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Welcome Coach MacIntyre to twitter

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by absinthe, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Joining most of the rest of the staff coach MacIntyre now has his own official twitter account: @CoachMikeMac He's already closing on fan favorite Troy Walters for the follower lead among all coaches.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Now following
     
  3. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    Not a Twitter guy, but this one's been bookmarked.
     
  4. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Let's hope his lasts longer than the previous coach's.
     
  5. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Twitter is a source of entertainment due to stupidity, otherwise it is basically worthless and more likely to do harm then good.
     
  6. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    You really know what you´re talking about.
     
  7. boydbuff

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    I beg to disagree. If you are referring to the way young kids and many college athletes use it to their detriment, you are correct. But more "mature" people are making very productive use of Twitter.

    Twitter has even been found to be of assistance to first responders in emergency situations. If you use it to Tweet about getting laid last night or use racial slurs, not good. But like most things, it is only productive if you use it that way.
     
  8. Shldr2Shldr

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    Used twitter during the waldo canyon fire and the black forest fire to keep track of it and keep my family updated about its location. Use it to keep tabs on my favorite teams. Use it for news from the university as well.
     
  9. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    Twitter feed on Allbuffs front page has been updated.
     
  10. Daaah

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    Also causes misinformation, speculation, and crap journalism to spread unchecked.
     
  11. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I stand corrected...to an extent. Twitter is useful for valid news alerts and notifications. In the hands of "celebrities" it is much more likely to cause trouble. I'm guessing guys like MM don't really tweet anyway and have a student ass. do it instead.
     
  12. J.R. Ewing

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    fify
     
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    That is better than standard media outlets how?
     
  14. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Twitter is also very instrumental in the bastardization of the english language.
     
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    Standard media outlets use twitter as a tool to disseminate information. That's my point.
     
  16. BuffClass90

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    Thts 4 sur...
     
  17. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    No, you can thank text messaging for that.
     
  18. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    It started with texting, but twitter is also instrumental in that it also tends to reach a larger audience than texting and is actually designed for "public" consumption.
     
  19. boydbuff

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    I think Allbuffs is good for that too.
     
  20. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Right, but that has more to do with the unreliability of eyewitness accounts and selective perception than the tool itself, which is basically what S2S& Boyd said.
     
  21. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Again existed far before twitter, anyone remember pager code?
     
  22. buffedup

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    I'm going to feel safe in stating that twitter has done far more damage to the english language than pager code. Social media didn't really exist in the pager days.
     
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  23. absinthe

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    Hell all of this has roots in proper shorthand but that is really here nor there, twitter didn't create the issue. Users wanting to be expedient and the existence of already know short hand taken from texting and page code when applied to a free publicly consumable medium made it visible.

    Do you really do the damage if you simply facilitate the visibility of it?
     
  24. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    That is actually a really good question.

    Tini, you are still in school. Here is a paper topic for you.
     
  25. Buffs@5345'

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    Banks of payphones were incredibly social places.
     
  26. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Especially on East Colfax.
     
  27. absinthe

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    Very informed post (sarcasm font)
     
  29. hawg1

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    Glad he is on Twitter. Needs to step up game to catch Walters (and others). Suspect these generic tweets are being done by a GA.
     

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