After the demise of Friendster, I thought I’d just stick to Facebook, this awesome blog and the regular email addresses I have as marks of my presence in cyberspace. I’ve always loved being in low profile and away from the limelight, but having some persona in some social network can help others to know you better.
I love Facebook. It has helped me reconnect with old friends and faraway relatives. Ah… the beauty of technology. Then, boredom sets in. Thanks to the icon that sits patiently in my iPhone, waiting to be used, I finally succumbed and signed up for a Twitter account.
At first, I thought Twitter is just an alternative to the status updates on Facebook. Who would write everything that’s going on in their lives all the time by posting on Twitter?! Everyone who has a Twitter account apparently. But having a Twitter account only counts when you have tweets and followers. If you don’t post anything, you’re basically boring, so what’s the use of having the account? If you don’t have followers, who would read what you post? Unless you set your account to public of course, which is what I did for mine (for now).
Besides those who rant and complain constantly, there are other accounts which I find worthwhile to read. Check out these examples of accounts that inspire and motivate you, food for the mind, food for the soul, facts for the nerds, with jokes to make you laugh, parody accounts and simply, the news. They inspire some of my own tweets! 😀
The active users mostly belong to a certain demographic because almost all of their friends would have accounts too and they engage in conversations with one another through Twitter. I would rather use WhatsApp for this purpose.
They are also the ones who would follow and support their idols religiously, which is why some celebrities seem to be more popular than others; simply because they have more active presence and followers in the social media. I came to know more [almost ridiculously hilarious news] about One Direction, Justin Beiber and Taylor Swift from Twitter. 😉
I also read about the Boston marathon bombings on Twitter first. It has become a news source and quoted in many online news articles.
So, I may have underestimated Twitter after all. It keeps me amused and occupied.