Before I signed up last week, I thought Twitter was just another glorified chat program, another time-wasting instant messenger filled with people tweeting their bathroom breaks and eating habits.
Truth be told, there is some of that on Twitter (and I do it too)…
But there are also tweets like these (from a search for “eyeshadow tips”):
And these (from my unfiltered stream today)…
It’s easy to find and follow the conversations of people who share your hobbies and interests, just as it’s easy to unfollow people who don’t. Follow only as many people as you want to (as many as you can handle), or download a free program like Tweetdeck, which adds the ability to group conversations and filter tweets by topic.
I’m still new to Twitter and figuring out the ropes, but I think I can already tell why it grew 1,928% over the past year.
It’s fresh and relevant, attracting people of all interests and walks of life. News spreads virally on Twitter faster than anywhere else, even TV! Professionals use it to share details on their latest products and services, and businesses use it to keep consumers up to date. It’s also widely used to share discounts, coupons and to get feedback from people in a flash.
One week in, and I’m already hooked!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Follow me on Twitter at karenmbb.:)