The Twitter phenomenon


What is it about twitter that everybody seems to be talking about it? Some say it is the coolest social networking site, others think that it is for boring people who have nothing to do but “tweet” all day. Either way, everyone is talking about it so I had to join in and see what was it all about.

I joined Twitter about 3 months ago; if you want to follow me on Twitter, just click here. So far I have been following about one hundred people and I am followed by around 70 people who apparently claim to be interested in knowing what I am doing. But, has Twitter worked for me? Let’s say that in 3 months I have done about 500+ “tweets” from which I have gained 220+ views coming back to my directed links. I don’t call that a success, but then, I am still very new to Twitter and I feel that I need to find out more about it before I give up.

Twitter in Plain English: A quick and plain English intro the micro-blogging service Twitter.


Why Twitter

So, according to what I have read, Twitter can be used as:

  • An Information network.
  • A micro blogging platform.
  • A social networking site.

So far I have been only using it as a social networking site. 

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Why do people Tweet?

Apart from the obvious marketing reasons, people Tweet in a constant update of finding their identity.  People want to let you know who they are, what they are doing, where they are.  It is a case of  “I Tweet, therefore I am”. 

Why do people like Twitter?

  1. It’s fast.
  2. It’s open.
  3. It’s easy.

What does it mean to follow someone on Twitter?

Following someone means receiving their Twitter updates.   When you follow someone, every time they post a new message, it appears in your Twitter home page so you are getting updates in real time.  

Who should you follow on Twitter?

Apart from your friends, family and people you are really interested in knowing about; you can follow virtually anyone you want.  From co-workers to politicians, movie stars to other high profile personalities. 

One of the features Twitter has created to start new people who sign up for their service is a suggested users page.  As part of the sign-up process, new users are now shown a sort of featured personalities list that includes a wide variety of popular people and companies. Included are U.K. newspaper The Guardian's technology page, Web personality Felicia Day, TechCrunch, computer maker Dell, grocer Whole Foods, the New York Times and CNN.

Thanks to the Suggested users page some Twitter users like The Guardian have experienced a windfall going from about 4,000 followers to 66,000 in about a month.   

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Celebrities who love Twitter

Celebrities love Twitter, perhaps because they are the most narcissistic of the lot. They need to be recognized to be celebrities. The people Tweeting just want to be in the forefront of your mind.

Aparently, one of the most famous celebrities in Twitter is MC Hammer one of the most obsessive Twitterers who claims to send updates every hour.

Jane Notar takes a peek into the tweets of Hollywood's elite in the Famous Celebrity Twitter Update.

The Twitter debate

Despite its avid followers and those who think that Twitter is the home for vain superficial people with nothing to say, the debate about Twitter is furious.  Sometimes Twitter can be boring and trivial, while others it can very exciting and even scary.  For instance, when terrorists attacked the Oberoi hotel in Mumbai on November 2008, several of the people trapped inside were describing the situation to the outside world via Twitter.   The people trapped in there were the first ones to report the facts from the inside before any journalist or major news channel had any access to the information.  Most of the time however, Twitter is filled with trivial messages like “going to bed”, “eating a hotdog”, “away to do the dishes” or even more bizarre messages such as “blue sky” or “thinking”. 

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BrianS 7 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

I am on Twitter but to be honest I don't pay it that much attention, its a case of there are only so many hours in a day. So for me I pop and have a look at whats happening occasionally but really don't spend too much time on it, I am sure there are great ways to use it though.

My claim to fame, Heather Small is following me on Twitter, I am guessing it is because I dedicated a lens to her on Squidoo and her UK tour with MPeople.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

I am still wondering whether it is of any use to stay in Twitter or not. I'll need to go and read that lens on Heather S. Brian.

bloodnlatex 7 years ago

Great Hub! I say go on with your life and wonder how you are getting by without using your twitter...

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Anath 7 years ago Author

I think I will notice NO difference at all bloodnlatex.

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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii

Tweet my artsylvia! I call it my 'claim to fame neon sign' in the sky! I follow a bunch of important people i like, and i'm followed by awesome folks, some unexpected celebs from a broad spectrum. Great hub here!

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Thank you IslandVoice, glad to her that Twitter works for you.

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Carmen Borthwick 7 years ago from Maple Ridge, B.C.

Thanks so much for writing this hub, Anath. Well written, informative, just what I've been looking for. Great job! As soon as I remember all my whatever-I-need-to-know stuff I'll follow you. I do have a twitter account somewhere in cyberspace!

