Why I use Twitter??? January 2, 2010Posted by Talha Izhar in Technology.
Tags: Facebook, Orkut, Twitter, Why I use Twitter
Today while I was going through the list of people I am following I saw a friend’s status which was “I find it boring here”. It made me thinking why she doesn’t like twitter? I still don’t know why :) but one thing I know is why I use twitter and not get bored.
To understand my point of view, I think its important to know why I use social networks and what I look for before I signup. It all started with orkut back in the university, It was really cool back then when I started using it. It was much better than the forum I was a member of where I had to deal with alot of complete strangers. So orkut gave me a space where I could interact with my friends and find my lost friends on the network. The problems with Orkut started when I shared my pictures,maximum pictures were 12 at that time. Any random guy could see them, see my scraps. There was just no respect of privacy. Some would argue, if I am using a social network its bound to happen but I disagree. I think social networking should have a limit. Its upto us to interact with a total stranger or just our friends. Coming back, this issue on orkut led me to facebook.
And since then its facebook but after so much of social networking on facebook and over 600 friends there was something missing. The need to get an immediate reaction on anything i had in mind. And thats when entered twitter. Since twitter, I have been able to get prompt opinions on my thoughts without having socialize really. I follow people i know nothing about but their thoughts are something i really like. I got connected to people without adding them to a certain privacy list, I can share pictures I like to share with all of my followers. There are other reasons too, but I would like to know your reason of using twitter.