no apologies whatsoever to Warner Brothers]: "I thot I taw a puddy tat!" :-)
ladyniko
Mar. 5th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you have companies like Net10 or Cricket communications in your region yet, but seriously - no contracts required and either pay as you go, or pay monthly for Cricket.

My work phone is my cell, so I need one to be reachable at all times.

I just don't twitter from my phone - no web browsing for me on there. :)
duncanmac
Mar. 6th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
I hate to say it, but neither Net10 nor Cricket operate in Canada. [I'm not even sure they are available in Hawaii, though they seem to cover parts of Alaska.]
cordykitten
Mar. 5th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
I'm on twitter (same user name) but I don't post there (too hard to keep up with it and LJ).
sarah_p
Mar. 9th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
I'm wfsarah on Twitter. I'm honing the fine art of the 140 character comment while still maintaining correct spelling and punctuation--it's an art form! :D
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