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    A shrinking member </intolerance>'s Avatar
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    Fellow clydes on Twitter?

    I just wondered if any there are any clyde or athena twitter users out there. I like to follow other riders because it motivates me to ride when I read about other people who ride.

    You can find me at twitter.com/mikeonline.

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    Working on setting it up, anything special I should know? Looks fun.
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    I'm there, but I don't tweet much. When I do it isn't about biking.
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thestoutdog View Post
    Working on setting it up, anything special I should know? Looks fun.
    Not really. You can set it up to twitter from your phone if you want. A lot of people follow their local news stations to get news updates.

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    I'm @rainycamp, but most of my tweets relate more to work than biking. I do throw an occasional bike related tweet in, however. Is everybody following @lancearmstrong?
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    A shrinking member </intolerance>'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainycamp View Post
    Is everybody following @lancearmstrong?
    He is really fun to follow. I am amazed at how much he twitters.

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    If you are following Lance it is good to follow his friend and local austin photog, Liz Kreutz

    http://twitter.com/LizKreutz
    http://www.elizabethkreutz.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by thestoutdog View Post
    Working on setting it up, anything special I should know? Looks fun.
    At the risk of both thread-hijacking and being contentious, I have to ask why people do this. I just don't get it. I can see it being useful for a tour - messages like "I arrived safe in Ohiopyle", for instance - but for ordinary days for ordinary folks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    At the risk of both thread-hijacking and being contentious, I have to ask why people do this. I just don't get it. I can see it being useful for a tour - messages like "I arrived safe in Ohiopyle", for instance - but for ordinary days for ordinary folks?
    There are a lot of reasons people twitter. I originally signed up to view it through a journalist eye. Tracking a news event through twitter in really interesting. You have many people updating their thoughts and experiences about an news event and each of them has a different take on it.

    After that I started following friends and family on twitter and gives you a sense of intimacy. Of course it isn't real intimacy, but you learn little details that don't normally come up because they wouldn't take the time to send you an email about the great dinner they just had or any number of really meaningless things that make up someone's life.

    I like to follow my news outlet so that I get breaking news sent directly to me.

    I don't know that I see it as a whole lot different than coming to BF and posting a story about your last ride. You are posting a detail about your life like you would on twitter.

    It didn't seem that appealing to me until I started doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by </intolerance> View Post
    There are a lot of reasons people twitter. I originally signed up to view it through a journalist eye. Tracking a news event through twitter in really interesting. You have many people updating their thoughts and experiences about an news event and each of them has a different take on it.

    After that I started following friends and family on twitter and gives you a sense of intimacy. Of course it isn't real intimacy, but you learn little details that don't normally come up because they wouldn't take the time to send you an email about the great dinner they just had or any number of really meaningless things that make up someone's life.

    I like to follow my news outlet so that I get breaking news sent directly to me.

    I don't know that I see it as a whole lot different than coming to BF and posting a story about your last ride. You are posting a detail about your life like you would on twitter.

    It didn't seem that appealing to me until I started doing it.
    I see your point, but don't entirely agree with it. A ride, at least when it's posted here, is an EVENT. As Mr. Beanz pointed out, he doesn't post about a trip to the market to buy lemons. From the little I've seen of Twitter, people post about lemon trips all the time. Or that they had soup for dinner. And other non-events that a writer might term "excessive and irrelevant detail."

    Also, many of the posts to this forum, and Bike Forums in general, are to get information, or encourage others by example, not just talk about themselves and their mundane lives.

    To see the ultimate example of Twittering, and what to avoid:

    http://www.wired.com/culture/lifesty...?currentPage=1

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    Condorita.

    And there are quite a few cyclists on Facebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Condorita View Post
    Condorita.

    And there are quite a few cyclists on Facebook.
    I use Facebook and Livejournal more than anything else when I'm out and about, just because I can update LJ via voice-posts and I can upload pix through MMS to Facebook.
    "I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
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    I go by the same user name on twitter.

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    I just became a Twittering idiot yesterday inspired by my personal hero, tech guru, radio host, newspaper columnist, Flying Fish Sailor, Jay Lee (http://twitter.com/baldheretic).

    Not much on now but you can find me at http://twitter.com/Tex_Arcana . I keep track of everything using Twitux which is a Linux Twitter client.

    I'll look you guys up and add you.

    Never thought of myself as a wordy person but I see I'm going to have to find a free host and set up some kind of blog with something like Drupal if I need to be wordy on Twitter. It's a challenge to get a coherent thought into such a small character limit.

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    When folks say they don't see the point of Twitter, I ask if they've actually tried using it. Twitter doesn't make all that sense from the outside. An individual tweet doesn't convey a lot of information and most are frankly pretty dull. The aggregate of them over time paints a picture of somebody's life.

    Twitter also works much better with a cell phone than on the web.

    I'm on Twitter as neilfein, same as here.
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    I thought I had replied to this thread.

    I am little_darwin

    I "watch" neilfein although I rarely read anything, and am watched by someone I have never heard of, who has never updated.

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