The idiots of Twitter thread

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by strap » 25 Jul 2017 20:40

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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.


You're right of course, never really thought of HNA as a "look at me" forum, but then I suppose in a way it is - especially when I post inane stats! :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by strap » 25 Jul 2017 20:43

muirinho wrote:
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?


Rather weirdly 5 out of your 6 subjects pique my interest actually! How bizarre! Appreciate that for intelligent conversation on niche topics I guess you have a point - but photos of your cat, or breakfast, or ingrowing toenail .... ?? I mean REALLY?

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by maffff » 25 Jul 2017 23:08

Twitter done well is almost real time aggregation of content as well as a way of sharing interesting content (including, strap, statistics). Obviously you need to take things with a pinch of salt (fact check/verify what you can when you can) and try not to take it/yourself too seriously. HNA? rules apply.

Including always have an Ian Royal option on your polls.

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by John Smith » 26 Jul 2017 12:22

My preferred news source is the ever-reliable Tariq Royal

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by Royal With Cheese » 27 Jul 2017 16:09

John Smith wrote:My preferred news source is the ever-reliable Tariq Royal

Dave Royal should do twitter - he'd fit in perfectly.


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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by genome » 27 Jul 2017 16:29

Something I dislike: One Reading FC fan tweeting their opinion on something, and then another one passive-aggressively tweeting about said opinion without quoting the tweet, to avoid confrontation

Example:

https://twitter.com/BucksRoyal/status/8 ... 4455647232

Then

https://twitter.com/_One8Seven1_/status ... 7984181248

It's worse than direct arguments between fans

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by MouldyRoyal » 27 Jul 2017 17:02

Huh, @_One8seven1_ has blocked me. God knows why, I rarely tweet at all, let alone anything offensive/controversial.

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by muirinho » 27 Jul 2017 17:25

MouldyRoyal wrote:Huh, @_One8seven1_ has blocked me. God knows why, I rarely tweet at all, let alone anything offensive/controversial.


Wow, so am I! Wonder what I did..... Maybe he got bored of the tweets in Irish!

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by bobby1413 » 27 Jul 2017 18:48

muirinho wrote:
MouldyRoyal wrote:Huh, @_One8seven1_ has blocked me. God knows why, I rarely tweet at all, let alone anything offensive/controversial.


Wow, so am I! Wonder what I did..... Maybe he got bored of the tweets in Irish!


I'm also blocked


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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by CountryRoyal » 27 Jul 2017 22:31

Haven't seen him post on HNA? since twitterg8. :?

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by WAZZOCK » 28 Jul 2017 21:27

genome wrote:Something I dislike: One Reading FC fan tweeting their opinion on something, and then another one passive-aggressively tweeting about said opinion without quoting the tweet, to avoid confrontation

Example:

https://twitter.com/BucksRoyal/status/8 ... 4455647232

Then

https://twitter.com/_One8Seven1_/status ... 7984181248

It's worse than direct arguments between fans


I do agree with your point in general, but I think he has a point on this occasion. What a daft comment from that Simeon character.

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by WAZZOCK » 28 Jul 2017 21:27

CountryRoyal wrote:Haven't seen him post on HNA? since twitterg8. :?


What was twitterg8?

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by CountryRoyal » 28 Jul 2017 21:32

WAZZOCK wrote:
CountryRoyal wrote:Haven't seen him post on HNA? since twitterg8. :?


What was twitterg8?


Your original post highlighting his twitter bellendry.


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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by genome » 28 Jul 2017 21:41

Different person

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by genome » 28 Jul 2017 21:43

WAZZOCK wrote:
genome wrote:Something I dislike: One Reading FC fan tweeting their opinion on something, and then another one passive-aggressively tweeting about said opinion without quoting the tweet, to avoid confrontation

Example:

https://twitter.com/BucksRoyal/status/8 ... 4455647232

Then

https://twitter.com/_One8Seven1_/status ... 7984181248

It's worse than direct arguments between fans


I do agree with your point in general, but I think he has a point on this occasion. What a daft comment from that Simeon character.


Then he should say so (but obviously not in a shitty way) to him. It's the passive-aggressiveness that is annoying

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by CountryRoyal » 28 Jul 2017 21:44

genome wrote:Different person


One8seven1?

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by CountryRoyal » 28 Jul 2017 23:39

Well that's just confusing. Which is the one that posts here?

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by NewCorkSeth » 29 Jul 2017 13:58

CountryRoyal wrote:Well that's just confusing. Which is the one that posts here?

Maybe they both do?

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Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

by NewCorkSeth » 29 Jul 2017 14:02

I use Twitter very sparingly to view footballers/clubs tweets and updates on apps etc. I hardly ever tweet as my profile is not exactly hard to find given my name and I don't wish my opinions to be overly public.
It's a good forum for certain things I guess but give me a forum (like hna?) anyday.
Facebook I use to keep in contact with school friends, old work colleagues and family. It's hilarious how many people treat it as a window in to their soul though. The amount of "I had such a bad day, don't ask me about it" statuses are ridiculous.

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