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A lot of followers would tell me, ‘You’ve helped me through my depression or helped me stop cutting.’ Something as easy as posting a video keeps them happy, or talking to them on Twitter helps them realize that what they’re going through is temporary.
I think anyone who is famous is a moron if they’re on Twitter. It’s just stupid.
Just as many people that love me, hate me, too. I get really mean, mean, mean, mean comments on Twitter, and it just comes with the territory.
I have made the mistaken assumption – and I will attempt to be better at this – of thinking that because somebody is on Twitter and is attacking me that it is open season. And that is my mistake.
I don’t use Twitter for bad.
I don’t Twitter, although sometimes I think that I should.
Whether you’re a Twitter follower, a YouTube subscriber or a Facebook friend, natural social instinct is to collect people and to not kind of see them later. But unfortunately, with social media, you collect them and they’re in your life, whether you really want them or not.
I’m actually not on Twitter.
I follow a lot of news outlets on Twitter, so I’ll just go skim through the headlines and see what’s going on.
There’s this whole new grammar Twitter skill set that I do not possess. I’m not a very good person to follow. I never tweet, and when I do, it’s about some sort of sporting event that I’m watching.
One of the interesting things about Twitter is looking how famous people choose to use it. Take someone like Steve Martin, who I follow: it’s all sorts of comic gems, nothing private, nothing personal – all jokes. Other celebrities are overtly personal – like Charlie Sheen. I do a mix of observations and updates.
I’m not on Facebook. I’m not on Twitter. I know a lot of celebrities who go around complaining how little privacy they have.
Twitter’s been interesting. I’m kind of a tech geek, but I’ve never been a Facebook or Twitter guy. Surprisingly, I’ve really enjoyed Twitter because I get to connect with fans.
I avoid Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and if I need to communicate with someone, I email direct.
I think that it’s really incredible, growing up and being able to have all these people who really look up to the work that I do. It’s really cool that I have such awesome fans, and I can’t thank them enough. I get on my Twitter and Facebook every day, and I see such awesome things.
Twitter is almost novelistic.
I feel like, on a more macro scale, there’s started to be a relationship between filmmakers and people who watch their films – you know, on Twitter and on the Internet.
Twitter is wonderful. You can kill rumours instantly.
I’m too busy to block everyone on Twitter.
It’s important that all my friends have verified Twitter accounts. The blue checkmark makes me feel comfortable and like I’m friends with a legit, high-quality person. I also prefer friends with ridiculously long usernames.
A key component of social media is ‘following’ – and no one is there to see what you have to say on Instagram or Twitter if they aren’t motivated to follow you.
In this day and age of texts, Twitter, and Facebook, we are very rarely surprised by anything anymore – something always leaks out and gets spoiled.
I love insults, devastating takedowns, things that could be described by Twitter hacks as ‘shots fired,’ and funny ad hominem attacks.
It’s weird because I am accessible to people on Twitter, and I can choose to read good things or mean things, and people can reach out to me directly and tell me how much they hate me or love the song. It’s a very strange new paradigm as an artist to find yourself among this kind of connectivity.
I could go through my Twitter account right now and there would be 10 horrible messages.
I love Twitter; I’m on Twitter quite a lot.
There’s a lot of people blocked on my Twitter for various reasons which I don’t need to get into.
Facebook and Twitter have a ton of information they’re trying to make sense of.
I’m going to try to keep believing that if you do good work, people will keep calling. Whenever that fails, I’ll just start going nuts on Twitter.
Throughout the day, I frequently use my iPhone to check ‘Deadline Hollywood’ and my Twitter feed, as well as the ‘Daily Beast,’ the ‘New York Times,’ ‘Metsblog,’ and ‘Thejetsblog.’
Twitter is essential to me because I wake up and check it religiously. It’s a way I communicate with my fan base.
We took ‘BFF’ around to try and take it somewhere else because we were really proud of it, and it had gotten all that critical acclaim, and Twitter fans were going crazy about it.
Social media and music in general have been changing so fast. You can go on Twitter and go from one artist to another. What I really like about it is the opportunity to communicate directly with your fans.
I’m active on Twitter, and I love my iPad and my Kindle.
I really admire the way the fans have joined me in social justice endeavours and the charitable work that I’ve been involved in. We’ve raised over $100,000 on Twitter for our non-profit in Uganda.
Trending topics helped make Twitter a more relevant metric of what the world was talking about at any given moment. Google has worked for years in the space, most notably with Google Trends and Hot Searches, but Google+ offers the search giant the ability to see what is truly trending in real time.
I am not leaving twitter. If the mindless few defeat the thoughtful majority we are all doomed.
The problem is Twitter is designing the metaphorical equivalent of a Toyota Prius. A car for the masses. While I want a Formula One race car.
Twitter was like a poem. It was rich, real and spontaneous. It really fit my style. In a year and a half, I tweeted 60,000 tweets, over 100,000 words. I spent a minimum eight hours a day on it, sometimes 24 hours.
It turns out that with Twitter data alone, we can go quite some way into figuring out someone’s personality.
I didn’t necessarily intend it for myself, but it just happens with Instagram and Twitter; people come up to me and call me Emrata; they don’t call me Emily. That’s my brand, my identity.
I actually love Twitter and Instagram. I do think it’s so strange to think that 20 years ago, people would never have known personal stuff about musicians and actors, but I like it. As long as I don’t obsessively overshare, it’s OK. And when I do overshare, it’s just, like, me saying, ‘I’ve got $7 in my bank account!’
If you want to put out a song that you wrote yesterday, tomorrow go on Twitter, type in a new URL, and give it to the people!
There is something decidedly faux about the camaraderie of Facebook, something illusory about the connectedness of Twitter.
A swarm of new business tools coming to phones and desktops near you promise to boost efficiency and streamline collaboration by borrowing social features from the likes of Facebook and Twitter.
I enjoy what Twitter is because I can really connect with the fans and it’s a great way to share information with them and it’s also a great way to entertain. I like being able to put a smile on people’s faces and letting them know what I’m doing.
Every once in a while with Twitter, you find something that breaks through the bilge and recrimination. Or sometimes, something finds you. One night, ‘The Mechanics of History’ found me.
I do use texting as a great way to communicate quickly, but I don’t Twitter or anything.
The most important thing is readers. I’ve got a huge Twitter following, but I don’t really think it sells books; I don’t think a huge Facebook following sells books – although these things aren’t bad, of course.
I’m becoming more and more of a social media participant, so of course I can always be found everywhere from Twitter to Insta to Facebook.
As is now painfully obvious from my Twitter ban, boycotts tend to make the shunned more popular.
I’m not a Facebook girl. Even though there is a fake Facebook with my name, it’s not me. I’m not on Twitter; it’s not me.
When generally people make race-based jokes to me – even if they’re not technically racist, they’re sort of based on me being Pakistani or whatever – on Twitter, you know, I block a lot of people who say something weird about my name or something. It does bug me generally, but it is all about context.
Through Twitter, I’ve got a writing career and a directing career, as well as hundreds of other beneficial things that have happened to me. I love it.
I have never joined the Facebook world because, to be truthful, social media scares me to death. It is kind of crazy how huge that world is, so I have never joined Facebook, but I do have Instagram and Twitter.
I wasn’t really using Twitter before ‘Pan Am.’ It was a good way to promote the show and be with the viewers on Sunday and be available to them and take questions.
I don’t have a Facebook page and I don’t think I will but Twitter for me is a way to take control of the message. Kind of wrestle it back. It’s something I’m enjoying.
