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Twitter Is Something Sinister going on here?

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posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 04:31 AM
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Hello guys, I just want to get some feedback on the whole twitter phenomena, does anyone else find it odd that twitter grew so big so fast and that it got such huge much media attention? I mean every single channel I change it to there is a mention of twitter even in serious media outlets like Fox news and CNN that's just a little strange to me. It’s almost like twitter is going backwards in it’s growth process what I mean by that is that their getting the media attention first, then they’re getting the member base with stunts like cnn’s race to a 1 Million followers.

I’m very interested in getting any feedback related to this subject and if anyone knows any information into why this got such huge media attention so fast, and what made twitter so special? And just who is pulling the strings behind twitter and why? is it just about money or is there something more sinister going on here? Just so many questions about this in my opinion, I know it might be nothing and I might just be a little paranoid but you never know, but I personally find it a little odd.

Thanks for reading




posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 04:56 AM
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posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 05:26 AM
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Relax calm down and stop criticizeing the guy. Who are you ? Are you from the technical university of english grammer and punctuation police ?

Take care.

Regards
Lee



[edit on 26-4-2009 by h3akalee]



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 05:47 AM
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I don't think sinister is the right word for it.
You can' t not think about it, when you see , the rapid and huge growth in popularity of some websites, that aren't based on fantastic ideas , like facebook, twitter and the last can go on. These aren't original ideas and are nothing out of the ordinary , boogles ( or what was the name of that website selling dog glasse) , that was original and some pet owner might consider it useful, million dollar page (the first one) , those were original and worthy of publicity .

A lot of publicity on the bigest networks in the world , an dyou can't help think what's so special about those websites. From my point of view : nothing, nothing at all. Either the owners are to rich and don't care about the money they invest in publicity , either they are to well connected , or either the purpose of those website is other that what we see at the surface, and i strongly believe that the last one is the closest to the truth.

Those asking themselves those questions only have one thing to do. Tracking the owner and finding a link beetween him and someone "suspicious"



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 05:56 AM
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Relax calm down and stop criticizeing the guy. Who are you ? Are you from the technical university of english grammer and punctuation police ?

Take care.

Regards
Lee



[edit on 26-4-2009 by h3akalee]


Hello,

I must say you just made my Sunday afternoon even more fun, you cannot imagine how much i laughed at your comment as its exactly what i would tell my English Teacher when i was in school many many many years ago. " english grammer and punctuation police"



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 05:57 AM
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Originally posted by charlie_the_loafer
I don't think sinister is the right word for it.
You can' t not think about it, when you see , the rapid and huge growth in popularity of some websites, that aren't based on fantastic ideas , like facebook, twitter and the last can go on. These aren't original ideas and are nothing out of the ordinary , boogles ( or what was the name of that website selling dog glasse) , that was original and some pet owner might consider it useful, million dollar page (the first one) , those were original and worthy of publicity .

A lot of publicity on the bigest networks in the world , an dyou can't help think what's so special about those websites. From my point of view : nothing, nothing at all. Either the owners are to rich and don't care about the money they invest in publicity , either they are to well connected , or either the purpose of those website is other that what we see at the surface, and i strongly believe that the last one is the closest to the truth.

Those asking themselves those questions only have one thing to do. Tracking the owner and finding a link beetween him and someone "suspicious"


Here ya'll go. Knock yourselves out.
obvious.com...



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 06:22 AM
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Sorry for my miss use of punctuation. I should mention that english isn't my first language.

But anyway thanks to everyone for posting I love the feedback, and you guys are right using a word like sinister might be going a little too fa.r I was just amazed that something could get so huge so fast with such media help or maybe I just wasn't paying attention.



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 10:00 AM
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man, I am with you ... I find very strange all this TWITTER HYPE .... is not like TWITTER is a great thing, I really dont like it ... but it grew very fast ...

off course there is no theory in twitter, but it is strange yes ... I think they got lucky ...



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 11:47 AM
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I noticed that too while watching one of the news channels the other night. They have Twitter and I thought that was really weird and then I noticed how many people on tv will say "and you can follow us on twitter." I had one before it became big and I never really did. Sometimes I did but I havent been on there in a bit now. It just got to be too stupid after I thought about it. I mean I really dont want people knowing what I am doing every minute. Also who really cares?!



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 12:19 PM
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I think it's just a fad, and a dumb one at that. Twitter supposedly screws with peoples moral compass. I don't think there's an evil agenda behind it. I just think most people are too dumb to see that they are acting dumb!

Twitter=Narcissism



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 01:40 PM
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Why are ATS offering 5000 points if we sign up to twitter?
Perhaps at the end of the day it's a money thing with large amounts of backing?



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 01:49 PM
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Aside from a few comma splices the OP was fine. Perhaps you should take your own advice.



Now, as to the topic, I too find it very odd at how fast this "phenomenon" caught fire. It seems as though one day it didn't exist and the next day it was everywhere. The push for it was so intense for a while there we stated calling people who were tripping over themselves to get twittering twittertards.



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 05:27 PM
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I was going to make a similar thread about this Twitter phenomena...

