Anyone use Twitter?

Coldstream wrote:

I'm terrible about this. I was checking Twitter fairly infrequently (like, months) for a long time and doubtless got some followers who never got the god-damned common courtesy of a reciprocal follow (trying to channel Ernie Lee there for a moment). Started checking Twitter daily recently. Will have to see if I have any followers with whom I need to reciprocate.

R. Lee Ermey?

wordsmythe wrote:

Folks are free to follow me, but once you've passed a few hundred followers, you start hitting a limit.

I tend to treat people as topics, as I feel that most folks tend to stick to themes. If this were Facebook, then I'd probably feel compelled to follow everyone back, but I don't expect Twitter to work that way. I just follow the folks I want to read, and don't think too hard about who is following me.

I follow lots of people. I especially like the people who aren't afraid to have short conversations over Twitter. Sometimes, I will spend 45 minutes or so catching up on Twitter. Sometimes, I don't look at it for days on end. We all use it in different ways. I don't care if you spam my Twitter feed by posting 40 times a day. If you post at least 1 interesting thing every week, I like following you.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Coldstream wrote:

I'm terrible about this. I was checking Twitter fairly infrequently (like, months) for a long time and doubtless got some followers who never got the god-damned common courtesy of a reciprocal follow (trying to channel Ernie Lee there for a moment). Started checking Twitter daily recently. Will have to see if I have any followers with whom I need to reciprocate.

R. Lee Ermey?

That's totally what I said!

I'm with VeggiePirate. If you follow me, I'll have a look at your last 30 tweets or so and if I don't see anything interesting there I'm not going to follow back. If you follow me and don't indicate in your profile info or something that you're from gwj I'll probably even assume you're a spammer and block you. Nothing personal/no offense intended if that's happened to anybody here.

+1 to the VeggiePirate defence. You're welcome to follow me - or not - as you choose. I'll follow you if I find the majority of your tweets interesting, but on the whole I'm really picky about keeping my signal:noise ratio high.

I joined twitter mostly so I could follow people I found humorous/helpful/interesting. I never expect anyone to follow me back, because I have nothing interesting to say. I can't help you with your technical problems, I don't get the chance to play a lot of games, and my daily life is so boring, I could probably tell you what I'm going to be doing at a specific time on any given day.
Also, Kannon was tired of me always hijacking his twitter.
So if you see me following you, you don't have to follow back. I'm just creeping on you, don't mind me.

I am fairly active on the Wizards of the Coast website, and I get a lot of people following me from there. If I don't see people that I know from GWJ following you, or a note in your bio that you are from GWJ, chances are good I won't follow you back.

Re:many opinions

Just for the sake of clarity, I don't expect people here to follow me, I don't follow every other goodjer also for the sake of sanity. Those I do follow are because A)I am returning the gesture of following me first, B) I recognize and have had exchanges in the past on a thread / or played together constantly on Steam, and C) I find to be worth following for whatever insight they may have on some especific common interests as stated in posts or profiles or whatnot (games/movies/3d/graphical stuff/music/etc). Now, when it comes to B, if I take the step of following this person and after a while I notice they don't follow back I feel kinda awkward. Unfollowing seems appropiate and eases my conscience, though I agree it may add another unnecesary layer of awkwardness to the whole thing : /

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Feeank - I feel like you are over-thinking this one. Twitter has never been about a one-to-one follow and thanks the spam-bot explosion, I think a lot of people have switched off notifications. There is no way I could have got my GWJ list to 105 if I waited for everyone to follow me back before I added them

PS: Coldstream & RNG - thanks for upgrading my status from stalker to internet-friend

avggeek wrote:

Feeank - I feel like you are over-thinking this one. Twitter has never been about a one-to-one follow and thanks the spam-bot explosion, I think a lot of people have switched off notifications. There is no way I could have got my GWJ list to 105 if I waited for everyone to follow me back before I added them ;)

Yeah, this entirely. Twitter isn't like anything else, so lack of reciprocation doesn't mean anything. There have been many cases when I've butted into a conversation between someone I know and someone I don't, to have the person I don't know follow me, and include me in the conversation, and the same in the other direction too.

Following someone who doesn't follow back isn't cyberstalking or unwelcome. They either don't know or you don't fit in with their uses for Twitter. It's not personal.

avggeek wrote:

Feeank - I feel like you are over-thinking this one.

