Why do people use Twitter?
Every social network serves its own purpose. YouTube lets you share videos. Instagram lets you share pictures. Tumblr lets you blog.
Two social networks are truly everywhere: Facebook and Twitter. However, they serve very different purposes.
- Facebook lets you keep in touch with a few people you already know in real life.
- Twitter lets you connect with many people you don’t know based on common interests.
Twitter is a group conversation, a giant, real-time chatroom. People connect around their interests: sports, celebrities, news, technology, and business.
Twitter’s following structure makes it “opt-in,” a lot like an RSS feed. Users choose to follow content and people they care about. Other people choosing to follow you is a key component to getting your voice heard.