Are any other parks using Twitter?

Friday, May 2, 2008 1:12 PM
Nah, given my limited experience with you, I'd say you have more of a will to succeed than a will to win.

That's all.

You don't strike me as the type that needs to be better than someone (everyone?) else.

Or am I totally wrong?

Friday, May 2, 2008 1:28 PM
I think we just have different definitions/interpretations of the words. I think of ambitious as "nothing, but nothing, gets in my way" and competitive as trying to stay ahead of the pack.

Rats...I was hoping for a CB podcast smackdown. :)


Friday, May 2, 2008 1:45 PM
Oh, pesky terminology issues. :)

To me being competitive has more of a 'dirty' motive - to win. To be better than others.

While ambition to me is about being the best or achieving as much as possible, but for personal reasons or based on personal drive regardless of what others are doing or have done...otherwise one would just be competitive.

Than again, maybe you are a little competitive. You keep wanting that podcast smackdown! ;)

Friday, May 2, 2008 2:12 PM
I used to zephyr (which was sort of like a pre-web version of twitter), and it was great. For a while. Then, I spent my entire day zephyring. It's all I ever did. We used to decide where we were going to go to dinner via zephyr, rather than actually speaking to one another face-to-face.

Eventually I quit. Cold Turkey. It was about the time I decided it was time to finish my damn dissertation.

I've never looked back since. The "interruptivity" of zephyr (and twitter, and for that matter even email) is just so so painful, that I don't use any of them. I even keep my email turned off for good portions of the day.

Friday, May 2, 2008 2:21 PM

Craig the Coaster Freak said:
While I like remaining informed... much more "instant" can gratification get?

That's my take as well.

Which is not to say that there aren't some good ideas out there. Here's the site to see what's going on at UO, complete with wait times (and a horrible URL):

That's the kind of thing I can get behind, and I wish more parks would offer something like that.

Friday, May 2, 2008 4:41 PM
The Theme Parks blog uses it as well.

Twitter to me is about a quick thought thats rambling in my head, my website and Facebook page get updated and it's out of my head.

Its not "the next big thing", its just another one.

Sunday, May 4, 2008 5:22 PM
Very interesting concept...I wonder if I can use it for my business....
Sunday, May 4, 2008 8:34 PM
Gonchcrotchety. I love it.
Saturday, October 4, 2008 3:01 PM

Jeff said:
Must... resist... comments about Twitter...

Ah, did the tweets during yesterday's meeting with Sandor change your opinion slightly?

Welcome, newest "follower." :)


Saturday, October 4, 2008 3:12 PM

Doesn't mean I'll go there. :) Not a big fan of the sand man either. But I gotta look out for being called snarky.

Saturday, October 4, 2008 3:33 PM

Ah, but you've taken the first step.

Here, take another sip of the nice kool-aid...

Monday, October 6, 2008 6:56 PM

I learned a little more about the twitter thing when my friend showed it to me at Knoebels over the weekend. To me, like MySpace, it's ASKING for stalkers unless you block it down to your friends only, and I mean REAL life friends.

I can see it being beneficial to parks, though. Otherwise, no thanks.


Monday, October 6, 2008 8:28 PM

What's the difference between MySpace, Twitter and this website as far as stalking goes?

Monday, October 6, 2008 10:22 PM

^ That's true. Anywhere you post you are opening yourself up for stalkers, unless you have a private forum. As far as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc., I don't really see any difference if you leave it open to everyone and anyone to subscribe to or "befriend" you. Personally I don't want everyone who subscribes that I don't personally know to know what I am doing every 5 seconds. But that's just me. :) I do have a MySpace and it's private, and the only people I have are REAL friends that I have met in real life, minus most of the bands.

Like I said I can see it being beneficial to parks. It would be cool to be travelling to your favorite park and get up-to-date messages about what is going on at that moment, especially if a ride is broken down, crowds, weather.....anything useful. :)


Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Monday, October 6, 2008 10:23 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11:42 AM

It's really only useful for parks if people are following them through the service. A combination of what Kennwood, Cedar Point and Universal are doing with mobile web and text messaging would be infinitely more useful to me at a park.


You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2019, POP World Media, LLC