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Princessa 7 years ago from France

i am on Twitter too, but I do not use it very often.

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dejajolie 7 years ago from New Jersey/New York

Great Hub, I just don't understand Twitter. I hear my friends or associates who have it and they read updates of people they are following that say "taking the elevator" "eating cereal".....and I think Why is that relevant? I guess I haven't seen the proof that it enhances my life, growth or knowledge on any level so haven't felt compelled to join. However, do note this is coming from someone who joined Facebook maybe a year after the rest of the world...;)

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CMHypno 7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

I'm on Twitter and feel that I'm just flailing around. My account is very new, but haven't seen any real traffic increases. Also I follow a few archaeology magazines and spend too much time reading articles!

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Putz Ballard 7 years ago

I am on Twitter but can't realy give a good reason. I tweet most of the hubs I have written.

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webwizzad 7 years ago

ive just signed up for the follow.ers group and it has given me them but i just get the feeling that the promised commissions wont happen, i could be wrong but i got a feeling its a bit of a con!! let me kmow what you think guys MLM Stampede is on

can all followers click my follow.ers link please?

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Thank you Carmen for stopping to read.

I think there are lots of people with inactive accounts Princessa.

I know what you mean dejajolie, I felt I had to join in to see what was it all about because everyone was talking about it!

You've seen my numbers, CMHypno, I don't think I am getting to many views from it neither :(

That is what I use my Twitter for Putz Ballard. I cannot think that people that I don't know might be remotely interested in knowing what I am eating or wearing!

Let us know how it goes webwizzad. Good luck with it :)

hybridway 7 years ago

Great hub info. I am new to the world of social media and blogging. I am still navigating through the seeming complex

programming of cyber world. Your hub throw more light into my inquiry.

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Jackson Riddle 7 years ago from Melbourne

Very insightful work on twitter. Thanks for sharing it!

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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

Great hub. I'm on Twitter but like Princessa, I'm not active there. I have only 9 (or is it 10) followers and sometimes I don't visit my account for several days. Regardless of my personal twitter experience, I think a lot of people like it because it's a 'refreshing' change from facebook / networking sites and it's basically easy to do (no worries about grammar or spelling I think). =)

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

I use twitter too (AnamikaS) and tweet all my articles as and when i write them. But i would not say that it brings floods of traffic to my articles. But then i guess like little drops of water making the ocean smaller amounts of traffic from different sites definitely do add up.

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sasuke7s8s 7 years ago from Riverside

I used to hate twitter but im completely hooked. Twitter does really well also because its mobile. Wiht almost any cell you can post instantly. Very very accesible.

Great artible by the way.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

great to hear that hybridway. i am failrly new as well and I find the topic fascinating.

Thank you for reading it Jackson.

Being easy to use seems to be one of the best points of twitter emievil. I just keep wondering about its effectiveness... Maybe it only works really well for those who use it in a regular basis?

I guess you are right Anamika, every "little drop" helps regarding views!

I am not yet in a love/hate "relationship" with Twitter sasuke7s8s. Let's say I am in the start of a relationship wondering whether I should carry on or leave it. Thanks for the thumbs up!

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Mardi 7 years ago from Western Canada and Texas

Seems like very mixed reviews on the Twitter experience, but a terrific hub. Everyone I know tweets, haven't taken the plunge yet myself. I really wonder about advertising, does it really bring in business? Somehow I can't see actually checking out a company/business/individual that sent out a tweet, but maybe I just don't understand enough.

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GreenMathDr 7 years ago

I hate to admit it but I have found Twitter a bit confusing and I'm glad you put it into the proper perspective. I think it would be more fun on a mobile device, but I down graded my cell phone because I prefer using my Netbook.

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Camping Toilets 7 years ago from Somwhere Out There

Very interesting hub!

Francine Smith 7 years ago

Don't forget the Twitterarty: the cellebs who have thousands of worshiping deciples all waiting on that Tweet to tell you: "I just got into Francines because I am on the guest list." Which is no concellation for those lower down the Twitter Food Chain who are still outside Francines waiting in line in the rain.

Sure Twitter will bring about freedom in Iran, but it makes slaves of the free: are you still waiting for Steven Fry to tweet his bowel movements to his million contacts?