I’ve never really been into social media – I don’t have a Facebook; I don’t do Twitter or Instagram or anything.
There’s a lot of talk about people being abused on Twitter, women being savagely insulted and degraded. I think, ‘Why get into that in the first place?’ If I jump into a garbage bin, I can’t complain that I’ve got rubbish all over me.
Once I found this possibility to use Twitter and Facebook and my blog to connect to my readers, I’m going to use it, to connect to them and to share thoughts that I cannot use in the book.
For many people, when they come to Twitter, the language is opaque. We need to push the scaffolding to the background and bring the content forward. The media, the photos, the videos.
Twitter is all about user experience – the fact that it is so easy, so clean, so unencumbered has won it so many users and fans, for so many different reasons.
Every time I look at Twitter, there’s always somebody showing support.
I think when people twitter 20 or 30 times per day, that’s too much. They are boxing everyone else out, and people stop following them because they need a break.
I never like it when a celebrity goes on Twitter and says, ‘This isn’t true!’ It is what it is; I tend not to do that.
Twitter and those platforms just didn’t feel natural to me.
I decided a long time ago to be unfiltered and wholly myself in these areas of social media. I’ve been very happy with the results of this decision. I feel that I get lots of interaction and loyal support. So I’m grateful for my Twitter and Facebook followers every day.
I started so slowly and had so few followers and then it kind of sort of snowballed. I still feel an intimacy on Twitter, which I think a lot of us do. It feels intimate, doesn’t it? I love it. I never thought I would.
I was doing Facebook comedy videos; then I moved over to Instagram, and then I hopped on Twitter. That is where I really was a master. That was the first place where I could go viral.
Whenever you feel down, you can check on Twitter and feel better about yourself, because it’s only people who like you.
If you use it intelligently, Twitter can be a form of engineered serendipity.
I love Twitter, and my little corner of it is heavily weighted in favour of women, many of them writers: Caitlin Moran, India Knight, Lauren Laverne, Grace Dent, Deborah Orr, Marina Hyde, Suzanne Moore. I look at that list of names and think, ‘Here comes the fun – fun that knows its way around a dictionary.’
Twitter is one of those dangerous toys that if it gets in the hands of the wrong person you’ll have the mind of a 12-year-old masquerading as an adult.
I love the action that I’m able to do. I grew up in Maine, outdoors and playing with the boys and shooting skeet. I have my girly side, too. But, I do like playing the strong female roles, especially now with something as simple as Twitter, where you’ve got young women following you.
I continue to shun, in a very curmudgeonly fashion, things like Twitter and Facebook.
Twitter is an amazing public tool with an incredible capacity for public good.
I don’t understand this whole Twitter, Facebook stuff. I don’t get it. Make a phone call. Talk to somebody.
Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets have a great deal of information about all of us – and the government wants to be able to see it.
The federal government has no business spending your hard-earned money on a project to monitor political speech on Twitter.
I know what Twitter is; I don’t use it. I don’t use Facebook, so luckily, it does zero to my ego.
Twitter has been my life’s work in many senses. It started with a fascination with cities and how they work, and what’s going on in them right now.
I usually need to read emails to actually wake up. I’ll read these and Twitter, and my brain will start to get going about what a narcissistic monster I am. I read on Twitter who is talking about me. I’ll also start making jokes for the day based on what I read on Twitter.
I’m rubbish at Twitter.
Now we’re e-mailing and tweeting and texting so much, a phone call comes as a fresh surprise. I get text messages on my cell phone all day long, and it warbles to alert me that someone has sent me a message on Facebook or a reply or direct message on Twitter, but it rarely ever rings.
I breeze through Twitter – I look at the mentions, the pictures, the videos.
Because of Twitter, I think people know most every single thing about me. I don’t know if there’s anything that would surprise people about me.
I can go into LinkedIn and search for network engineers and come up with a list of great spear-phishing targets because they usually have administrator rights over the network. Then I go onto Twitter or Facebook and trick them into doing something, and I have privileged access.
I can barely use my iPhone. I can’t do Facebook, can’t do Twitter, can’t do Instagram, none of it.
Even though I knew my way around Facebook, Twitter terrified me. RT? OH? Hootsuite? Huh? My Twitter-savvy friends attempted to explain what a hashtag was, but, still mystified, I signed up for an online Twitter 101 class. Yes. I’m geeky like that.
I understand Twitter much more than I understand Tumblr.
Jesus on Twitter would have been a pretty amazing thing.
I got rid of Twitter, and I got rid of Facebook.
I got roped into Twitter. I actually quite enjoy it! But I don’t go on as often as some.
I’m skilled in the Twitter and Instagram sense of the social media verse.
Personalized news aggregators are geared around connecting you to news sources; we’re about connecting you to your friends. To people you’re inspired by. To people that you’re following on Facebook and Twitter.
I go on Twitter and I ask my viewers, ‘What would you like to see next season in my line?’ or ‘What are things you love to wear?’ They’re the ones wearing it, so I want to make sure it applies to them.
I get messages from people telling me all the time through Twitter or Instagram about how my path has inspired their path. It’s good for them, for people who have a certain amount of mental problems, suffering from depression or anxiety, being able to have someone who recognises them and helps them.
Like, radio is closer to a Tumblr, or a blog, or Twitter, than it is to television, I think.
I’ve done a pretty good job of curating a Twitter feed that doesn’t make me hate the world.
It’s a matter of invitations versus context. Twitter is really good at providing context, like, I’m having coffee at Third Rail Coffee.’ Foursquare is about invitations to places. In this respect Foursquare has started to replace Yelp for me.
I have a Twitter account. I own my name, but I’ve never tweeted.
I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. There are moments I feel like 99 percent of the people who write stuff are the sweetest people, and then one crazy guy or girl spoils the whole thing.
Any celebrity that goes on Twitter and spouts off, as if we should care what they say, is opening himself or herself up to ridicule by anyone else.
What’s the good of Twitter if you can’t tweet cute… Twitter’s so silly. I tweet about my rabbit a lot.
That’s why I’m not on Twitter and don’t have an iPhone. It’s not because I’m superior to it: it’s because I would be a slave to it, and I don’t want that to happen.
Amazon’s ‘Twitch’ appears to be creating a service that operates like Twitter.
My Twitter reflects what’s going on with me in my life.
Wildly successful sites such as Flickr, Twitter and Facebook offer genuinely portable social experiences, on and off the desktop. You don’t even have to go to Facebook or Twitter to experience Facebook and Twitter content or to share third-party web content with your Twitter and Facebook friends.
When I first came out there was no such thing as Twitter or Facebook. And the blogs! Like, what is that?
I understand Twitter has become popular among politicians. This technology allows them to stay in perpetual contact with their constituents. The electorate now has instant information about what politicians have been up to.
With Twitter, it’s as easy to unfollow as it is to follow.
Twitter is the place where I try to be more funny. And then I use Instagram just as my diary. I pull some jokes on there, but I think people have a better sense of humor on Twitter.
We’ve recognized that Twitter is the second screen for TV, and TV is more fun with Twitter. There are a bunch of ways that we can be complementary to broadcasters.
I care less about selling tickets and getting Twitter followers than I do about making as many people laugh as I can. I’d rather make people laugh than make them know who T.J. Miller is.
The lazy blogosphere has given up on journalism and now trolls Twitter for their on-the-record in-depth articles.
Discounting the ineffably repetitive homophobic barbs that I receive most days, Twitter trolls’ most common gripe against me appears to be that I am ‘posh.’ Contrary to their unshakeable view, I was not born into the upstairs world.
