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Writers Workshop General Chat Thread

Discussion in 'The Written Word' started by Gama, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. AceTrainer14

    AceTrainer14 The acest of trainers

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    Just a little reminder in case people didn't know or had forgotten, but the Workshop has a Twitter account @bulbawriters If anyone here has a Twitter account, please give us a follow and feel free to tweet at us - the moderators are always here to respond! I also take any suggestions for ideas of how to grow it, whether you see an article worth sharing or a Twitter game we should participate in :)
     
  2. CrystaI

    CrystaI The Pokemon Observer

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    Quite a stupid question: Why do people use Twitter?

    I had a Twitter account, but I didn't use it and had vanished in to oblivion for like... 5 years? I don't even remember the last time I login to Twitter for any reason. In any case, I don't even have a reason to use Twitter.
     
  3. Emma Prescott

    Emma Prescott Vengeful Ferret

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    I use it to keep track of the things I'm interested in, such as youtube producers and entertainers. They'll usually put out a message that they've uploaded a new video, or offer some sort of hilarious wisdom that'll bring a smile to my face.

    The people who actually *use* it for anything else though, I don't understand.
     
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  4. AceTrainer14

    AceTrainer14 The acest of trainers

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    Twitter is good for lots of reasons, though most of those are from an entertainment, political and current affairs perspective. If those aren't really things you are interested in, it isn't really for you (though shouldn't stop y'all from following ;) ) What's your Twitter handle @Eliza Prescott
     
  5. Emma Prescott

    Emma Prescott Vengeful Ferret

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    The Workshop's already following me, so don't worry about it. Unless you want it for your personal account...

    Go on! Marvel at its boringness!
     
  6. AceTrainer14

    AceTrainer14 The acest of trainers

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    I meant just for the Workshop. I don't think my personal account is anything more spectacular XD
     
  7. CrystaI

    CrystaI The Pokemon Observer

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    I live in the past, think about the future. The current present is not my interest.
     
  8. Instrutilus

    Instrutilus Me am stalking bug

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    But you cannot foresee the future, nor should one dwell in the past. If you drive straight into something you cannot see, then what's stopping you falling off a cliff that you could not see coming? And if you dwell in the past, then you're not moving forward, so why think about the future?

    Do remember, yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. -someone, not entirely sure who so I'll attribute it to Oogway from Kung Fu Panda until I can find the right answer.
     
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  9. Lyrebird

    Lyrebird Goddess

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    News, sport and politics. Quickest method for news.
     
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  10. CrystaI

    CrystaI The Pokemon Observer

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    For nowadays news, I go straight to Google News, and let it redirect me to any other news website.
    Sport is not my thing. I'm an indoor person.
    Politics... although not entirely uninterested, but I don't follow any politicians, I rather remain neutral.
    And for contacting friends... When I had Whatsapp and Facebook, why need Twitter?

    So just simply saying, Twitter is not for me.
     
  11. Ereshkigal

    Ereshkigal Far too mouthy for my own good.

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    Twitter and Facebook are very useful tools for knowing which of my family members to remove from my Christmas card list.
     
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  12. Beth Pavell

    Beth Pavell Not as cute in person

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    I got rid of my Facebook simply because it wouldn't leave me alone. If you've not completely embraced social media it sends out e-mail tentacles to try and grab you anyway
     
  13. Instrutilus

    Instrutilus Me am stalking bug

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    I'm just antisocial. I have a twitter, though, if only to keep in contact with a friend.
     
  14. Emma Prescott

    Emma Prescott Vengeful Ferret

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    Christ, so much spam from them. The annoying bit was that you couldn't easily filter it because it'd come from multiple, randomized sources and a blanket ban on anything from facebook was ineffective. Methinks my e-mail provider was paid off to get them around filters and such.
     
  15. Ereshkigal

    Ereshkigal Far too mouthy for my own good.

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    They probably were in some manner. Facebook is a prime advertising area.
     
  16. Beth Pavell

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    I think the final straw was the way Facebook keeps bugging you to do more with it. I almost don't mind being advertised at - it's Facebook's greed for details of my life that really sticks in the throat.

    I swear, the day the telescreens appear in our homes, they won't be put there by Westminster, it'll be bloody Google trying to techologise every aspect of life. And then there'll be nothing for it but to run for the forests wearing a fur bikini and wielding a spear fashioned from scrap metal. In the world I see, you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests ...
     
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  17. Ereshkigal

    Ereshkigal Far too mouthy for my own good.

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    And thanks to camera drones, you end up on Youtube.
     
  18. CrystaI

    CrystaI The Pokemon Observer

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    And it is widespread throughout the world within seconds thanks to sharing on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.
     
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    90% of Google News is Actual click bait.

    Congrats you're not interested in those things but people are and you asked why people use Twitter. Also you follow news correspondents for politics not actual politicians other wise you get total spin.

    I love social media but FB is just chat and events. Insta and Snapchatis the way to go.
     
  20. Beth Pavell

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    Well it's that time of year again - the early spring blossoms are out. There seem to be more Japanese cherries around than I remember from last year