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Is Twitter A Waste of Time?

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Do you like Twitter or Facebook? Are they waste of time? This animated video gives some good insight.


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Cecily P (4)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 6:16 am
It all depends on how they're used, of course. Sharing of information/political usage = good. Farmville and bad grammar hash tags = not so much.

R. G (12)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 6:44 am
As most social network's they are corrupt, and MOSTLY serve as outlets for an epidemic known as Narcissistic personality disorder. i.e look see how many fake friends I have.

Teresa W (782)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 6:56 am
I have no Twitter account and I only use Facebook to contact my students outside of the class. :-)

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 6:58 am
I think social network sites such as Twitter & Facebook are wonderful sites if used correctly. I love going to both sites to post about animals in need. I've seen alot of good come from both of these sites.

Bill K (3)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 7:34 am
with all the stupid ads posted as legitimate articles and petitions to watch sports events i'm starting to think care2 is a waste of time

Tim C (2420)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 10:31 am

jayasri amma (10)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 5:01 pm
It all depends on how they're used

Thursday January 26, 2012, 5:37 pm
It is the paradox of the 21st century, as we become more and more technologically advanced, we seem to have less and less quality time!

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 6:15 pm
Don't do twitter, only thing I do on facebook is use the like botton, For some it might be good, I jst don't want to do it

Lisa Wolfe (2)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 6:16 pm
That was a fun way to learn about twitter, which I have never used. Thanks!

reft h (66)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 10:33 pm
I tried twitter, but couldn't see any point to it. Facebook is all right to keep in touch

Quanta Kiran (67)
Friday January 27, 2012, 2:26 am

janet f (29)
Friday January 27, 2012, 7:16 am
Does anyone really need to hear the asinine ramblings of over-hyped celebrities?

Tammy K (1)
Friday January 27, 2012, 7:37 am
communication is not kept to 140 characters at a time...

Robert O (12)
Friday January 27, 2012, 10:51 am
I don't use Twitter or Facebook. I'm sure they can be useful, but it depends on what's being posted. News & issues awareness is fine, but the musings of self-absorbed, superficial people? No!

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday January 27, 2012, 2:02 pm
I consider Twatter and Farcebook to be walking security violations and don't use either.

Holly Lawrence (430)
Friday January 27, 2012, 11:21 pm
I have never Twitted ..or ia it Tweeted? When I say I don't I get such strange looks *yikes* I do use Facebook because our family keeps in touch this way .. but sure wish they would call or wite a letter instead:(

Cindy B (61)
Sunday January 29, 2012, 12:18 am
Frank S. says: "It is the paradox of the 21st century that as we become more and more technologically advanced, we seem to have less and less quality time!" YES, Frank, and isn't it even more paradoxical that most every bit of that new technology touts itself as a TIME-SAVER!

Apparently what nobody thought of, or noticed till it was too late, is that when you have a competitive society and you offer ways to get things done faster, you DON'T do the same set of stuff faster and therefore end up with more quality time.... you simply add MANY MORE THINGS to your set of tasks and therefore end up with less and less quality time! In a competitive society, where everyone is urged and seduced to "get the jump on the next guy or be left in the dust," naturally every human is simply going to fill every available operating envelope to the brim.

Thus, "timesaving technology," though certainly useful and even miraculous in specific instances, is absolutely destined to drive us all bloody f**king mad. That's certainly why I'M not on Twitter, or even Facebook... I'm crazy enough already.

PS: Here's another swell paradox: Have ya noticed how, as more and more electronic communications technology is introduced into our lives, the less actual face-to-face "people skills" we have?

Cindy B (61)
Sunday January 29, 2012, 12:27 am
PS: There's a really COOL and pretty hilarious animated short on YouTube called, I think, "The Twouble with Twitters." You should check it out! Cheers.
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