IS IT JUST me or is Twitter all the rage at the moment?
From multinational companies being globally embarrassed thanks to the millions of tweeting tweeters (see Qantas, Skittles, McDonalds) to the little blue bird phenomenon seemingly becoming more popular than a Mr Zuckerberg Facebook ‘Like’. The world is currently atwitter about Twitter.
I guess that is the age we live in. An age where headlines can break around the globe because old Rupe Murdoch has something to say on the social media site. An age where ‘trending topics’ are more frequently discussed in the workplace than that X Factor performance from the night before. An age where ‘followers’ are an even hotter commodity than FB ‘friends’. If you want to hit the current Tweet spot and be in with the cool crowd, well, you better get on Twitter. And get on it quick.
Twitter is a wonderful resource. For breaking news stories and getting information out there quicker than even the most lightening-speed newsrooms. For checking out what bizarrely insane acts and comments our comical celebrities are coming up with now. For seeing what your mates are up to or into, or where they are, or who they are with, or what they had for lunch (yep – that’s where Twitter can let itself down a little).
In the age of instancy – Twitter is currently king. Hey, where else can you learn 100 quick, weird and wonderful facts, in the time it would take you to type “T-w-i-t-t-” into Google.
People have found themselves jobs on Twitter. Hell, people have been accepted for jobs via Twitter. People have proposed via Twitter, broken up via Twitter, found partners through Twitter. It’s incredible the powers this little media platform holds across the world.
So, don’t be a Twit. Get on Twitter, get tweeting and tell the world what you know. Just not what you had for lunch…
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