as disliking the behavior of some twitter users. For example:
@blakeco18 how's the knee?? You gonna be ready??
— Andrew Reyes (@AndrewReyes27) April 10, 2013
Is that bad again?
It's only hard to follow if you're intent on reading every tweet. That's not really how it's intended to work, though.
You really think the college athletes have Twitter accounts so they can talk to you? Maybe they just want to talk to their friends?
They can't use their cell phones for that those things are way out of date.
Can't you make your account private where others can't see it?
You said they want to talk to you.
Yes, many people who take twitter seriously want lots of followers.
No, they don't really want to be your friend or care what you have to say in return.
Being a follower of a person != being a friend. I follow Pizza Hut - I don't expect the Meat Lover's pizza to come to my birthday party. Except when it is held at Pizza Hut.
to this post but Pizza Hut is the absolute worst pizza of any chain I've tried, except maybe Papa John's. That shit is pathetically bad. And I'm not even a pizza snob, just a meat lovers guy.
Anyway, back to discussing how stupid twitter is....
Amen, I had Pizza Hut for the first time in about 8 years last month and was reminded why I never go there. Absolutely terrible. Completely disagree about Papa John's though, they're my favorite pizza chain.
I'm basing the Papa John's off one time. Could be the store I went to just sucked that night. My wife loves the Hut though so about every other time we decide to get pizza I have to suffer that shit.
This is just how I twitter:
If famous person asks question- cool to respond
If famous person mentions something interesting to me- cool to respond about the topic
If famous person mentions something and I want to go on some unrelated topic- I do not respond because I have had message board etiquette drilled into me and off topic things drive me crazy.
I know this is hard for you to believe, but the players are college kids who at the end of the day want to goof off and watch cartoons / reruns of their favorite TV shows. The "obsessive" fans who ask them about football 24/7 and see them as nothing but players annoy me.
I'll give ya that.
if Countess is going to say anything about his knee, it shouldn't be (and will not be) to the twitter handle of some dude with 11 followers. He's just annoying and clogging up player's feeds.
Wow, those 4 year olds already know how to tweet? Man, technology just keeps making this easier and easier.
This one's not even four and one of the best follows out there! @honesttoddler
(Note: Just in case there is anyone who might be concerned, yes, I do know it's not written by an actual toddler.)
I'm almost 40 and I don't think there's anything generational about Twitter. It's the best tool we have now to find out about things as they are happening. If that sort of information is important to you, you will like Twitter. For example, bacon flavored condoms are now available. Without Twitter, I wouldn't have this important information.
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) April 10, 2013
The majority of the people I follow are over 40 and none of them have any trouble with Twitter. I understand that people who don't use Twitter can be confused by it, but it takes almost no time to get the hang of it, especially now. When I first started using Twitter back in 2008? 2007 maybe? trying to follow a conversation was extremely difficult. Now every app you use for Twitter, or just the website, will make it extremely simple to see an entire conversation.
like bacon that much, huh?
"pig in a poke".
Hey, Brian, is there any way to add an audible laugh button?
I'm sorry, is this a joke?
Not being a dick, 100% serious. Did this not read like a line from a horrible infomercial to you? "As I was retweeting the players tweets today, seemed as though they weren't allowed or not using twitter the entire tournament, I thought wow all 11 of my followers get to see this and they're not even Michigan fans."
It's called I just created the account not that long ago.
It has nothing to do with the fact that you have 15 followers, and everything to do with the fact that you posted to ask for more followers.
Based on his profile name, I'm guessing he's only 17. Still learning the ways of the world.
Actually 4, I started early.
And if I joined the blog in 2008, would that make me 22???? Or is it bc Braylon's # in the nfl is 17???? Or is it bc it's my favorite magazine????? AHHHHH HEAD ASPLODE!!!!!
you know what: fuck you.
I think of this page as a community, and where better to find friends for twitter. you don't like it, don't read it dueschebag.
Sorry if I sound harsh but I hate killjoy dueschebag assholes...
I tried twitter out for a week or so and it does get very confusing trying to figure out those conversations. I just stopped because it really wasn't that interesting to me. /CSB
I'll just remain a fan of the re-tweet. Plus, you don't want to follow me - I'm only interesting or funny roughly 25% of the time.
Sure, gimme a follow:
You will never understand the context of that Twitter name, and it will stay like that >,>
fan of Nyan Cat, your name is Patrick, and you are the Blue Doghouse Commander. I hate it when I find out I've been wrong about something so simple!
I check my twitter about once a month. I follow some musicians, comedians and other random people I find interesting. But, I've just never had any interest in following anything sports related for some reason. Not sure why I have an Iphone, come to think of it. I check the blog while I'm at the bar, that's about all I use it for these days.
I'll have to add him to the list.
It took me a while to understand the brilliance of his twitter. I even unfollowed him before. Now I'm all in.
never seen Jose Conseco's.
If you're this desperate for followers, just put your handle in your sig and let people find it on their own. There's a few others on here who do that too.
Hate those folks. Probably narcissistic jerks.
Thirded. Just losers that can't get friends on their own. Probably living in their parents basement.
are the people who use their real name on everything. talk about narcissistic!
Only want mgoblog followers, would that work or not?
Not sure if serious...
Apparently Spike was mentioned on Pardon the Interruption today for tweeting at Kate Upton. The topic was "What are the chances Spike can get a date with Kate Upton?"
After the tourney run, Spike is the early candidate for my favorite Michigan player since Zack Novak.
Spike is the SHIT!!!
