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    Cyburbian Raf's avatar
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    Tweeting like a little bird

    Many of us cyburbians use facebook, but i notice not many use twitter. In fact, other than cyburbia, I am only following one other cyburbian in the twitter tree. I find twitter to be a whole lot better than FB for my musings of the day, or wacky photos. I mean you have 140 characters to sum up some rant or whatever you have to say. So with that said, do you use twitter or is FB the only thing you can handle, minus the throbbing brain of cyburbia
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    I don't have a personal twitter account, but I do have one for my department. I use it for news, events, agendas, announcements, etc.

    I have a little more than 100 followers (1 cyburbian that I know of...thanks Planderella!), but I try to focus my target on the news media followers I have...which has translated to articles in the local press and a trickle effect to their hundreds of followers.

    I find it a pretty easy and simple means of getting the word out there, and am happy with the results 1 year into it.
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    I've had my Twitter account for two years or so and I used to be pretty anti-Twitter and rarely ever bothered with it. But lately I've really been getting into it. I find it especially useful to follow certain comedians or certain writers and commentators that I like. And I've found that typing in random"#" tags and seeing what others are saying about specific (yet random) topics is a good time waster.

    My biggest complaint is that if you follow a few prolific tweeters, there are times that it can get pretty annoying scrolling through looking for stuff from other contributors. But maybe once I play around with it more and learn more about how to use it, that will get easier.
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    Love twitter, and if it weren't for family photos on facebook I would consider dropping facebook.

    I've been on twitter for 4 years now. I have made some friendships 140 characters at a time, pissed off others, and gotten notoriety from some things I've put out there. I've met a few IRL as well, though I'm not much on tweetups.

    I've received free books to review via twitter, gotten job leads, given job leads, and found great deals at local restaurants, kept up with local news as it's happening, and sent out updates of traffic or other closures, complained about restaurant service, and have been thanked for giving input at others. I think social media is the agglomeration of all of this. You can't just tweet, you can't just linkedin, you can't just yelp... you need to do it all to be effective and cross-walk each across each other.

    I pretty much follow three or four groups of people. Planners/Architects/Designers, people, news stations, and businesses from Wilmington, North Carolina, NC gov't and NGOs, and NASCAR personalities.
    I hate to say it but it's pretty much a prerequisite that you follow Richard Florida, because even if you don't follow him you will likely follow someone who re-tweets his updates all the time.

    My twitter name is below - obviously.

    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    My biggest complaint is that if you follow a few prolific tweeters, there are times that it can get pretty annoying scrolling through looking for stuff from other contributors. But maybe once I play around with it more and learn more about how to use it, that will get easier.
    Lists are your friends in this case. You can make multiple lists for friends or planners and follow them but then make sub lists to narrow that down.
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    I now stalk follow PortCityPlanner
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    Quote Originally posted by Raf View post
    Many of us cyburbians use facebook, but i notice not many use twitter. In fact, other than cyburbia, I am only following one other cyburbian in the twitter tree. I find twitter to be a whole lot better than FB for my musings of the day, or wacky photos. I mean you have 140 characters to sum up some rant or whatever you have to say. So with that said, do you use twitter or is FB the only thing you can handle, minus the throbbing brain of cyburbia
    I'm not sure who your'e talking about

    I've recently started using twitter quite a bit. I link it to my FB account, so everything i tweet ends up on FB.

    I really like twitter for getting my news and current events. However, most of my FB friends do not use twitter.
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    I've got two loves
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    And they go tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, like little birds
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