Thanks to social media like Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads, I can easily reach out to so many people. Being a writer gives me the added bonus of a targeted audience: readers, who enjoy targeted ‘prizes’ for participation in fundraisers – books and other neat promo items.
I run a meme type of account on Twitter; I know what my audience is looking for.
If someone wants to offer me some money to talk about something that I feel strongly about on Twitter – and I don’t feel it’s diminishing in any way my messages – I don’t see why not.
There’s no doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t be in the position that I am if I didn’t have my ‘One Tree Hill’ fans. They’re the most dedicated, devoted fans. They’re behind you no matter what. If one person says one bad thing about me on Twitter, they’re fighting back!
In Japan, I focus mostly on sending messages through Twitter, trying to spread my minority way of thinking.
I’m a very loyal and very private person when it comes to my personal life. But I obviously do have Twitter and Instagram, and I will share some of the things I’m doing.
I’ve noticed a lot of people are very bold and blustery on Twitter because it’s easy to do that with the poison keyboard and a hundred and forty characters.
Twitter fascinates me because it’s real. It feels kind of unreal, but it makes very real things happen.
I refresh Twitter as thoughtlessly as some twirl their hair.
I don’t know that it’s particularly good for my writing process, but I have gotten some very valuable writing ideas and advice through Twitter and Facebook and other social network sites.
Thanks to my fans for support on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
If you don’t have a Facebook, like, you’re nobody. There’s all of these sort of requirements now, and if you don’t have all of these things – Facebook, Twitter, etc. – you’re made fun of. And Twitter for celebrities… everything is just getting so personal. Pictures of yourself, of what you’re eating for breakfast.
My personal view about how people should use Twitter is less relevant than our goal to provide the infrastructure for a new kind of communication and then support the creativity that emerges.
Facebook, Twitter and Google have all opened offices in Brazil, recognizing the importance of localizing their products and customer service efforts.
We focus a lot on culture specifically at Twitter because of this spotlight, and of the fact that we don’t want to end up like the child actor who found success early and grew up all weird and freaky.
As much as I love Twitter, Twitter feuds aren’t going to work. Actually connecting requires true face-to-face time. I believe with all my heart that it’s only after working side by side with another person that you earn the right to speak into that person’s life.
I never had to do anything specific to craft my ‘image.’ I wanted people to know that I was a goofball, that I didn’t take myself too seriously, and that I love what I do. On my Twitter and Instagram, whenever I can, I try and show myself. I’m not trying to be an Instagram model.
Despite the constant clamor for attention from the modern world, I do believe we need to procure a psychological space for ourselves. I apparently know some people who try to achieve this by logging off or going without their Twitter or Facebook for a limited period.
If I had my way, the woman I marry, she wouldn’t be a part of Twitter and she wouldn’t be on Facebook.
I’ve found my calling with Twitter. It’s all about the amount of interaction you do, and the traffic you move, and I’m really good at that. I keep going and going and going, and no one can believe that I can keep it up.
On Twitter, when someone would die, I would write a joke. Or if there’s a tragedy, I would write a joke and tweet it. That was my thing, and then at a certain point, people started demanding it.
Sometimes I get frustrated in traffic. I typically start going deep with my cab driver and Twitter feed – simultaneously – to take my mind off the gridlock. I enjoy live-tweeting my cab rides.
I do notice on Twitter that a lot of girls write to me, and they either say, ‘I want to be your best friend,’ or they say, ‘I have a total girl crush on you.’ I’m like, ‘Awww.’
Twitter is the most amazing medium for a comedy writer. I can’t get in every idea I want on the show no matter how hard I try to bully the other writers, so it’s a way of me getting out other comic ideas and immediately getting feedback.
Anyone who supports your work, I like having the opportunity to thank them for that, and I think also Twitter provides an opportunity for people in the public eye to give a faithful account of who they are.
On this Twitter thing, at least five people a day say ‘bring back the mullet.’ My wife told me I’m not allowed. Troy Tulowitzki wants me to grow a rat-tail for his charity. I was like, ‘What the heck is a rat-tail?’
It’s weird to think I have fans now, so I appreciate all of the people that follow and support me – and I love them to death. But yeah, when I start looking on Twitter, and I see, ‘I want to name my kid after you,’ I’m like, ‘Whoa!’ I’m a little surprised.
Sometimes when I try to make jokes or have a sense of humor in interviews, it doesn’t go over very well. But Twitter made my life easier in this way that I didn’t expect. It would have taken probably 10 times as long for people to accept my voice and my sense of humor if I didn’t have Twitter.
Twitter is an astounding platform for information, but it’s a total blank slate – which means it’s an astounding platform for disinformation, too.
Bent Literary Agency had a Q&A on Twitter, and I took a chance and asked if the Black Lives Matter movement was an appropriate topic for a YA novel. Brooks Sherman, who is now my agent, responded that he didn’t think any topics were inappropriate for YA. I remember being so terrified even just sending the tweet.
I’ve been super impressed with what BuzzFeed has done on Facebook with inspiring list posts and on Twitter with political scoops, but YouTube is a giant social platform that has its own quirks and oddities and will require some new approaches.
Our generation, unfortunately, is stuck to our phones – and, like, Twitter – constantly, which I have no problem with. I’d say we’re not describing the children of America or anything like that, but there is something to take from it: It is kind of sad how we can’t go thirty minutes without checking our phone.
Technology moves so fast and social media moves so fast because everyone wants the new thing, but also, everyone wants to be where their parents are not. Once the mom got a Facebook and a Twitter and an Instagram, I don’t want to be there anymore.
A lot of people are living their lives online in much more public ways with Facebook and Twitter.
Twitter does have an effect on everything – things you put out there, they are out there for good.
If you’re like me and love chatting about your latest box set addiction, then Sky Box Sets Club has everything you’ll need to kick start conversations with friends on Twitter or in the office the next day.
I don’t read blogs, I don’t have MySpace, I don’t have Facebook or Twitter – none of that.
Twitter became a major place to find out what was breaking on the Internet. Facebook became a place to share links. Social media really grew up.
In the best cases, Twitter makes people smarter and faster and more efficient.
I have this game with my friends: When we go out, if ‘Treat yo’ self’ is tagged within the last six minutes on Twitter, they buy lunch. If not, I buy. They always buy.
I went from rotary phone to Twitter. And was appalled at the notion.
I write my own blog every day. I do the Twitter every day and the Facebook. Without a gap. I do everything myself: I load my own photographs; I sometimes take my own videos and post them.
This Network Generation have grown up in a connected world. With Skype, Facebook, Twitter and the Internet, the world is at their fingertips via their smart phone. They find the idea of watching TV programmes at a time to suit the broadcaster quaint and old-fashioned.
I’ve made sure to always update my web properties constantly – Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, my Hypebeast blog… making sure I divided content across all of them to keep each outlet fresh to keep people coming back.
Every successful business, even Google, Facebook, Twitter, started with a combination of manual improvements and friends of the founders using the site.
To develop your own voice, you have to keep writing a ton, and this is something where I think Twitter is helpful. I use it to write a ton of jokes. You have to write a ton of bad stuff before you know what you’re good at. And that’s what some people I think have trouble with, the thought of getting past the bad stuff.
I can’t think of a bigger waste of police time than chasing somebody who has said something offensive on Twitter.
You can make something big when young that will carry you through life. Look at all the big startups like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. They were all started by very young people who stumbled on something of unseen value. You’ll know it when you hit a home run.
