What’s So Great About Twitter?

I was asking myself this question today while looking for a blog topic…and I couldn’t come up with an answer off the top of my head. I mean, I like Twitter, but why?

So, I decided to Google…to see what everybody else thinks is great about it…hopefully this would help me figure it out.

Here are some of the answers I saw:

Microblogging. It’s easy to make a quick tweet telling the world what you are doing, how good your morning coffee tastes or how bad your lunch went.”  –Yeah, this is true, but honestly, I guess if the people following me are my family, they might care if I like the cup of coffee I’m drinking, but…probably not. LOL

Quick answers. You can ask all sorts of questions to the Twitter universe, from what is the capital of Alaska to what people think of a particular brand of baby food. And the more friends you have, the more detailed answers you will receive.” –This is actually what I use Google for. I’ve never really used Twitter for this.

Keeping up with the news. From newspapers to magazines to TV stations and cable news, it seems everyone is adopting Twitter as the coolest thing since sliced bread. The coolest part is that it makes Twitter a great way to keep track of news.” –This one is high on my list. If I hear something somewhere, I immediately check my Twitter feed to find out what the heck is going on. Also, I’ve found out things on Twitter long before I had them confirmed by slower information outlets.

Helpful outbursts, or in other words, screaming your rage.” –Yeah, no.  I definitely don’t think this is the reason I Tweet, although I have to admit I’ve done it when watching The Walking Dead. Remember when Dale got killed?? Ack!!

Oh, finally…I’ve got it. Here’s why Twitter is great:

Twitter makes me feel like part of something big—part of the peopled universe. I work at home so I don’t see a lot of people every day, but with Twitter, people are all around me, having conversations I can join or not, experiencing the boring and exciting parts of their lives. And I feel connected to them.

And connected is nice…really nice.

“When I am with a group of human beings committed to hanging in there through both the agony and the joy of community, I have a dim sense that I am participating in a phenomenon for which there is only one word….glory.”  M. Scott Peck

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