10 Reasons Why Twitter Is So Popular
I was pondering today why the social networking site Twitter is so incredibly popular. So I thought I would Google it and read what others are saying about Twitter. Surprisingly I couldn’t find much out there so I wrote down some thoughts and it wasn’t long before I came up with the following reasons for Twitter’s popularity.
Everyone seems to love lists so here are my 10 reasons why I think Twitter is so popular. Warning: While you’re reading please keep in mind my tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and don’t take everything I say too literally (*_*).
Here we go … Twitter is popular because:
- Twitter is so darned easy to use - period. No further explanation is required.
- It’s a lot easier to get Twitter followers than it is to get Blog newsfeed subscribers.
- Twitter is a complete no-brainer. Absolutely no technical know-how is needed. Just open an account and start tweeting.
- It’s an excuse for being a bad writer. Because of Twitter’s 140 character limitation you can be excused for bad
judgementgrammar and abusing abbreviations.
- Twitter makes you feel like you are a part of something greater than yourself. You never have to feel alone again.
- For the ‘always-connected’ generation Twitter keeps you in contact with all of your ‘friends’ no matter where you are. When you are mobile and on-the-go it’s like a free conference text-messaging service in your cell phone.
- Having lots of so-called Twitter “friends” makes you feel you are popular. How else can you make a lot of friends as quickly? Where else can you find an audience interested in what you ate for dinner and threw up later?
- Is there a better way to keep in touch with your favorite celebrities? Twitter is an instant social fan club. You can write to them and they (or their entourage) might respond. You can almost reach out and touch them. Do you feel the love?
- Similarly, if you follow your favorite a-lister they will probably reciprocate and follow you back. Wow! Is Scoble really listening?
- Twitter is a great way to pretend being someone’s friend so you can sell them something later. Backdoor marketing for the new media age.