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I'm going to resist Twitter as long as I can. I don't understand the fascination/obsession with it. I have a Facebook page that does a lot more than Twitter and I can update that just as easily as I can update Twitter, so why would I need both?

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I'm going to resist Twitter as long as I can. I don't understand the fascination/obsession with it. I have a Facebook page that does a lot more than Twitter and I can update that just as easily as I can update Twitter, so why would I need both?

Different audiences, different purpose, I feel. There is some overlap in people I follow on Twitter and people I friend on Facebook.

But the distinction is the group and the nature of the content--Facebook for me is people I know in the real world--people I know from high school, college, grad school, work, family, etc, and Twitter are some of the same (coworkers) plus people in my professional field (software) that I follow for their links, plus news feeds from CNN, BBC, local tv stations, motorsport news from various F1 websites, politicians, updates from Ford, GM and Chrysler, news and headlines from car magazines, Autoblog, tech journalists, tech news headlines, etc.

For me, Facebook is for interacting with people I know (posting pictures, etc), while Twitter is a real time headline news/topic of interest feed. I use Twitter similiarly to how I use Google Reader with RSS feeds.

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Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter. These are a few of pointless sites I never plan to waste any time of my life on.

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Following you now PCS...

I haven't Tweeted in a long time since making an effort to cut all online chat (forums aside, of course, although there just a little) and focus any extra awake time I have on a massive career change. Hey, on that note... :AH-HA_wink:

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I'm going to resist Twitter as long as I can. I don't understand the fascination/obsession with it. I have a Facebook page that does a lot more than Twitter and I can update that just as easily as I can update Twitter, so why would I need both?

I feel the exact same way...Flickr too.

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what amazes me is how these operations stay alive. the amount of servers needed to make facebook, myspace, and twitter work is mind boggling. the sheer volume of hdd space is just crazy.

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I finally signed up for an account a couple of weeks ago and have yet to use it. I just can't see myself using it honestly. To me, I get a similar result from Facebook, so I wouldn't repeat it. I understand how people can be addicted to it, but it's just not working for me.

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The inane, glorified.

That's probably the best description ever.

For enterprise use, Twitter is a a godsend, but the majority of its use confuses me. My buddy's girlfriend's Twitter is just filled with her talking about her nails or how much coffee she's consumed in a day.

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That's probably the best description ever.

For enterprise use, Twitter is a a godsend, but the majority of its use confuses me. My buddy's girlfriend's Twitter is just filled with her talking about her nails or how much coffee she's consumed in a day.

It's great as a headline newsfeed...I follow all sorts of news tweets--local, national, international, automotive, motorsport, tech... it's easier to scan a bunch of tweets in a desktop app like TweetDeck than to comb through my RSS feeds in a reader like GoogleReader (though I use it also to keep up w/ a number of blogs). As far as my own tweets, they tend to be boring and about real world stuff--the weather, what new restaurant I ate at, etc.

When I'm home, I always have TweetDeck open, with 1/2 dozen categories of tweets (automotive, friends, tech, news and politics, f1, etc) plus localized keyword tags searches on tweets tagged for areas of interest (#phx, #den, #pgh, for example), plus I pull in my Facebook updates..

Good stuff..

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>>"her nails or how much coffee she's consumed...

the weather, what new restaurant I ate at, etc."<<

The inane, now on the electrical grid.

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I use it to 'follow' blogs and people I want to keep track of - and it's useful and a time saver for that purpose - but I don't 'tweet' myself.

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>>"her nails or how much coffee she's consumed...

the weather, what new restaurant I ate at, etc."<<

The inane, now on the electrical grid.

I just few off my chair after reading that...

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yikes who is following me now?

i never get on twitter. i have maxx ed out social media.

PCS is that caddy in your avatar the XTS?

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yikes who is following me now?

i never get on twitter. i have maxx ed out social media.

PCS is that caddy in your avatar the XTS?

The Cadillac Sixteen is the inspiration for the XTS, the question becomes two part then. What platform will it end up on, and what will it be called? I personally don't like the XTS name and think it should be called Eldorado for a 2 door model and a 4 door model could be called the Eldorado XTS I suppose. I personally think it should not be on a LWB EP II platform. I also believe it's time for a North American plant to be based solely on this 2013 updated platform and for all production for North and South America to come out of that plant while leaving another plant somewhere else in the world to supply the rest of the world's production of that updated platform.

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