Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably heard of this thing called Twitter. People in all the news are talking about it. Maybe the people in your office or school have been talking about it too. Some people say teens and college kids use it, teens say older people use it, but you still have the question, “Who uses Twitter?”
I guess I should mention that Twitter is a microblogging service, and by microblogging it means that you can only type 140 characters at a time. I should also briefly mention that the way Twitter works is that you put in your microblogs also called “posts” or tweets “and generally other people can follow your tweets and you can follow other people’s tweets.
The whole point of all of this is that you can see what happens in other people’s lives between phone calls and your other interactions with them. Assuming you have other interactions with them.
Having said that, who uses Twitter?
The short answer would be that everyone uses Twitter. The real answer is that everyone should use Twitter.
Twitter is a great way to interact with people from all over the world, both like-minded and non-like-minded people. You can use Twitter to talk to newscasters, politicians, sports celebrities, movie stars, singers, and of course ordinary people like you and me.
All of these people are on Twitter, for their own reasons. You need to find out why you want to be on Twitter yourself. Just know that Twitter has been described as a global cocktail party, 24 hours a day.
Of course, there are many marketers on Twitter. Many of them have the impression that Twitter is a marketing tool. I don’t think Twitter is more of a marketing tool than your phone. I believe that Twitter is a social tool that makes marketing easier, but to say that Twitter is a marketing tool is simplistic at best.
When you approach Twitter, go back to the analogy of a world cocktail party, this is the approach I think you should take. Be friendly, interesting, be yourself, and certainly don’t just spam.
Everyone knows a person who always talks about his business and always talks about what he does. If that’s all they talk about, well, how soon will you stop talking to them? Unless this person does something incredibly interesting, conversations quickly get boring.
So the answer to the question “who uses Twitter?” The answer is that virtually all types of people use Twitter. From young to old, from interesting to boring, from glamorous to not so glamorous. Come join the party and see for yourself who’s on Twitter.