Francine: Too sweet to Tweet :-)

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Rudra 7 years ago

No doubt Twitter has taken the world by storm.

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EWealthGuide 7 years ago from Vancouver

Twitter is awesone, great for personal use, as well as promotion. Great hub!

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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

You know, I read this before, and I use twitter, but I don't know why! :/

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rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

I have an account and have used it twice. I don't even remember my password. I think it may benefit some business people but the craze to have as many followers as possible seems very trivial to me. And I have no interest in following celebrities. tweet, tweet. :)

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MyFirstPages 7 years ago

I tried keeping a tweeter.

I didn't remember my password or find myself eager to follow someone and follow them around.

I didn't keep up to date with my posts and couldn't find things I liked or my friends.

Basically, let's just say I'm an individual who is not in favor of tweeting any time around now.

(Facebook is the best!

It keeps you organized, shows you who's real, and you can do anything there! From tagging to flairs to quizzes and updates and wall posts)

hubpageswriter 7 years ago

I think Twitter's cool, but sometimes I feel bored too. I use it on and off, to add on friends using Hubpages if I can, and to put up my Hub links. Other than that, I just read others' tweets and open up links..

iamtechie 7 years ago

i wonder why i prefer facebook to twitter

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Jordan1990 7 years ago from Kenilworth

Although admittedly a member of Twitter, I must admit, I do find it rather pointless as all you are able to do is write a short line about what you are doing. Other social networking websites have alot more to do on them and are far more entertaining.

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CNRGradio 7 years ago

I love Twitter. Listeners network with CNRG radio through Twitter all day!

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Double Down 7 years ago

I love Twitter. It connects you to the decision makers in the online world

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artfuldodger 7 years ago from Earth

the best twitter account to follow is hands down some of the funniest non-scripted material out there

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AndyK26 7 years ago

i dont get twitter ,

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sandwichmom 7 years ago from Arkansas

I use twitter to learn- and to get my info out- I got great advice on a homework project for my daughter- she got an A-

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CorriStar 7 years ago from Winsted Ct

I was not curious about twitter until I read this. Anyway I like this hub.

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OTmommy 7 years ago from Southern USA

I use twitter to gain information, especially on ways to handle my two children's food allergies and new treatment techniques that might be out there to help my patients. I also post links to articles I have written, but like some of the others only have small traffic from this.

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Debby Bruck 7 years ago

This was an inspiring hub and I responded with another hub: Why Twitter is Special

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Rudra 7 years ago

Tweet yourself to the top

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darntoothysam 7 years ago from Burnsville, MN

Twitter and Facebook traffic are down at the moment I read... Twitter has so much annoying spam and is completely USELESS unless you use something like Tweetdeck if you want to actually get anything out of it.


Tackle 7 years ago

I also feel that twitter was written for those without a life.

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Whistler2417 7 years ago from Mississippi

Good hub. I use twitter to follow celebrities and businesses I am interested in keeping up with. New songs or movies starring your favorites, they show up on twitter. It is an immediate source of info. Then I don't have to surf the net for info. Twitter gives new info quickly. Everyone tries to be the first to highlight something. I don't really correspond with anyone on there. Most of the people on twitter with any real amount of followers seem to be celebrities such as Ellen. Just pick who you want to follow and ignore all the spammy junk. You can block anyone you want and don't have to accept followers. Not many of my friends like it at all. If you are into certain celebs, this is a quick, easy newsworthy source.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Wow, thanks everyone for all your comments and opinions on Twitter. It really helps to read your experiences and discover that I am not alone being puzzled about it.

Thanks for the tip HealthTip, I'll ckeck it out.

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liuwenhua 7 years ago

It seems that the Twitter phenomenon had started to die down, after many month of traffic surge, according to 'Compete" data, it seems that the traffic for Twitter had flatten for the month of Sep.

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thaninja 7 years ago from America

Twitter is ok, but I think many people misuse it, or have no use for it in the first place...maybe I am just getting old :)

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thaninja 7 years ago from America

Twitter is ok, but I think many people misuse it, or have no use for it in the first place...maybe I am just getting old :)

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onewaythinky 7 years ago from NY, US

i hate twitter. I really do.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

I think that despite the data, it is yet to early to say what is going to happen with Twitter liuwenhua.

I hink you are right thaninja, there has been to many people writing nonsense in Twitter and that is why it is boring. After all who wants to know what you are eating or when are you going for a shower? Probably if correctly used Twitter would have more followers.

