Saturday, September 7, 2013

Why Twitter Rocks

6 months ago I said goodbye to facebook and Instagram (...+ some other social media channels). I had been thinking about pressing that big DELETE button a few months previous and finally took the plunge.  The only 2 that remained was Pinterest & Twitter.

Social media - it changed the world, it really did. Communicating with friends, family and acquaintances changed. Meeting, reaching and speaking with new people changed.  You could meet and communicate with people all over the globe in real time via various channels, be it in 140 characters or less, Skype, Instant Message, facebook, photo sharing apps, whatever.  I met some amazing people who I now consider very close friends via social media and for that I will forever be thankful.  It really does connect people. Everyone is easily reachable, even celebrities.

I initially started using Twitter for business, following marketing and social media enthusiasts. I loved the 'sharing' element where they would post a link to a great article they had just read or written. I learned a lot. There is a whole load of info on the Internet and there is a whole load of trash on the Internet but I felt that getting referred to a blog post from someone I respected was the best way to gain knowledge.

Over the last years I used Twitter less and less - I guess my obsession with facebook and Instagram took over, but I have to say that in these last few months I have a new found love and respect for Twitter.

It was difficult for me to say why, until I saw a RT (retweet) from a friend (thx @Kalisvaart):

'Twitter is about learning, educating, inspiring, spreading kindness and genuinely engaging with like-minded people.' 

(Original tweet by @D2DLondon)

In a nutshell this is why I love Twitter, for those precise reasons.  It is a great place to learn, meet new people who have the same interests as yourself, inspire and be inspired.  Like I said - as stated above :)

One thing I have learned is that your Twitter experience is only as good as those you follow.  So make sure you follow some rad people :)  Oh, and don't forget the #hashtags!  You can find some interesting people through hashtags.

What are your thoughts?  Do you like Twitter?

If you tweet, want to be friends?  You can find me here: @lisannevos


JMac said...
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JMac said...

I do like Twitter but use it to follow some of my fave famous people. Not like the Kardashians or Miley Cyrus but more comedians, writers, general people I admire. They always have something funny or wise to say and sometimes it just makes my day!!