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  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    Can you block people from following you on Twitter?

    Yes. I have my account protected.

    So, like, if I get a notification that Crazy Stalker is following me, I can block Crazy Stalker?

    I don't want to have to approve everybody. I just want to block Crazy Stalker.

    Yeah for sure. You can set it up so you get an email notification whenever someone new follows you and you can block them/follow them from there.

  • CindersCinders Man, this is some Cinderella bullshit, man Estrogen, Depilation, ZoroastrianismRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    moniker wrote: »
    Cinders wrote: »
    The only reason to use Twitter is to announce to the world the current state of your bowel movements.

    There are other reasons.

    Clocks poop too.

    They are very regular.

  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This is the article the woman wrote in response to what happened to her: http://gizmodo.com/5470696/fck-you-google

    It used to be on her blog but now she blocked public access to it.

  • ElldrenElldren 3067-6294-6208Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    You people already know too much about me!

    but I am addicted to you

    :(

    whee paranoia time

    I didn't feel like sleeping anyways

  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    wazilla and Sarksus are telling me two different things! I am confused and frightened!

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Cokebotle wrote: »
    There was an article on it from Gizmodo or TechCrunch. Lemme see if I can dig it up...

    Edit: Bam?

    Yeah I just found that too. It appears she edited since she first wrote the piece. The beginning is different than I remember when Senj linked it a week or so ago.

  • CindersCinders Man, this is some Cinderella bullshit, man Estrogen, Depilation, ZoroastrianismRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    wazilla and Sarksus are telling me two different things! I am confused and frightened!

    They just want you to use Twitter so they can stalk you.

  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    wazilla and Sarksus are telling me two different things! I am confused and frightened!

    In order to fully protect yourself you need to protect your tweets which blocks everyone except people you approve. If you leave your tweets unprotected but you block specific accounts then that account holder can just log out and view your tweets anonymously. As far as I am aware Twitter blocks accounts, not IP addresses.

  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    wazilla and Sarksus are telling me two different things! I am confused and frightened!

    Hmm. He's right, they can still see your tweets, but if you block them it wont throw them in their twitter feed thing.

  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    wazilla and Sarksus are telling me two different things! I am confused and frightened!

    In order to fully protect yourself you need to protect your tweets which blocks everyone except people you approve. If you leave your tweets unprotected but you block specific accounts then that account holder can just log out and view your tweets anonymously. As far as I am aware Twitter blocks accounts, not IP addresses.

    Okay, that makes sense.

    Hrm.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • Solomaxwell6Solomaxwell6 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    wazilla and Sarksus are telling me two different things! I am confused and frightened!

    In order to fully protect yourself you need to protect your tweets which blocks everyone except people you approve. If you leave your tweets unprotected but you block specific accounts then that account holder can just log out and view your tweets anonymously. As far as I am aware Twitter blocks accounts, not IP addresses.

    Or you can just not use Twitter.

  • CindersCinders Man, this is some Cinderella bullshit, man Estrogen, Depilation, ZoroastrianismRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Elldren wrote: »
    You people already know too much about me!

    but I am addicted to you

    :(

    whee paranoia time

    I didn't feel like sleeping anyways

    Paranoids are not paranoid because they're paranoid, but because they keep putting themselves, fucking idiots, deliberately into paranoid situations.

  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    See, I have a Twitter account. I made it so I could follow the tweets of this local music artist I like a lot.

    The first week went like this:

    "You are now following Localmusician!" :D
    "Localmusician is following you!" :D
    "Localmusiciansboyfriendwhoisalsoacoolmusician is following you!" :D
    "Yourneedyexgirlfriend is following you!" D:

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • So It GoesSo It Goes Justice.Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Feral get on twittttttttter.

    NOPE.
  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    See, I have a Twitter account. I made it so I could follow the tweets of this local music artist I like a lot.

    The first week went like this:

    "You are now following Localmusician!" :D
    "Localmusician is following you!" :D
    "Localmusiciansboyfriendwhoisalsoacoolmusician is following you!" :D
    "Yourneedyexgirlfriend is following you!" D:

    You don't need a Twitter account to follow one account. Just keep their page in a browser tab.

  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    See, I have a Twitter account. I made it so I could follow the tweets of this local music artist I like a lot.

    The first week went like this:

    "You are now following Localmusician!" :D
    "Localmusician is following you!" :D
    "Localmusiciansboyfriendwhoisalsoacoolmusician is following you!" :D
    "Yourneedyexgirlfriend is following you!" D:

    You don't need a Twitter account to follow one account. Just keep their page in a browser tab.

    you and your LIES

  • CokebotleCokebotle 穴掘りの Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    See, I have a Twitter account. I made it so I could follow the tweets of this local music artist I like a lot.

    The first week went like this:

    "You are now following Localmusician!" :D
    "Localmusician is following you!" :D
    "Localmusiciansboyfriendwhoisalsoacoolmusician is following you!" :D
    "Yourneedyexgirlfriend is following you!" D:

    Hehe

    For me it was

    *cokebotle signs up for Twitter*

    "Meh... fuck this. Too much effort."

    *X weeks and no Twitter activity later*
    '<guy from college> is following you!'

    O_o

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Yeah, I got a twitter account to keep up with the Iran stuff. Never used it, never twatted, and yet I have followers for some reason.

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  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I mostly get spam bots following me but then this newspaper for a local university started following me. I got creeped out and I protected my tweets.

  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    moniker wrote: »
    Yeah, I got a twitter account to keep up with the Iran stuff. Never used it, never twatted, and yet I have followers for some reason.

    ...Twatted?

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Yeah, I got a twitter account to keep up with the Iran stuff. Never used it, never twatted, and yet I have followers for some reason.