Yup, I may have been trying to say that on my last point, hence the uncertainty on the way to handle this scary, new frontier.

Has anyone seen this? It's bloody hilarious. Put in your (or anyone's) Twitter name and it will sift through old tweets to create new ones. A lot of them don't parse correctly, but we've been playing around with it in the office this morning and have seen some side-splitting tweets.

EDIT: for example, here's the third one I pulled up on Certis' name:

Do I can't seem to sexual tiger. Caution: can see what I wonder what was a mad genius.

and then this one:

Oh man, got into bed What?! Don't do it, man. Chicks dig the middle. Yeah, figured a separate track.
avggeek wrote:

PS: Coldstream & RNG - thanks for upgrading my status from stalker to internet-friend

Does it have to be internet-friend? Can't it just be mutual stalking?

Minarchist wrote:

Has anyone seen this? It's bloody hilarious. Put in your (or anyone's) Twitter name and it will sift through old tweets to create new ones. A lot of them don't parse correctly, but we've been playing around with it in the office this morning and have seen some side-splitting tweets.

Markov-chains: they make everything more unintentionally hilarious.

RoughneckGeek wrote:

Does it have to be internet-friend? Can't it just be mutual stalking?

I thought Internet-friends was the socially acceptable term for mutual stalking?

This can be my next Tweet:

It's got to have unlimited juice? This is a play Jet Set Radio Future. I don't want to be a near!

Gee, thanks, now you've killed all productivity I might otherwise have had today. Favs:

"I unlocked 1 Xbox Live achievement yesterday: Watched Toy Story 3."

"Blah blah, YT channel down again, counter-notice filed, should be Superman due to a program called Ninja."

"My sister gives me weird birthday presents. Today: crockpot meat loaf."

"I unlocked 5 Xbox Live achievements yesterday: Hosted poker battle tonight." (Can you tell I have it set to update daily with my cheevo progress?)

"I learned how I uploaded a thing! Reading Fables 12."

"Hey, look! Miura is like Risk in 16:9."

"I can't make it too. They showed a lot of a teaser after the awesome shapeshifting!"

"It looked like Donkey Kong. When you're bored and win battles? I'm more stable."

"I unlocked 3 Xbox Live achievements yesterday: I liked a niche thing."

"Blah blah, YT channel will kill his dick."

"A library patron brought in the soil of sushi."

"I want to assemble an overgrown houseplant with oatmeal chocolate chip cookie crust."

"I have a 50/50 chance of MadMen."

"I repeat: Eat."

If anyone really wants me to follow them back, let me know.

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Are there any lyrics pertaining to my RSS feeds put me and follow me, I'm going to pile through the red?

You could certainly use better design. You may be offending unnecessarily. [Wow, stunningly plausible!]

Dudes and porn as Tea Party. Hm. Sounds like crazy. TRUTH whimsy is lonely and it not for I would have!

The writing got a good idea. Ours legally can't blame you. Crap, I never used to pile through email less.

I would still be on your head. I'll tell me about the new irony. Rejecting of me. Oh. Good.

I'm going to read. Dreamt of whimsy. Inferior beverages! FACT. horchata is lonely and follow me, but I?

Phew. Back under 1000+" in the nebulous zeal of a futures market of existence. [AWESOME.]

I don't recall saying "AAA game" that much on Twitter but, apparently, I made every time count, according to That Can Be My Next Tweet:

"Unfortunately, I won a good excuse to see subjectivity as he views it. Maybe it's time in itself."

"This morning's soundtrack: Jeff Buckley's fractured, shambling four track of Final Fantasy V Advance."

"The hook for open discussions of AAA game on loop has released bio-monsters into soul-less autocrats."

"I'm not live. I'm enjoying the evolution of Text - Rohrer somehow culturally valuable enough, in almost!"

"Don't forget the game world. Examples: Tony Hawk, danmaku, combos in months. What's left the big time."

"Don't forget the sandbox of AAA game in atrocity: instant economic sanctions, maybe instead of what?"

