I’m a late bloomer when it comes to Twitter. I joined a couple years ago but never used it. I’m addicted to Facebook and I felt like I was cheating on Facebook if I used my Twitter account. Under pressure from my business partner I’m now posting some and proud to announce I have 43 followers. Of course my business partner is around 500 but hey baby steps.
Some of the things I really like about Twitter is that it’s a bit more global, I can connect with people from all over with so different backgrounds. I’m able to follow celebrities, sport icons and so many other individuals. Twitter is more open compared to Facebook. There is more of a connection with Twitter. I feel like I can stay up to date on real news besides just friends and family news on Facebook. On Facebook you are able to make what you say somewhat private where Twitter is a more out there for everyone to see. This can be good and bad, you’re able to communicate with people and businesses that wouldn’t else be available.
A story that really stuck with me was about how JJ Watt of the Houston Texans saw a video on Twitter about a little girl crying that she wouldn’t be able to marry him. He thought it was so adorable that he actually when out and found her and propose to her with a ring pop. This is just one example of how Twitter connects everyone and gives everyone a voice. This type of interaction between celebrity and everyone else is what makes Twitter special.
What I don’t like about Twitter is the same thing that I like it is just so open. Nothing is private on Twitter and that is something that I have to continue to keep in mind when posting. On my Facebook, the only people I’m friends with are actually real acquaintances.
Twitter is slowly growing on me but Facebook is still my favorite. I’m now using Twitter as mostly a way to promote my business. Hopefully, eventually I will feel comfortable enough to use Twitter to its full capacity.