Thanks for sharing your feelings onewaythinky!

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The Grey Wolf 7 years ago




Of Bandwidth.


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Anath 7 years ago Author

thanks for sharing your strong opinion on Twitter Grey Wolf.

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InvestmentSchool 7 years ago from Connecticut,Florida

great hub i liked the videos

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Maira818 7 years ago from Los Angeles, Ca

Excellent! this is pretty much the basics of

i am on twitter, and have been for some months now. check me out here:

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment Investment school.

I'll check you out there Maira.

That sounds right jayorban.

Tiffany Bracelets 7 years ago

great hub i liked the videos

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darntoothysam 7 years ago from Burnsville, MN

I've been working on a Twitter hub of my own, it's full of information about how to use Twitter for business. Please let me know what you think!

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Anath 7 years ago Author

good you enjoyed Tiffany.

Thanks for the link darntoothysam, I'll have a look.

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khmohsin 7 years ago from London,UK

Good knowledge about Twitter ....Great Job ...Twitter is a fun in which everyone can participate...its better to tweet yourself in a good manner.

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fdoleac 7 years ago from Hollis, New Hampshire

I utilize T for business purposes and hope to gain followers that have an interest in what my company does.

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Garrett Mickley 7 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

I love twitter. I like to keep track of my favorite musicians like Taylor Swift, Nine Inch Nails, and Danny Lohner and what they're up to. Some of my favorite blogs like also use Twitter so I'm automatically updated when they add a new post. I use echofon for my iPhone and can check or update wherever I am!

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chrisharis 7 years ago

I just dont like it, its easy as it sounds :D

thanks for the informative hub though.

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Vizey 7 years ago

I enjoyed twitter as you easily be able to get information about it

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articleposter 7 years ago

Looks like Twitter is the only one who can compete with Google if they play the cards correctly. Looks like they are not making much profit, maybe time to sell it to someone who can make use of it...

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animus_r 7 years ago from New York, NY

Interesting article. I had a Twitter account but deleted it from inactivity. I read somewhere that individuals only make up 15-20% of users and the rest are big companies. I found that surprising. While it may or may not be true it makes you wonder who really benefits.

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alexchia01 7 years ago

Twitter is the coolest social networking site. I try to tweet as much as I can, but still feel I need to tweet more. The joy of Twitter is not just tweeting, but also to follow others and get followed. It is a like a popularity contest. Who can tweet the most, follow the most and have the most followers. Thanks.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Thank you everyone, it is fantastic to hear about your experiences and opinions about Twitter. I am sure it is useful for all of us who are still not very convinced about the benefits of tweeting.

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ivorii 7 years ago

i myself cant grasp the basics of twitter?

whats so good about it. all i ever read about is peoples boring days.

i dont think there are any benefits to twitter.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Most of the tweets seem to be like that ivorii, that is what puts me off Twitter. However, I am not giving up yet, I want to see how it goes.

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sutrapu 7 years ago from kuwait

Twitter is a excellent social network site.

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ActiveY 7 years ago

Great resource..thank you!

Facebook and Twitter rule

I also use Facebook Pages to promote my business...i like them because they are indexed by search engines and highly can add html,even an opt-in form to gather leads.

Here are 10 quick tips to promote your Facebook Pages

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1AutomationWiz 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Wow, very informative with plenty of places to bookmark for tweet info. Thanks! DOn't use it a lot, but want to see how it can help with biz growth.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

So... is it working for you sutrapu?

Thanks for the link ActiveY.

Look like we are in the same boat 1AutomationWiz.

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EllenGraeger 7 years ago from Madrid

Anath, this article is great. I will share it on Twitter. Twitter is informative because you can read in short sentences what you might be interested in. Good for people who are short of time.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Thanks for the tweet Ellen :)

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crazybeanrider 7 years ago from Washington MI

Great article. I kind of equate Twitter with a recycled instant messenger. Instead of talking to one or two people on your IM, you have a whole world to chat with. I have made a few awesome friends on twitter, but I do use it to post hubs, or new blog posts. A lot of posts are pretty empty, but you'll find a lot of good stuff on there as well.

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akirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

We are ALL a-twitter - and I'm wondering if we ever get found....but it must be going somewhere! Great piece!

