Twitter is eight tomorrow. Its my favourite form of social media because it is, ad products aside, truly democratic and social.
In the last week or so I asked my network to share favourite moments from Twitter in recent years, and reasons for tweeting.
I should have known that the response would be enthusiastic and noisy. It included business development, connecting and conversation, job hunting, news, research and much more.
I’ve included a selection of the responses below. Thanks to everyone that joined in the conversation and apologies if I have omitted your response.
If you don’t use Twitter there’ll almost certainly be a reason that you should based on these responses. In fact you might want to print out this web page and share it with Twitter deniers.
Em Murphy-Wearmouth’s tweet is one of my favourite ever.
Twitter has 200 million active users, or thereabouts. It has a market capitalisation of around $30 billion but let’s not forget it has still to make a profit (net loss of $511 million Q4 2013) and continues to build an ad-funded business model.
We’ll find out in the next eight years whether its successful. In the meantime happy birthday Twitter.
Your best bits
@wadds best bit was moving to Oz and integrating quickly to my industry entirely because of twitter. Oh and finding husband.
— Em Murphy-Wearmouth (@EmVicW) March 14, 2014
#2 Business development
#3 Job hunting
#4 Building networks
#5 Information sharing
#8 Learning and development
@wadds Love it for quick & dirty opinion polls, brainstorming ideas with followers, and getting inspiration from others
— Sallie Bale (@secretivesallie) March 16, 2014
#12 Organisational communication
— Robert Gage (@Welsh_Wings) March 14, 2014
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