Right at the beginning of Spring, five years ago, a world changing hatchling came into this world. I am not talking about a mythological creature or Zeus’ baby Swan representation. Twitter was born to connect people far beyond Nokia ever thought of when it came up with its slogan “Connecting People”.
To be perfectly honest, the very first time I discovered Twitter, I didn’t quite get what it was used for. What was the purpose to type in 140 characters on a continuous basis around the clock? Then, slowly as I explored around Twitter’s webpage I realized then thousands of purposes and ways to use it. As time went by, not only did I get my friends to follow me and follow them back, but I actually could have direct contact with business people, important icons or characters, politicians, you name it. It all really depends on each person’s interest.
Some of my followers include digital marketing agencies. I in return, follow them as well as high end reporters, magazine publications and Internet publications such as Mashable. What’s best? When I ask something to them directly, they actually answer back. Never before did another media achieve this instant connection between fans and idols.
Another common use is to be reported on by breaking news. Not such a fan of exploring websites or reading the physical paper? You can follow news channels and be in the know of what’s happening out there. Anyway, if you are a regular Twitter, then you know perfectly well what I’m talking about.
A friend once told me “Facebook is for gossip, Twitter is for intellect”. I don’t think he is too far fetched, although it might not be 100% true. Here’s a promotional video Twitter released today on its birthday just to quickly remind you what’s changed in the past five years. Tweet away!