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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:08 PM

Hate Twitter?

I received an email today with the subject line, "Linda sent you an invitation" and the message, "Linda has invited you to join Twitter!" with a link under that, reading: "Accept invitation."

I only know one Linda, so I sent her this text:

"I'm waiting diligently for the day Twitter ceases to exist, so I never have to hear the words Twitter or tweet again. I have a deep, abiding faith in this future."

(Just my way of saying, "No, thank you."

Linda's reply text:

"it's especially bad for twitter illiterates like me who on their first investigation of the media accidentally checks a box that sends emails to everyone they know requesting they join and discover the blunder only when they see it in their husbands in box and realize it's just too late to do anything about it."


I was already not a big fan of Twitter, but I wouldn't have thought they would stoop that low.

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Response to Shampoobra (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:20 PM

1. You need to edit your subject line.

Unless I'm missing something.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:26 PM

2. Thank you

I was about to try to explain the whole thing again, from the beginning, when I realized you're talking about the spelling ("Tritter". Thanks.

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Response to Shampoobra (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:29 PM

3. You're welcome and welcome to DU.

I do not have a Twitter or Facebook account. DU is the only social medium I participate in. My main reasoning is for privacy. I also don't want a prospective employer to look me up on one of those sites to check up on me.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:02 PM

4. I find DU to be the perfect medium between

social networking, with its risks, traps, and invasions of privacy on the one end, and unmoderated message boards on the other end (where anonymous people try to out do each other with how soulless they can be).

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