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Filipino girls 7 years ago

Informative article

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sportykat66 7 years ago from Argyle, NY (Upstate)

Great article but I do not fall in the line of Nit-Twits, as I call them. If you tweet good for you, its just a fad, it is not going to last long. People tend to fall into what's popular, to fit in with the in crowd, Twitter is like Google, just because everyone is using it, it must be cool, I find that if we all just step out of the box and see what else there is around us, we all wouldn't be so focused on this nonsense. I tried Twitter, it got to be boring, I don't follow the bored and miserable. The internet has brainwashed our minds. That is just my opinion and I am entitled to that, one right we still have that isn't taxed or told we can't have.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Thank you crazybeanrider, I cannot say I've chat too much in Twitter. That is one of the reasons why I don't like it too much, I feel isolated a bit like talking to myself.

Thanks for commenting akirchner and Filipino girls :)

Of course you are entitled to your opinion sportykat66, in fact, the more controversial the better.

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Glenn Stok 7 years ago from Long Island, NY

Thanks, Anath, for a very well written hub. You tell it like it is with great accuracy. I like how you got the point across that Twitter has important uses in spite of the fact that people use it for silly things. I feel bad that so many people misunderstand the power of Twitter, mainly because they see tweets like "I'm going to bed now" and "I'm waking up now." I don't see any point in that. But Twitter is also used for important tweets too, such as victims of terrorists getting news out to the world, as you mentioned in your hub, and other news being posted as it occurs. Also updates from business partners can be vital for business. As an example, I use Twitter to follow my web host provider. It is the first place they post news about any problems they are having. I also follow my book publisher. I get up-to-date information from them via Twitter about publishing news. And as for my own tweets, well, I am writing my second book and I was procrastinating for some time. I found more motivation to finish by having followers on Twitter watching over me. My idea was that if I have to answer to my followers, then I need to show progress. It's working for me at

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prasadjain 7 years ago from Tumkur

A good hub with all needed information. The wide response this article has received also adds some useful experiences, Months ago one of my fellow hubbers sent me a message to join it.But i didn't pay attension to it as I am engeaged in 3-4 such sites and I have no time to spend on other sites.

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rascielll 7 years ago from Philippines

I like the idea of twitter, I also have an account, but I find it quite boring.

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webrecsol 7 years ago

cool hub page...i am using twitter a/c it's great website for social network..

Jerome Nickerson 7 years ago

backlinging your url is a great way to move up on google seach engines. Don't try to do any more than 5-7 sites a day. Take time to read the information, a leave a good comment. For more free online marketing tools . Go to ;

Jerome Nickerson

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rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

be careful what info you tweet~~ employers, thieves track all of this and frequently spam accounts.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Now I am following you too Glenn, so you better get working ;-)

I think there are too many sites and not enough time to pormote yourself in all of them prasadjain.

yes, it can be boring rascielll.

good you think so webrecsol.

thanks for the advice Jerome.

Very important consideration rebekah, thanks for the reminder.

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lalatheemodel 7 years ago

I dont expect nothing to get out of this site.I only go on it for a couple of secs, then i log off.I dont see why many people like it.It's kinda boring.It's like why do you wanna see what people are doing all day.Its like the boring myspace or facebook l0l.Only time im on it is when im on thats when its amazing. =)

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PhoenixV 7 years ago from USA

great hub

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drcrischasse 7 years ago from NH/Foxboro

Great hub! Keep up the good work, I will be sure to follow closely. Cheers!

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kingis 7 years ago from Springfield, IL

I have a Twitter account but I really do not use it much. If I want to post my thoughts, I will come now to Hubpages or Facebook where most of my friends have an account. Twitter is kind of boring to me and thus that is why I am rarely on. Another thing that annoys me with Twitter is the requests of people who want to follow that you do not know. Why would someone want to follow you based off your profile on Twitter. I do not get it so that is why I rarely use it at best.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Probably the best thing to do lalatheemodel.

thank you PhoenixV.

I know who will be following me now drcrischasse ;-)

Thanks for your input kingis.

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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC

This is a very interesting hub, Thanks!!

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Anath 7 years ago Author

You are welcome Madison

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Dao Hoa 7 years ago

I have not Tweet yet, but I will check it out. Like you said I don't think anyone care about what I am doing now beside some of my family members.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

I think at the very list it is worth checking and trying Dao Hoa.

carolarandall 7 years ago from Providence, RI

I am a twitterer but I have no followers. Where does that leave me?