    ...Twatted?

    Whatever.

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  • ElldrenElldren 3067-6294-6208Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Cinders wrote: »
    Elldren wrote: »
    You people already know too much about me!

    but I am addicted to you

    :(

    whee paranoia time

    I didn't feel like sleeping anyways

    Paranoids are not paranoid because they're paranoid, but because they keep putting themselves, fucking idiots, deliberately into paranoid situations.

    I don't know what this means

  • Duchess ProzacDuchess Prozac Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I've seen so many people look at twitter for the first time and go. "Meh."

    I tell them to download an app like tweetdeck so it's always there. No one ever listens though.

    I've been using it for about 3 years now and have somehow got over 100 followers, which amazed me as I always thought I was fucking dull.

  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I am enjoying Darker Than Black. This is a good show so far.

  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I've seen so many people look at twitter for the first time and go. "Meh."

    I tell them to download an app like tweetdeck so it's always there. No one ever listens though.

    I've been using it for about 3 years now and have somehow got over 100 followers, which amazed me as I always thought I was fucking dull.

    People are dull and want to connect to more dull people.

    I used TweetDeck and got sick of looking at it on my desktop taking up resources. I just use the browser.

  • So It GoesSo It Goes Justice.Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    When I tweet I know pretty much exactly who can see it, and I talk to them specifically all the time.

    NOPE.
  • RustRust __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2010
    Quid wrote: »
    I am enjoying Darker Than Black. This is a good show so far.

    i could never get into it for some reason

    though the dub is horrible, i mean just hideous

  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I've seen so many people look at twitter for the first time and go. "Meh."

    I tell them to download an app like tweetdeck so it's always there. No one ever listens though.

    I've been using it for about 3 years now and have somehow got over 100 followers, which amazed me as I always thought I was fucking dull.

    But... WHY do you bother?

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  • CokebotleCokebotle 穴掘りの Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Quid wrote: »
    I am enjoying Darker Than Black. This is a good show so far.

    Yay!

    I haven't watched anime in a long, long time.

    工事中
  • RustRust __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2010
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    I've seen so many people look at twitter for the first time and go. "Meh."

    I tell them to download an app like tweetdeck so it's always there. No one ever listens though.

    I've been using it for about 3 years now and have somehow got over 100 followers, which amazed me as I always thought I was fucking dull.

    But... WHY do you bother?

    seriously

    i've kept out of the social-networking scene completely because i don't want people to have 24-hour access to my life

  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Twitter is just a more compact chat thread. I tweet my thoughts or feelings, I vent about something that just happened and it makes me feel better, I respond to other people and they respond to me. It's good for posting links that would otherwise be missed in a forum thread.

  • CindersCinders Man, this is some Cinderella bullshit, man Estrogen, Depilation, ZoroastrianismRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Just remember Elldren, You hide, they seek.

  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I don't mind, like, Facebook posts, because it's nice knowing when something significant is going on with someone I care about. But "lol I am eating a cake" or whatever the hell people tweet about is not compelling.

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  • SarksusSarksus playing tennisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Rust wrote: »
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    I've seen so many people look at twitter for the first time and go. "Meh."

    I tell them to download an app like tweetdeck so it's always there. No one ever listens though.

    I've been using it for about 3 years now and have somehow got over 100 followers, which amazed me as I always thought I was fucking dull.

    But... WHY do you bother?

    seriously

    i've kept out of the social-networking scene completely because i don't want people to have 24-hour access to my life

    They have as much access as you give them, just the same as this thread. If you posted in this thread 24 hours a day you would give people that kind of access, but you don't, and you similarly don't have to use Twitter that often either.

  • Duchess ProzacDuchess Prozac Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    I've seen so many people look at twitter for the first time and go. "Meh."

    I tell them to download an app like tweetdeck so it's always there. No one ever listens though.

    I've been using it for about 3 years now and have somehow got over 100 followers, which amazed me as I always thought I was fucking dull.

    But... WHY do you bother?

    Because it's easier than writing up a long blog post every day, and I can just jot down what I'm thinking or doing quickly without having to divert too much time away from whatever else I'm doing.

    I kept a Live Journal blog for a couple of years and it was filled with the most emo stuff as I had little else to talk about most of the time. With twitter I keep my emoness down to a bare minimum.

  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Rust wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    I am enjoying Darker Than Black. This is a good show so far.

    i could never get into it for some reason

    though the dub is horrible, i mean just hideous

    I kind of wish I could watch it since most anime generally gets assigned to times that I'm doing stuff on the computer. Trying to read subs and type is frustrating.

  • So It GoesSo It Goes Justice.Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I follow some comedians who tweet funny stuff. Sometimes people post links that are interesting, or musics.

    NOPE.
  • CokebotleCokebotle 穴掘りの Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    If I had a phone that had a Twitter thing on it, I might actually use it.

    Hence, come on more Google phones to Japan!

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I've seen so many people look at twitter for the first time and go. "Meh."

    I tell them to download an app like tweetdeck so it's always there. No one ever listens though.

    I've been using it for about 3 years now and have somehow got over 100 followers, which amazed me as I always thought I was fucking dull.

    I would tweet if there was a reason for it...but there's not. Anything of any importance re: whatever, well I'd want to deliver specifically and be sure that it got there rather than blast it out to the ether and hope.

    There are some libraries and such that are basically using it as micro-blogging with events reminders, advertising stuff, and other general marketing/PR gimmicks. I can see the utility in that. The fact that I just finished doing laundry, not so much.

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Cinders wrote: »
    Just remember Elldren, You hide, they seek.

    No, no, no. "If you run, they chase."

    I invented that in '97 man. Nobody ever thought of it ever before. Don't you mess it up.

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