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January 18, 2010

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Silona

So funny... I just did a post on interface issues in social media.

I remember when similar issues made the rounds on live journal. I think though sometimes twitter's interface makes it too difficult to "turn down" the volume without "turning off" the connection.

And that makes me kinda sad...

on and BTW we met FOREVER ago with the whole webgrrls thing in i think like 96-97...

Kelly Rusk

I LOVE foursquare and I'm a big user (actually, I'm even a super user). However I'm against auto-updating Twitter with Foursquare check-ins.

Now I'm not as passionate as Judy--I do not unfollow people who do, just get minorly irked when my stream is flooded with Foursquare updates.

Also I *do* occasionally tweet about my Foursquare experience--for reasons similar to what you mentioned, but when I do I construct a new Tweet. (For example I tweeted when someone ousted me as the mayor of my gym, making a joke about how I was clearly not working out enough)

But the main reason I'm against auto-updating is that Foursquare allows you to add your Twitter friends (who are also using FS). Therefore if someone is interested in Foursquare and getting my updates, we'll be foursquare friends as well as Twitter friends.

Same goes for Facebook, and I admit I get a little irked when I read the same update three times (i.e. someone I'm connected with on Foursquare, Twitter and Facebook)

I consider all three different tools with different audiences and purposes (and yes, there's crossover, but that's even more reason to not cross-post)

While there may be friends on Twitter/FB who haven't heard of Foursquare and may benefit from me talking about it-- I think they'd benefit more from a personal thought out tweet/status update rather than an auto-posted check-in.

That's my take on it at least. (And actually extends to any cross-posting of social media tools)

Bottom line however, is you can use any tool any way you like, chances are someone's not going to like something you're doing.

Kelly (aka @krusk)

aliza sherman

Silona - just followed you on Twitter & loved your blog post about friending/unfriending!

Kelly - just as I said in my post, to each his & her own, right? Each of us have our preferences, quirks, habits, and ways we use and consume. None is really wrong per se. The beauty of social media is we actually do have choice. What is the other adage: You can't please all the people all of the time. Thanks for the comment!

David Reich

There are some people who seem to tweet only using FourSquare and it does get annoying. Sorry, but to me it becomes a form of spam. I've unfollowed several people recently whose primary communication on Twitter seems to be FourSquare their precise whereabouts.

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StroyFinance

Sorry to hear about your frustrations with poker, but i guess thats the nature of the game. Doing everything right, and still losing is extremely difficult to overcome, but maybe taking a break and spending time away from tournament poker will allow you to be refreshed and rejuvenated, and remember why you love tournament poker so much. Best of luck.

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I remember when similar issues made the rounds on live journal. I think though sometimes twitter's interface makes it too difficult to "turn down" the volume without "turning off" the connection.

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