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  •  I was intimidated for a while (1+ / 0-)
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    but dove in.  It's easy to sign up.

    As a research buff you will love the search engine on twitter, although not perfect.

    I use it to help research something I am working on.

    For instance, I am working on Ireland, gathering stuff.  I go to twitter search #Belfast and get a look at what the people are chatting about.

    A great research tool.

    There are wonderful progressives.  You get to choose what you see by "following" the people you want.  If someone pops up you don't want, you simply "block" them.

    In short, you choose what streams on your personalized twitter stream

    Thanks for the years of chatting.

    Friend
    WOE

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 07:27:29 AM PST

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    •  I've tried a few times, (1+ / 0-)
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      maybe I'll try again and based on your recommendation, WoE;

      I never did figure out the search engine,
      although I did start following some folks (Markos was interesting; Katrina VH too)

      and the Trending Topics I was starting to get it,
      but Google News is more useful to me in that regard.
      (I don't think I ever got one story idea, for watching Twitter.)

      But, all the # and @ and double-tuck back-flips -- drove me batty.  was about when I left.


      thanks for being so dedicated to progressive reporting and explaining to people what they need to know, WoE.
      thanks for being there and doing what you do, it's inspiring.

      it has been a bright spot for me, being your on-line friend.  
      Hopefully we make a difference, somehow.


      Here's how the game is really Rigged.

      by jamess on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 04:51:55 PM PST

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      •  You are so kind. Thank you for the encouragement (1+ / 0-)
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        Twitter is vastly flexible.  I don't sit and watch the stream, either.

        I use the search engine.  It works like most do.

        Put "around phrase" or just search for a word, etc the same.

        What is unique with twitter is the use of what are called hashtags.  #Hashtag

        The number sign attached to a word like #Fracking.

        I like hashtags BECAUSE they help those interested in something to find what is happening, etc.

        The search window for twitter is upper right hand corner ish

        Twitter Search

        If/when you go there, follow me - @occupygreed

        And when you publish a diary on a subject, you can tweet it.  I sometimes do a twitter search for the topic of the diary, Click on Tweet
        Copy the tweet
        Go to Twitter
        Search for the topic
        Look for a couple of news sources
        click on Reply and paste the tweet

        This way, a larger audience can see the information.

        Let me know your twitter name if/when you do, K?

        Let's keep chipping away.

        It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

        by War on Error on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:56:39 PM PST

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        •  K (1+ / 0-)
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          I'm now following @occupygreed  (nice charts)

          I just "tweeted you"


          thanks for the explanations it does help.

          Use it like a search engine resource.

          Don't sit there and watch the feeds, ok
          (that's what I was doing -- it always gave me a headache, in short order.)

          I'm what you call a newbie, I guess.


          Here's how the game is really Rigged.

          by jamess on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:16:55 PM PST

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          •  Good morning. I signed off early last night (1+ / 0-)
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            Still fighting this flu bug.

            Welcome to twitter!

            I followed back.

            May I also recommend following

            @dailykos
            @kos

            Try a couple of experiments.

            Pick one of your fav diaries, open it, click on tweet,

            I picked this one

            The House 67: Roll Call -- Hurricane Sandy's Hall of Shame http://www.dailykos.com/... via @dailykos

            and tweeked it to add my style and your twitter avi

            ‏RT @James_Siebert <> The House 67: Roll Call -- Hurricane Sandy's Hall of Shame <> http://www.dailykos.com/... via @dailykos

            And clicked on TWEET

            You should see it on your twitter account.  To do so, look at the pic of Twitter above.  See the connect option to the right of HOME.  CONNECT is where you will see any/all tweets that included your avi name.

            I often go through my list of diaries and pick one if the subject is being discussed and tweet it.  Truth is timeless.

            Let me know if you have any questions, K?  Off for coffee and some chores.

            WOE

            It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

            by War on Error on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 07:42:05 AM PST

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