Facebook And Its Effects On The World Of Twitter

1607 WordsDec 4, 20167 Pages
According to the Twitter website, Twitter is a free social networking microblogging service that allows registered members to broadcast short posts called tweets. Ranked the top five of most popular social media site in the world. Twitter members can broadcast tweets and follow other users ' tweets by using multiple platforms and devices. Tweets can be made by cell phone text message, desktop client or by posting at the Twitter.com website. The default settings for Twitter are public. Unlike Facebook or LinkedIn, where members need to approve social connections, anyone can follow anyone on public Twitter. Twitter uses a hashtag which connect them to a general topic, members can add hashtags to a keyword in their post. I decided to dabble into the world of twitter. Since I have been using twitter for about a month now I learned quite a lot of things. We are awash in technology. It 's estimated that 93% of Americans now use cell phones or wireless devices. And one-third of those people are using so-called smartphones, which means the users can browse the Web and check e-mail on their phones. According to an industry trade group, from June 2009 to June 2010, cell phone subscribers sent 1.8 trillion text messages. That was up 33% from the year before. In other words, most of us spend our days walking around with our noses buried in our cell phones, BlackBerrys, iPhones, etc. And while we 're doing that, we 're tuning out the people who are actually in the same room as us. We
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