Use Twitter daily.. great way to stay in touch with what's going on in any subject matter. Many times, it is the first place that reports breaking news, often well ahead of the media. I use Tweetdeck to see a variety of Twitter feeds at once, updating automatically in real time. Great resource tool. Twitter is far more useful to me than FB.
In the old days, one pepperazzi physically stalking a celeb. Now, they can be fans on thousands of celebs, get free photo, and watch them hasbeen celebs talk. The more talk, the more chances of a story. This is why we hear a lot about twitter because the news people uses it.
No one I know uses it other than news reporters. I think some business might find it useful.
By the way, the celebs are on both twitter and instagram. Their job it to stay in the limelight. I am noticing instagram popping up in the media and I am guessing Facebook paid them to use it.
The people in the media all push to tweet them as it is more self-aggrandizing, self promoting of their own nonsense, make them all feel bigger. Quite frankly, I would not be surprised if twitter pays them to promote all the "tweet me @...." BS. It's one big marketing gimmick, yeah we all want more dumb ads in our face. Seems they invented Tivos and the like to avoid ads.
Dude all the STARS AND FAMOUS PEOPLE USE TWITTER, these people have billions of dollars. They are the ones who are pushing twitter stock up so high. Its their future its their lively hood depends on twitter...
Don't underestimate the power of the short attention span of the human race. This will be bigger than Facebook. It's the fast food of social media, and people won't have time for Facebook in the future. Plus it's extremely imperative for Americans to know what notes on the musical scale that Justin Bieber's farts are hitting in real time.
Everyone is using Twitter. It is a forum much like this one to voice one's opinion. It is why every show, news program, sporting event has a hashtag somewhere on the screen. Everything that happens goes to twitter. Twitter is a powerful site, maybe the most powerful media ever created. Instantly get news, video, photos, opinions, reaction, for the love of everything....it has helped start revolutions around the world!
Are you kidding? just turn on CNBC or any shows on TV for that matter from news to shows and they have a twitter handle or the announcer is asking viewers to tweet them. Instead of having static advertising like newspaper , magazines, or television, now you have direct realtime feedback. What is wrong with some people, don't you see where things are headed with this stuff ? Its not like you need to be a rocket scientist to figure out where this is headed....