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John 'BBQ' Wollner

I'm a huge fan of communications mediums, IM, etc but TBH, I have yet to see a useful purpose for twitter. Maybe I'm old fashioned, maybe I'm slow, but I can't see anything done via twitter (other than AMBER alerts) that can't be done w/ a blog or some other less immediate mechanism. I love your posts (this one included), even more so because I'll never get the tweets - don't even have an account that I know of.

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Dan

I was the same as you up until maybe half a year ago. I started to use Twitter not to post anything but to follow (that are connected with certain technologies) and companies/products that I’m interested in.

It’s basically like a tech news feed for me. For example I follow github and I can see when they announce something new.

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John 'BBQ' Wollner

Now that is the first really good use I've heard. Most of the others are generally self serving or similarly questionable. Thanks for that.

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Yaser Adel Mehraban

Agree to your general sentiment, but I've figured it can be a pretty powerful for reasons that Dan mentioned. This is how I use it 👇🏽

dev.to/yashints/how-do-i-keep-up-w...

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John 'BBQ' Wollner

I was convinced by Dan and set up my account this afternoon. I'm always open to new sources for learning - thanks for your wisdom

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Dan

I sure hope twitter pays me!! ;)