Twitter is taking over the world. Little by little, the miroblogging machine has become a part of millions of people’s lives. Yet, the trait that distinguished twitter from the rest is the way in which it is used. Twitter revolves around the idea of ‘What are you doing?’ but, has expanded and gained the ability to carry a full conversation, give news feeds faster than the news broadcast and has also been there for us when we wanted to post the most random thing that comes to mind at 3:27 AM. This technological burst will forever change the way in which we communicate and live our lives.
I distinctly remember the day I got my first cell phone and talking to my parents about the rules and responsibilities that go along with it - mind you I was in 7th grade. However I never though that acquiring a cell phone would change the way my life played out. Instead of my parents answering the home phone and giving the calls to me to speak with friends, they were now directly calling me, taking up quality video game time as well as having to hear that annoying old ringer time after time.
I see twitter as the new cell phone. People have become comfortable with updating their twitter status every hour or even more frequently. Celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon as hundreds of them have twitter accounts themselves and are in full support of this growing social network - Shaq’s Halftime Tweet, John Mayer Tweet Obsession. This is not a fad, and will be here for some time until the next new idea catches on. Yet, I feel that twitter has something here that is completely different that the other social networks. Rather than getting all worked up about updating your profile on Facebook, twitter simplifies things by getting the message across and read by thousands of people in a very short amount of time. This new way of communication and viral dialogue has become a facet in day-to-day excursions for millions. I feel that Twitters popularity will continue to grow since it’s being thrusted into the entertainment light from all the celebrity gossip than can be obtained on this network. So to sum it all up: If you don’t have a Twitter account, get one here, and get used to the microblogging way of communication for two reasons. The first, as it will be here for some time and the second being that EVERYONE ELSE has one, so just do it. For all of you who do have Twitter accounts, here is a list of the top celebrity Tweeters thanks to Times Online.
Top Celebrity Tweeters: