Anyone use Twitter?

Jeez - have a different twitter username than your forum name, and nobody realizes you're a goodjer.

[Edit: correction. Asz's list does include me]

Dimmerswitch wrote:

Jeez - have a different twitter username than your forum name, and nobody realizes you're a goodjer. :P

Yup. That's how it goes. Then there are the ones with different names AND different pictures. How in the hell are we ever supposed to know?!?!?

I've been adding people left and right on Twitter the past couple of weeks. I hadn't much used Twitter much before, but I find myself leaving it open frequently throughout the day at work now.

Dimmerswitch wrote:

Jeez - have a different twitter username than your forum name, and nobody realizes you're a goodjer.

[Edit: correction. Asz's list does include me]

Apologies Dimmerswitch! I hadn't gone thru the entire thread and only just added a bunch more Goodjers to my follow-list (and my Goodjer list)

I know exactly how you feel about having a different ID here and on twitter, but my twitter handle predates my GWJ account by years so I didn't feel like switching.

garion333 wrote:

Yup. That's how it goes. Then there are the ones with different names AND different pictures. How in the hell are we ever supposed to know?!?!?

Guilty of that till very recently

garion333 wrote:

I hadn't much used Twitter much before, but I find myself leaving it open frequently throughout the day at work now.

I don't leave Twitter running all day, but I fire up my twitter client between 4-5 times a day plus it's the 3rd thing I check when I get up every morning (work crackberry first, gmail next and then touiteur..)

It is kinda amusing to go through the older pages in this thread and see people discussing exactly what twitter is...

Dimmerswitch wrote:

Jeez - have a different twitter username than your forum name, and nobody realizes you're a goodjer.

I'm on Asz' and avggeek's list but not *Legion*'s nor PXAbstraction. I always knew those guys hated me.

Well, Legion and avggeek have me, PXAbstraction and Asz don't.

FWIW, here's mine

I tried to put together a comprehensive list a while back; maybe I'll try again.

Dimmerswitch wrote:

Jeez - have a different twitter username than your forum name, and nobody realizes you're a goodjer. :P

True, true. My gwj name was taken. I didn't use twitter for a long time, but am starting to now.

@levibaker

My twitter is in my sig, but I don't update it very often... I'm getting better about that, though.

@thejustinbot is mine.

avggeek wrote:

It is kinda amusing to go through the older pages in this thread and see people discussing exactly what twitter is...

Yeah I found myself reading the first couple pages.

Dimmerswitch wrote:

Jeez - have a different twitter username than your forum name, and nobody realizes you're a goodjer. :P

It was after your tour of TF2 with me the other day that I discovered somewhat at random that I had been following you for a while now. I didn't realize it was you until I saw the little red skull on your blog page.

Got a serious question to ask... Am I an annoying Twitter user? I know I get kind of ranty and link to a bunch of articles but I've always wondered what people think of my tweets. Do I talk about too much on a certain subject?

LockAndLoad wrote:

Got a serious question to ask... Am I an annoying Twitter user? I know I get kind of ranty and link to a bunch of articles but I've always wondered what people think of my tweets. Do I talk about too much on a certain subject?

You play my games, so I think you are the best twitter person.

LockAndLoad wrote:

Got a serious question to ask... Am I an annoying Twitter user? I know I get kind of ranty and link to a bunch of articles but I've always wondered what people think of my tweets. Do I talk about too much on a certain subject?

Nah, you're fine. Ranty is fun. Most of my tweets are restaurant rants anyway.

I don't read most Tweets. If it's important, I'll see a discussion about it on Buzz.

wordsmythe wrote:

I don't read most Tweets. If it's important, I'll see a discussion about it on Buzz.

Calling you out on hipsterishness. If anyone would know, it'd be me.

LockAndLoad wrote:

Got a serious question to ask... Am I an annoying Twitter user? I know I get kind of ranty and link to a bunch of articles but I've always wondered what people think of my tweets. Do I talk about too much on a certain subject?

No, man! Your feed rocks.

I do have to say my favourite tweet of the last month was one of yours Demi. Something along the lines of, 'Got my whole to do list done by 9 am, going to play so much Peggle today.'

MrDeVil909 wrote:

I do have to say my favourite tweet of the last month was one of yours Demi. Something along the lines of, 'Got my whole to do list done by 9 am, going to play so much Peggle today.'

Just don't DM my boss.

Mine is @Battlejack

I think it is funny that I keep getting requests to be followed. I can't remember the last time I tweeted anything. And I deleted everything I ever did. I use Twitter as a diversion to read some stuff by people that are of interest or entertaining. I okay the follows, as I would feel mean saying no. But there is nothing to follow, at all.

No love for @hbi2k on those lists I see. (-:

Jayhawker wrote:

I think it is funny that I keep getting requests to be followed. I can't remember the last time I tweeted anything. And I deleted everything I ever did. I use Twitter as a diversion to read some stuff by people that are of interest or entertaining. I okay the follows, as I would feel mean saying no. But there is nothing to follow, at all.

If you unprotected they could actually see that there's nothing there before requesting ...

Yeah, I'm trying to tweet more, but trying to strike the right balance between tweeting almost every inane thing that comes to mind and things that are actually useful and important is hard. You can spend your whole life trying to find that balance and still probably never find it.

Pirate Bob wrote:

@levibaker

Xeknos wrote:

My twitter is in my sig

*Followed* - you now have a new stalker

hbi2k wrote:

No love for @hbi2k on those lists I see. (-:

Check now

Demiurge wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

I don't read most Tweets. If it's important, I'll see a discussion about it on Buzz.

Calling you out on hipsterishness. If anyone would know, it'd be me. :)

Luckily I've got enough yuppie going to straddle the yuppster line indefinitely.

My Twitter followers are a mix of real life friends, work/profession-related people I kinda know, video game/LOTRO people, and a couple goodjers.

Sometimes I'm embarrassed to write about video games because of that mixed audience. I guess I don't wear the badge as proudly as others.

wordsmythe wrote:

Luckily I've got enough yuppie going to straddle the yuppster line indefinitely.

For some reason, my brain turned that into "straddle the puppy."

Is anyone else having problems with Twitter on their phone since their switch to the new authentication model? I cannot get Twitterberry to authenticate at all. It's really cramped my style.

momgamer wrote:

Is anyone else having problems with Twitter on their phone since their switch to the new authentication model? I cannot get Twitterberry to authenticate at all. It's really cramped my style.

I had problems with PockeTwit, IIRC I had to sign out and back in and it took me to a special authentication page. Worked perfectly after that.

Ranger Rick wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

Luckily I've got enough yuppie going to straddle the yuppster line indefinitely.

For some reason, my brain turned that into "straddle the puppy."

You know it.

I used to think Twitter was dumb and inane, and vowed never to use it.

And then I decided that it'd be a neat environment for my Web Critters project, and signed up to get a bit of experience so that I could actually have a clue how to code with it.

And now I'm hooked on Twitter, and tweeting for the sake of tweeting. Doh.