Star Frontiers on Twitter

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TerlObar
July 18, 2009 - 11:43am
After thinking a bit about jedi's question about using Twitter for gaming, I decided that it might be fun to have a Star Frontiers presence on Twitter.  So any of you on Twitter can now follow @StarFrontiers.  And if you post things about Star Frontiers in your own accounts I reccommend using the #StarFrontiers hash tag to make it easy to search for.  Tell your friends and if you want the StarFrontiers account to boadcast something, just send a direct reply to the @StarFrontiers account and I'll retweet it.  It will be interesting to see how many followers we can generate for the acccount.

I plan on using it to annouce on-line games, in person games, releases of SFMan magazine and other item that come to mind.
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Founding Editor - The Frontier Explorer Magazine
Managing Editor - The Star Frontiersman Magazine
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Ascent
July 18, 2009 - 2:39pm
This is the first reason I've found for joining Twitter.
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TerlObar
July 18, 2009 - 4:35pm
I'm mostly a lurker there myself.  I don't post very often but follow a few people that sometimes post some interesting stuff and a few people inside NASA.  I thought this might be interesting to see what happens to try and generate a bit more buzz about the game.
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Founding Editor - The Frontier Explorer Magazine
Managing Editor - The Star Frontiersman Magazine

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Gergmaster
July 19, 2009 - 1:47am
I have also just setup a group under Facebook

Star Frontiers...alive and well
Anybody can join and have a good time meeting other SF fans.


http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=104179407934
Confucious Says:
     Man with one chopstick go hungry.
     Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
     Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.

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Gergmaster
July 19, 2009 - 1:47am
I have  just setup a group under Facebook

Star Frontiers...alive and well
Anybody can join and have a good time meeting other SF fans.


http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=104179407934
Confucious Says:
     Man with one chopstick go hungry.
     Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
     Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.

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Gergmaster
July 19, 2009 - 2:16am
sorry internet hickup here.
Confucious Says:
     Man with one chopstick go hungry.
     Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
     Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.

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Ascent
July 19, 2009 - 12:37pm
After joining Twitter and looking it over, I'm not impressed. I'm wondering how it has got so popular.
View my profile for a list of articles I have written, am writing, will write.
"It's yo' mama!" —Wicket W. Warrick, Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi
"That guy's wise." —Logray, Star Wars Ep.VI: Return of the Jedi
Do You Wanna Date My Avatar? - Felicia Day (The Guild)

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TerlObar
July 19, 2009 - 4:18pm
Ascent wrote:
After joining Twitter and looking it over, I'm not impressed. I'm wondering how it has got so popular.
I tend to agree with you.  Although the twitter website itself isn't very useful.  With a tool like TweetDeck or some other third party tool you can do a few more things like have streams that correspond to searches of topics that are of interest and such.  However, on the whole I don't see how it got so popular either.  Maybe it's just because I'm a reclusive sort of person and it is very much a tool for the extrovert.
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Founding Editor - The Frontier Explorer Magazine
Managing Editor - The Star Frontiersman Magazine

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Ascent
July 19, 2009 - 7:35pm
Judging by the way it pretty much exploded on the scene out of nowhere, I'm thinking that it had a limitless advertising budget to begin with, because of being started by some huge corporation, and so provided a media blitz by prearranging mentions on a bunch of different services in the real world and online. Never underestimate the power of advertising. With all the problems MySpace has had with hackers and viruses, people were ready for a media blitz for an alternative. With the market available, someone put up the cash for the blitz.

I did notice that twitter is easily ported to forums and cellphones, so it may be the software flexibility and broad application that makes it desireable for advertising purposes.
View my profile for a list of articles I have written, am writing, will write.
"It's yo' mama!" —Wicket W. Warrick, Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi
"That guy's wise." —Logray, Star Wars Ep.VI: Return of the Jedi
Do You Wanna Date My Avatar? - Felicia Day (The Guild)

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TerlObar
July 19, 2009 - 8:28pm
They also had a bunch of problems right up front that almost killed them.  Their servers kept going down, they couldn't handle the load, etc.  The popularity up front almost did them in.
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Webmaster - The Star Frontiers Network & this site
Founding Editor - The Frontier Explorer Magazine
Managing Editor - The Star Frontiersman Magazine

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Gergmaster
July 20, 2009 - 1:02pm
Yeah its funny how that works just about every social networking site has had that problem in the last few years.
Confucious Says:
     Man with one chopstick go hungry.
     Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
     Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.