“I love Twitter… it’s like owning your own newspaper without the losses” – Donald J. Trump
Who’s not on social media these days? No, really? My guess would be the very young, the very old, and those living in remote areas, where access to the Internet is limited. But even these boundaries are being pushed ever more often. People from all cultures and walks of life join social sites to boost their egos, network, in search of social acceptance, or to vent creatively. This new type of creativity is something that particularly draws me to social media. Personally, I’m moving across a number of platforms on a daily basis, however, I’ve found that it’s Twitter, that offers the most in terms of pure, unique content.
So, what makes Twitter stand out? Well, a number of things, actually. Twitter extracts and mixes the best out of the other most popular platforms and puts it all in a nutshell. Twitter is dynamic, direct, as real-time as it gets and has the 140-character limit, which forces you to bring your writing so precise, when composing a tweet.
We are the generation of Social Media, our biggest revolution is a Tweet of 140 characters. As of this writing Twitter has 317 million active users. Every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter, which corresponds to over 350,000 tweets sent per minute, more than 500 million tweets per day and around 200 billion tweets per year.
Fact: A news first breaks on Twitter and then on any news channel across the world. Twitter has changed the global media, every person is getting real-time news. The importance of news papers every morning has been decreasing since digitization and mostly due to Twitter which provides real-time news unlike any newspaper.
What do you’all think about the revolution Twitter has brought about in the digital era?