Twitter the epitome of modern online communication

“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?


3 thoughts on “Twitter the epitome of modern online communication

    • 1) From a company / brand’s perspective their brand image on social media platforms is very much dear to them. When a consumer complains on toll free numbers or via emails, it stays between the company and the consumer hence it stays unanswered for a long time. Whereas when a consumer complains on twitter, the response from almost all the companies is very quick. They solve problem at the earliest and give a confirmation about it on Twitter too. (Personal experience with Ola, Flipkart, PayTM)

      2) All the official announcements of a company, offers / sale information, are made on Twitter first, before any other medium like television or via print advertisements. Brands conduct contest and giveaways for consumers to get more indulge into their brand.

      3) Not every news channel telecasts live events of product launch of various companies like Xbox, Apple, Samsung, etc. To watch a product launch event live there’s periscope and twitter for live updates about their upcoming products.

      Hence, there are many such ways Twitter is helpful for one and all. It’s just the perspective and the way people use Twitter for.

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