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    Posted: 31 March 2009 at 5:44pm
Originally posted by Peter Parker Peter Parker wrote:

Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

attractive coworkers and classmates


I have heard rumors that such things exist. They remain unconfirmed.






(ok, that was both obvious and a little mean. but hey - it's the internet.)
(EDIT - btw, the classmate in question posed in Playboy back in the day. But that probably isn't important for this discussion.)


there are some... the fellow summer students are the best :-D


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Heck I even cancelled my last.fm since I didn't see the point.
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Seriously guys, can we keep a closer eye on the language in stuff we're posting? 


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I was incredibly bored today in Human Diversity, and ended up making a Twitter account for the hell of it. I know I'm probably going to cancel it after awhile, but I decided I can't criticize something without trying it first.
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Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:


Originally posted by Peter Parker Peter Parker wrote:

But am I wrong to think that much of the usage is not that productive?
If you think looking at bikini pictures of attractive coworkers and classmates isn't productive, then sure.


Totally guilty.
Was litterally just doing that...Embarrassed
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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:


Originally posted by Peter Parker Peter Parker wrote:

But am I wrong to think that much of the usage is not that productive?
If you think looking at bikini pictures of attractive coworkers and classmates isn't productive, then sure.


Totally guilty.
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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

attractive coworkers and classmates


I have heard rumors that such things exist. They remain unconfirmed.






(ok, that was both obvious and a little mean. but hey - it's the internet.)
(EDIT - btw, the classmate in question posed in Playboy back in the day. But that probably isn't important for this discussion.)

Edited by Peter Parker - 23 March 2009 at 9:44pm

"E Pluribus Unum" does not mean "Every man for himself".

Pop Quiz: What do all the Framers of the Constitution have in common?
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Originally posted by Peter Parker Peter Parker wrote:

But am I wrong to think that much of the usage is not that productive?


If you think looking at bikini pictures of attractive coworkers and classmates isn't productive, then sure.
"So when Romney wins in a landslide, what will the liberal media do?"
This Ma**edited**hine Kills **edited**as**edited**ists.




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You're spot on the money. Facebook is largely just a procrastination tool, with very occasional constructive applications.
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... and that would be the use I could see. Certainly hosting this information in some fashion is easier than endless emails.

When it is a collaboration tool I can certainly see the value. But am I wrong to think that much of the usage is not that productive?

"E Pluribus Unum" does not mean "Every man for himself".

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Peter: to me Facebook is a great way to stay in touch with friends I grew up with/ went to highschool with, but now don't see since I don't live in the same city. It's also perfect for planning events, such as pub nights, new years, a bbq,etc

also, a convenient way to share photos and videos from these events/ trips after the fact, all on the same website.
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lol - actually, I was horrified when a law school classmate of mine asked me if I was on Facebook yet. Then she told me that most of my class has now joined. I am officially a holdout.

I can actually see some theoretical benefit to Facebook, but I have yet to see any FB/MS page that was anything other online navel-gazing.

I do belong to LinkedIn, which has turned out to be quite productive and useful. Same concept, just with an actual structure and goal.

"E Pluribus Unum" does not mean "Every man for himself".

Pop Quiz: What do all the Framers of the Constitution have in common?
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Originally posted by Peter Parker Peter Parker wrote:

It's not.

And neither is anything on Facebook, MySpace, and 99% of blogs.


That's just because you have no friends
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It's not.

And neither is anything on Facebook, MySpace, and 99% of blogs.

"E Pluribus Unum" does not mean "Every man for himself".

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Peter: your comparison is correct, but the question is: Who cares?

Why does anyone care what I'm doing? How is this interesting:

"At the foodcourt"

"decided on subway"

"is eating in the mez"

"is in class till 6"



Who cares?
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I have never twitted, but that won't stop me from forming an opinion. My initial take on it is that:

twitter::blogs
as
SMS::email

Seems like it might serve a purpose for folk who don't have computers and live entirely by their phones. Otherwise, kind of silly.


"E Pluribus Unum" does not mean "Every man for himself".

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Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
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Originally posted by mbro mbro wrote:

Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

I use one at work to get news updates out.
What about a normal RSS feed that allows you to use more than just 140 retarded characters?
Quote I agree with you though, it is absolutely useless and idiotic. I hate it so much. Sadly, though, the general public loves it, and I have to accept it as a medium people will read news updates through.Oh well.
I don't think the general public accepts it yet. How many non journalism majors do you know that use it? I can name one and I know a decent amount of people in my city. It is a media fad.


1) People are not as responsive to our RSS feed. We have one, it's just not used much. The way we measure it is the Web site traffic. When I send out Twitter updates on news and sports, we get a traffic spike. Nothing when we just use the local content RSS dispatch.

2) General public, maybe not. But my audience is college students at a 50k+ major university, which is the key demographic that uses Twitter. Tons and tons of people here use Twitter on a regular basis. Maybe it is just a regional thing, but it is popular here. Our sports Twitter account has a lot of subscribers.
"So when Romney wins in a landslide, what will the liberal media do?"
This Ma**edited**hine Kills **edited**as**edited**ists.




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Originally posted by WGP guy2 WGP guy2 wrote:

Originally posted by MeanMan MeanMan wrote:

people TRY to spell things wrong, just to anger me? I swear, theyre like 5th graders that cant make a sentence.


Yes.

If there is one thing I can thank this forum for, it is showing me that good grammar and spelling is still required on the internet.  In fact, I have learned most of my grammar knowledge from being on this forum.

That is sad.
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Originally posted by mod98commando mod98commando wrote:


Originally posted by mbro mbro wrote:

What about a normal RSS feed that allows you to use more than just 140 retarded characters?


Thank you, my thoughts exactly. When I found out what twitter was, I
thought it was one of the most pointless things in the world and I
think less of everyone that uses it just for personal updates. My
friend made an account on twitter so he can use it for updates on his
website which is forgivable but I still wouldn't do it. It's just an
entire website wrapped around the concept of an RSS feed only they
gimped it with a low character limit and turned it into a lame fad.
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MBro, the average population is too retarded for RSS feeds
Well then they can either broaden their knowledge a smidge or be left out. When I started college I wanted to get an old firebird and turn it into a nice car. I knew nothing about cars when I bought it, but now I'm teaching myself what I need to know in order to restore my car. If people can't learn to use something as simple as an RSS feed, they don't deserve it.



Again, you're an average person. Theres a significant chunk of the population that is a lot less intelligent, motivated, capable, etc than you are.
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