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Somebody Shoot That Damn' Bird - dorsetgirl
April 2nd, 2009
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Somebody Shoot That Damn' Bird

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I'm a great believer in live and let live - whatever people want to do in the privacy of their own home is up to them. But...



Really, all I have time and strength for at 05:50am is:

(i) check the email to see if anyone's been nice about my fic overnight (NINETEEN comments for "On This Day" - best EVAR!), then

(ii) a quick glance to see if anyone has posted anything I really need to know (yes, I do count ac_123's review of the LOM!US finale *shudder / boggles eyes* in that category). Then it's on to checking the kids' train is running, do their money and get them up.

But unfortunately, the latest thing on Twitter appears to be downloading a day's worth of tweets to a blog. And the time difference between here and the US means that every morning I open my friendslist to find that the first thing up is my US flisters' "What I Did Today".

I've largely let the Twitter phenomenon pass me by; I'll follow the occasional link to something touted as interesting, but seriously, if I wanted to know what someone was doing every ten minutes, I'd move in, right?

It just does my brain in for some reason to have all that fine detail of other people's days taking up my whole screen. No, I don't know why, but I've given it a week and I still can't get used to it. DOES NOT WANT.

So I'm sorry, and please don't take offence, but when I can work out how to do it, anyone whose Tweets come up on my friendslist before 8-30am is going to be moved to a new "Check once a day when I'm feeling chilled" group. Which means I might miss things I really wanted to read. Sad, but there you go - sanity comes first. If I can remember where I put it.





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From:kimboosan
Date:April 2nd, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
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*raises hand*

Yeah, twitter is one of those things that you love or hate -- there is no lukewarm feelings about it. Personally I really enjoy reading friends twitter lists -- gives me some insight into what they are doing, despite distance in time and geography -- which is why I started posting my own tweets. Sorry you find it so annoying. :(

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From:candesgirl
Date:April 2nd, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Me too, and should be no surprise, half of both mine and hers *points up to kimboosan* are us tweeting at eachother! I love it, I really like reading little tidbits of my friends days like that, but I do understand why you might find it annoying. I have mine set to automatically ship at midnight my time, which is what, 6 yours?
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From:kimboosan
Date:April 2nd, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
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Actually Baka puts her's behind a cut tag, which should be fairly easy to do. I just changed my settings with LoudTwitter to put it behind an LJ cut so that might work...we'll see tonight at 2am my time! If it works that would cut down on the clutter.

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From:candesgirl
Date:April 2nd, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, I will go try that too!
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:April 2nd, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Yes, it's normally either five or six hours difference (can't be bothered to check right now, this is virtually my first chance on the comp today).

Under a cut would be great - tomorrow will be my last early start for two weeks, so I'll have a look!
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:April 2nd, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
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Sorry you find it so annoying

Yeah, I'm sorry too; it feels very churlish of me to complain, but...

I just don't have the mental capacity, or something. I can barely keep up with what the kids are doing, and once they've gone out the door in the morning I barely think about them until they get back. I have no idea what my Mum does with her days. I mean, in theory and principle I'm interested in other people's concerns, but I appear to lack the gene that turns that theoretical interest into actually taking an interest. Sensory overload or something similarly autistic, presumably.

Under a cut will be good; I'll see what happens tomorrow morning!
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From:gritsinmisery
Date:April 2nd, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
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I like Twitter ON TWITTER. I'll go there if I'm in the mood to read tweets. But that's the only place I wanna see 'em.
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:April 2nd, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that's about it. I'm one of those sad types who likes things neat and separate, so perhaps that's the problem. It definitely is too much to cope with five minutes after waking up, though.

*is almost certainly borderline Aspie too*

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From:ac_123
Date:April 2nd, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
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((Yay, my review is important!))

Haha, I don't understand why you put Twitter on another blog. What you have to say is already up there. If someone wants to know, they can find it. (And I'm not just saying this because I don't update mine every ten minutes...or two weeks. XP)
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:April 2nd, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, your review was like - car crash time. You know you shouldn't look, you know it's going to be horrible, but you just can't stop yourself. (It really would be better to put stuff like that under a cut, though, for people who haven't had a chance to watch stuff yet.)
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From:ac_123
Date:April 2nd, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
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Yeah...I probably should've, but I was angry and tired and just wanted to go to sleep. (And it's too late now, so...)
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