Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Epitome of Twitter

Electricity travels at 186,000 miles per second, while the world is around 24,000 miles around the equator. Electricity travels at the speed of light, which means any updates of messages sent via internet can all be viewed by anyone around the world instantly. This is what Twitter is all about.
Twitter makes New New Media a better and faster way of communication. Upon making this blog, I realized how out of the loop I was because I didn't have a twitter account. Twitter has become one of the most popular web sites in the world. It ranks very close to Myspace and Facebook, and of May 2009 even has 32 million people following twitter. I would estimate that today the number has grown even higher. Twitter is an amazing web site though because it allows the both the viewer and user many options.
The great part of Twitter is that the viewer doesn't even have to make posts or updates. If you just want to read some of the hysterical posts that someone makes then by all means go for it. Twitter is an interesting website that pertains to anyone who wants to communicate with anyone throughout the world. It amplifies communication beyond earshot to anyone who has a twitter account.
Twitter however, is also very fun and interesting for the "tweeter" or "twitter poster". Twitter allows its user to post any 140 character line of their choosing, pictures, audio, and even videos. Twitter has changed the world in that it has simplified and made fast travel communication more efficient. The power of the tweet can effect many different people in many different parts of the world. You can even use this website through your phone or mobile device making expressions and ideas that you don't want to forget easy to update instantly. Thanks to Twitter people all over the world can share opinions, ideas, videos and more at the speed of light. Although Twitter has yet to catch on to the vast majority, unlike sites such as Facebook, I predict that the number of "Tweeters" and Twitter accounts will rise exponentially in the next couple of years.


  1. The best part of Twitter in your view could be seen as a negative by some people. For example, in Facebook, message boards, blogs, etc. the community is enhanced because leechers or lurkers are often outed, with everyone being encouraged to contribute. With Twitter, some users really are just taking up cyberspace.

  2. Good summary, but now try it out and see what you think. and Joe, you are right, for good and ill, Twitter represents a much more open network than Facebook. One of Twitter's founders went so far as to say that he didn't think of it as a social medium at all.