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Old 01-02-2011, 05:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I wished I could Tweet threads from this Forum.

Yeah, it was just a random thought/idea I had. Maybe it's not possible and all that, but I thought I would just speak my mind anyway and take the reaction and comments later.

I just got Twitter for the sole purpose getting updated with news and events about snowboarding from either snowboarders themselves or different companies regarding gear or events. It's pretty interesting.

Sometimes I Tweet news articles from sites or my blog entries or videos I find worth watching, even though I don't have all that many followers or friends into snowboarding.

This Forum has interesting threads now and then worth a read by any fan who wants to stay informed or just chat with fellow snowboarders online about topics.

The annoying part is that jut copy/pasting the links takes a lot of the character count and maybe it would be a faster way to just Tweet these.

I personally don't like people that Tweet about their personal lives every 5 minutes just to brag or look cool, but the news factor can be useful from officials or people who know what they're talking about when you're bored and want to read something that's not stupid or when you look for info on certain subjects (it goes a bit faster too).

Opinions: pro or con the idea and/or Twitter? And why.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The annoying part is that jut copy/pasting the links takes a lot of the character count and maybe it would be a faster way to just Tweet these.

I personally don't like people that Tweet about their personal lives every 5 minutes just to brag or look cool, but the news factor can be useful from officials or people who know what they're talking about when you're bored and want to read something that's not stupid or when you look for info on certain subjects (it goes a bit faster too).

Opinions: pro or con the idea and/or Twitter? And why.
Use Hootsuite or something similar which has automatic link shortening - you enter the full URL and click the link shortening button and it will automatically convert it to a bit.ly or ow.ly or some other short URL.

This is a feature I'm really surprised that Twitter didn't incorporate in the "New Twitter" when they rolled that out.

Opinions on Twitter: it's probably not going anywhere so get used to it I do not care to read about people's lameoid personal lives like "OMG I'm so bored!!! LOLZ!" or "Just ate a cheeseburger." etc. it is harder than you think to "do twitter correctly" just copy/paste links and stuff gets boring real quick and the char limits really put constraint on how much opinion you can give, but overall I have warmed up to using it more and more it's a good way to get in touch with people less invasive than facebook IMO. Companies that use twitter, it's a great tool if they do it right but most companies don't do twitter right they use it just as a means of pushing shit out to the world rather than a two-way communication channel.

Case in point: Knifeshowinc these guys put out great videos and have tons of followers on facebook and even on twitter, but look they're not following anyone. I mean they are literally following ZERO people, which means that they're not interested in engaging their audience, they're trying to just use the twitter as a way of saying "Hey look at what we're doing"

IDK maybe it works for them but I just can't help thinking that they could get a lot more out of it if they put some more in to it.
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