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Askme 7 years ago

On twitter too. Yes, like carolarandall said where does it leave you if you don't have any followers?

I have followers but get mad if I notice they stop following. I can't handle the rejection!

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anapease93 7 years ago from south dakota

wow I find this very interesting, I like the youtube video as well. check out my blog

Laura Leigh 7 years ago

I signed up for twitter recently and im still debating whether I like it or not. I don't have a big following base yet, nor do I follow that many people, lol. I suppose the most useful thing about it would be clicks you get for redirection. We'll see :) Great post.

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janiek13 7 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

Loved the twitter hub, I am on twitter more to keep up with people than anything else.

Anthony James Barnett - author 7 years ago

I couldn't understand why people used such a trivial thing - but as an author, I was reminded in no uncertain terms that it was my duty - so I persevered.

I've now changed my mind - Once you get beyond telling everyone what you had for lunch it becomes fascinating.

If you want to take a peep at me on there my Twitter name is ajbarnett

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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur


I have joined twitter some months before. It is not yeilding much in sense of traffic and business.

However, it provides lot of back links to improve search engine ranking.

Thanks and thumbs up!

Jyoti Kothari

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Do you want any carolarandall? and, would you mind people who don't know you to follow or would you just accept as followers those who you know?

I have seen a couple of hubs here on how to get more followers on Twitter Askme, they might be helpful.

Please do not leave links irrelevant to the topic anapease93. You can leave a link to your Twitter but not to other sites please.

Thank you Laura, good luck with it!

A valid reason janiek13

Thanks for sharing your experience Anthony, I'll be following you ;-)

That is a good thing to know JYOTI, thanks for the info and of course for the thumbs up :)

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Lee Thacker 7 years ago

I like the way your brain thinks, makes me feel alive listening to what your thinking, very cool...Keep it up ...PS Now I Know Why I bookmarked your page ;-) ...Hope you are doing well,

loubeeloo 7 years ago

Just like this whole blogging malarky, I find that I probably just don't 'GET' the elements of Twitter which make it either profitable or do-able... but you live & learn as they say and seeing that so many others are also having a little trouble getting to grips with it all has inspired me to persist with the 'Twittering' for now... I think the problem that most of us hubbers are going to have with it is that we all like to use words... & lots of 'em! :D

Thanks for the informative hub. xx

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johntriggerman 7 years ago from United States

I believe that micro-blogging is the hottest thing these days. People are just as intrigued as everyone else when it comes to knowing the latest about people they follow or know. It's the viral factor that keeps them tweeting. :)



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abentley 7 years ago from California

I Really like the twitter as we don't have to write too much just 140 words. Express yourself simply is what twitter for. The concept of micro-blogging has been revolutionized by the twitter. I keep on tweeting regularly and is able to share my thoughts pretty easily with my friends. We friends even send messages through the twitter. I think twitter is going to rule in the coming future.

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Suzie Parker 7 years ago

I've never been on twitter. But I think I will check it out after reading your article. Which by he way was very enlightening.:) I learned something new today - the attack on the hotel. Technology is amazing in that way!

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carmenjones 7 years ago from USA

Twitter can be a lot of fun. It's fast and easy. I pop in there now and then. :)

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pcdriverupdate 7 years ago from VA

twitter has a lot of potential but I haven't been able to make myself use it consistently enough to see good return on my effort :P

masmasika 7 years ago

twitter is a great sight according to people to gain viewers but I still do not know how to use it effectively for my sites.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

I am doing really well Lee Thacker, Thanks.

I feel a bit that way loubeeloo, like if there is something I am missing and cannot see it!

Looks like it is your thing johntriggerman!

I supposse that in your context it makes sense to Tweet abentley. The problem is that I feel "lonely" tweeting. I have followers and I follow but we don't really interact.

I think it is worth checking out Suzie; who knows, it might work for you :)

Thanks for sharing Carmen.

I am still waiting pcdriverupdate.

You are not alone masmasika. Like I said at the start of these comments, I feel I am missing something...

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docran 7 years ago

I'm a twitter user too, but till now, I haven't found it very useful to me. Still have to learn more...

Lawliet 7 years ago

Yes I do have an account to Twitter. And it was great because, I was able to follow and get updated with my crush and all time idol, Kris Allen. There he updates from time to time and it is very overwhelming for me that he shares most of the things that he do everyday. Thanks twitter.

