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Postby meerkat » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:22 pm

I have foolishy, or otherwise, decided to join Twitter so I can follow up the likes of Terry/Rob and Stephen Fry amongst others. All well and good.

I am now in receipt of one follower ( :shock: ) and I have no idea who they are. It read: "Reply or the kitty gets it!" is this meant to be amusing or a general greeting? This person who appears to be some sort of fantasy writer in the US?

Can I have some advice from those who use Twitter regularly on how I use Twitter to it's best advantage or actually contact someone I know?
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Re: Twittering

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:02 pm

You can accept or decline Meer some just want to collect followers, click their profile tocheck them out , or click to unfollow.
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Re: Twittering

Postby LilMaibe » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:21 pm

What WWD said:
Some people on twitter try to 'collect' followers (as it makes them comercially more attractive somehow). What you should also beware are reply-bots. Programs that, if you post a certain keyword, will send you a reply with some link. don't click it. It's spam and might even be dangerous.
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Re: Twittering

Postby meerkat » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:38 pm

Thanks guys, I'll delete him!
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Re: Twittering

Postby Kin Arad » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:38 pm

I was thinking of getting twitter...is it good?
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Re: Twittering

Postby wicked woman » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:55 pm

I've got it. No idea how to use it though, they all talk in a foreign language. :?
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Re: Twittering

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:31 pm

Do you use the same name Meer as on here.?
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Re: Twittering

Postby meerkat » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:34 pm

No, apparantly someone already had it. Have to use my earth given surname and a number.
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Re: Twittering

Postby Batty » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:50 pm

wicked woman wrote:I've got it. No idea how to use it though, they all talk in a foreign language. :?

:lol: That's how I feel!

I have occasionally tried to reply to someone's tweet, and I suspect that my thoughts have only appeared on my wall, and not theirs!

I've no idea how to use it! :doh:
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Re: Twittering

Postby meerkat » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:56 pm

How many people out there are called Meerkat? Stone me! Image
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Re: Twittering

Postby KarenM » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:16 pm

I have to admit I enjoy twitter, I'm RealKaren on there if anyone wants to read my general whittering ;)
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Re: Twittering

Postby meerkat » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:21 pm

ooh, that means I'll know someone ! So far it's people I've never heard of wanting to follow my every word!
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Re: Twittering

Postby KarenM » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:24 pm

Well my tweets from the last few days have mostly been concerned with how rubbish I've been feeling, I have a stinking cold and I feel 'orrible.

@dwcon is the con twitter account if that helps, I have control of it sometimes but since the time I tweeted something from there instead of my own account I tend to not use it so much ;) Mandy does though and we do post all the official announcements :)
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Re: Twittering

Postby meerkat » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:37 pm

Hope the cold gets better soon, Karen.
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Re: Twittering

Postby meerkat » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:58 pm

Cheers WWD, for helping me out. Very grateful and if you should be at the Birmingham Con I'll buy you a wee nip as a thank you!
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