The Twitter Take-over

December 24, 2012 6:00 pm

twitter merchandiseI remember being back in school where MSN and MySpace were the be all and end all of social networking sites…

Instant message, webcam chat and catch up on the latest news all at the same time just at the touch of your fingertips.

Then in July 2006 came Twitter, a completely new entity in the world of socialising that was more than just a little bit different. With it came the opportunity not just to keep in touch with friends and family, but also to ‘follow’ celebrities, join discussions with people from around the world, keep up to date with your favourite TV shows and hash tag every word of your update so others can search and see your tweet. Never has there been a social networking site where celebrities can get in on your conversation if they so wish and vice versa. While you’re messaging a friend you could also be tweeting about your latest drama, followed by seeing what your favourite singer has been up to lately or even using the site for advertising purposes if you have a blog or business that you want the world to be aware of. The site is so simple to use, smartly laid out, easy to navigate and manage and with so many positives and so many possibilities it’s not hard to believe just how much it has accomplished.

twiendsAlthough it has only been the last 3 years where Twitter has truly kicked off, it seems to just keep rising and rising in popularity and with thousands of new people signing up daily it is definitely more than just a phase. Twitter currently has over 465 million users and around 175 million tweets are sent out each day, something for its three founders (Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams) to be very proud of.

It has become so popular that the world of Twitter is truly everywhere you look. There’s people on Facebook or in texts hash tagging words, most TV shows have a twitter page you can follow and advertise that during their show, you can vote or donate, you can follow retailers…  there are mugs, t-shirts, lanyard’s, baby grows, socks, books and twiends! You name it and they’ve got it. Twitter has completely changed the way we do things and bought a whole new meaning to the word connected. It’s safe to say that Twitter is still going strong and has plenty left to give.

By Denise Pallatina


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