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Old 03-26-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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I don't understand the usefulness of this technology, but it seems to be gaining in popularity. So, I was thinking.......

If we expose some younger folks to "Summertime Dream", and when it gets to the line "Birds in all creation will be twittering in the trees", we could point out that Lightfoot was ahead of his time.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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That might be ok, but I'm not sure if us older folks should encourage the younger folks to be climbing trees.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
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I don't understand the usefulness of this technology
that makes two of us...I thought I might investigate after hearing an interview where it was being highly touted (by John Roberts, news guy) but that hasn't happened

I think you're claim would be reinforced, if Gord had titled that spotted briefs/boxers tune as Wild Blackberrys instead

..."people always ask why the world is on the run"

rm, the women can have your body...i want your mind
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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Sadly, wild strawberries don't seem to be as plentiful as they used to be.
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:27 PM   #5
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So, I was thinking.......
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oh dear....
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So, I was thinking.......
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oh dear....
Ma'am,

That's not funny.

So anyway.......I found this blurb about Twitter:

What is the Purpose of Twitter?

“With Twitter, you can stay hyper-connected to your friends and always know what they’re doing. Or, you can stop following them at any time. You can even set up quiet times on Twitter so you’re not interrupted. Twitter puts you in control and becomes a modern antidote to information overload,” the Twitter website touts.----

Hyper-connected to my friends ? I think I'll pass.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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I don't have 'hyper' in my vocabulary. For any purpose.
I'll pass too.
I don't even have a cell phone.
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Sadly, wild strawberries don't seem to be as plentiful as they used to be.
When you get a chance visit us here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland (aka the DelMarVa Peninsula) there are wild strawberries everywhere. Many are naturalized strains from the many "pick your own" farms that have been seeded by birds and other criiters. And some are just the plain "wild" variety. I even have a patch or two in my yard.

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When you get a chance visit us here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland (aka the DelMarVa Peninsula) there are wild strawberries everywhere. Many are naturalized strains from the many "pick your own" farms that have been seeded by birds and other criiters. And some are just the plain "wild" variety. I even have a patch or two in my yard.

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That sounds good, Bill.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:10 PM   #10
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i'm 31 and still dont know what twitter is (even though everyone's talking about it!)
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:49 PM   #11
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i'm 31 and still dont know what twitter is (even though everyone's talking about it!)
I'm shocked to hear that.

Here's what I envision a twitter exchange would be :

Tweet : "what are you doing"
Reply to Tweet : "tieing my shoes"
Tweet : " r u going somewhere"
Reply to Tweet : "the grocery store"
Tweet : "kewl what are u gonna buy"
Reply to Tweet :"i have a list"
Tweet : "what's on the list"
Reply to Tweet : "food"
Tweet : "kewl"

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Old 03-26-2009, 09:13 PM   #12
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ah, so its another version of internet chat?
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:24 PM   #13
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ah, so its another version of internet chat?
That's my impression. Maybe somebody in here knows more about it.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:37 PM   #14
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you can't spell twitter without 'teit'..
it's a way for followers (those who subscribe to your twitter) to read all about the inanity and insanity of your life in short little bursts of info-only 140 characters. And you can do likewise. it's not really a forum for chat. just info.
The Mayor of Toronto is addicted. good gawd.
Sports stars are twits too:
http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/s...tml?id=1430958
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:07 PM   #15
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And you can do likewise. it's not really a forum for chat. just info.
That's probably closer to the truth.......but you can 'tweet' a message to a specific member in you're "circle of friends". Or, you can twitter to the entire group at once.

Here's a twitter on Lightfoot :

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=gordon+lightfoot
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:24 PM   #16
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I don't understand the usefulness of this technology, but it seems to be gaining in popularity. So, I was thinking.......

If we expose some younger folks to "Summertime Dream", and when it gets to the line "Birds in all creation will be twittering in the trees", we could point out that Lightfoot was ahead of his time.
You don't want to encourage them too much. You know how those darn young people are...








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Old 03-26-2009, 10:35 PM   #17
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:28 PM   #18
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this helped me catch the drift....




i can't even deal with chatting...when i go into the office they expect us to login to MS Messenger ...i tired to participate initially but it's zaney and exhausting, to me anyhow... now i just ask at the end of the day, 'is there anything i was asked to day that someone else didn't already respond to?'

similarily, my new cellphone is decent, it has a battery that doesn't have to be depleted before recharging it (ie. no memory), it has GPS so i can continue to avoid asking for directions and it receives calls or takes messages even in rocky areas (which the last one couldn't)...but it also will ring if someone wants to send you a pic they have just taken and sent via their cellphone cam...it's crazy...today i thought there was something urgent and i answered during a busy session...up came text saying "wadda u think of these shoes?" ...then a pic came up showing the fresh shoe pic...then it rang again and up came "how about this pair?"...then i turned off my cellphone...or i thought i did...but it rang again...then i took out the battery
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did you like the shoes?
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sure, i eventually replied (sitting in rush hour), "get which ever one best protects your feet from the ground"

i now feel like i am "with it"...that was my 3rd text message reply sent in 2 months ...today, texting... tomorrow, the twittersphere
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:39 PM   #22
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Tweet : cant find my keys
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I cannot believe anyone over the age of 12 would be interested in twittering. Maybe I'm just getting old and cranky.
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join the club..I'm a charter member. I'll be your sponsor.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:13 PM   #24
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Tweet : found 'em
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Ma'am,

I'll stop now.
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Old 03-28-2009, 02:54 AM   #25
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Is this what they meant in the movie Bambi, by "twitterpated"
Funny, I thought they meant something else!
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