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I'm Annoyed

Tweeting while watching T.V. seems to be a pretty common practice. I get wanting to share your experience with those that are as excited. I understand wanting to make a connection. But what I DON'T get is when people Tweet away with "OMG! I can't believe they killed so-and-so!" Or, "Why did he pick (insert name here)". Why are some t.v.-watching-tweeters Spoilers?

Not everyone watches a program at the same time. And I'm not talking about those that are taping a program to watch at a later date. I'm talking about those that live in a different time zone and have no choice.

Twitter Etiquette 101: While sharing enjoyment/disdain for T.V. shows, no play-by-play of said T.V. shows. Please keep in mind those in different time zones.

While waiting for my series finale show-time to start, I was checking in with my Twitter pals. When some started sharing info. on the show I was waiting for, I reminded my Twitterverse that not all could be watching the show due to the time difference. I was given this comment, "Why is it so hard for west coasters to just get off the internet if they don't want to come across spoilers? Instead they just complain :P "

Excuse me?

So, due to the fact that I live in a later time zone I am to avoid the internet. I see. I didn't realize it was that difficult to hold off talking about important plot points. Perhaps it's Twitter Tourette Syndrome. I don't know.

Is it so hard to keep some info. to yourself? Those who over-share might keep their followers that way.

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14 comments:

  1. Ooooh. That is annoying!
    (And us east-coasters sure sound like snobs, don't we?)

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  2. And let's not even get into reading all the tweets about shows you've never watched.

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  3. I'm completely with you on this one! It totally spoils the enjoyment for those of us later watchers. Why not just post generic 'wow, what an awesome show type comments'

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  4. I agree! I find it funny that people comment on what they are thinking about a show while they're watching it. They must think others are interested.....I'm not. It is very inconsiderate and I'm sure if the tables were turned, they'd be just as upset.

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  5. Sorry! I can understand your frustrations! I never watched Lost, though, so I know you aren't mad at me! Ha!

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  6. So this is why you said I'm a rare breed lol. I definitely understand your frustration. You've just inspired my "Tweet Me Tuesday" post for tomorrow. Look for it!!! Thanks!

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  7. Totally! I hardly ever watch a show on time and it can get so frustrating. What I hate the most is when someone tweets every five minutes about the show they're watching. Even if it's not spoiling me (Because I don't watch it) it still grates on my nerves!

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  8. Every Tuesday I lovingly tweet, "Hey East Coasters, remember not to tweet Glee and/or Lost spoilers for our friends in other time zones."

    I'm always ignored. So much for trying to be loving and polite, huh?

    Also, the running commentary that some tweet while watching their favorite shoes? I DON'T GET IT. Really, people? Why do we have to tweet our every waking thought?

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  9. You've been quoted!

    http://qoddessquotesblogs.blogspot.com/2010/05/quotes-may-24-2010.html

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  10. Sometimes I can get a head of your east coasters, but not always. I'm sorry. I wont ever tweet any show info. I have no TV:P it takes me a week to see Glee! or Hiccups

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  11. I totally understand your frustration! Kristen @HandsHouseHeart has a great post on this today you might want to check out. You can actually filter certain hashtags, but the best solution would be for people to use courtesy!

    Tweeting this as part of Tweet Me Tuesday!

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  12. I understand your point completely. Humans get so wrapped up in our own little worlds - like time zones - we don't think large enough how it affects others. We do this in more that just tweeting about TV shows. Good points here>

    Tweeting this as part of Tweet me Tuesday!

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  13. I hate this also. I've complained so many times and have had other people tell me just to not look at twitter. But it's rude. I've unfollowed people for doing this.

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