Today marks the 5th anniversary since the first tweet was sent out. Since then, Twitter has become bigger than ever, with a valuation of around $7.7 billion US today.
People still occassionally mock Twitter, but it has proven to be a valuable tool, especially during crises. It is interesting though that up to today, only 9% of the US population uses the site at least monthly. (This number is significantly smaller compared to Facebook’s reach.)
Everyone pretty much knows that I love Twitter. But some people don’t share this view, and that’s alright. The reality is that, for many reasons that are beyond the scope of this blog post, Twitter is not for everyone.
With that said, this blog post is not about whether Twitter is for you – this is about why I love the site. So without further ado, here are my reasons:
1. It educates me.
I owe much of my knowledge about social media marketing to Twitter. I’m not an “expert” by any means, but I think I have sufficient knowledge about social media today, and that’s because of the awesome tweeps I follow. Social media, unfortunately, is not taught in my university yet.