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If you dont know how to twitter....

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FellOffMyUnicorn Sat 12-Mar-16 09:39:45

If you dont know how to twitter, why do you come here and ask, have you heard of google???

So many times I see on a complaint style thread "i dont know how to twitter" its not hard, you can post here? you can post on twitter...

(grumpy rant over)

IslaMann Sat 12-Mar-16 09:43:13

I don't know how to twitter but then I'm not a bird. I do however know how to tweet on Twitter. But I don't judge those who can't. just those who use incorrect terminology
Wind yer neck in love.

FellOffMyUnicorn Sat 12-Mar-16 09:45:50

I didnt put tweet, as this is not just about 'tweeting' its about using twitter in general - like "i dont know how to google"

Twitter is more than 'tweeting', its following etc

but thanks for the lesson, and my neck is fine

Oysterbabe Sat 12-Mar-16 09:46:59

I think sometimes people say they don't know how to Twitter, even though they know it should be tweet, just to show that they think it's silly and beneath them.

acasualobserver Sat 12-Mar-16 09:52:05

My husband has very patiently tried to explain Twitter to me a few times but I'm not sure if I've totally got it. And I'm not thick - honest.

Sparklingbrook Sat 12-Mar-16 09:54:54

People ask stuff on MN because others may have hints and useful suggestions about things. it's sort of the way it works. confused

FellOffMyUnicorn Sat 12-Mar-16 09:57:18

I think my irritation is more about the "i dont know how to xyz" i wouldn't come on here and say "can someone tell me how to email"?

Its not the "can someone explain how to do this complicated specialist knitting technique that i cant quite get my head round" or "whats the best way you have found to clean your cooker hood"? those are asking for experienced help which MN is amazing for

Its more like "I dont know how to use a washing machine" type..
If i dont know how to do something, I will google it first

londonrach Sat 12-Mar-16 09:58:02

Never twitted. Always used to think its something to do with birds but have been corrected its something to do with instant messages. Im fully google, fb and mn trained!!!!!

SinisterBumFacedCat Sat 12-Mar-16 09:58:29

Twitter is like TK Max for me.

When other people go in there they come out with gems.

I always find myself wading through crap.

acasualobserver Sat 12-Mar-16 10:02:03

What appears very simple to you, OP, might seem complicated to others.

Songofsixpence Sat 12-Mar-16 10:03:13

I don't really get Twitter.

I mean, I know how to use it, I have an account that I have used a couple of times, I just don't get the point of it all and don't like it very much

I'm not snobbish about social media, I use Facebook, Instagram, etc. Twitter just isn't for me

MrsJayy Sat 12-Mar-16 10:26:15

Well you are a little ray of sunshine eh if we googled ha
Lf the stuff thats asked on here mumsnet would have tumbleweed going through. I have no interest in twitter i dont know how to use it i found it dull and a bit self centered but different strokes and all that

sugar21 Sat 12-Mar-16 10:31:51

I had a twitter account but I deleted it because I found it difficult to be limited on a letter count. Also rude people were being obnoxious with their tweets. I can do without that sort of shit

FellOffMyUnicorn Sat 12-Mar-16 10:35:07

MrsJayy - you do know how AIBU works? Its somewhere we can come and rant if we want to - I'm ok if people think IABU, but really ? "little ray of sunshine"

Are you adding that little gem to all the AIBU threads or saving it for me?

5BlueHydrangea Sat 12-Mar-16 10:40:48

You do sound quite grumpy unicorn

MardyBra Sat 12-Mar-16 10:44:06

"Its more like "I dont know how to use a washing machine" type.." (sic)

But people don't say "I don't know how to washing machine". confused

MardyBra Sat 12-Mar-16 10:44:46

Sorry posted too soon. Just wanted to point out that Twitter is a noun, not a verb.

MardyBra Sat 12-Mar-16 10:46:04

I'm with Sinister btw. It's all too disjointed for me.

PageStillNotFound404 Sat 12-Mar-16 10:48:04

I don't know how to tumble dryer Mardy. I shrink about 25% of everything I put in it. Maybe it would work for me if I learned how to verb.

OhShutUpThomas Sat 12-Mar-16 10:52:44

I have never understood Twitter.

I've tried, I've Googled, I even joined.

But I just DONT GET IT.

So yes, if someone could explain twitter to me in words of one syllable that would be great.

MrsJayy Sat 12-Mar-16 10:52:57

Oh dearie me I was trying to be light hearted and tease you but think I am going back away from this thread because you are a grumpy faced unreasonable git

xenapants Sat 12-Mar-16 10:53:54

I'm with you, OP. It's really not rocket science either to use these things properly in the first place or find out how to.

Sparklingbrook Sat 12-Mar-16 10:55:19

It's good to have people who have already done stuff to explain it to you and tell you how to get the most out of it etc.

Hide Thread is a very underused function.

PageStillNotFound404 Sat 12-Mar-16 10:55:58

I like Twitter for its immediacy. I find out about news and sporting events far quicker on Twitter than via any other medium.

I never catch the gems in real time that go viral, possibly because I tend to just follow certain people rather than trending topics. But there are some very funny people on there.

StitchesInTime Sat 12-Mar-16 10:56:59

Washing machines can be complicated. The controls vary between different models.

I had real problems working out how to use MIL's washing machine when we were staying there for a week and needed to do some washing. It wasn't anything like our washing machine. DH couldn't figure it out either. We had to get MIL to explain it to us.

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