Not being interested in Twitter does not at all warrant the cynical or argumentative nature of the first two replies.
I'm sorry that 11 of the same letters appearing in my username on these forums
, my username on Twitter, and my web address has incited your philosophical issues with advertising. Since you also have your web address in your signature, the fact that mine match (and perhaps personal details completely unrelated to this thread) appears to be my only sin. Unfortunately for my apparent advertising, I have nothing for sale on Twitter or my website
In light of offending you, I have removed the redundant links from my signature for the time being. However! ...they only happen to be redundant because of the topic of this thread
. Context does matter, so I'll take your criticism to heart and leave them off until this thread has aged a bit.
I've met several other sailors on Twitter who I find very interesting and insighful, which has also been the case on these forums until this hour. Since I have also enjoyed this site, I merely wanted to open the channel to people who are interested. I actually met a great contributor to this forum on Twitter before I discovered he was also on the forums.
Perhaps I appreciate Twitter because the negativity and mundanity are limited to 140 characters along with the ridiculously-more-common good stuff.
I hope y-OurLifeAtSea is always more like the smiles on your homepage than the tone of your reply.
This thread had no action until the hijacking, but I'm still interested in hearing from anyone who uses Twitter if that rare breed should happen upon this.
If you think Twitter is stupid, that's fine too, but please don't rain on everyone else's parade just because of your personal distaste.