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Are you on twitter?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by SlyFerret, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Minister of Fire

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    These days, I get almost all of my news through my twitter feed. I also get lots of great links from many folks who share common interests.

    I know some people don't see the point to twitter, but I find a lot of value in it.

    So, are you on twitter? If so, what is your handle?

    I'm @mpgehrisch.

    Also, do you have any suggestions for other interesting users to follow who are into wood heat, green living, self sufficient living, or other outdoor activities?

    -SF

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I started tweeting for the Bangor Fire Department . . . BangorFireDept.
  3. cwill

    cwill Member

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    im on twitter, yet i do not and will not have a facebook acct. mainly follow racing related people and a few others that i find interesting. I do get alot of my daily info from twitter. When something happens (like that earthquake on the eastcoast awhile back) the information flow is near instant. way faster than the local or even national news. thats what i like about it, unfiltered information. some interesting people that i like are @vice and @joerogan.
  4. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    My cell phone doesn't even take pictures, much less text...and I'm just fine with that. :coolsmile:
  5. blacktail

    blacktail Minister of Fire

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    I'd have to upgrade to a new phone.
  6. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Minister of Fire

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    You don't have to have a cell phone to use twitter. They have a web interface that works in a regular browser, so don't let that stop you!

    -SF
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I'm curious about that. Isn' twitter limited to very short statements? If so, that would seem like getting news through headlines which can be quite misleading. I don't tweet, so excuse my naivete. Tweets are saved for our bird feeders.
  8. gyrfalcon

    gyrfalcon Minister of Fire

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    And I'm the very last person in the world who doesn't have any kind of cell phone. Gotcha beat!
  9. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Minister of Fire

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    A brief headline, and a link to the article or photograph get posted in the news source's twitter feed.

    While I do use a twitter app on my phone, I mostly use a little desktop applet called "Twirl" on my computer. I keep it off to the right side of my screen on my home/work computers. It's a tall skinny little window that just scrolls with new items in my feed as they come in. It's awesome for breaking news.

    -SF
  10. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    I haven't got the cell itch either. People want my number, I tell them to check the local phone listings.
    I'm the only one in it. :lol:
    Kenny
  11. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Personally I don't understand not having a cell phone. I travel in sub zero temps, ride the snowmobile through east Jesus, and cut wood alone. I consider it a lifesaver in certain circumstances. I do respect those who don't have all of the latest gadgets just to keep up with the Jones. I am watching tv on a very old set and it it just fine with me.


    Edit-you don't need to keep the phone on.....it's just nice to have it.
  12. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    Agreed, I use my cell phone for mostly one minute calls to family. Tracfone has a monthly family account that is very cheap, and I
    always have lots of minutes that carry over to the next month.

    Twitter is useful for following the news. I mostly follow "reporters" and "columnists" to get quick access/alerts to new stuff that is online.
  13. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    256 characters.

    And NO - I don't tweet. Once I leave my office, my technology switch gets set to off. Then I stare at fire and grunt and usually stuff my face with cooked animal and beer.

    (as a reference, BG - the part that I typed above is 187 characters long).
  14. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    I'll get one after lunch. ;-P
    Kenny
  15. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    and we wonder why no one has any personal communication anymore
    as I sit here "talking" to my imaginary friends
  16. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I'll be your friend.

    And Jags will too . . . but you have to send him a hat . . . or a beer. ;)
  17. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    I could send him a hat

    but he would have to be my best friend
  18. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    That would depend on the hat you send him.
  19. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Operators are standing by. Let the bidding begin.
  20. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    what kind of hat would you like????

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  21. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    or maybe this to match the hat

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  22. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    This one. It would look purdy right next to my old one.

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