By: Julian Ross
Just like Facebook did a few years ago, Twitter is becoming a part of our everyday lives. Every business, musician or person whose “with it” has and uses a Twitter account. (Follow @Status_Media on Twitter!) But why? Whats the point? I’ll give my best explanation, some ideal use-cases and address the topic I see the most people struggle with, privacy.
Twitter defines itself as
“…a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now.”
Twitter asks its users “Whats happening?” (Until a few months ago, the prompt was “What are you doing?” but after seeing how people were using the service, they felt the current prompt was more fitting.) and essentially all of twitter is are answers to that question. In reality, it’s a giant public chat room, where anyone can talk about whatever they like. Anyone who was using the internet when AOL was the cool ISP to have probably remember what a complete and utter mess chat rooms were, especially ones that didn’t have a very specific topic. Thankfully, Twitter has improved on that formula in a few important ways. Continue reading