Should AATG have a Twitter?


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peej
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Would there be any mileage in AATG having a Twitter full of tweety treats? Or is Twitter the new Emperor's New Clothes of Web 2?

Thoughts?

#1 at 15:04:54 - 09/02/2009
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We can try it if you like, but I'm yet to be convinced of its effectiveness. Though I suppose it could work like an RSS feed - something I keep meaning to fix.
#2 at 15:18:40 - 09/02/2009
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I keep getting "follows" from other game sites so I guess it's worth setting up for a bit of cross pollination.

Right, note to self, set one up this arvo.
#3 at 15:19:51 - 09/02/2009
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I have often wondered "Is Hairy taking a crap right now? If only there were some way to find out..."
#4 at 15:43:14 - 09/02/2009
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I imagine there would be claggies...
#5 at 15:56:11 - 09/02/2009
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/mind rubbers

What is Twitter anyway? Is it the new Myspace/Facebook/Bebo etc.?
#6 at 16:06:32 - 09/02/2009
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Sort of. It's like Facebook crossed with RSS feeds and populated with a few slebs (or people pretending to be them).

Basically it's yet another web 2.0 style app to help people waste time while they should be working :)
#7 at 16:10:00 - 09/02/2009
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Oh, slebs.

Erm... what are those again?
#8 at 16:13:28 - 09/02/2009
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/doesn't get twitter
#9 at 16:53:18 - 09/02/2009
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I will mostly be having a dump around 6pm.

Clockwork.

Like an orange.

Or summat.
#10 at 17:38:37 - 09/02/2009
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Kay said:Oh, slebs.

Erm... what are those again?

"Celebs" edit: I assume.

But, er, yeah - I don't see the point/attraction of Twitter, but if it might be good for the site then give it a shot!
#11 at 18:43:54 - 09/02/2009
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Surely only twits twitter?
#12 at 07:36:14 - 10/02/2009
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Never used it before, though I might go and find out what it actually is now.
#13 at 09:27:11 - 10/02/2009
peej
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I'm partially convinced it's all just another huge waste of time and effort but if other games sites hit our feed, then perhaps we might get a few hits in return.

That's the theory anyway. Course, it'd fucking help if Twitter didn't have such a harsh letter limit on the title of a feed.

(we're currently allaboutthegame with no S on the end - DOH!)
#14 at 09:31:52 - 10/02/2009
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/sets up twatter.com - A service that allows you to hurl abuse at people by sending inflammatory text strings to their mobile devices.
#15 at 11:15:28 - 10/02/2009
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/registers twatter.com account
#16 at 15:09:15 - 10/02/2009
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peej said:
(we're currently allaboutthegame with no S on the end - DOH!)

Would "AATG" be better? The main page is the fourth google result for that, whereas "allaboutthegame" only returns articles, and it's a few more resutls down the page.
#17 at 17:14:41 - 10/02/2009
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AATG would indeed be better, in fact that was my first choice but the Anal Aggravation Transexual Gardeners obviously got there first.
#18 at 17:26:48 - 10/02/2009
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Managed to get it updating the Twitter feed from our RSS feed.

Saves the bother of having to update it manually!
#19 at 17:35:50 - 10/02/2009
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Spin Dr Wolf said:/doesn't get twitter

Same here.
#20 at 19:36:40 - 10/02/2009
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peej said:AATG would indeed be better, in fact that was my first choice but the Anal Aggravation Transexual Gardeners obviously got there first.

The basts!
#21 at 20:38:51 - 10/02/2009
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I added aatg. Hope it helps?
#22 at 22:31:16 - 10/02/2009
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I just started a Twitter account seeing as any promotion is promotion, and I think sending my articles out into the Zeitgeist-y twitterverse is probably a smart thing.

I'll strictly be twatting about my own nasty articles, as that's the theme of the account.

Would it be cool if I pimped the address on the articles I write?
#23 at 14:08:47 - 27/04/2009
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Aye any promo is good promo.

AATG's twitter feed seems to have a shitload of followers, but frustratingly none of 'em ever seem to come here!

#24 at 14:14:34 - 27/04/2009
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So, many people here use this then? Has it worked in bringing AATG to the masses? Or is it just a load of bollocks?

I was always a bit dismissive and ignorant of Twitter, but after attending a Web 2.0 presentation today and finding out how useful it can be, I'm thinking of signing up now.
#25 at 17:21:27 - 22/06/2009
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I use it, but haven't found any interesting twitters, so I just use it to get quick links to Time articles and post random posts every few days/weeks.

And stalk people I don't know of course.
#26 at 17:28:07 - 22/06/2009
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AATG has a lot of followers - mostly iPod / iPhone devs. It hasn't exactly brought the screaming masses to the door but it'd be rude not to, eh?

#27 at 17:31:54 - 22/06/2009
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Never bothered with Twitter meself but apparently the US government requested that they delay a recent scheduled upgrade because the site was proving so useful for tracking the comments of civilians on the ground in Iran during all the post-election unrest. Now, say what you want about it being a lame PR machine for self-obsessed celebrities, but I was pretty impressed with that particular benefit.

/Foresees a future where the US government delays a Twitter upgrade to keep up to date with AATG developments
#28 at 20:09:38 - 22/06/2009
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uglygamer is a twitter legend, or is at least set to be! That is all.
#29 at 12:54:43 - 29/06/2009
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peej said:uglygamer is a twitter legend, or is at least set to be! That is all.


Indeed! Our #followuglygamer antics will lead him to internet greatness.
#30 at 18:54:07 - 29/06/2009

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