I got a Twitter because some guy was pretending to be me.
A famous actor told me once – I don’t want to name names, I hate that sort of thing – but I was at his house and he said, ‘Are you on Twitter?’ I said, ‘Yes, I am.’ And he said, ‘There’ll be one day when you’ll have, like, five friends. And in the same day it’ll go to five thousand.’
My fans are all pretty cool, you know; I’ve never really seen anybody fighting on Twitter, no death threats, no harsh language, no gay slurs, nothing like that.
Anytime I go on Twitter, there’s always the good but the bad as well.
Twitter, to me, works if you’re funny. Twitter doesn’t work as a promotional tool unless you do it very, very, very occasionally.
Data is powerful and if it’s put in the wrong hands, it becomes a weapon. And we have to understand that companies like Facebook, and platforms like Facebook or Twitter, are not just social networking sites. They’re opportunities for information warfare.
I started writing music when I was 15 in my bedroom, and I’d post them on MySpace, and from there it shifted to doing covers on YouTube and building my Twitter.
In this age of omniconnectedness, words like ‘network,’ ‘community’ and even ‘friends’ no longer mean what they used to. Networks don’t exist on LinkedIn. A community is not something that happens on a blog or on Twitter. And a friend is more than someone whose online status you check.
You don’t even know if the person you’re communicating with online is actually that person. And your persona on your social media – your Facebook or Twitter – may not be the person you are in real life. So then, who is the real person? Is it somewhere in between?
I don’t have a Twitter, so I don’t know what’s happening in that world.
My fans have always been so supportive, and several years ago, I realized that I could thank them by naming all my characters after my Twitter and Facebook fans.
A weird sort of awareness set in, like, ‘Wow. My standup isn’t just separate from everything else I do anymore.’ With Twitter and Face book, everything is universal that everything everybody says gets seen.
I say the stupidest stuff, all the time, off of Twitter, and so I think Twitter is good way for people to get to know the stupid side of me.
There’s almost an element of selfies that is like photo therapy. People look upon themselves in a picture and then they critique themselves without knowing so, and that’s what’s happening on mass on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Twitter wasn’t planned. It just happened.
When I first started on Twitter, a relative asked, ‘Aren’t you concerned with giving away your jokes?’ I don’t think of it that way. That’s my content, and that’s what I do.
I have been a big fan of Coco Rocha’s for many, many years. I have seen her walk in runway shows, pose like no other in photo shoots, and naturally follow her every move on Twitter and Instagram.
I’m not a crazy Twitter guy to where I’m tweeting out stuff every day, and rarely even once a week do I tweet. But I mean, occasionally, I read some stuff.
Social media has shaken up the world of sales, with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter offering new ways to hound leads and unprecedented insights into clients.
Lyrical poetry is not a big part of most people’s lives. Twitter now becomes an interesting way of getting cared for language into people’s space. Because there is something deep inside of us that responds to cared for language, whether it’s literary, poetry, or really good lyrics in a song.
Today, when you look at social media, you see that the narrative can be overtaken by people just from Twitter and Instagram. I know when Ferguson was going down those first few nights, I was watching feeds on the ground on Twitter, not CNN.
I love when people on Twitter give advice.
The main thing Twitter needs to focus on are implementing its rules more uniformly. If outing a transgender woman is against Twitter’s rules, that needs to be implemented every time.
We’re on Twitter with one side of our personality, and Facebook with another, and LinkedIn with another side of our personality, and we’re toggling between them. That’s just a version of what an impostor does: shifting from one side of their personality to another with lightning speed.
People are fans of Dunkin’ Donuts. They have a relationship with the company, they go there every day. Dunkin’ Donuts is using Twitter to communicate with those people. There are people who are finding value in that. There’s thousands of people, I don’t know how many thousands now, following Dunkin’ Donuts.
A couple days ago, I saw a lot of people tweeting, ‘Oh, it’s so cool ‘Home’ is being used in the Olympics!’ We don’t really get to watch much TV, man, with the concerts every night, but I wish I could have seen it. I really just found out through Twitter and my management texting me. I thought it was really awesome.
I don’t have Facebook or Twitter accounts yet. Being a compulsive storyteller, I always make up for myself discouraging stories about how such accounts will get me into embarrassing and time-consuming situations.
I’m definitely not on Twitter. I do have a Facebook page and Facebook friends. It’s a lot of fun, especially if you don’t just start friending people you don’t know.
Blogging and traditional media work together. Twitter complements traditional media.
The network made me join Twitter. I am very scared of social media, and I don’t know how to use it, so it’s kind of trial and error.
I get up, get coffee, and go into my home office. I check email and Twitter before I start work, but I have to try not to get too distracted.
The big success stories – Facebook, Zynga and Twitter – are leading to investing in ideas on a napkin, because no one wants to miss out on the next big thing.
For all its deranging effects, I am always grateful to Twitter for the interesting ideas it surfaces.
Rob Kalin, Etsy’s founder, never finished college. Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey – the founders of Twitter – are not college graduates. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, is another dropout. And, of course, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.
News seems to travel far more quickly on Twitter and Facebook than through search.
I’m just so against kids being on Twitter because they are not thinking about the ramifications of what they are saying or the emotion of how they say it.
Things have changed so much, with Facebook and Twitter. Everyone is so much more accessible these days: no British athlete has ever experienced what we are experiencing now. It’s such a unique situation with the home Olympics.
The reason I became an actor was applause and being the center of attention. So, short of that, Twitter is probably a good alternative.
I feel like people with their camera phones and Twitter and Facebook, this kind of question like, ‘How can I be present and also document my presence or document what I’m doing?’ is something that’s always on my mind, even when I’m not working as a filmmaker.
Between Twitter and Facebook and how close you can be with your fans and how close they can be to you these days is, I think, quite miraculous. It’s like getting a greeting card every single day.
I’m much nicer in person than on Twitter.
As anyone who follows me on Twitter will know, I’m fairly robust in my views on there. I get next to nothing in the way of trolling. Most women I know who regularly come close to expressing an opinion get trolled constantly. This is a men-on-women issue. Guys are pretty much doing it to the girls.
I prefer to connect with fans from the stage. Like, I don’t have a Twitter page, or anything like that. So for me, that’s what the show is about. For me – is a way to interact with fans; being up onstage and showing them, through music – which is all I really know – the best way to say thank you.
Before the Internet, before BBSes and Fidonet and Usenet and LiveJournal and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, before the World Wide Web and hot-and-cold-online-everything, science fiction fandom had a long-lived, robust, well-debugged technology of social networking and virtual community.
I started my Twitter account for selfish reasons: I wanted to have a place to post updates on my book signing tour and stuff like that. I never realized that I’d have so much fun tweeting. It’s become the deleted scenes for my DVD of columns and podcasts.
Stop threatening to kill people on Twitter because you don’t like what they are saying!
Social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr provide an unparalleled ability for people to stay connected in new and unique ways.
My sister’s a singer, and she’s on Twitter, and she has millions of followers. I wonder how that helps her. I think it does to an extent. I think she gets free things.
For me, the most fascinating interface is Twitter. I have odd cosmic thoughts every day and I realized I could hold them to myself or share them with people who might be interested.
Once I started getting serious about standup I got a better handle on word economy and making jokes punchier, which translated well to Twitter.
Everybody think they’re famous when they get 100,000 followers on Instagram and 5,000 on Twitter.
I look at Twitter as brand building.
I think that people in the phase between being someone’s kid and being someone’s parent have always been uniquely narcissistic, but that social media and Twitter and LiveJournal make it really easy to navel-gaze in a way that you’ve never been able to before.