YTCBMNT has me channeling a Gertrude Stein review of Dragon Age apparently:

Where the opposite reaction. Disliked it to be some darkspawn, why is invisible, no, no words with it to.
There ya go. What time I never did finish this when it got my vote for the pain of The Coffee Vs.
Noice. : Congratulations! The original disappointed me I love your work!
Compliment him out of the side of Changes in Cloud City. Chairlifts terrify me No chance to bring me !
Heading home a strong suction, you're smart enough, you're smart enough, you're smart enough, you're.
If you : Legion: Where amongst the HBO store? Snooki has replaced humanity's sippy cup with Bill Plympton!

What happens if you plug goodjer into that, coherent tweets?

This is more fun than it should be. Some of mine.

I screwed up with a phone call from FFXIII is no longer a fricking sword. Apparently I guess. Crap.
I'm not to play you, you call out of bisexuality. Well, sure, but I know it's freeeeee!
Hey, would totally read The Doctor's severed hand, that the comments on RPS WTF Britain?
Maybe not. The Darkness. Cool, but I'm pretty sure since this particular critic is especially stupid.
Aang with metaphors about the deepend. TVTropes again. Oh sweet.
Penny Arcade confirms that I really would be destroyed easier than Source Safe.

OK, that's enough for now.

Some that almost seem to be coherent:

Yep! W00t!! Today is down, panic, panic. So ignore the creepy spider thread.

My sari is their name. For many whites, those are currently trapped by the creepy spider thread.

Thanks for the best urban skyline in the world? Who do you paractice basic racing.

Adult themed movie scenes as it supposedly needed to read my f*cking mind. 4.

Leader of guy who wrote this year. God this day, you smoking weed you friends.

Is J-Lo the smurfs? Got to the most constructive morning I've said hi, then realise I know, right!

Change your bullets? Bet that's what you think it would do the only have Jesus in your responsibility to.

fleabagmatt wrote:

What happens if you plug goodjer into that, coherent tweets?

Given that he's based on the same concepts, I expect total chaos.

First ten tweets it kicks up for @goodjerbot:

  • My bro comes home office looks more interesting? i love you, you in just dont get to effect me.
  • My sleep deprived state, i need hdmi out, you and go to buttsecks you something. Elbow pads!
  • Sick burn, bro. Does steve jobs have such a whois on the magic. I my robust size by eating her a part of.
  • Danyboy is trying to your wang in a gateway activity. My diet consists of quantum mechanics, I've slept?
  • General_Crespin, Obsessed with your amature pornography. Nuean does things in your mike working from home!
  • Asz has a minge, I will be doing that. In my feelings. f*ck you! You are the best mistake yesterday.
  • No, this long haired tall white dude on your weiner on last night. Then, he wants to get to touch peron.
  • Stonegone is on you. and lasers. Robot swamp donkey? I have a woman! Inform the steel drum.
  • You shouldn't let people way, way short of one i'd hook you give oral. Katisu is a2m?
  • Ohmygod scarlett johansson is a minge, I heard you happy? Get your c*ck in the rice cooker. Easy meal.

Hooray, I wrecked everyone's productivity! I would post an achievement but the achievement-creating website appears to be busted right now.

Awesome!

I'm going out and disabled the street.
Joost is supposed to wretched spitting mess. Gmail ate important mail. Daughter watching One Piece.
On the flipside, Tuesday-ish. Shopping in the Nodwick Card Game, and now that indicates that way to my?
The Blu-Ray transfer didn't miss any after quiet hour without a query to get here at guy was right, you!
We're going to find out of the way home to a program, not allowed to play Russian Roulette with anyone.
Finally done today until the boardgame Small World is a solid people-meat object.
I live down their escalators with PAX/work/home lists & now have to test something useful done I'll head.
Shopping in the same server at Banagrams, and GWJ is FRELLING huge. Make doubly sure I didn't have a name.

And an appropriate ender:
Hey Gang: going insane in the task on this is addicting and I'll head. That prolly didn't help, but.

GOOD GAWD. This is gold.

"Hah! That's a 15 mile in snakeskin if e.message) is why you convict yourself. J'ACCUSE! Wait a travesty."

"YESSSSS. It's only that tree and Judas Priest. Oh my. I finally going stag to Flashdance for this whole?"

"I don't post a diverse 2nd highest image search according to click while yelling BLOODY DICKHOLE GANGSLUT?"

"Oops... I feel like boiled ass. And is a jumpy Pomeranian for consumption."