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Dizzley
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No. Not that - I know there are a lot of twits about...

 

I've just joined twitter.com. Here I am at http://twitter.com/dizzley. I thought it might be a good addition to my geocaching madness.

 

I just thought I'd give it a go. Anyone want to follow me? Anyone a member already?

I promise I'll TRY to be funny. (Even though it hasn't worked here anyway).

 

You can read more here.

 

Tweet tweet!

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To quote from their site:

What is it?

 

Twitter is a community of friends and strangers from around the world sending updates about moments in their lives. Friends near or far can use Twitter to remain somewhat close while far away. Curious people can make friends. Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. Developers can use the API to make Twitter tools of their own. Possibilities are endless!

 

Not really my sort of thing, but I guess MyFaceBookers may enjoy it.

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I have started to use Twitter more recently. Originally I just set it up to play with, but when you know a few people who you are following it is a great way to get to know what they are experiencing and what people are up to. It is not uncommon for me now to star a conversation with a fact I learned through twitter. That being said many people use Twitter in differing ways.

 

For reference my Twitter posts also change my Facebook status.

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I use twitter alot, not done much posting myself yet but I follow a few people who post regularly including some celebs of which Stephen Fry and Robert Llewellyn (Scrapheap / Red Dwarf) generally post a few times a day on what they're currently doing - Fry seems to be a workaholic at the moment.

 

http://twitter.com/lakeuk

http://twitter.com/bobbyllew

http://twitter.com/stephenfry

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I signed up. Got too many random people following that account. Then worked out that it's little more than an elaborate way to validate random yahoo, gmail, hotmail etc. email addresses for spammers mailing lists.

 

They already sign up multiple yahoo accounts. They add multiple addresses from spam list to it. Then sign up to twitter/facebook etc. Then do the "check if any of my friends from yahoo are on twitter/facebook". If it comes up positive, then your email address goes on a list that sells on the scammers black market for more money than a list of random addresses.

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I signed up. Got too many random people following that account. Then worked out that it's little more than an elaborate way to validate random yahoo, gmail, hotmail etc. email addresses for spammers mailing lists.

 

They already sign up multiple yahoo accounts. They add multiple addresses from spam list to it. Then sign up to twitter/facebook etc. Then do the "check if any of my friends from yahoo are on twitter/facebook". If it comes up positive, then your email address goes on a list that sells on the scammers black market for more money than a list of random addresses.

Hadn't thought of it that way around. Anyway, gmail's spam filter is good enough :)

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Hadn't thought of it that way around. Anyway, gmail's spam filter is good enough :)

Well within hours of signing up, and *before* anyone even knowing about it, I had "followers" all with IDs that wouldn't really be that of a normal user. If I look at their account, they had 1 post, registered less than 2 days earlier, and were following say 1000 people many with what could well be consecutive IDs on yahoo. That sounds too fishy for me. All twitter and facebook etc. need to do is remove the "friend finder". What normal person would be insane enough to give their login details to another party anyway????

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I'm not a TW*T!

That's neither an I nor an A by the way.

:):ph34r:

 

You're a number - 584649 to be exact

 

Been lucky so far not to have been spammed, but you can be spammed from anything put on the public internet (including geocaching)

 

Search facility it quite useful

 

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=geocache

 

Which came up with :-

http://twitter.com/podcacher

 

If you've got an iphone/itouch then I recommend the app Twitterrific

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And there was thinking it was linked to Twitching :D

Instead it's yet another way for Big Brother to keep a track on you.

 

i wonder how many people on these sites will regret what they have posted in a few years time, when they go after a really decent job that they really wanted, and then the interviewer brings out a web page of something they'd rather forget about... :D

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Did anyone watch the piece on GMTV this morning about Twittering. It was so funny when a lady brought in to give her opinion said they sould call it tw_tters instead. (Put an A in the gap) Live on telly. Ben Shepherd quickly stated she ment to say twitter but she didn't. She really didn't. I don't normally watch GMTV but I am on holiday so daytime telly is a must. Gave me a good laugh anyway.

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Did anyone watch the piece on GMTV this morning about Twittering. It was so funny when a lady brought in to give her opinion said they sould call it tw_tters instead. (Put an A in the gap) Live on telly. Ben Shepherd quickly stated she ment to say twitter but she didn't. She really didn't. I don't normally watch GMTV but I am on holiday so daytime telly is a must. Gave me a good laugh anyway.

 

Clip on youtube

 

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No. Not that - I know there are a lot of twits about...

 

I've just joined twitter.com. Here I am at http://twitter.com/dizzley. I thought it might be a good addition to my geocaching madness.

 

I just thought I'd give it a go. Anyone want to follow me? Anyone a member already?

I promise I'll TRY to be funny. (Even though it hasn't worked here anyway).

 

You can read more here.

 

Tweet tweet!

 

Yup I'm on twitter too...

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