Monday, October 3, 2011

Twitter is too simple-Twitter is just right!

Okay, so Twitter is not your average social networking site. You cannot upload pictures or videos or even chat for that matter. But irrespective it is the social world’s newest darling.
A lot of people love twitter but there are an equal number of people that dislike it and consider it pointless. The most frequent question that people ask is “What do you tweet about?”  
I use twitter to mostly stay in touch with what’s happening and it is definitely preferred over Facebook. Twitter according to me has more of an intellectual thought depending on who you follow and what you tweet about. The social network must be used firstly to follow people that interest you and secondly it should be used to awaken things that maybe happening around us, instead of living in a specific circle.
It is fun, fast and most importantly short and to the point. The 140 character space is one annoying thing if you have a lot to say but it definitely stops me from rambling. It basically is-you have a thought, fit it into 140 characters, post it. Period.
Twitter, for most people has become a platform for like-minded people to share their views. It also allows one to share information with people from different circles.  
So what exactly is twitter? It is many different things to many different people. It can be used by a family to keep in touch, or a company to coordinate business, or the media to keep people informed or a writer or a celebrity to build up a fan base.
Twitter has on a number of occasions been the first to break a story. News of the 13/7 triple bomb blast was first posted on twitter. There were constant updates about the minute by minute happenings. People were venting out their frustration and some were lending out their support. News channels rely on Twitter to generate a response from their audience. The ticker that is displayed on channels like Times Now is most of the time tweets from people who need space to voice out their opinion.
Twitter is the best place to meet people with similar interests and views. For me it is fashion, I follow most of the international designers and magazine editors. It helps me stay upbeat with all the latest in the fashion world.
In essence Twitter is a micro-blogging site. It is for people who want to blog but at the same time do have the time to script out a well crafted blog post about how you spent your day. If I were tweeting about it, it would simply be “what an eventful day, waiting to get home and catch up on some sleep”. Twitter is just that-simple and right!

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