June '15 - What I Love About Twitter.
I was never really a big fan of Twitter.
There's not enough room to fully say what you
want to say within the 140 character limit
and people often posted comments like, "I
had a chamomile tea today," which is
uninteresting even to people who personally
know that person. I used it for advertising
my books and pretty much nothing else.
years however, and since they created trends
using the hashtag, I've found it more and
more interesting and useful. The hashtag
trends mean I can discuss a particular
subject without having to message a Twitter
page directly so others can reply. In a way
it's like talking about someone behind their
back, but that "someone" can also
be a movie, book, event, etc.
use Twitter too with a little blue tick
beside their name confirming that it's really
them and not an impersonator. Recently
someone was talking about the actress Pixie
Le Knot who appears in Game Of Thrones. She
was going to attend a sci-fi convention and
someone was worried that she had cancelled.
She replied and said something along the
lines of, "We're still coming, I haven't
cancelled." I thought it was amazing
that a celebrity was able to respond to a fan's
question in such a casual manner, something
that wouldn't have happened before Twitter. I
was also privy to that conversation by
searching the hashtag of her name.
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