This worked out well for you..38 replies so far and only one person actually wanted to follow you. #Congrats
you think they have to comment on here and then go follow on twitter? I guess there's some sort of rules I don't know about....
Not trying to be harsh, i thought it was funny how you ask a question and just get a bunch of hate, but that's just the nature of this blog more often than not. Vince Smith asked a question yesterday and it wasn't until the 40th reply that someone actually answered it.. instead he got a bunch of people telling him "fuck clowney" and "your awesome, we'll miss you" etc..
I guess I could have left off the #congrats but it seemed appropriate.
Whoa, I missed the Vincent Smith thread. Looking for it now, but just in case I miss it, what was it about/titled?
He was telling people thanks for helping out with the Pahokee kick starter and was asking where the best spot would be to hand out freebies/tailgate before the spring game I believe. He posted from Martavious Odoms account if that helps
I'm actually transitioning from FB to twitter. I've been on twitter for a few years, but have only tweeted about a dozen times. I mostly use it to follow news, sports news, a few comedians, and work related news.
I have no interest in following goblue_17 because I don't know who you are, so I'm not interested in what you have to tweet.
Based on the conversation in this thread, I think that's a solid plan.
Get of my lawn with that non sense
...just google his name, it's pretty awesome.
I just read an article about Spike "macking Kate Upton" and it was titled something like "Spike Albrecht take thes ultimate heat check."
For someone who played basketball and knows what a heat check is, that made me laugh out loud. The kid is shooting from halfcourt and by passing the cheer squad and sorority girls and going straight for the gold...the man is an idol and a legend.
Spike Albrecht (33,000) has more followers than Devin Gardner (27,000) or anyone else on the football team.
The kid has a swell head of hair.
Kate Upton is dating PDiddy now??
I have 869 folowers hehe.
I actually really enjoy twitter. I find out anything Michigan related (or basically any type of world news for that matter) via twitter before any other media outlet. I probably check it a few times a day at the office on my iPhone. Not to mention, it is extremely entertaining during Michigan games. Anyhow...I already followed you (@t_stamper).
One thing I like about Twitter is it's everything you care about and nothing you don't. Everything you do and see on Twitter is based on what YOU are interested in and what YOU follow.
If you want to create a Twitter account and follow 10 total people, go ahead and do it. Nobody is forcing you to follow 500 people, including a bunch of 16-17 year old kids.
I've heard people/friends complain about Twitter and the stuff that's on their timeline and I can't help but think that's your fault for following that person. Unfollow them if you don't want to see tweets/retweets from them.
I follow only who and what I'm interested in. If I follow someone and they annoy me after a few days guess what, UNFOLLOW! Never to be seen again. Another thing I've figured out that is very handy is turning off retweets. Sometimes you follow someone who tweets occasionally but retweets everything in sight. They get the "block retweets" setting.
Like I said earlier, everything you want and nothing you don't. What you see on Twitter is all based on what YOU do.
I largely follow celebrity chefs and MGoBlog and College football sportswriters like Mandel, Feldman, and Staples. Have a few athletes I follow, like Dhani Jones Michigan alumnus, but that's it.
Twitter is great for breaking news, and I can just see tweets scrol by on the desktop here with applications like JAnneter and TweetDeck. Plus, Spike can ask out Kate Upton on Twitter.
Only bad thing is people make fake accounts (as in Kevin Ware situation, many fake Kevin Ware accounts), or people report inaccurate news, but most of the time, if you control who you follow, you can save yourself from a lot of the idiocy that goes on twitter.
this dude is why we need the negbomb back.
Did I miss something good?
Dumbasses like you that can't read are a reason to have the negbomb back. Why did you continue reading this thread AND comment in it??? No one cares for stupid opinions like yours.
I followed everyone who mentioned their handle. I'm @Tim_de_la_Page. My account is on lockdown mode so send me a follow request. I need more followers. Feels like I'm tweeting to myself on there most of the time.
Twitter is all about MLB/NFL Free agency. Its instant news. My handle is mons_badonicus if you are interested. If I actually had some followers, I might use it more often.
FWIW, I think this is a great off-season thread. Maybe if people had more connections outside of this Board they wouldn't be such f--king a--holes to each other.
Also, in my short time on the Twitters I've noticed that most news that hits this site has already been out on Twitter for hours beforehand. Put differently, I think a lot of content on the Board comes from Twitter.
If not Twitter, Reddit. Everyone should be subscribed to /r/CFB.
There are 4 different types of people I follow on Twitter, to keep my feed entertaining. I actually think it's a great resource and I am on there constantly. It has broken several news stories for me before I saw them anywhere else, and seeing the hivemind of Twitter react to something huge is always entertaining. Here are some recommendations for people that you might want to consider following.
1) Comedians/humorous parody accounts/celebs. @anthonyjeselnik, @KimJongNumberUn, @KateUpton, @DamonLindelof, @sethmeyers21, @TheBatman, @DeathStarPR, @billmaher, @TheOnion, @DRUNKHULK, @JerkSuperman
2) News people/newsmakers/athlethes/celebs, especially in sports. @SI_PeterKing, @Deadspin, @chengelis, @KirkHerbstreit, @SamWebb77, @edsbs, @JasonKirkSBN, @DesmondHoward, @Andy_Staples, @slmandel, @Reuters
3) other MGoUsers. Recommend you follow @AceAnbender, @mgoblog, @LorneEC3 (mod LSAClassof2000), @Bry_Mac (former mod BiSB), @Misopogon (Seth), @Heiko25, & @MGoVideo, in addition to those mentioned in the comments above me.
4) my family or friends that have Twitter
I sent you a follow as well.