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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #120 on: January 06, 2016, 05:58:10 AM »
This MN Dave sounds like quite an interesting chap.

Gurn, you only have to read the first 140!

Sure, and that brings me up to mid-January. What did he do the rest of the year?  :D

I know, they are going to hide it. My worry is that it won't be very long before everyone is using 9,999 characters and still posting a picture of the text of the rest of what they wanted to say.

Actually, I favor an increase, just not that big of one. 1000 is more than enough!

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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #121 on: January 06, 2016, 06:09:18 AM »
Tweeps with logorrhea? Oh, the horror . . . .
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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #122 on: January 06, 2016, 06:24:52 AM »
Sure, and that brings me up to mid-January. What did he do the rest of the year?  :D

I know, they are going to hide it. My worry is that it won't be very long before everyone is using 9,999 characters and still posting a picture of the text of the rest of what they wanted to say.

Actually, I favor an increase, just not that big of one. 1000 is more than enough!

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Well, this is why we have lists on Twitter.

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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #123 on: January 06, 2016, 06:31:54 AM »
I see long posts on Facebook and I skip right over them. :D

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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #124 on: January 06, 2016, 06:32:15 AM »
I read some.

But only the ones worth reading.  Like about Haydn.
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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #125 on: January 06, 2016, 06:37:29 AM »
Now all these wannabe writers can put their short stories on Twitter!

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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #126 on: January 06, 2016, 07:02:38 AM »
I read some.

But only the ones worth reading.  Like about Haydn.

Well, it isn't a subject which is worn out, like the screeds on Jeremy Corbyn... ::)  :D

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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #127 on: January 06, 2016, 07:03:08 AM »
Looks like Twitter is in for some minor changes . . .

What?! Ugh. NO. I'm with Gurn on this one - the brevity is what makes it fun to write and not-shitty to read. I don't want to read everyone's 10,000 character essays about what they had for lunch.

The problem is, what's good for corporate bottom lines is rarely, if ever, what customers actually want. We just want to enjoy Twitter. But they want to expand its reach and make a ton of money, and the way we all enjoy Twitter isn't profitable at all.

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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #128 on: January 06, 2016, 07:37:16 AM »
The problem is, what's good for corporate bottom lines is rarely, if ever, what customers actually want.


Indeed.  McDonald's all day breakfast is the exception, not the rule.

Now is the time for an enterprising tech firm to try to step into the space and try to, well, eat Twitter's lunch.
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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #129 on: January 06, 2016, 08:30:21 AM »
What?! Ugh. NO. I'm with Gurn on this one - the brevity is what makes it fun to write and not-shitty to read. I don't want to read everyone's 10,000 character essays about what they had for lunch.

The problem is, what's good for corporate bottom lines is rarely, if ever, what customers actually want. We just want to enjoy Twitter. But they want to expand its reach and make a ton of money, and the way we all enjoy Twitter isn't profitable at all.

As I understand it, the size of a tweet itself does not change. The capability of a tweet to have a sort of attachment will be added.

I never really got involved in twitter, but I was put off when tweets began to be composed of a string of hashtags.  The one time I recently looked at twitter was when Donald Trump's tweets got publicity for being offensive. I was disappointed to find that to find an offensive tweet you had to wade through dozens of Donald Trump tweets that were just boring.

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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #130 on: January 06, 2016, 09:12:18 AM »
As I understand it, the size of a tweet itself does not change. The capability of a tweet to have a sort of attachment will be added.

I never really got involved in twitter, but I was put off when tweets began to be composed of a string of hashtags.  The one time I recently looked at twitter was when Donald Trump's tweets got publicity for being offensive. I was disappointed to find that to find an offensive tweet you had to wade through dozens of Donald Trump tweets that were just boring.

Not exactly that, Scarpia, it is more like someone can write 10,000 characters, but when you look at your timeline you will only see the first 140 characters so the tweet will look as it does now unless you click on it to expand it to full size. If you think 140 leaves too much room for hashtags, wait till you see what 10,000 will do!  ::)

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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #131 on: January 06, 2016, 09:25:41 AM »
If you think 140 leaves too much room for hashtags, wait till you see what 10,000 will do!  ::)

Ugh.

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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #132 on: January 06, 2016, 09:27:10 AM »
Gurn drew an Ugh from MN Dave!  He wins the Internets!   8)
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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #133 on: January 06, 2016, 09:35:38 AM »
I go on and off Twitter. I like the existing limitation and can see that if expanded, fire wars will become even more obnoxious. I also don't have time to read pretty much anyone's 10k stream of consciousness. I may be ducking out again if things go the way I expect them to.

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Re: What are your thoughts on social media?
« Reply #134 on: April 17, 2020, 07:21:06 AM »
A question for you folks regarding Instagram:  do you have to create an account on Instagram in order to watch someone's live video?  Coming up in a little over 30 minutes, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are due to have a live video answering tennis fans' questions and I would like to watch it.

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