Anything you’re interested in the world – whether it be Charlie Rose or JetBlue or a public figure or your local coffee shop – they’re on Twitter and broadcasting what is interesting to them.
Twitter is so severe, you know? And it’s completely for free, it’s scattershot, and it’s very easy to feel embarrassed. It’s hard to be artful with it. It’s like a ticker tape. It’s not a forum that’s worth mastering, you know?
China may censor YouTube. China may censor Twitter. They won’t be able to censor Bitcoin. There’s no central authority. There’s no one you can go to and say, ‘We’re going to turn Bitcoin off.’
Twitter and Facebook are brilliant tools, the journalistic uses of which are still being plumbed. They are great for disseminating interesting material. They are useful for gathering information, including from places that are inaccessible.
Eighteen fifty-eight was a year of great technological advancement in the West. That was the year when Queen Victoria was able, for the first time, to communicate with President Buchanan, through the Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable. And they were the first to ‘Twitter’ transatlantically.
Social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – I steer away from them. They’re alienating us socially as well as bringing us together.
I don’t have an Instagram or anything like that. I have Twitter for work and also to read my news.
I don’t do Facebook and I don’t do Twitter, and already I notice that, with some of my friends, there’s a whole sphere of conversation that I’m completely on the outside of, and that’s my choice. But, to a greater extent, that’s what the whole of life is like.
I don’t spend much time on Twitter. I joined because I found it funny.
My Twitter account status used to say ‘part-time playboy’ on it, but I’ve taken that down now.
While I know that Twitter is doing just fine with or without my 140-character contributions, I also know that people are fickle, and when using something becomes too annoying, they stop.
Twitter is the Devil’s playground.
It’s almost better that Twitter limits me to 140 characters. There’s only so much trouble I can get in.
The only people with power today are the audience. And that is increasing with Twitter, Facebook, and everything else. We cater to their likes and dislikes, and you ignore that at your peril.
Television programming is the number one topic on Twitter, and dozens of start-ups in the social space are linking second-screen experiences. People no longer need to sit on the same couch to enjoy a show together.
I have a lot of Twitter rules. I never swear on Twitter, and if anybody’s inappropriate, I block them. I have young followers.
I like to get people talking. I am a provocateur, and I do like getting on Twitter and riling people up. You know what, after a while some sane dialogue and sane conclusions come of that kind of thing.
People on Twitter can follow tech if they’re interested in tech, or business if they’re interested in business, or they can follow celebrities that they’re fans of.
Humanity will be obsolete by 2050. This is the consensus at Google and Facebook and Twitter.
I’ve read that an average dog possesses a vocabulary of 200-300 words, which is enough for him to have his own Twitter account.
Twitter brings you closer. I mean, we see this over and over again from our users. It brings them closer to the action. It brings them closer to their heroes.
As for Twitter, I’ve found that you have to learn how to make it add value rather than subtract hours from one’s day. Certainly, it affords narcissism and distraction.
I think there are a lot of really positive aspects to social media for novelists. Even though our work is pretty solitary, through Twitter and Tumblr and Facebook and Instagram and blogging in general, we’re better able to connect directly with readers.
I love that I can talk to my fans through Twitter, to cut out the middle man. Because I’ve done interviews where my words have gotten twisted, so it’s nice to be able to have things coming straight from me.
I’m not on Facebook. I’m not on Twitter. I know a lot of celebrities who go around complaining how little privacy they have. And then my question to that is always, ‘Well, how much of yourself are you putting out there?’
Twitter was a mere prototype in 2006; now, many of us have become adept at saying all we have to say in 140 characters.
Honestly, I had no idea what to do on Twitter when I started. I didn’t follow it enough. Slowly, though, I started to realize what I’m okay at. Like, I’m just not particularly witty.
Generally, the view that I’ve had on Twitter is if you’re on Twitter, you’re in, like, the meme – you’re in meme war land. If you’re on Twitter, you’re in the arena. And so, essentially, if you attack me, it is therefore OK for me to attack back.
Lissa Treiman is an artist who submitted a guest strip to me back in 2008 and whose work I’ve followed since. She works in animation. When I first mentioned on Twitter that I was interested in writing a series but not drawing it, she got in touch.
I basically use Facebook and Twitter and MySpace to communicate with the fans. I don’t think it’s necessarily about advancing my career, but I do want to be able to connect with my fans. They are so important to me, and a lot of them have stuck with me since the very beginning, and that means so much to me.
What bothers me, I guess, is when I get these messages from girls on Twitter, and they’re like, ‘God, you’re my idol, I really admire you.’ It’s like, ‘Admire me for what? What have I done?’ It’s not that being in a Burberry campaign, or walking in a Chanel show is nothing. It’s just… I know I can do more.
Twitter is a blessing and a curse at the same time.
Twitter seems like a busman’s holiday: just more writing. I have no plans to do it. I’ll just stick with my 24/7 webcam. I’m old-fashioned that way.
I am literally obsessed with Lena Dunham. She’s, like, my favorite person in the world. I follow her on Twitter; I read her every day.
There’s pressure to come up with something genius every time. I feel like I keep letting myself down with my Twitter posts. I have to start keeping a journal of rough drafts of prophetic ideas about the world.
You can tell a person’s morale from their Twitter feed. I like that; it’s so honest. And I like being able to follow people who I respect and admire, and the possibility of them seeing my comment about them.
I never knew how ugly and how stupid I was until, you know, we had Twitter.
I was scrolling through my Twitter feed one day, and somebody had tweeted me a picture of Justin Bieber that had been Photoshopped with makeup or something. And I thought it was funny and so I hit retweet – I just retweeted a tweet – and all of a sudden, the remarks were coming in.
I do have a Twitter account, and there’s a woman at my agency who got that all set up for me. I don’t know how many followers I have. It’s not one of those things I check on a regular basis.
I like Twitter a lot. It is a great way to get the fans knowing another side of you.
I don’t have a Twitter or a Facebook, but that doesn’t mean I’m any more productive than the rest of the world.
I’ve been told by many people that if I had a Twitter account, I would be making five hundred thousand dollars more a year.
I find personalized search convenient – I read stories on my Facebook feed, my Twitter feed, daily email services, and my iPhone’s Flipboard app, and would love to be able to focus my searches on just those particular services.
I don’t keep up with Twitter all day long.
I’m a huge Twitter dork! That’s the best way for fans to keep informed about what’s going on with me.
In a world where a lot of people’s sense of self is dominated by how many people are following their Twitter feed, what does fame really do, and why is it important?
Rap and spoken word have reawakened the country to poetry in itself. Texting and Twitter encourage creative uses of casual language, in ways I have celebrated widely. But we’ve fallen behind on savoring the formal layer of our language.
The companies that won’t do well will be the me-too companies: the fifth, sixth, seventh version of Twitter, etc.
Twitter means all my friends are in my computer. All my ideas are in my computer. I can do whatever I want in there; I’m kind of… bionic.
I don’t use Twitter. I’m a serious person.
There are a lot of musicians I’ve met on Twitter where it was like, ‘Hey, I like your music’ – and then I ended up meeting them and it turned into a friendship.
I’m not on Twitter.
I have an iPhone, too, but I use the Blackberry more because I’m addicted to BBM’ing. I’m also on Twitter 24/7 and it’s a lot easier on the BlackBerry.
The great thing about Twitter is, you get a lot back, and I read through a lot, and I want my fans to know that I do read a lot, and it’s why I do respond or retweet clever posts, and I’m constantly amazed by the cleverness of people on Twitter.
