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TWITTER - any good, anyone use it ?

TWITTER - any good, anyone use it ?  

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  1. 1. Do you use / like twitter

    • Yes brilliant, read it 24 hours per day
    • Its OK
    • Now and again
    • Bargepole, no chance, life is too short
    • Its all part of the NWO con what a dumb thread (I can guess at a couple of people who will tick this)
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    • Its OK but its still a dumb idea to play follow the leader, one has to make his/her own decisions


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Hi All. Never really used twitter, so I thought Id ask. TWITTER - any good, anyone use it ? Can you suggest anyone worth "following".

 

I know to a certain extent its a dumb idea to play follow the leader and its best to your own decisions.

 

I guess really it boils down to whether its a good use of time / a time saver device. OR is it a waste of time?

 

Have been thinking about giving it a chance so have added a few today. Must say, first glance suggests it doesnt look like it will be a good use of time !!

 

 

People to follow off the top of my head:

 

DrBubb - you might recognise him !

GEITraders

 

@AllisterHeath Editor of City AM. Some interesting commentry in his daily newspaper column not sure about twitter however

 

 

@Policy_Exchange an interesting UK think tank

 

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Thanks Pix. A bear feast of bad news coming from your feed ? Although links to some good vid's I see - might tempt me to sign up!

 

Still Sir Alan cheered me up

 

http://www.telegraph...l#disqus_thread

 

on Twitter Alan Sugar has admitted to buying the banks recently (whoops) and has now sacked his brokers WENO F HALL & Co :lol: :lol:

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I like Twitter as a source of news and comment. Here's a useful selection:

 

@JonathanDavisWM - The old HPC spokesman

@ZeroHedge - Good, quick news source if sometimes rather hysterical. 'Always first, sometimes wrong' should be their motto.

@Makro_Trader - A wise trader in Sweden.

@Peston - Robert Peston, BBC

@sunny_hundal - Left wing blogger

@Old_Holborn - Libertarian blogger

@buyingagent - A 'house buyer' for the rich, useful property market anaylsis from a VI perspective

@ASI - Adam Smith Institute

@MishGEA - Mish's Global Economic Analysis blog

@MerrynSW - Merryn Somerset Webb

@housepricecrash - HPC, links to items posted on news blog.

@DanHannanMEP - Tory MEP

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I tried it for awhile.

 

/see: http://twitter.com/#!/drbubb

 

I decided it was just a "time sink", and I had better things to do

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Traders might like - as he posts some very interesting charts

 

http://twitter.com/#!/CoryLVenable

 

@CoryLVenable Barrie, Ontario, Canada Market Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Principal of Venable Park Investment Counsel Inc Loves Sheeple tracking and Macro/Technical brain splinters

 

 

http://twitter.com/#!/CoryLVenable/status/121286767512010754/photo/1/large

great chart

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I tried it for awhile.

 

/see: http://twitter.com/#!/drbubb

 

I decided it was just a "time sink", and I had better things to do

So I had a look at your link, and there you are, last posting on Sep 3.

 

The link you have in your profile is http://tinyurl.com/drB-Diary which is fair enough.

 

So I clicked it and it took me to this URL: http://find.searchassist.com/landing.jsf?p=gvalhey&q=www.greenenergyinvestors.com%2Findex.php%3Fshowtopic%3D7356&rs=green+energy+investors&kw=&id=kcaehgadgiahe

 

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As a courtesy, your ISP provided this page because "www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php?showtopic=7356" does not exist or is unavailable.

Did you mean: green energy investors

 

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But when I copy and paste www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php?showtopic=7356 into the address bar from that page it works fine.

 

Technical quirk or an effort by someone to limit access to the conversations here? Surely the latter would just be paranoia?

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Hi All. Never really used twitter, so I thought Id ask. TWITTER - any good, anyone use it ?

I probably check and engage with Twitter at various points in the day and every day, therefore clicked the 24 hour compulsive user button.

 

As I say engagement is key here and I think it's best to use it for two-way communications, people asking questions and giving answers, but it's NOT the place to stage debate.

 

There are true extremist loonies on there who will aggressively pick on people who have taken, say, an ideological stance that they take issue with. You know, bulls Vs bears kinda thing. I derive little usefulness out of this silliness, just the same as (some of) the discussions you get on HPC or MSE.

 

The 140 character tweet limit is its little stroke of genius, I'd say. Forces you to make simple succinct and focused points to get your message across.

 

Pretty excellent during the UK riots and indeed any current event by way of searching for a relevant term and you'll get an immediate zeitgeist snapshot of what the millions of tweeters think. In its own strange way it is through this that I'd remark that Twitter is the closest thing to a true collective consciousness of humans on this planet. I completely expect we'll end up having direct neural interfaces at some point and once you wire the brain to Twitter - kerpow!

 

It's not all brilliant. You do need to comb through tweets for the true/useful/valuable content. As someone told me, it's the internet condensed. And with that, you get the same misinformation etc.

 

So it's definitely an unusual resource but one worth spending time with to get the best out of it for you. And for my purposes it's a key aspect to my marketing strategy with demonstrable success.

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Perhaps I'm too old (33)

 

 

 

I'm with David Cameron on this one;

 

"Too many twits might make a twat."

 

 

 

I think I just have an aversion to consistently paying attention to the same people.

 

http://seekingalpha.com/ has a diverse range of users and viewpoints.

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Perhaps I'm too old (33)

 

 

I'm with David Cameron on this one; "Too many twits might make a twat."

 

 

I think I just have an aversion to consistently paying attention to the same people.

 

http://seekingalpha.com/ has a diverse range of users and viewpoints.

 

Well you are younger than me :P . re "aversion to consistently paying attention to the same people" I both agree and disagree to some extent. I dislike listening to the same old views. On the other hand there are certain people out there who know a specialist subject well enough to be useful and/or are "good" enough to have a flexible approach to the changing world. I dont like to be a "follower", but short of reading/knowing everything some economies are needed! Also with Twitter, once you have selected a few "twits" then you get a feed of varying thoughts from varying people.

 

Oh dear, maybe I am starting to like twitter!

 

 

 

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I'm with David Cameron on this one;

 

"Too many twits might make a twat."

 

Just to update my opinion here, David Cameron is slightly wrong. It should be;

 

"Too many twits make a twat."

 

"Too many tweets make a Twitter."

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I think it hugely depends on your application of twitter - if you just follow people and tweet all the time - then yes, it can be just a huge time sink.

 

However - it is an important business tool for my profession - we can (almost) immediately determine if performance/stability issues in our technology is localized or is affecting other similar businesses - Any slight performance degradation in some of the amazon web services (even if its just a single zone) will normally be picked up on twitter pretty damn quickly. Without it, investigations usually take much longer.

 

Like any public information source - it is used to help diagnose - not as an absolute answer.

 

the flip side - there is a lot of absolute crap on there - which is evidence of people allowing it to be a time sink!

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I use it 24/7. I don't tweet, but follow maybe 100 sources.

 

I tried following certain hash tags before but there's just too much rubbish out there.

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