Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

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Is a Tweep a Real Friend?

07 · 04 · 09

by @geekgirls

I often find myself defending using the word friend when referring to a twitter user. I converse with many of the same people online everyday and hadn’t realize that I replaced the word tweep with friend some time ago.

I began to question whether or not these twitterers could in fact be considered my friends or if I was taking this internet social platform too seriously. So, like any good geek girl, I decided to analyze the meaning of the word friend. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Celebritity Tweets

05 · 04 · 09

If you have been following @geekgirls on Twitter recently, you know that I have a big problem with celebrity profiles on Twitter, for many reasons.

First, Twitter’s main purpose is connectivity through conversation. I think it’s great that celebrities have logged on to see what Twitter is all about, but if they’re not going to engage in conversations, then what’s the point? And I highly doubt that they’re using this website to send tweets or DMs to their friend celebrities. So, if they are not going to make themselves available for conversation with anyone outside their own circle, then what’s the point? Read the rest of this entry ?

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Why and How this Geek Girl Uses Twitter

04 · 28 · 09

by @FantasyDreamer

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I’ve seen a lot of articles and blog posts on how people should use Twitter but most of them are geared towards those trying to market themselves towards monetary means and how to get as many followers as you possible get. I would like to talk about how and why I use Twitter because it has nothing to do with those two common goals.

When I first heard of Twitter is was about year ago but I didn’t jump on the band wagon at the time. It wasn’t until September 2008, that I started using Twitter for work because they wanted the web development group to test our toes in the Twitter waters before the marketing folks did. They wanted us to share the in and outs of what we found. To be honest, I didn’t really like it, I thought it was boring. This was because I wasn’t really using it like I should and I was following the wrong people. On top of that, my boss and the marketing department was following me on Twitter, so this made me worried about saying something I shouldn’t and/or be a bad reflection on the company, etc. Then in January of this year, I had an epiphany. It occurred to me to create another account for myself that didn’t have anything to do with work. Now, the fun begins. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Welcome to Geek Girls Network Blog!

04 · 24 · 09

After receiving a wonderful response from followers of @geekgirls on Twitter, the Blog is officially up and running!

Geek Girls Networktm was established to become a resource hub for women who possess a passion, knowledge, and interest for all things “geeky”.  Our mission is to provide timely and accurate news, reviews and training, across a broad spectrum of interests in order to promote and encourage women of all ages to embrace their “geekiness”.

 

And that’s where you come in….

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iPhone Apps

04 · 23 · 09



by @geekgirls 

 

iphone_appsI recently acquired and an Apple iPhone and have found that it has not only become my organizational life line, but also the most fun hand-held gadget I have ever owned.

 

I must admit, when it comes to personal organization, I am terribly and inexcusably “old-school”. Until just a few weeks ago, I carried a day planner with me at all times. I mean the kind that has a phone book and weekly calendar, business card holder and useless 5 inch ruler, notepads and pockets for extra papers. I also carried around a cell phone, iPod, camera, extra notepaper and pens in what was developing into a huge diaper bag of accessories. Thankfully, my geek guy generously purchased an iPhone for me in order to simplify my daily tasks and reduce the strain on my shoulder. Read the rest of this entry ?