Twitter seems to take away discussion



posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by midicon
reply to post by XNeMeSis21
 
Why are ATS offering 5000 points if we sign up to twitter?
Perhaps at the end of the day it's a money thing with large amounts of backing?



Here is your Answer,


Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Over the years, we've had lots of queries from members and even well-informed outsiders as to our overall lack of presence on mainstream "Social Networks" such as MySpace, FaceBook, Friendster, etc. For the most part, I've never come across a useful feature, function, or reason for ATS to adopt one such service over another. However, after some preliminary experiments, I believe Twitter provides our community with a unique additional method to expand awareness of our topics, our members, and what our members are thinking.

For those who are unaware of Twitter, it's a slightly different twist on the concept of social networking that encourages participants to contribute short blurbs about what they're currently thinking and doing. It's gaining popularity in many circles, especially since it integrates mobile devices, IM, and email into the mix. To many, this might seem excessive, if MySpace were coffee, Twitter is like crystal meth in comparison! But then... it hit me... the genius of something like Twitter may not be what one person is thinking/saying/doing, it's more likely going to be what a large group of like-minded people are saying, doing, thinking, and hoping for.



The AboveTopSecret.com Experiment With Twitter



AboveTopSecret.com On Twitter

AboveTopSecret.com and our Twitter Friends

As you can see, we've developed a method to automatically feed Twitter new topics that quickly generate several replies. We've been at it for a couple days as part of our initial test.

And as you can also see, a few astute ATS members have noticed our Tweets (that's what a Twitter update is called) and have decided to follow our updates, and we're following them. The resulting with-friends page is an aggregate list of everyone's tweets.

Hrm... now that is where ATS can take this concept and push it someplace truly different.



The AboveTopSecret.com Firehose Of Consciousness on Twitter



Imagine, if you will, an AboveTopSecret.com & Friends Twitter page with dozens, or even hundreds of ATS members providing one or two tweets a day, along with the regular hot new topics. This becomes especially valuable if your contributions are meaningful and not the typical "waiting for pizza dude" type tweets that seem to be prevalent. We'd end up with a running relevant commentary of what's important to us for all the world to see. A firehose of what we think, as we're thinking it.



Starting The Experiment



To encourage our members to join and participate with relevant tweets, just do one of the following:

1) Already On Twitter? Follow our page, then U2U me with your Twitter username.

2) Join Twitter With Your ATS Username then follow our page

3) If your ATS Username is taken on Twitter use a different name to join Twitter, follow us, then U2U me your username

We'll award ATS members that follow our page with 5,000 ATS points. (Not to worry, membership in Twitter requires a minimum of information.)

If all goes well, the ATS & Friends page will be a stunning stream of consciousness on a fast-rising social network.




DISCLAIMER
There is no relationship between Twitter and The Above Network, LLC. This idea is purely born out of us noticing the potential that exists with integrating such a service. If any relationship between us and Twitter were to develop because of this initiative, we'll be sure to provide full disclosure.





posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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A bumper sticker or slogan with few words can say far more than paragraphs of ramblings.

A protester holding a sign with a clever written message can express more than a person giving a full speech.

Sometimes less is more.




posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 01:49 AM
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Thanks for clearing that up asala. It does seem like a good idea.
The question of 'why' had popped into my head when I saw the 5000 points thing and this thread seemed like an appropriate place to pose it.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 02:44 AM
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The hype over Twitter is a bit much, i agree. But it is quick and convenient, especially via texting.

Personally i use it to keep in quick touch with my kids while i'm here in Iraq. Although it definitely doesn't take the place of a phone call or a personal email or letter.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 03:07 AM
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Yeah I've never gotten what Twitter is all about either. And FaceBook is something I'll never dig the fuss about.

Did someone say 5000 points for Twitter? What 5000 points?



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 03:15 AM
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Originally posted by XNeMeSis21
Hello guys, I just want to get some feedback on the whole twitter phenomena, does anyone else find it odd that twitter grew so big so fast and that it got such huge much media attention? I mean every single channel I change it to there is a mention of twitter even in serious media outlets like Fox news and CNN that's just a little strange to me. It’s almost like twitter is going backwards in it’s growth process what I mean by that is that their getting the media attention first, then they’re getting the member base with stunts like cnn’s race to a 1 Million followers.

I’m very interested in getting any feedback related to this subject and if anyone knows any information into why this got such huge media attention so fast, and what made twitter so special? And just who is pulling the strings behind twitter and why? is it just about money or is there something more sinister going on here? Just so many questions about this in my opinion, I know it might be nothing and I might just be a little paranoid but you never know, but I personally find it a little odd.

Thanks for reading



You lost me at "serious media outlets like FOX and CNN" what planet are you on?



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 03:28 AM
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Originally posted by GateCrasher
reply to post by XNeMeSis21
 


Yeah I've never gotten what Twitter is all about either. And FaceBook is something I'll never dig the fuss about.

Did someone say 5000 points for Twitter? What 5000 points?


If you join up and follow ATS you then u2u me and let me know your twitter name, I sort you out with points

twitter.com...



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