Hello. I just finished reading a great article about the phenomenal rise in twitter users world wide. It is interesting to note that more than 60% of users are from outside the US of A.
DYK? that India has 550billion mobile phone users; that the twitter website is available in 6 languages, and there are even twitter users in The Vatican and outer space!
Personally I love twitter. I love that it is fast, I love the homefeeds although of course they sometimes move too fast. I love that I can connect with people around the world in real time and have short bursts of conversation, find out whats happening and meet lovely people in the virtual world who are really real people.
One of the things I enjoy most about twitter are the very diverse and creative names that people come up with. Sometimes it relates to what they do, or their philosophy in life, perhaps their beliefs and for some it is just a bit of fun. It is amazing how many combinations the english language can come up with.
Many ppl pass on or re-tweet quotes and I love thinking about those quotes and what they mean to me before I RT them for others to enjoy. It amazes me just how many quotes there are in the world and the diverse backgrounds the ‘quotees’ come from. (I’m not sure if quotees is a word…if not… well now it is )
I enjoy the different applications that have sprung up around twitter and my particular favourite is hootsuite, possibly coz it is such a funky name. I love the lists, makes it so much easier to find the ppl whose tweets you want to keep track of and also lets others know who you find most interesting; like @HelpSaveBees
The follows are great fun too: like #ff or #followfriday where you get to mention ppl that you have had conversations with during the week, or ppl that you really appreciate and you get a chance to say thanks for retweeting my quotes or my links, or get to #shoutout your appreciation for their following or comments. You get a chance to mention ppl who have impressed you with the content of their tweets or links, and say hello to friends.
Of course as Kenneth Wu will tell you; there is a dark side to twitter. One of these would be the ppl who use twitter as a platform for abuse and rubbish content. Fortunately you can just block such ppl. I had one bloke who was beginning to stalk me, sending really idiotic tweets….so boof bang…blocked!
I always tell my daughter that I was born to twitter. I started my account @notjustagranny just over a year ago and have never looked back. It’s fun, it’s funky and it’s really interesting. I love the educational links that get posted and have learned more about the world through these links than I did before. I could quite happily spend the whole day on twitter…….
I find it incredible how news gets posted around the world in the blink of an eye and you get to hear in real time about things and events that are happening on the other side of the world before you even hear it on the news……it’s like the 6 o’clock news is almost redundant.
I love that I can show my support for various causes and give a #shoutout when they have a particular campaign like @Socks4HappyPPL whose mission it is to supply a pair of socks to homeless kiddies in Mongolia. So for every pair of socks you buy they send a pair to Mongolia. And we get to share and contribute to that.
It’s fun to see what people are getting up to, to be able to know what is being said in a seminar that you are unable to attend, to know who goes to #starbucks and who is jetting of somewhere nice. It’s great to share in the events of the world like #earthhour; to see photos that you may not have seen ever and to connect with people around the world for a great cause.
I have inserted the link to the article in question and hope you enjoy it too. click here