The idiots of Twitter thread

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by maffff » 24 Jul 2017 08:48

Mike Hunt wrote:Oh and Mafff, please tell me you are automating that Gravenberch nonsense?

Yeah mate, through IFTTT. I would have lost interest by now :lol:

Low is getting better and the other journos are doing a decent job. All the random stuff I find is automated too - Google alerts into an RSS feed (plus I'm registered to updates from our companies house)

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by Forbury Lion » 24 Jul 2017 09:20

bobby1413 wrote:I've also noticed a new craze of tweets that start "Imagine..."

That seems innocent enough but Soon you realise they end like this:

"Imagine waking up and remembering you support Swindon #embarassing"

"Imagine not standing at football matches and sitting instead"

"Imagine bringing your family to an away day"

Ugh - I hate these people more than I hate those that like Love Island
Call me old fashioned, but I prefer the original John Lennon lyrics.

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by Forbury Lion » 24 Jul 2017 09:24

genome wrote:How about the people pretending to be Jonathan Low?
Agreed, Just when I think Twitter has reached a new Low, another one appears.

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by genome » 24 Jul 2017 09:25

^ Top Forbing

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by urz13 » 24 Jul 2017 12:08

RFC Carl
Nath St Paul
Simply_Ilori

And yeah agree with the 'nobber above - Courtney Friday has been poor. There seems to be some kind of Chronicle love affair on twitter currently - but they've been useless all summer. Didn't get the Clement or Bodvarsson news, was wrong about Oliviera and have not really reported any credible rumours all summer.


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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by strap » 24 Jul 2017 14:01

I don't understand the point of Twitter at all. In fact I don't understand the point of FaceBook, Instagram, MySpace (?) and a whole load of other rather bizarre "social media offerings", whose sole intent seems to be to allow people the opportunity of posting drivel that basically says "look at me, my life is SO interesting".
I'd rather chat/argue/opine with actual friends face to face over a pint or two. Does that make me a bad person as I have no "online friends"??
(No offence intended to anyone who does have accounts at said sites, but why?... Just why??)

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by CountryRoyal » 24 Jul 2017 14:16

strap wrote:I don't understand the point of Twitter at all. In fact I don't understand the point of FaceBook, Instagram, MySpace (?) and a whole load of other rather bizarre "social media offerings", whose sole intent seems to be to allow people the opportunity of posting drivel that basically says "look at me, my life is SO interesting".
I'd rather chat/argue/opine with actual friends face to face over a pint or two. Does that make me a bad person as I have no "online friends"??
(No offence intended to anyone who does have accounts at said sites, but why?... Just why??)


Not at all but in which case why post on hob nob?

They're just different means of connecting with people online, no different to a forum or message board which was obviously relatively pioneering.

Things have snowballed now and the basic point has been somewhat convoluted with an abundance of features, parallels and other changed which have come about by market demand and commercial dictate.

Social media CAN be a very useful tool, unfortunately when something is available to the masses the lowest common denominator usually takes dominance, hence it all being filled up with bollocks.

Wholeheartedly agree with you though. The people that continually post "look at me" type content are always the ones whose lives are the most empty and unfulfilled.

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by muirinho » 24 Jul 2017 14:17

strap wrote:I don't understand the point of Twitter at all. In fact I don't understand the point of FaceBook, Instagram, MySpace (?) and a whole load of other rather bizarre "social media offerings", whose sole intent seems to be to allow people the opportunity of posting drivel that basically says "look at me, my life is SO interesting".
I'd rather chat/argue/opine with actual friends face to face over a pint or two. Does that make me a bad person as I have no "online friends"??
(No offence intended to anyone who does have accounts at said sites, but why?... Just why??)


But what if you can't regularly meet up with the actual friends you are linked to on facebook?
What if you have niche interests, and you can feel part of a group online?

Among my interests are medieval Irish history, Reading FC, politics, electoral systems & constitutional law and urban fantasy. The Venn diagram of those interests is rather small, to say the least. So the chances of me having a multi-stranded conversation on those topics in a pub is minute. But I can follow and partake in conversations with many people, most of whom I have never met, on twitter.

