I still don’t get it. I can’t see the relevance of Twitter. If you are a Twitter user, please tell me what you think about it.
Twitter is often referred to as a ‘micro-blogging’ social networking site. Most people use it to tell their friends, or followers, what they are doing. For example, on one day blogger Lisa twittered, “I just got myself a 72-eyeshadow palette!! Yippie!!” On another occasion she complained that she was “very, very tired.”
You are probably aware that you can actually do the same thing with MSN, Yahoo! Messenger or Facebook. There are some differences, of course. With Twitter, you can read the past updates of a person. On Facebook, if you update your status, your past status is gone.
Another salient feature of Twitter is that communication is one way. You can, for example, “follow” Paris Hilton, but she is unlikely to follow you. (Unless, of course, you too are a celebrity.)
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I do see some uses of this micro-blogging service, but they are of little importance to me. So why Twitter? Please enlighten me.