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forlan 7 years ago

Twitter is great phenomena and souvenir of this century

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kingmee 7 years ago from Malaysia

I read so much about Twitter - I have yet to put into practice .It appears to require to much time - definitely useful for people with little else to do. Large followers - what's the point? You wont have time to interact with all of them. Like a fan club.

to each his own - happy tweting every one.

samsungbeholdt919 7 years ago

twitter is lame, who cares what your tweeting about

designing 7 years ago

i have not seen a hub like this amazing

DannieK 7 years ago

I've never tried twitter and I don't think I want to. I would not want people knowing my every move. Plus, I'm a busy mom, I don't have the time.

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crazybeanrider 7 years ago from Washington MI

Yes it is kind of like talking to yourself. Then you are left hanging there for somebody to respond to your tweets. I am not a very good tweeter. It is a weird medium that's for sure.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Thanks everyone for sharing your opinions and experiences.

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globaltechsource 7 years ago

Twitter is great for following your favorite speakers with great content!it is a real great platform to distill and separate the meaningful content you are looking for.

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Anath 7 years ago Author

glad it works for you globaltechsource.

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Disturbia 7 years ago

I don't use twitter. The last thing I want to do is broadcast my every thought and action to the world, but I guess there are people who want to get their 15 minutes of fame any way they can. As for following others around, I can't think of a single person I'm that interested in and I find the whole business just a little bit creepy....

just ate a piece of cucumber



ate another piece of cucumber

wow, isn't this exciting

Lose Belly Fat Fast 7 years ago

Twitter is a huge waste of time for me. So much that I've stopped tweeting altogether!

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Jeffrey Neal 7 years ago from Tennessee

Anath, thanks for this hub! Just recently got on twitter to check it out. I have already gotten some good tidbits of info from some marketers and other influencers I follow on twitter that I might have missed otherwise. Lots of spammers on there as well, but at least they're easy to block. Good Hub!

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Anath 7 years ago Author

Thanks for your comments, it is great to "hear" from twitterers and non-twitterers

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facebookchat 7 years ago from Shanghai, China

Lots of info here! Good hub!

scheng1 7 years ago

I wonder how long Twitter will last.

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Entourage_007 6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

Wow Great Hub- I hope one day I can have a score as high as you on hubpages. I appreciate any advice you have that would help me to write better articles.

Thanks Anath

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kea 6 years ago

Great information. I enjoyed watching the videos...I'm still trying to figure out twitter! I'm not following you on twitter :) Cheers.

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hardinflash 6 years ago from Montana

Nice hub, I can't seem to get enough of twitter lol. Definitely some great information you have here.

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TroyM 6 years ago

Like your Twitter hubs! Trying to learn more about Twitter gadgets :)

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mike1242 6 years ago from London

Nice Information.

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FindYourSearch 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Twitter certainly has its uses, but it can be hard to sort through the massive amounts of (often trivial) information. Nevertheless, I've found it useful in business and to stay in touch with people.

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Ms Dee 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Great help to me to get started with Twitter from a hubber perspective. Thanks!

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Karanda 6 years ago from Australia

Twitter is so hard to work out or maybe I am so far behind the times I'll never be able to catch up. Anytime I do think to have a look, it seems there is nothing but mindless tweets from people going to do stuff that is of no interest to anyone. I do use it occassionally to link back to one of my hubs but I don't see that bringing me any benefits. Ah well, back to the drawing board, more stuff to learn, will it never end?

Thanks for your information, it's a start!

Website Development 6 years ago

im still amazed at the growth of the thing. being in the website development industry myself its absolutely amazing how it grew in such a short time.Come to think of it isn't twitter just a bunch of status changes?

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abinavis 6 years ago from Bat Island

I don't have a twitter account yet. Reading your hub will definitely attract me to have it. Thanks for informing about twitter. Great hub.

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fbliangcha 6 years ago from Guangxi-Zhuang, China

I am on twitter and at first I thought it was too hard to use but now that I have become used to it's function I think I like it more than facebook. As microblogging goes and short attention spans get shorted maybe Twitter will exceed facebook and google combined in users.

Twitter Traffic 6 years ago

Very Helpful..............

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Twitter me ;-) 4 years ago

I'm glad you took a look at Twitter & explained it from a beginner's perspective. I'm trying to do the same with a new website I launched where I'm trying to offer general knowledge of Twitter in addition to sharing descriptions as to how others use Twitter. If you'd like to contribute please contact me.

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