I was informed yesterday that there’s a Twitter account for my laugh. Very hard to get used to things like that. Pretty amazing.
I’m on Twitter a lot of the day because I really like Twitter. It’s great for jokes. But when I’m writing, I can’t do anything else. I can’t even listen to music. I just have to write, and then I can do something else. I can’t multitask.
Sometimes I’ll go on a Twitter spree and reply as much as I can. Talking to my fans is so much fun even if it is in 140 characters or less.
I have a Facebook page for me and my friends and a Twitter page.
You take out an injunction against somebody or some organisation and immediately news of that injunction and the people involved and the story behind the injunction is in a legal-free world on Twitter and the Internet. It’s pointless.
I try as much I can after every live performance to read all the comments my fans post on Facebook and Twitter, as this helps enormously for me to understand straight from fans what worked and what didn’t.
If there’s ever an example of the importance of making bold bets and focusing on what you love, it’s Twitter.
I’ve never done Twitter.
Twitter seems just to be constant updates; it seems to me as promotional tool where people talk themselves up, and I don’t want it to take over what I’m doing.
For me it’s all just one big online world. Everyone has a favorite social network, and some people like YouTube more than Facebook or Twitter. But I make sure that when I post a new YouTube video, I post it on Facebook, and I tweet about it.
I tend not to look at Twitter in the morning; I try to force myself not to, for time management. I’ll look at it on the way to work.
I’m battling with keeping my narcissism at bay as it is, so Twitter was not a good thing for that.
With the evolution of social media that includes blogging, Facebook, and Twitter, who and how information is delivered has changed tremendously. The landscape for news is a different place, and people have to accept that.
On Twitter, I just want to make you laugh at all costs.
Twitter can be incredibly valuable as an open communications mechanism, but if you close too many things down too quickly, if you think about it too short-sightedly, you could easily do a lot of damage to that ecosystem.
I haven’t been recognized out in public or anything. The strangeness of celebrity has been relegated to Twitter, which is kind of manageable.
I’m kind of new to Twitter. I’m about one year in, so I’m a little late to the party.
I guess Twitter is the first thing that has been attractive to me as social media. I never felt the least draw to Facebook or MySpace. I’ve been involved anonymously in some tiny listservs, mainly in my ceaseless quest for random novelty, and sometimes while doing something that more closely resembles research.
I’ve stayed away from Twitter for a long time because I sort of didn’t trust myself with such an intimate but very public way of relating to the world, but I feel like I’ve studied it enough.
With the advent of Twitter and Facebook and other social networking sites, genuine privacy can only be found by renting a private villa for a holiday. Hotels are now out of the question for my wife and I.
A photo app is a utility. It’s like comparing ‘Twitter’ to Microsoft Word. If you want to be an author, you’re not always going to constrain yourself to 140 characters.
Tech companies approach you to hold something in a picture and then say, ‘This is what I want you to write on your Twitter.’ There are people who get away with that and look really cool doing it, but I’m just not one of them.
Teenage readers also have a different relationship with the authors whose work they value than adult readers do. I loved Toni Morrison, but I don’t have any desire to follow her on Twitter. I just want to read her books.
Twitter is a very easy way to keep in touch.
I think social media is very long-lasting. I just don’t know the particular thing with Twitter.
There is too much negativity on Twitter, and I want to stay from it. I don’t have anything intelligent to say. Whatever I want to say, I will say it through my movies and interviews.
‘What is Twitter?’ has always been a tough question to answer.
The world itself has become a smaller place. If you want to be remembered and create a legacy, you have to reach out to people. They want to know you. I can just say where I’m going, and Twitter will get it, and if there’s a controversy, I can give my opinion. It’s easier to communicate.
What’s cool about Twitter is that you can make a joke about something very of-the-moment or random that I wouldn’t be able to joke about in stand-up.
First, I thought Twitter was some kind of hybrid car being developed by Government Motors. Then I thought it was a new bite-size snack combining what’s best of the Frito and the Cheeto. Then I found out it was me. On a laptop. At the U.S. Open. Having fun.
I guess I cringe when the discussion leads to, rather than books and sentences and characters and the stuff that writers are supposed to be concerned with, how to have an online presence and how many followers you have on Twitter. That stuff always makes me uncomfortable.
I type my sermon notes into my BlackBerry, then I upload my sermon notes to my blog, my Facebook page and some of the information to my Twitter account. That’s 100,000 people I’m sharing the Gospel with by the virtue of typing it into my BlackBerry as opposed to writing it down. That is being efficient with my time.
I’m always inspired by people who have really cool Twitter profiles.
I don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account.
I actually got an initial sense of how big ‘Outlander’ was going to be on Twitter. We’re all on there to help promote the show and also interact with the fans.
I have a severe Google Reader habit. I think people will use blog forms and Twitter to contrive fiction.
Twitter was around communication and visualizing what was happening in the world in real-time. Square was allowing everyone to accept the form of payment people have in their pocket today, which is a credit card.
Twitter could save a lot of money by writing its executives’ names on their doors with pencil instead of fancy placards. Like an episode of ‘Suits,’ Twitter execs come, go, change jobs and disappear under black clouds every few minutes. Office administration costs must be astronomical!
Before, revolutions used to have ideological names. They could be communist, they could be liberal, they could be fascist or Islamic. Now, the revolutions are called under the medium which is most used. You have Facebook revolutions, Twitter revolutions. The content doesn’t matter anymore – the problem is the media.
Mostly for social media, Twitter or Instagram becomes so much more fun when you can be boastful and say whatever you want. You can be so full of yourself and ridiculous when you’re a heel.
On Twitter, if you want to quote someone else, you say, ‘RT, re-tweet, that person’s name, and then what they said before.’ And it’s a way of essentially saying, ‘I’m not saying this, but my friend said this and I thought this was interesting.’
This may sound a little bit idealistic, but when I go to my blog, my Facebook page, my Twitter account, I talk to different people from all over the world, and you see how it’s easy to establish a dialogue.
A novel is too much of a commitment. I tend to peruse Twitter – I check to see if I had any mentions and read the latest messages.
The thing I really like about Twitter is the speed with which information reaches me. You find out things from Twitter long before they’re on the news. That, I think, is valuable.
I always say to my Twitter followers to come to the stage door and meet me. What I love about being in the theatre, rather than filming, is that you meet your audience.
If we’re the country that makes Amazon and Facebook and Twitter, why can’t the federal government have websites and digital services that are awesome?
I had a hard enough time in high school, fitting in without having to keep up with Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook – all these ways you have to keep up your image.
I post on Twitter regularly, and when I checked my followers, I saw that my own characters were following me. They sounded eerily like my characters would actually sound. It was a very surreal thing to see come to life digitally!
Digital activism did not spring immaculately out of Twitter and Facebook. It’s been going on ever since blogs existed.
I came on to Twitter in my 50s and I sort of think that was perfect. I am just a ranting old lady really and I like it.
I can think of the number of people who were like, ‘I will never get a cellphone because I don’t want people calling me all the time. And I will never get on Facebook because I don’t want to share that stuff with people. And Twitter, that’s not for me.’ And this is just the natural progression of things.
Twitter needs to continue being a good listener and recognize that the service has been redefined by lots of people, tweet by tweet, but also come up with its own priorities.
When someone says something in an interview, the beauty of Twitter is that it’s a platform for instantaneous response.
I have a Twitter account; I have a fantastic Facebook page.
