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Is Twitter More Trouble Than It's Worth?

SodaHead Sports 2012/07/21 19:25:41
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Twitter might be the most unique social network out there. It's easy to use, can help get a message out there quickly in real-time, and the folks behind it are still not completely sure how to properly make money off of it. It's a tool that can help you keep up with the news, your friends, and even your favorite celebrities. Well, some celebrities.

Recently, celebrities like musician John Mayer and actors Charlie Sheen and Alex Baldwin have said goodbye to Twitter (at least temporarily). Why they have is really anyone's guess. Many celebs quit the popular social network after making a gaffe or causing some kind of corporate friction. But, even if Twitter is a public snafu waiting to happen, many stars who quit don't end up staying away for long. They just can't help themselves.

While companies like WWE have embraced Twitter and mastered the art of "trending" every time one of their programs is on TV, other companies are still slow on fully engaging in social media. As for individuals, whether you are a big time celebrity or the dude from a small town, watch what you tweet. As fun as Twitter is, it can get people in trouble for tweeting or retweeting the wrong things. It's also starting to get cluttered with spam that won't be the easiest to identify if you're not computer savvy. Maybe those celebs we mentioned left because they knew they'd tweet something stupid or were tired of getting trolled. Who knows?

What do you think SodaHeads? Is Twitter more trouble than it's worth?
Is Twitter More Trouble Than It s Worth

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  • Robert Paulson 2012/07/21 20:33:51
    Yes
    Robert Paulson
    +7
    Remember trying out Twitter 5 months ago.

    Deleted my account only in a matter of 3 days and never looked back since.

    Most overrated site on the Internet.

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  • Catitude aliceou812 2012/07/22 21:26:20
  • twiggy 2012/07/22 15:44:09
    Yes
    twiggy
    +1
    i only joined to follow charlie sheen, now that he has quit it's useless to me.
  • Mr. Wonderful 2012/07/22 15:33:28 (edited)
    Yes
    Mr. Wonderful
    +2
    Twitter is for people that have no lives and want to share the non event happenings of their pathetic lives with other losers that have no lives either. No, I don't have a Twitter account. Would not EVER want to have a Twitter account and don't have friends or associates that have one or would want one either.
  • donna.robinson.102 2012/07/22 15:31:19
    Yes
    donna.robinson.102
    +2
    I feel twitter is for individuals who need and crave the ultimate in attention, celebrities included, they want to much information for an account to begin with, and i feel too much information is being put out there, people need to be careful with that, share as little about yourself as possible, and don't be so stuck on oneself to be quick to place your picture on everything, that's dangerous!!
  • ajracestables1 2012/07/22 15:14:51
    No
    ajracestables1
    +2
    It's a public network, the only trouble you get into is the trouble you cause yourself.
  • brewmaster411 2012/07/22 15:14:11
    Yes
    brewmaster411
    +1
    Joined Twitter for commuter train announcements (delays, etc). After the commuting stopped, I canceled the account. That was 4 years ago. Found no other need to go back to Twitter.
  • MlssCue =Go Blue= 2012/07/22 15:10:51
    Yes
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    +2
    I personally find it useless.
  • freedom 2012/07/22 15:07:30
    No
    freedom
    +1
    Twitter has been heavily undersold. Twitter is a great way to follow breaking news and get information from your favorite organizations directed right to your phone! Also it is a great way to share links to important information.
  • Marianne 2012/07/22 14:48:48
    Yes
    Marianne
    I would have preferred a third answer "uncertain".
    It is certainly a unique social network, and as such, it is being abused by certain people to spread scandals and half-truths, besides facts or lies. I think that a part of the users should learn to use twitter properly.
  • Kingarthurup 2012/07/22 14:32:39
    No
    Kingarthurup
    not taking part makes it no trouble at all
  • Squatch 2012/07/22 14:00:11
    Yes
    Squatch
    +1
    What a pain - thank God someone with the customer in mind designed Sodahead
  • Kigan 2012/07/22 13:59:37
    Yes
    Kigan
    +1
    It's easy to be more trouble than it's worth when it isn't worth anything to begin with.
  • tobe 2012/07/22 13:50:56
    Yes
    tobe
    +1
    smiling texting on smart phone
    I just went to the bathroom!!!! ttyl, I'm about to trim my fingernails! Yay!
  • Caramel 2012/07/22 13:27:23
    Yes
    Caramel
    +1
    I deleted my Twitter account due to lack of interest.
  • VampFreak13 2012/07/22 13:03:08
    Yes
    VampFreak13
    +1
    I never use Twitter...I only use Face Book when I have to... :)
  • Ginny 2012/07/22 12:44:30
    Yes
    Ginny
    +1
    "Twitter might be the most unique social network out there"
    twitter unique social network
  • De-Dee 2012/07/22 12:12:24
    Yes
    De-Dee
    Love that fact that you can tweet this.
  • Playerazzi 2012/07/22 09:32:18
    Yes
    Playerazzi
    +1
    I tried it, but it was so all-encompassing, that it just added pressure to my life.

