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The problem with the internet.....

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Greatnan Sat 29-Jun-13 14:48:53

is that it is so seductive. I just looked up the weather forecast for my area and found a link to strange burial grounds and bizarre beaches. Every time anybody posts a link to Youtube, I get sucked in to looking at cute animals and laughing babies. If I see a link to a newspaper article I end up reading the whole paper on line.
I heard on the radio this morning that more information is posted on Youtube in a day than the whole of the BBC's output since it began broadcasting.
Good job I have nothing else to do but read - weather is too bad for a walk.

j08 Sat 29-Jun-13 15:25:22

They said on the radio that Twitter is more addictive than cigArette smoking. I reckon GN is more so.

Bez Sat 29-Jun-13 15:29:01

I have never got to grips with Twitter - I go and have another foray on the site from time to time and still none the wiser!confused

mollie Sat 29-Jun-13 15:42:04

As much as I complain about it I would find life difficult without the Internet. I use it all the time for so many things... Never tried or been tempted by twitter ...

Greatnan Sat 29-Jun-13 15:42:38

Now my grandson-in-law has recommended! 1

mollie Sat 29-Jun-13 16:00:31 ... Excellent! You'll be gone for a long time Greatnan...have fun!

feetlebaum Sat 29-Jun-13 16:26:07

I finally caved in and signed on to Twitter about a month back... I check regularly several times a day. I still don't get it...

Bez Sat 29-Jun-13 16:58:01

Thank goodness it is not just me!!

Ella46 Sat 29-Jun-13 17:42:43

I did the same feetle and I'm no wiser either. It just seems inane (without the banter)

j08 Sat 29-Jun-13 18:05:20

You have to find the right people to follow. Then it can be very interesting. And even enlightening. smile

merlotgran Sat 29-Jun-13 18:07:58

I can't 'do' Twitter. I've tried but I still have no idea how it works. Facebook is great for keeping in touch with the family.

j08 Sat 29-Jun-13 18:27:14

I just got this joke off of Twitter:

Why does lettuce send people to sleep?



j08 Sat 29-Jun-13 18:31:23

The Prime Minister just tweeted this:

David Cameron ‏@David_Cameron 2h

It's been a privilege talking to the men and women serving Britain in Helmand on Armed Forces Day
View photo looks like they are really enjoying it

j08 Sat 29-Jun-13 18:36:07

And you can pick up stuff like


wisewoman Sat 29-Jun-13 19:36:39

I am hopeless with twitter as well. Signed up but don't really "do" it. As for TED talks, Greatnan, they are fabulous. You will be gone for a long time.

vegasmags Sat 29-Jun-13 21:30:29

I enjoy twitter, although one of the men I follow had a bit of a hissy fit lately, saying that tweeting has all the impact of f....ting in the Grand Canyon. I know what he means {grin]

Ella46 Sat 29-Jun-13 21:42:33

j08 I think you just proved my point grin

j08 Sat 29-Jun-13 21:46:16

Sigh! grin

Well, I like it! hmm

Ella46 Sat 29-Jun-13 21:49:42

So who is good to follow then? I've tried a few people but nobody seems interesting so far.

vegasmags Sat 29-Jun-13 21:53:36

It all depends what you are interested in Ella. Searching for topics with a hashtag will show you all the recent tweets on that subject, and you might find someone interesting to follow that way.

vegasmags Sat 29-Jun-13 21:57:49

Perhaps I should add that 2 of my favourites are the author Margaret Atwood and Jay Rayner the food critic.

susieb755 Sat 29-Jun-13 21:58:52

JO 8 that made me laugh !

Ella46 Sat 29-Jun-13 22:35:23

Thanks vegas I didn't know I could do that.

j08 Sat 29-Jun-13 23:06:15

Ella just put Colin Morgan in the search box. Go on - you know you want to! wink

wisewoman Sun 30-Jun-13 10:27:02

Do you need to have a smart phone - not an ancient pay as you go? I signed up to follow some people but I have to log on to twitter and check them. I thought twitter, like facebook, would email you when people you follow update. Certainly haven't worked up the courage to tweet - and anyway who would be interested in my life - it is very dull. Want to be modern and with it but not quite getting it!