Those who don’t have a Twitter account know that Twitter is the hottest word of 2009, those who have a Twitter account know why it is the hottest word of 2009 and those who still think Twitter refers to sweet, aimless chirping of birds must consider cancelling their broadband connection.
Google the word Twitter and you will find most of the people telling you that Twitter is a micro-blogging site. Ask a Twitterholic (twitter addict if you are not on Twitter) what is micro-blogging and he would reply with #WTF.
You may think Twitter is a social networking site and you couldn’t be more wrong. Social networking websites were born to make people connect with each other. You start with people you have met in real life and then make some friends that you haven’t met nor expect to ever meet. On Twitter people not only connect but also tell you what they are doing. I don’t think Facebook will ever make you interested in reading #having gulabjamunas.
The most serious allegation against Twitter is that it is the biggest time waster ever invented. People log in thinking they will experience something new and find that the world is same everywhere. You think you will meet people interested in you and you find people are just like you – interested just in themselves.
The best feature of Twitter is that it allows you to be yourself. You tell people about your life and they tell you about theirs. The more time you spend on Twitter, the more you realize that you can’t wear a mask for long. The reason being it is your life and you can’t fake it in less than 140 characters.
To sum up
When my children’s would ask– how were things before we were born, I would show them my tweets and they would say– Dad, what the hell was wrong with you?
Wish to connect with me on Twitter. My address is www.twitter.com/cubicile_blues