    Fuggedaboudid. I've got enough troubles wasting my time on SodaHead.
  • **weaselbee::StarkidJay* 2012/07/22 08:52:40
    No
    **weaselbee::StarkidJay*
    +2
    As long as you aren't stupid and tweet something that's harmful, then Twitter isn't really any trouble at all.
  • AskZilla 2012/07/22 08:38:30
    Yes
    AskZilla
    +2
    Twitter is just another blog addiction, that I don't need. That's why I've never joined the service. Also , I don't like dealing with people who only write 3 or 4 words at at time.
  • Cheeseus Christ 2012/07/22 08:32:28
    Yes
    Cheeseus Christ
    +1
    I don't care how good your soda was or what you just bought at your local Kiwk-I-Mart or whatever. I want know about you, not have you willingly let me stalk you all the time!
  • Akki 2012/07/22 08:22:04
    No
    Akki
    I don't think so, you can stay updated about many things from there, well if you are so weak to get addicted to it so easily then even tv is trouble for you ;)
  • R ~In Harry Potter I Trust~ 2012/07/22 07:13:30
    No
    R ~In Harry Potter I Trust~
    I just didn't feel the need to ever join. I have a FB so why would I need a Twitter? Just another site to check.
  • Casper 2012/07/22 07:04:49
    Yes
    Casper
    i went on twitter a few times. its a wast of time. people are so drawn in because u get to see constant updates on celebrities... but i think its not worth it. haha... i get tired of snoopin in peoples statuses all the time..
  • Libertys Martyr 2012/07/22 06:52:55
  • Ozymandias 2012/07/22 06:46:45
    Yes
    Ozymandias
    Yes, I love Facebook 1000 times better than Twitter.
  • Michelle 2012/07/22 06:04:49
    No
    Michelle
    Twitter isn't trouble, nor is it worth anything to me. I just don't find it interesting.
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/07/22 05:57:57
    Yes
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +1
    Twitter is so annoying, I honestly can't stand it.
  • brittneylalaa 2012/07/22 05:27:44
    No
    brittneylalaa
    +1
    Twitter might be a problem for celebs but not for me. Twitter's the place where I can say what's on my mind without people judging me. Facebook on the other hand I have to watch everything I say or I'll run into problems.
  • miserykills 2012/07/22 05:18:58
    Yes
    miserykills
    +1
    most people don't post anything useful. if they did then it would be a better website.
  • Silent Bob 2012/07/22 05:11:42
    No
    Silent Bob
    +1
    I bet 34% of the 68% who answered YES haven't even tried twitter...just saying.
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/07/22 04:53:20
    Yes
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    It's lame anyways in my opinion.
  • poprocksandcoke15 2012/07/22 04:32:30
    No
    poprocksandcoke15
    +2
    If you aren't tweeting stupid stuff that will get you in trouble, then there is no harm done. Don't be dumb, folks, think before you tweet. X)
  • VenomHalos 2012/07/22 04:31:23
    No
    VenomHalos
    +1
    J'aime twitter :)
  • DavyJones67 2012/07/22 04:13:41
    No
    DavyJones67
    I really dont know anything about Twitter... I just do facebook .. and Sodahead
  • luke 2012/07/22 03:52:21
    No
    luke
    +2
    Why is Sodahead Sports posting this?

    Oh, and it's ALEC Baldwin, not Alex.
  • Flamingolady 2012/07/22 03:21:26
    Yes
    Flamingolady
    Twitter is something that my comments here are broadcast on. Don't know what the h*&* it is.
  • llshadowz 2012/07/22 03:08:33
    Yes
    llshadowz
    Unless you're a celebrity, you shouldn't really have much use for it. Personally, I'm not very motivated to sign into an account just to see what someone else is doing today.
  • Lena 2012/07/22 02:56:38
    Yes
    Lena
    It is a waste of time and energy. And a good source of information for burglars.
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/07/22 02:37:58
    Yes
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    A total waste of time.

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