While taking time out from blogging and the world I went to hang out on twitter and I think I may have screwed my head up more but I discovered a few things too.
I always say you have to try something once and twitter I just wasn’t interested in. I made my account for my blog and my nieces ran it for me untill a few weeks ago, then I took control. They already had followers and were following roughly the same amount of people. I decided to give it a try finally, as I was looking for a change.
When they gave me control of the account they made it perfectly clear the one golden cardinal rule of twitter is…. ” Never follow more people than what you are being followedby ” Ok got it! so basically if I have 500 followers i have to keep the people I’m following lower than that… ok that also means if I want to follow someone I have to either up my followers or delete some of the peeps im following. Do you get it? eh don’t worry it’s annoying I know. But I did notice many people weren’t following this cardinal rule so what the hell, I thought let’s just enjoy twitter, to hell with teeny boppy rules and being uncool.
Like a fb wall you have a twitter time line. I was following 500 people and my god u cant keep up.
If you don’t pay attention for a few minutes it’s like you’ve missed a lifetime of tweets. The notifications can hit anything up to 200 in the space of 2/3 minutes. And most of it was not even interesting.
I mean how much trash can a person tweet? I can understand you talking to other tweeters but some people just jibber away, whether they get a reply or not.
I quickly realised I don’t like talking to myself, basically I need attention. I made some good friends there, found some old ones and fell out with a few too. Not bad considering I’d really only been there a week. But twitter is basically for those who exist only in the centre of their own universe and nobody else exists alongside them.
How can you tweet all day long with no one retweeting your tweets or replying you? What do you get out of it? There is one guy there who I must applaud for staying awake 24/7. He spits those tweets out like nobodys business. He tweets while he is eating, walking, sitting, shitting. How do I know? because he tweets every few seconds. Just quote after quote after quote. I was wondering how he manages this. Could there be an auto service on this? Or perhaps more people running the same account in different time zones. Perhaps that’s how manages round the clock tweeting.
They’re are quite a few who do the quote tweets, and it’s not just a quote here or there, they are non stop. I mean get a life!
My timeline was being trashed by these little selanators and bliebers. ( my nieces are fans ) They constantly tweet about how much they love one or the other or despise one or the other.
I learnt selina and justin are dating (or were ) and bliebers hate selina because they whole heartedly believe that selina is “ugly” and “talentless” and “is using Justin” Anyway I got sick of it and against my nieces wishes ( they warned me to not unfollow them as they will then unfollow me ) I started to unfollow anyone who had selenatar or blieber in their username or mentioned them in their tweets.
After I unfollowed about four of these weirdos my timeline stood still and went dead. It stopped moving. Completely. I tried to refresh, nothing. I signed in and out, nothing. Turned the phone on and off, nothing. Checked I was still connected to my wifi, it was but nothing. I even downloaded another twitter aap, yet still nothing.
Then it hit me, it was these four little brats that were wrecking havoc on my timeline, totally spamming it and trashing it. After a little while it did move again but not with the speed it was before.
Another person who never shuts up on twitter is PierceMorgan… I can understand little bliebers and selenators tweeting non stop about their crush and passion but what excuse does a grown man have? All I can say to him is… get some sleep. He is there 24/7 tweeting and tweeting and tweeting. Get some help too Pierce!!
Anyway I then discovered you can have lists, make a list and add who you want into them and then you have your very own customised time line. Well I wish someone had told me this before. So I made the effort and made 3 lists and what’s great is the lists can be private or public. I’m keeping mines private, simply because I can 😛
- One was for the quoters, because some of them are good quotes and funny too.
- The Second one was for the celebrities I like and follow or just find interesting.
- The third was for my mates.
Viola! problem of a spammy time line sorted. Could kick myself for not having done it earlier. But I’ve lost my interest in twitter, like I said I don’t like talking to myself. I do that enough in my own head, so why do I need twitter to do it more.
