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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by hektorkarl » June 21st, 2011, 2:47 pm

They can also be used for commentary. Example:

Twitter is so productive. #notreally
Started walking a quarter-mile into my 10k race. #fitnessmaster

It's not necessary to have a tag. It's just a way to potentially jump into a larger conversation.

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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by trixie » June 21st, 2011, 4:30 pm

Thanks, Hektor!

So do those tags really exist? Or will I identify myself as a noob if I make up a tag like #worksucks (though I'd imagine that already exists).

I guess I'm still learning and trying to understand how this works. I feel like unless you are confident that you have something A) worth saying and B) that others will want to know, that there's not much of a point to Twitter. But don't despair (I know, you were despairing, weren't you?), I'm going to stay for a bit and see what else I can pick up...

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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by Sommer Leigh » June 21st, 2011, 4:56 pm

trixie wrote:Thanks, Hektor!

So do those tags really exist? Or will I identify myself as a noob if I make up a tag like #worksucks (though I'd imagine that already exists).

I guess I'm still learning and trying to understand how this works. I feel like unless you are confident that you have something A) worth saying and B) that others will want to know, that there's not much of a point to Twitter. But don't despair (I know, you were despairing, weren't you?), I'm going to stay for a bit and see what else I can pick up...
No you won't look like a noob :-) Everyone makes them up. That's half the fun. Some of them are obvious and used often, like #amwriting, others are more because they are funny commentary on whatever you are writing about.

I don't Tweet OFTEN, but about the time when I hop on to check what's going on on Twitter is about the same time when a handful of my Twitter friends are on too, so I comment on what they are doing and I know that if I post something they will probably comment. The conversations are not always worth saying, usually they are just us goofing around instead of writing. But I love it :-)
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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by hektorkarl » June 21st, 2011, 5:10 pm

trixie wrote:Thanks, Hektor!

So do those tags really exist? Or will I identify myself as a noob if I make up a tag like #worksucks (though I'd imagine that already exists).
Made-up tags are highly encouraged.

In fact, I find myself wanting to use them in other venues. #truestory

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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by Sommer Leigh » June 21st, 2011, 6:29 pm

hektorkarl wrote:
trixie wrote:Thanks, Hektor!

So do those tags really exist? Or will I identify myself as a noob if I make up a tag like #worksucks (though I'd imagine that already exists).
Made-up tags are highly encouraged.

In fact, I find myself wanting to use them in other venues. #truestory
#metoo
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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by Claudie » June 21st, 2011, 9:24 pm

Sommer Leigh wrote:
hektorkarl wrote:
trixie wrote:Thanks, Hektor!

So do those tags really exist? Or will I identify myself as a noob if I make up a tag like #worksucks (though I'd imagine that already exists).
Made-up tags are highly encouraged.

In fact, I find myself wanting to use them in other venues. #truestory
#metoo
Haha, I was going to add that. #beatentothepunch
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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by trixie » June 23rd, 2011, 1:37 pm

It has been an overall crappy week and these last 3-4 posts made me spontaneously giggle. Thank you. #warmfuzzies

So I'm trying to tweet the following:
Doing my best to keep my chin up this week but life keeps dealing rejection my way. Maybe July will be better?

And it keeps telling me: Sorry! We did something wrong. Try sending your Tweet again in a minute

For the past 3 days I've had this problem. Suggestions?

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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by Margo » June 23rd, 2011, 2:32 pm

For some reason, I'm reluctant to make up #phrases, so I've tweeted things like "Twitter keeps unfollowing me from people hashtagyouSUCK". It seems like such a sissy thing to do now. :oops:
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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by Sommer Leigh » June 23rd, 2011, 3:04 pm

TL- it's not you. Twitter has been going up and down this week for me. I think maybe they are doing some upgrading? I'm not sure. I've found closing the tab and going back in helps, sometimes just wait it out.
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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by sierramcconnell » June 28th, 2011, 5:42 pm

Really? I haven't had a problem yet. Of course, I have something better.

A LIFE.

Mwahaha!

Actually. I don't. I lied. I tweet a lot, too. :oops:

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The blog died...but so did I...and now I'm alive again! OMG.

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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by CharleeVale » July 4th, 2011, 3:18 pm

Wish we could make a twitter group for all of us on there. Do we have a post listing all our Twitter names?

@charleevale

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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by Cookie » July 5th, 2011, 1:52 pm

CharleeVale wrote:Wish we could make a twitter group for all of us on there. Do we have a post listing all our Twitter names?

@charleevale

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I don't think there is, but that is a good idea!

I'm @akari09

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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by hektorkarl » July 5th, 2011, 2:37 pm

I'm @hektorkarl

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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by Claudie » July 6th, 2011, 1:28 am

I'm ClH2OArs :)
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Re: Sold my soul to Twitter

Post by jeremybatesbooks » July 16th, 2011, 5:28 am

i agree with the above posters.... just be yourself and dont spam about eating chocolate chip cookies!
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