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Addicted to Twitter

Updated 23.01.2017


I have become terribly terribly addicted to Twitter

I’m paying little attention to my pages here – and almost lost my password to access my posts

You can follow my daily tweet activities on :

Tweets on nutrition and diet on https://twitter.com/thintweaks

Tweets on cybersecurity and privacy on https://twitter.com/WhooisWhoo

General random thoughts on https://twitter.com/ready2nerd

A blog needs lots and lots of more time, dedication and motivation, much more than just posting a very short Twitter message (limited to 140 characters).

First thing that I seriously want to change is the present template of the blog. I will look for another more satisfying one.

Second thing : I will have to find out ( given enough time ) how to post my digital pictures on my blog here

My own wordpress statistics show that my pages have some 1.000 visitors each year – that’s awesome and makes me motived to start blogging again!

A sincere thanks to all those visitors who spent some time browsing around


Don’t Twitter Fight

^^^  http://gigaom.com/2012/05/01/twitters-big-problem-it-still-needs-better-filters/

I just came across this opinion blogpost telling that to conduct a long and fierce discussion or debate on the Twitter pages is not so ideal :

1 : In a Twitter feed , the poster is limited to 140 characters for expressing his/hers point of view

2 : If you want to elaborate your standpoint  with more than 140 characters  , you will have to use someting like Twitlonger  http://twitlonger.com for posting

3 : If people answer to a person in particular in the main Twitter thread , you will have to go to and open those conversations situated on this side Twitter thread , and thus causing you to leave the main Twitter thread of the discussion

Here is the opinion piece written by Ann FINKBEINER  :

And now you know where this is going:  I clicked from arguer to arguer, Twitter page to Twitter page, and on each page found different parts of the argument and even more arguers on which to click, leading to even more parts of the argument.


So you can’t get a coherent argument on Twitter.  And the problem isn’t the 140 characters — @carlzimmer even posted a Twitlonger – but the nonlinear, illogical structure of Twitter.  It branches and branches again; people dart in from all directions, tweet at somebody or other, and dart out again.  Trying to follow an argument on Twitter is like trying to see the rules in a night full of fireflies.  Twitter is just one more way humans have found to talk past each other — not communicate, not converse, just emit random little flashes.

Read the full and very detailed story on :


In the comments on this blogpost , found this comment from Alberto CAIRO , also worth a reading :


Follow me more closely on Twitter : https://twitter.com/alleswatis

When I find enough time , maybe I will test out some new free themes from WordPress :




Twitter thoughts

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Twitter is about your Life between blogposts and emails . You wouldn’t send an email to your friends to tell them you’re having coffee , would you ?

Quote from Lee LeFever https://twitter.com/leelefever

Some thoughts on Twitter , found in a book from Jeanet Bathoorn http://www.jeanetbathoorn.nl/

  1: Step out the anonymity

2: Claim your name

3 : Accept the consequences

4 : Benefit from the advantages

5 : Enjoy your own network

For the moment , I am a bit more active on Twitter .

This is an application that I can recommend , it is :

http://tweetdeck.com .

It is very userfriendly to use on the bigger sized screen of a laptop , and it works very good , no problems !!

Follow me on


if it stays too silent here on my blog !

Quote of Wisdom and some thoughts on Twitter

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^^^ Picture sent to me via Twitter : The Periodic … errr … Table !

Found this quote from blogger Lidiya :

Everyone has something to say and wants to do it now without listening to the story someone is telling us. But real strength, self-control and will are measured by the forbearance from doing it. By resisting the urge to talk, humbly listening and responding adequately to the other person, we build patience and character.

Read the complete post on : http://letsreachsuccess.com/2013/05/14/how-listening-to-others-can-make-you-a-better-person/

And a related quote , which I found today on my Twitter :

When you talk you are only repeating what you already know, but if you listen you may learn something new.


To install the  “follow me on Twitter ” widget here on my WP blog was a very big disaster yesterday . Just never did what I expected . Maybe the coming days the “follow me on Twitter” widget will be here on my blog . Meanwhile , here is my twitter :


Twitter is all together a very different world to blogging. You feel less barriers to keep your own opinion to yourself . One example : I have asked somebody who is expecting more than 20.000 Twitter followers , what can be the big purpose or pleasure of it ?

And after reaching 20.000 followers what’s next ? Is your goal 30.000 followers ?

Are you going to be able to read & manage all many the messages / comments from people ? You will connect to less and less to people . Stephen Fry who has 6.443.951 followers ( as today ) , writes on his Twitter profile : “NEVER reads Direct Messages”

Is lots of followers a sign of quality ? The UK boys band One Direction has  err …. some 18.000.000  followers on Twitter ( official OD 16.595.551 + OD Japan 335.527 + OD fanclub 491.431 and others ) . To each their own , I’d rather  say .

I have also un-followed somebody who had re-tweeted a picture of an automatic shotgun . Why ?? Wrote to him that our World needs less arms , not more . Incident closed for me .

So , yes Twitter is a different world to blogging , you take very swift and very on the moment decisions .