Tribalism isn’t a bad thing. If you’re a Facebook user, or Twitter user or Foursquare user or LinkedIn user, those are all tribes… and they may even have sub-tribes. It’s not pejorative, it’s declarative.
I actually credit Twitter with fine-tuning some joke-writing skills. I still feel like I’m working at it.
The rise of Twitter defined 2011. Once every 5-7 years, a company emerges that changes not just the technology industry, but the world… after what some viewed as a rocky start, in 2011 Twitter broke through into the elite group of companies that profoundly shape our world.
Twitter is awesome to share news with fans, but I would never choose to only have social media and put everything in my life on display.
I started doing a Twitter feed when my father was dying. I was very distracted, preoccupied. It was upsetting.
I tend to write three to four hours a day, depending – oftentimes very late at night. When I write on Twitter, I do other things: I’m working, grading, or reading, and I’m procrastinating, and I’ll pop on Twitter and be like, ‘Hey, what’s up? Yogurt’s delicious.’
When Twitter made its way to my radar I looked at it as a curiosity, then started experimenting. I approached that as a place to be less formal and more off-the-cuff, honest and ‘human.’
I think, like, Twitter is somewhat difficult sometimes, and it can be kind of negative.
Sometimes I’m happy – you can tell via Twitter. Sometimes I’m pissed off – you can tell via Twitter. I just think, at the end of the day, I don’t want them to see me as a celebrity; I just want them to see me and say, ‘He’s like a regular person at his job right now who’s mad.’
The country would be a lot better off if we stopped having comment sections. And if we got rid of Twitter.
Every once in the while I’ll watch ‘Duck Dynasty’ and ‘Kim & Kourtney Take Miami,’ but outside of that, I don’t really watch TV. Also, I don’t text anybody, I’m hardly on Twitter or Instagram, and I’m very closed off. I’m kind of a hermit.
Sometimes I’ll read something on Twitter, and I’ll just be in the darkest of moods for the rest of the day or the rest of the week sometimes.
I like the way you can circumvent the media gatekeepers and go right to the people. That’s my favorite thing about Twitter.
I use Twitter as a tool to get involved with people, to sell tickets to gigs where I can stand in a room and smell the audience – and I love that!
I think, one day, I might actually try writing a bunch of – a collection of essays maybe on the funnier side of the spectrum. I don’t know. But it’s fun to have, frankly, Twitter as kind of an outlet. When you’re writing about dark things all day, it’s kind of fun to have fun.
I’m a Twitter addict. Jose Andres is a serial tweeter. It’s funny to see which chefs have embraced it, and the different paths they take.
Thanks to Twitter, iPads, BlackBerrys, voice-activated in-dash navigation systems, and a hundred other technologies that offer distraction anywhere, anytime, boredom has loosened its grip on us at last – that once-crushing ‘weight’ has become, for the most part, a memory.
I’m a Fritos Burrito guy. Me and Taco Bell have a love relationship on Twitter; they follow me. Out of 16 people they follow me, so I’m very loyal to my girlfriend, Taco Bell.
In the future, things will truncate! No, in the age of Twitter, we can’t be upset when words become shorter.
I don’t have a Twitter account. I don’t go to fan club gatherings. I’m not one of those actors who spends a lot of time engaging with the audience.
I had never considered using a hashtag anywhere other than on Twitter, but now I’m inspired. Text messages have always seemed a little flat to me, so the murmuring Greek chorus of a hashtag might be a perfect way to liven them up and give them a bit of dimension.
The distance between me and my readers is the Internet. I can communicate with them and respond to every email I get or every mention on Twitter.
What is Twitter?! I don’t know what Twitter is! Everyone keeps inviting me to Twitter and everyone’s going on about twittering and tweeting and this whole thing, and I just don’t understand it.
I am not a fan of Facebook or Twitter. They both allow too much information to be available and they make privacy a thing of the past.
I like to keep my Twitter pure. I don’t want to sell my followers anything.
Twitter and Tumblr and Vine and Instagram and Facebook and Myspace, all these things are social media tools that we were all told we had to have, and what we’re realizing is that, no you don’t! No you don’t.
Thanks to an immersive lifestyle that involves Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, we’ve created a psychological three-sided mirror for our social impact on others.
Digital technology is both arousing and distancing. We don’t look at the users on the other side as people. They aren’t – they’re just usernames, Facebook photos and Twitter handles.
It seems unfair that anyone can set up on Twitter using my name, or the name of any famous person, without any checks at all.
If you think scrawling your Twitter handle on a bus window with a Sharpie is a worthwhile way to gain followers, your social media strategy is headed in a pretty pathetic direction.
If I don’t call my mom back, she’ll go on Twitter and say, ‘Adam hasn’t called me. I’m worried about him,’ and strangers will say, ‘You’re horrible. You go call your mom right now!’ It’s very complicated.
I think that Twitter and YT and blogs are keeping media more honest. Everyone can be a journalist now. Everyone is a fact checker.
Twitter is the new rock magazine of the modern age. When I was a kid, we had magazines and journalists and interviews and articles and pinups and posters to follow our favourite artists. Nowadays? Twitter is actually the new rock magazine.
The semiology and phenomenology of hashtaggery intrigues me. From what I understand, it all began very simply: on Twitter, hashtags – those little checkerboard marks that look like this # – were used to mark phrases or names, in order to make it easier to search for them among the zillions and zillions of tweets.
I’m kind of odd; I’m a technophobe who isn’t a technophobe. I’m afraid of new things, but eventually I love them. That happened with Twitter.
I’ve never gone on Facebook and am not sure I understand it. The same goes for Twitter. I have someone sending tweets and pretending to be me, but I don’t know why.
I don’t Twitter or blog. I’m bad at small talk, and don’t have good ‘chat’. Talk to me about publishing, and I can go on for hours.
With everybody having a Facebook and a Twitter, I feel like regular people consider themselves stars. It’s a live, real-time upload of every time we buy a pair of socks, the most telling sign that we’re losing our politeness. When you know everything about somebody, you can talk to them any way you please.
I see a lot of young kids hit me on Twitter all the time, like, ‘I want to be famous! Listen to my mixtape! I wish I could be like you!’ But a lot comes with it. It’s not easy.
Twitter is a form of free speech, and I’m all for that. But if Cee Lo Green, a maverick of sorts, can’t get on Twitter and say something outlandish or outrageous, then what is the whole point of Twitter at all?
Twitter… can ruin your life.
It’s actually difficult to know what anyone wants these days. Tastes seem to change so quickly nowadays depending on the latest blog. The latest Facebook page. Twitter is somewhat important in telling you what you should want.
When you think about Twitter and you think what a dumb stupid throwaway technology, and then you have the Iranian elections and it actually saves the day – you can’t prejudge technologies now because they have effects you may not have intended.
‘Digiphrenia’ is really the experience of trying to exist in more than one incarnation of yourself at the same time. There’s your Twitter profile, there’s your Facebook profile, there’s your email inbox. And all of these sort of multiple instances of you are operating simultaneously and in parallel.
I think Twitter is best when it sparks conversations elsewhere. To use YouTube and Facebook and all the tools we have available to us today to respond and also promote and answer and engage is awesome.
Trump’s Twitter flood of late-night mendacity is an unhindered celebration of fragile manhood, a ceaseless summons to the millions for affirmation, a proclamation to vulnerable men across the land that endless preening and stroking is a normal and imitable way of life.
It makes me feel so amazing to know there’s people out here that support me and follow me on Twitter and watch my shows on YouTube and come to my concert, so I’m very thankful.
