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Page 3 of When Twitter first came out I passed on it. I didn't care to give 140 character updates. However, I then started seeing that many columnists and news o... 82 comments | 2407 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    The saying is......Facebook is the people you went to high school with. Twitter is the people you wish you went to high school with.
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    I follow a very wide range of people. From friends to every NBA player with an account to a variety of NFL players to most ESPN personalities to many up and coming bloggers to the Duke medical staff and people like the Kardashians as well. I have exchanged tweets with Reggie Bush, Daniel Orton, Michael Smith, Dick Vitale(about Randy Moss), Big Tigger(from Rap City), Common and Jermichael Finley's wife. I was following Ron Artest's brother, Daniel, and he was one of my favorite follows. When the Ron Artest trade rumors surfaced I asked if Ron wanted to be traded and he blocked me. Guess he took offense to my question. We had a good conversation about LeBron one night.

    My all time favorite interaction was when an overzealous Duke fan sent Darius Miller a tweet talking junk and I backed him up then Darius retweeted it and I was attacked by Big Blue Nation for a good 24 hours. Darius and I ended up exchanging playful tweets trash talking one another and eventually me wishing him well and letting him know I root for all Ky boys regardless of where they play. I was impressed with his level headedness and he seems like a great kid. Funny time all around. I even began following some of the BBN fans and they began following me.

    I enjoy twitter. A lot.

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    A few of my favorites:
    @darrenrovell - CNBC's sports-business reporter
    @DanWetzel - Yahoo! sports columnist and destroyer of college athletics programs
    @aglock - CNNSI writer
    @NotJerryTipton - tongue-in-cheek humor
    @JayBilas - my current favorite tweeter

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    I just started getting into it the past couple of weeks. I agree about getting news much quicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    my friend Mike DeCourcy?
    I have his number if you want to give him a call...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    I have his number if you want to give him a call...
    I actually do email with the guy but I don't think he'd call us "friends."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    The saying is......Facebook is the people you went to high school with. Twitter is the people you wish you went to high school with.
    I'd like to have went to high school with a few of the people on Twitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    So you're saying I should actually go see my friend Scott Van Pelt or the writer for Letterman or Jody Demling or my friend Mike DeCourcy?
    No, I am only saying that imo all of this stuff is getting way out of hand and being used for some simple matters that certainly do not need to be. Thats all and is jmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrambler View Post
    No, I am only saying that imo all of this stuff is getting way out of hand and being used for some simple matters that certainly do not need to be. Thats all and is jmo.
    I don't think the majority of people use it in the manner you described. It's not texting. View it as a customized internet. I get links sent to me from people I'm interested in following.

    Your original concerns are 100% valid with youngsters when it comes to texting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    The saying is......Facebook is the people you went to high school with. Twitter is the people you wish you went to high school with.
    I might agree with the first comment but certainly I certainly have no desire/wish to have gone to school with alot of the twitter crowd. lol.

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    First site I check every time I get on the computer. If anything happened in sports, national or local news I learn of it on twitter first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I don't think the majority of people use it in the manner you described. It's not texting. View it as a customized internet. I get links sent to me from people I'm interested in following.

    Your original concerns are 100% valid with youngsters when it comes to texting.
    That's a good way to put it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrambler View Post
    No, I am only saying that imo all of this stuff is getting way out of hand and being used for some simple matters that certainly do not need to be. Thats all and is jmo.
    And you are right. Other than it's usefulness to celebrities in keeping their fans happy, and possibly news organizations using it to issue bulletins, I see little need for it. Who wants to read about somebody eating at White Castle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdsfan View Post
    Who wants to read about somebody eating at White Castle?
    Same people that want to read about squirrels attacking?

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    It's simple if you don't want to read about someone eating White Castle don't follow them, it's not like you have to.

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