What's not to like?

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by madreadingfan » 24 Jul 2017 15:55

Nath St Paul - glad everyone else see's it too
That RFC Chaz guy
Sir Dodger Royal - most clueless out them all
@thesimpsonrfc


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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by Brum Royal » 24 Jul 2017 15:57

madreadingfan wrote:Sir Dodger Royal - most clueless out them all


Was on here for years - "watch Gary Alexander and Bristol City flyyyyyyyyyy"

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by bobby1413 » 24 Jul 2017 16:26

urz13 wrote:RFC Carl
Nath St Paul


+1

Was gonna say that Carl guy too. He's a grade A pr1ck

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by madreadingfan » 24 Jul 2017 16:28

Brum Royal wrote:
madreadingfan wrote:Sir Dodger Royal - most clueless out them all


Was on here for years - "watch Gary Alexander and Bristol City flyyyyyyyyyy"


FACTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by No Fixed Abode » 24 Jul 2017 16:51

bobby1413 wrote:
urz13 wrote:RFC Carl
Nath St Paul


+1

Was gonna say that Carl guy too. He's a grade A pr1ck


:lol:

I know him. He was the year above me at school.


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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by CountryRoyal » 24 Jul 2017 17:45

No Fixed Abode wrote:
bobby1413 wrote:
urz13 wrote:RFC Carl
Nath St Paul


+1

Was gonna say that Carl guy too. He's a grade A pr1ck


:lol:

I know him. He was the year above me at school.


Jesus, that school churns out twats second only to Eton.

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by No Fixed Abode » 24 Jul 2017 17:48

CountryRoyal wrote:
No Fixed Abode wrote:
bobby1413 wrote:
+1

Was gonna say that Carl guy too. He's a grade A pr1ck


:lol:

I know him. He was the year above me at school.


Jesus, that school churns out twats second only to Eton.


:lol:

Which year were you in m8?

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by CountryRoyal » 24 Jul 2017 17:50

No Fixed Abode wrote:
CountryRoyal wrote:
No Fixed Abode wrote:
:lol:

I know him. He was the year above me at school.


Jesus, that school churns out twats second only to Eton.


:lol:

Which year were you in m8?


I'm the (dick)headmaster.

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by genome » 24 Jul 2017 19:14

urz13 wrote:Courtney Friday has been poor. There seems to be some kind of Chronicle love affair on twitter currently - but they've been useless all summer. Didn't get the Clement or Bodvarsson news, was wrong about Oliviera and have not really reported any credible rumours all summer.


Thought he'd been okay up until Forestieri-g8.

There's only so much they can do if the club are basically lying to them about things, but him and Smudger have been asking the right questions and seem much more pro-active than Jonathan Low.

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by WAZZOCK » 24 Jul 2017 22:22

genome wrote:
urz13 wrote:Courtney Friday has been poor. There seems to be some kind of Chronicle love affair on twitter currently - but they've been useless all summer. Didn't get the Clement or Bodvarsson news, was wrong about Oliviera and have not really reported any credible rumours all summer.


Thought he'd been okay up until Forestieri-g8.

There's only so much they can do if the club are basically lying to them about things, but him and Smudger have been asking the right questions and seem much more pro-active than Jonathan Low.


All I'd say about that though, is why would the club do him any favours if all he does is slag them off? Realistically print media is at deaths door, so what value is there for the club to give the nod to some small time 'journalist' with a complex? Watts is a very good example of someone demonstrating two-way respect with the club, and the results he got were tremendous. Friday will never have that because he constantly acts like and insufferable scrote.

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by WAZZOCK » 24 Jul 2017 22:23

On the subject of insufferable scrotes....

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Constant self promotion on such a low level, he genuinely thinks he's something special.

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by CountryRoyal » 24 Jul 2017 23:11

WAZZOCK wrote:On the subject of insufferable scrotes....

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Constant self promotion on such a low level, he genuinely thinks he's something special.


Tbf he is the half blood prince.

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