I think I will stick to blogging and Facebook. I will on the odd occasion check in on twitter. If anyone mentions me there I will happily reply but I refuse to talk to myself there as it just doesn’t make sense to me.
I can understand celebrities and businesses tweeting to get a point across but normal people shouldn’t talk to themselves.
Speaking of celebrities. One last thing Now if you are going to have twitter accounts for your loyal fans at least have the decency to reply back to them when they are begging for your attention relentlessly. You are fine tweeting other famous celebrities but whats wrong with replying to a keen little kid who loves you like crazy and just wants you to answer a question or a mention? I mean just add them all and make your lists like I did. Seriously, some of you don’t deserve the love and devotion you get from your loyal followers.
I was really annoyed at how a lot of these celebrities just ignore people tweeting them but as soon as another celebrity tweets all the celebrities join in but ignore everyone else. So arrogant!!
Anyways that’s my thoughts and feelings on twitter. If you want to share your own on this matter please feel free to do so. Look forward to hearing from you.
This week I walked away from a few things that had been very prominent in my life.
Sadly they just weren’t working out. I had to step back and look at things and realised why keep with something that was making me so unhappy. Was it really worth it?
Before it used to be because the good out weighed the bad but suddenly the good has got less and less and the fighting and arguing has got more and more. Then there is the fact that someone can just with one small action make you feel so insignificant and worthless. When did someone end up having that much power over you?
So I took the decision to try and move on and that meant cutting many things and a few people out of my life. I don’t know if it’s permanent or not but right now I know I have to step away just for my own sanity.
One of the decisions was deactivating my Facebook account. Cutting out things that were doing my head in was a good decision. Let’s hope I don’t get driven back to it.
Losing so many things at once is leaving me lost and a bit confused. I really don’t know if I’m coming or going. I’m not looking for shoulders to cry on, not really. What I am fed up of is being is shoulders for others with no return. How long can one keep on giving and giving? Eventually it just drains you leaving you exhausted and completely empty.
Im not gonna devastate over this too much… I truly believe if god doesn’t want my relationships to work maybe it’s because he has something better in store for me.
Here’s hoping, time will tell.
As the iphone 5 is soon to be launched speculation is rife what new features it will have. Up till now no one knows. How can you improve an already amazing phone that out markets the rest? Time will of course tell.
But as we all know what makes these smart phones so smart is the applications, because without them there would be no real special attraction would there? So one thing is for sure that when the iPhone 5 does grace us with it’s much awaited presence it will be enhanced and no doubt there will be more apps just to suit the iPhone 5. I touched on the Apps briefly in my previous post and what I want to do is take a closer look at them and perhaps in more detail. So over the coming days I will be posting regular reviews on the most popular apps and the not so popular. The most bought apps and the best free apps too. I think it will be interesting for all users of the iPhones and a great guide to those of you who are thinking of getting one.
There are thousands (350,000) of apps to chose from and something for everyone. No matter what age or profession you are in, there is something in there for you.
The apps are mostly split in to categories from which you can enter and browse or you can simply search on the search engine in the app store. Buying couldn’t be easier either, because your details are already set up, you make your choice, tap and download. It’s that simple!
There are so many categories to choose from that it would be impossible not to find something to suit you and your needs. Every lifestyle is catered for. Lets take a look at the categories.
- Social networking
- Health & fitness
On my iPhone it shows me the most popular apps in each category so I will be taking a closer look at some of them.
Social Networking is a must these days, its something that has just become part of life and I don’t think there are many people out there that haven’t used one of the services.
iPhone offers most of them and the most popular ones are Facebook, WhatsApp Messenger, Yahoo, MSN and plenty more.
WhatsApp Messenger is the top most grossing bought app at the moment at the cost of £0.59. Now I’ve used this app a lot and I love it, its just like msn but even better. The other day my sister abroad wanted to see pics of my new car. To send her the pictures through my normal service provider would have cost me but on this app I was able to send her as many as I wanted free of charge.