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Is Twitter More Trouble Than It's Worth?

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?

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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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  • David (oYo) 2012/07/21 21:09:53
  • JayRevolution 2012/07/21 21:06:48
    Yes
    JayRevolution
    +1
    I never saw the point in Twitter.

    If you really cared what I'm doing at this exact moment, pick up the phone and call me.
  • jackie 2012/07/21 20:55:00
    No
    jackie
    Im not a celebrity nor am I stupid. I mean some of these celebrities act like an idiot in public so why can they be trusted with a twitter? if I had a twitter account I wouldnt put anything idiotic on it like these celebs did. Its good to have some power but some people shouldnt be trusted with it.
  • Queen B 2012/07/21 20:52:39
    Yes
    Queen B
    Never saw the point in twitter...a big waste of time.
  • Anthony Souls 2012/07/21 20:51:57
    Yes
    Anthony Souls
    +1
    I left twitter a long time ago: of course, people just abuse whatever personal information you put out there and there really is no community to speak of that isn't cliques. There are a lot of people out there which uses it as a way to hurt others as other online conduits.

    Take care,
  • Brother Bo 2012/07/21 20:50:33
    No
    Brother Bo
    +1
    twitter is fun and free and some people just can't get enough. If some celeb says they no longer like Twitter and are leaving, that's no reason for me or you to quit. My life does not depend on the actions of some celebrity.
  • Osaka 2012/07/21 20:47:43
    No
    Osaka
    Though, I have gone a tad crazy before though it was like I had to result to the shame just to get the people to talk to me. It was all based on a misunderstanding and they already were demonizing me.
  • Twinkle 2012/07/21 20:47:24
    No
    Twinkle
    Idk it dumb..
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/21 20:46:07
    Yes
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    Never really got into it.
  • Sister Jean 2012/07/21 20:44:13
    Yes
    Sister Jean
    it is for me
  • goblue1968 2012/07/21 20:43:21
    Yes
    goblue1968
    +1
    I'm going to guess that it is more trouble than I am willing to stand. My son got me onto Facebook a while back and I lost interest in it within the first week. If I want to be in contact with my friends, I'll give 'em a call or send 'em an email.

    I did keep my Facebook account open though, because my high school class of 1964 is planning our 50th year reunion and I want to know who is likely to show up for that before I plan on making the trip to it. The guy who is organizing it is using Facebook to keep other classmates informed about it (and to help spread the word).
  • 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.
  • Empress Robert ... 2012/07/22 13:28:00
    Empress
    Agreed!
  • Pele Emerging 2012/07/21 20:30:21
    Yes
    Pele Emerging
    +3
    Twitter is TMI! I don't want or need to know what the heck people I know are doing every minute of the day, let alone what famous strangers are doing.
  • Amelia Pele Em... 2012/07/23 00:16:42
    Amelia
    +1
    ahgreeed. i just post quotes about life :)
  • Pele Em... Amelia 2012/07/23 00:30:45
    Pele Emerging
    +1
    Some folks out there can't use the bathroom without tweeting that they are! That's just TMI (grin).
  • Amelia Pele Em... 2012/07/23 00:34:08
    Amelia
    +1
    ahgreed. that's social networking for ya...
  • kittycatwindow 2012/07/21 20:29:44
    No
    kittycatwindow
    +2
    There is no trouble about it... So, no, Twitter is not more trouble than it's worth.
  • the_old_coach 2012/07/21 20:29:15 (edited)
    Yes
    the_old_coach
    +3
    It's not good for the planet, lol. It gets more and more people in trouble...it's too easy to speak (write) without thinking first.
  • Nimitz 2012/07/21 20:26:00
    Yes
    Nimitz
    +1
    I don't twit or tweet. Not even on Halloween.
  • safari 2012/07/21 20:23:14
    No
    safari
    I love Twitter it is my #1 favorite network - anything I want to know and breaking news is on Twitter
  • Gregaj7 2012/07/21 20:22:14
    Yes
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Even though I don't, it's still 'trouble'.
  • JohnT 2012/07/21 20:18:25
    Yes
    JohnT
    +2
    I don't use it and find it a waste of time.
  • Elizabeth 2012/07/21 20:08:24 (edited)
    Yes
    Elizabeth
    twitter should be banned from the internet forever! i don't even see why facebook is any good either, i hate the two...T_T
  • kittyca... Elizabeth 2012/07/21 20:28:08
    kittycatwindow
    +2
    It should be band?
    Alright. Who wants to join my new band? The name will be "Twitter".
  • Elizabeth kittyca... 2012/07/21 21:52:47
    Elizabeth
    i meant BANNED, sorry.
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2012/07/21 20:08:20

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