Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Sep 2013 23:00 UTC
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The long-awaited day has come.

Twitter, the 200 million user microblogging service, has filed for its initial public offering. Fittingly, the only public acknowledgement came in the form of a simple tweet.

"Long-awaited"? Wait, people actually waited for this?

Must not have a lot going on in their lives.

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So?
by marcus0263 on Fri 13th Sep 2013 01:54 UTC
marcus0263
Member since:
2007-06-02

I still can't get what the big deal is about Twitter

I woke up
I scratched my butt
I took a dump
I ate

and other totally useless and no one cares information ...

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RE: So?
by Fergy on Fri 13th Sep 2013 06:18 in reply to "So?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I still can't get what the big deal is about Twitter

I woke up
I scratched my butt
I took a dump
I ate

and other totally useless and no one cares information ...

It is RSS light. RSS for dummies.

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RE[2]: So?
by judgen on Fri 13th Sep 2013 07:16 in reply to "RE: So?"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

But without almost any decent content.

Twitter is for narcisists and their stalkers. And the only other usage i have found is for the news media to copy from since they do no actual investigation any more. Just look at CNN, it seems they are more interested in their twitter account than the news.

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RE: So?
by ricegf on Fri 13th Sep 2013 14:21 in reply to "So?"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I don't follow "celebrities" (on Twitter or elsewhere). I mostly follow tech and financial publications, who tweet the title and author of each article as it is published with a link. When I have a few minutes, I can scan and select an interesting quick read.

I retweet perhaps 10 articles a year that I consider insightful.

If you tried it and all you saw was what you posted, you really followed the wrong accounts! :-D

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RE: So?
by lucas_maximus on Fri 13th Sep 2013 19:50 in reply to "So?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It actually really damn good for updates on things like elections, service availability, transport (during heavy snow in the UK, I was getting updates via Twitter on how late/where the buses on my route were) and other things that lend themselves for quick status alerts.

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RE: So?
by viton on Fri 13th Sep 2013 20:18 in reply to "So?"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

It depends on who you follow.
For me it is a primary source of information.
There are a lot of world's top engineers and researchers on twitter.

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