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June 30th, 2009
01:01 PM ET

Anti-social networkers

You might say they are an endangered species. Folks who could care less about twitters, tweets and pokes. They're the last of the social network holdouts and they're proud of it. CNN's Christine Romans has the story.

Filed under: Technology
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  1. Deb Edwards

    Tried to send you a tweet...just getting used to it, but have been able to send individual tweets to others. And I came across this piece that you did yesterday. I like having a voice, one voice. Everyone has one, just one, some speak louder than others and those louder ones get heard. I am not so loud, so I like a tweet. Sounds like me.

    Now for what I was going to tweet...on this AM Morning you had a report about percentages of high African American unemployment. Is that 14.+% of the number of people who are unemployed? or is it 14+% of the black population in our country? I don't question the numbers, just wondering the frame of reference...for all races. The total population continually changes, and with about 50% of hispanics in our country (if I have that right), I wonder what each set of numbers would be in both cases.

    Have a great day!

    July 1, 2009 at 9:10 am |
  2. Regan Fletcher

    There's another growing group of users in the same demographic and that's people who are joining Facebook and Twitter because everyone else is but they find the stream over-whelming. There are a number of services that attempt to address "social media fatigue" as it's a problem that's only going to get worse. I won't be so self-serving as to mention my company by name but this is exactly what we're solving for average FB/Twitter users. I think it would be a topical story for many viewers.

    June 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm |
  3. Dennis

    I don't Tweet because I believe others are interested in what I'm doing–I Tweet to save them from asking the question. Besides, there's a reasonably good chance that I'll end up like Farrah Fawcett except not famous and with no money. I'm not taking issue with anything the professor said–He's right. At the end of the day most people Tweet because they can and they don't need to rationalize it. It's much like voting has become in the US–a "Sure-why-not" market force.

    June 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm |
  4. Sharon,Daniel Island, South Carolina

    to encourage older men to twit; end each sentence with "And Then You Meet Women" example;use twitter and then____

    June 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm |