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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:59 pm
  • hawker84 wrote:old man hate? first off i'm 46.


    Wow! Good for you for using a computer! You're doing very good!

    Twitter is basically a news feed. You can follow celebs and whatnot, and a lot are indeed stupid. But its a great method of real time news reporting and a way to keep up with different things you like. I have a few fun ones, but most of it is news or interest related.
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:02 pm
  • thanks, is 46 old? man i just don't feel that old.. hmmmmm i have an I pad and everything....
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:44 pm
  • hawker84 wrote:thanks, is 46 old? man i just don't feel that old.. hmmmmm i have an I pad and everything....


    But it probably only has 3 apps... most of them different ways to play solitare and one to tell you the weather (old dudes LOVE the weather).
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:51 pm
  • god i am old... gonna have to quit the rock band now, cuz lord know's there's nothing more embarrassing then and old dude on stage trying to get his rock on...
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:58 pm
  • hawker84 wrote:i thought twitter was something you used to follow your favorite actor, athelete, performer, whatever.. according to Absolute that's not the case..


    My feed is literary agents, authors, scientists, tech gurus, local and national news stations and personalities, a few Seahawks players, news sources, and fans, and a couple of comedy accounts for the occasional break in monotony. This means most of it is filled with the latest about books, the publishing industry, advice from industry experts, opinions on such, authors, sci-fi/fantasy/horror, science and technology, with a spattering of breaking current events, local news/traffic/weather, Seahawks/sports info, and a few friends. That's my tailored feed, because that's my biz. That's also what I tweet about, which means that's what the folks who follow me are looking for, 'cause that's why they follow, I'd assume.

    Twitter is essentially a customized version of the bottom line on news/sports/whatever channels, except you can tailor your feed to exactly and only what you want to see. If you want nothing but tweets from actors, athletes, and performers, you can follow only those type of accounts. If you want straight news, sports, politics, technology, gossip, fashion, promos, general asshattery, whatever, you can do that too. The nice thing about it is that it allows a far wider and more varied array of information than any news channel or other Internet source.
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:26 pm
  • Well said Sailor,

    Speaking of that Hunter Moore page, one of my favorites @suicidegirls :D

    But I follow Seahawks, local news, national NFL media types, some celebrities, some music and bands, paleo cooking stuff, some favorite tattoo artist, tv shows, comedians etc.. Following about 328 right now.

    Always a good way to kill some time.

    PS I always amaze my co-workers with up to the second news on the Seahawks, they always respond with, "how do you know that, its not on ESPN!!"

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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:29 pm
  • My feed is only 60 Seahawks-related people. I find that between them all, they retweet enough info from other sources to keep me in the loop.
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:44 pm
  • Another thing to consider is that Twitter allows for interactive exchanges, not just one-way news feeds. Sure, you get a bunch of chuckleheads just calling for RT's from their favorite celebrity, but the format is set up well to allow clarifications, questions and answers, and the such. I've expressed opinions back and forth between a lot of Twitter folks, from Seahawks gurus to folks in the publishing biz, I've gotten clarification on news or advice, and there's the occasional tidbit that takes it a step further and does something really cool. I think the two coolest things I've done via Twitter is A) winning Seahawks tickets from Pete Carroll, and B) helping Joe Hill out with a small translation for his upcoming book. (Dude is a BAWS - sent me an autographed copy of HORNS for the small amount of "work" I did for him.)

    Yea, it's far more than following your favorite celebrities.
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:48 pm
  • If only you could get Joe to get his dad to get on Twitter, Sailor. 8)
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:51 pm
  • Walter Jones answered a question from me once!

    Walter Jones, the greatest left tackle to ever play the game and Seahawk legend talked to me.... it was an epic day. :D

    How can you not love twitter??
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:56 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:If only you could get Joe to get his dad to get on Twitter, Sailor. 8)


    I know! Joe's a Twitter-a-holic. Has some great stuff he shares, opines about, links to, etc. Converses/replies a lot too. Wish his dad was on Twitter, if nothing more than for the occasional bit of writing advice. His brother and sister are. I follow his brother (also a writer), but not his sister (minister).

    And have you seen his friggin' office door? It's a Tardis! He tweeted a bunch of pics when he had it installed. Envy ensued shortly.
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:56 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:If only you could get Joe to get his dad to get on Twitter, Sailor. 8)


    I know! Joe's a Twitter-a-holic. Has some great stuff he shares, opines about, links to, etc. Converses/replies a lot too. Wish his dad was on Twitter, if nothing more than for the occasional bit of writing advice. His brother and sister are. I follow his brother (also a writer), but not his sister (minister).