There’s no first impressions anymore. You go to a job interview, and they’ll probably Google you. It’s a shame – people should play it a little closer to the chest as far as what information they release to the world. If I’m angry about something, I’m not going to take to my Twitter.
Twitter is worth it if you like tweeting. Same is true of Facebook. Or Pinterest. Nothing wrong with having a social presence.
There’s more outrage on Twitter about a One Direction split or about what one band member said to another than there is about institutionalized racism and something huge.
Many American TV actors employ agents, managers, business managers, publicists and stylists, and are now adding digital media manager to the list. Their job is to reach out to the fans, managing websites, Twitter feeds, Facebook and Wikipedia.
When we’re on Twitter, we’re not only live tweeting episodes and talking about behind-the-scenes stuff, we actively try to respond to everybody.
That’s one of my favorite things about Twitter: You can tweak your feed into a fabulous novelty engine. That’s only one thing you can do with it, but it’s one of the things I find most entertaining about it.
I can’t do Twitter or Facebook, mostly because I feel like I’m the type of person who has to regiment the amount of time I spend doing certain things or I’ll just wade in it, and then I’ll never come out.
I do see an interest in writing for Twitter. While publishers still do love the novel and people do still like to sink into one, the very quick form is appealing because of the pace of life.
Basically, me and Ed Sheeran are kind of Twitter friends – well, I say that. He probably just thinks I’m weird.
For the past few years I have engaged in several inappropriate conversations conducted over Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and occasionally on the phone with women I have met online.
I’m not on Twitter or Facebook or anything. I just feel like my life is better without it.
I get letters and messages on Twitter saying I’ve become a bit of a role model, which is wonderful.
I hate writing about personal stuff. I don’t have a Facebook page. I don’t use my Twitter account. I am familiar with both, but I don’t use them.
I’m not a ranter on Twitter or Instagram – that ain’t how I’m rocking.
At its core Twitter is about sharing, and I think that in life we never feel better or more energized than when we’re giving to someone else.
We absolutely look at larger trends and reactions on Twitter here at the White House.
My strong belief – in being in blogging before Twitter – is that in trying to create more information out there, in trying to create the democratization of media in general, is that the more voices there are out there then the likelihood is that the truth bubbles up to the top.
I’m not on Twitter or Facebook. I’ve never been interested in being on any of them. I don’t know why I’m not. I just don’t have that need. I feel like I’m one of the only people I know who doesn’t do it.
When I was first writing ‘Feed’ – which was the first book I published as Mira – I talked about it very openly on my blog, on Twitter, that I was writing this book, and it wasn’t until after it was sold that I said ‘Mira Grant’ wrote this book. And the reason there was really purely marketing-based.
Twitter and social media have so changed the game for filmmakers, but especially for artists. It shrinks the world and gives chance to feel like they know you. But it’s a blessing and a curse. It can help build you up, but there’s also such anonymity.
I don’t know how many times I’ve turned to Twitter and Facebook to commiserate and celebrate, bounce ideas off of friends, colleagues and other entrepreneurs, and just connect with the wider world outside my office.
I believe Twitter, right now, is just finishing the venture capital phase, getting into a maturity level.
I guess people feel like they kind of know me. The game developer me, or the Twitter persona, that’s Notch. It’s a censored version. The real me is Markus.
What’s really going on is, on your iPhone, you have 200 apps, and they’re all collecting a little data on you. Twitter knows a certain thing, Foursquare knows something else, my Fitbit app knows something else, my Waze app knows something else.
Now look: I love Twitter. But let’s not kid ourselves; when it comes to a free and open Internet, Twitter is a part of the problem. The company has a viewpoint and uses that viewpoint to discriminate.
Our compulsive hunger always to know first, speak first and decide first has only been amplified by the fact that we can now all participate instantly in a virtual version of a national cocktail-party conversation on Twitter, Facebook and blogs.
I have fun going on Twitter and the Internet. I feel safe and comfortable, and I wish everyone could feel that way.
The PC is successful because we’re all benefiting from the competition with each other. If Twitter comes along, our games benefit. If Nvidia makes better graphics technology, all the games are going to shine. If we come out with a better game, people are going to buy more PCs.
I did have a Twitter account that I tried for a couple days, but found I had nothing to say. There are some interesting facts I could share, but I don’t want to share that part of myself.
Twitter freaks me out. You have followers? It feels so obsessive and proprietary.
All the people who follow me on Twitter know my sense of humor. I sometimes forget the blogosphere will give it more weight than I intended.
When I worked in theater, I was always writing things on Post-it Notes and sticking them on screens or desks. Twitter has given me a way of continuing to post those notes, only a lot of other people see them, too.
When you have critics filing on Twitter, it leaves no time for thought and perspective.
For me, Twitter works best as a way of taking pictures of being stuck in traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge. If people really want to read really funny quips about life, parenting, and pop culture, then by all means read Michael Ian Black’s tweets.
Twitter isn’t a social network, it’s an information network.
With Instagram and Twitter, you’re constantly looking at other people and comparing yourself to them, and it’s just not beneficial. There is always going to be someone skinnier or prettier or with better skin, and that same girl you’re looking at is comparing herself to someone else.
I don’t know what’s hipper: to Facebook or to Twitter. I just know for me, personally, discretion never went out of style.
I want to be known for my performances and doing my craft well, not for funny stuff I post on Twitter or whatever.
I have an iPhone. I like it for the camera and the fact that you can have your email and Twitter and all that stuff in one place. However, unlike most men I know, I hate buying new technology.
I think Twitter is such a cool thing because it really is a direct line to the fans and for fans back to you, and it’s such a new thing. I think in the past there’s been usually fan mail and that’s really good, but Twitter, it gets an immediate response.
Twitter is great to connect with fans and be transparent. I enjoy that aspect about it. But really, I’m still trying to figure it out.
I have a Twitter, but I’m not a tweeter… if that really makes sense.
I’m lucky enough to have two different platforms to perform on – I do stand-up comedy, and I have ‘SNL.’ That’s where I make my most controversial statements because I can explain myself and I’m in control of the microphone, as opposed to Twitter, where it’s in the hands of the reader.
On YouTube you can tell what countries are watching and I’ve definitely noted a strong Australian following. You can plan your tours around where the love is on Twitter and YouTube – before, you couldn’t tell.
We live in an impatient world. Everybody is always looking for the next big Kobe, the next big LeBron, the next big Twitter.
Personally, I don’t have a Twitter account. I like to be in control of the way the stand up of Stewart Lee is perceived, I don’t want to have to engage with individual people. Also, when I do look at it, loads of factually inaccurate things about me are written.
I haven’t gotten jobs because I’m famous or I have a big Twitter feed – it’s primarily directors. People employ me because I’m right for the part. But then, everybody needs a bit of luck, being in the right place at the right time. You just gotta be in that place for that opportunity to come by.
Facebook is massive in scale and scope. Twitter is a public communication forum, but if I’m following you, you’re not necessarily following me. LinkedIn is, simply, a professional network.
I don’t care to read about anybody’s Twitter. I don’t care what you’re eating for breakfast or where you just went. For me, it’s mainly just to connect with my supporters and the people who are showing a mad amount of love.
I don’t know how old my phone is, but it was only $10. It is a nice subconscious way of not having the Internet at your fingertips… e-mail, Twitter or Facebook.
If I post something on social media, like Instagram or Twitter, I never actually read the comments.
I make sure to use both Twitter and Facebook a lot which helps me connect to the fans.