    And have you seen his friggin' office door? It's a Tardis! He tweeted a bunch of pics when he had it installed. Envy ensued shortly.
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:27 pm
  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:Another thing to consider is that Twitter allows for interactive exchanges, not just one-way news feeds. Sure, you get a bunch of chuckleheads just calling for RT's from their favorite celebrity, but the format is set up well to allow clarifications, questions and answers, and the such. I've expressed opinions back and forth between a lot of Twitter folks, from Seahawks gurus to folks in the publishing biz, I've gotten clarification on news or advice, and there's the occasional tidbit that takes it a step further and does something really cool. I think the two coolest things I've done via Twitter is A) winning Seahawks tickets from Pete Carroll, and B) helping Joe Hill out with a small translation for his upcoming book. (Dude is a BAWS - sent me an autographed copy of HORNS for the small amount of "work" I did for him.)

    Yea, it's far more than following your favorite celebrities.


    OMG, the clowns begging for RT's from celebs need to be pushed into a campfire.
    So you're admitting I'm a celeb...
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:30 pm
  • CANHawk wrote:OMG, the clowns begging for RT's from celebs need to be pushed into a campfire.


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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:32 pm
  • Yeah, begging for retweets is lame. Baldwin just takes my tweets, posts them as favorites, and answers questions about Chip Kelley, Denard, Hawks rookies, etc. If anything, he'd beg me for a retweet. It's weird stuff...for us celebrity types.
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:39 pm
  • hawker84 wrote:old man hate?


    I am sorry, you weren't aware that I was giving RolandDeschain grief for his old man tirade. I wasn't talking to you.
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:43 pm
  • CANHawk wrote:
    OMG, the clowns begging for RT's from celebs need to be pushed into a campfire.


    I had to unfollow/block several of these folks. They are like stalkers. One guy kept going on and on asking why Kam Chancellor wouldn't retweet him and his woman's twitter accounts. Really desperate folks.

    I like the move some of the Seattle bloggers do by telling some big name media type that they need to follow them so they could DM them. There seems to be an association of how many followers you have that can be associated to post count.
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:43 pm
  • Yea, that's an interesting aspect of Twitter. Love how you have to follow and be followed by someone to DM them, because it cuts down on that sort of nonsense. Tweet count/follows/followers is an interesting conundrum. Some folks flat out will not follow anyone with a following count higher than their followers count. Weird, that. I follow about 850-900 (varies with additions and subtractions) but honestly about 3/4ths of them are literary agents that I will probably hone back down sometime in the future, as I see fit. I try to keep my following number as low as possible, because at peak hours, too much stuff just flies by and you miss some of the voices you want to hear the most.

    Some of the local/small time bloggers and sports guys are at least as interesting (if not more so) than the national guys. And they're usually better informed on the Seattle sports scene. @Softykjr, @brian_mcintyre, @Curtis_Crabtree, @IanKJR, @hawkblogger, @johnpboyle, and @Liz_Mathews are some of the ones I follow for Seahawks/Mariners/Sonics, etc., news.
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:50 pm
  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:Some folks flat out will not follow anyone with a following count higher than their followers count. Weird, that.


    Really? I find it predictable and typical of the human race. Wayyyyyy too many egos to be damaged out there. ;)
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:23 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    Seahawk Sailor wrote:Some folks flat out will not follow anyone with a following count higher than their followers count. Weird, that.


    Really? I find it predictable and typical of the human race. Wayyyyyy too many egos to be damaged out there. ;)


    The reason most given is that those who follow a bunch of folks and don't have any followers aren't anyone people want to listen to, and so they won't either. I don't think it's necessarily ego, but it is a healthy dose of assumption on their part.
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:54 pm
  • Well, I'm sure that's true in a fair number of cases, but seriously how hard is it to follow, then un-follow a few days later if someone's just spewing BS? :229031_shrug:
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:55 am
  • love twitter! I follow a bunch of you guys on there! Pehawk is hilarious too! I cracked a Filipino joke at Doug Baldwin and he replied back! After that I was hooked!
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Re: Favorite Twitter Page to follow?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:08 am
  • Who the F is this Hunter Moore guy? He has breezies sending him pics all day. Thanks .net!
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