My love of current events and fast-paced communication led me to create a Twitter account in 2011, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
If you aren’t already aware, Twitter is a social media website that can be accessed on a variety of platforms; desktop, cell phone, tablet and even gaming consoles. On the site, you can “tweet”, or post, content in the form of text, pictures, videos and GIFs. The only catch is that each tweet must be under 140 characters; not words, but characters. That simple rule is a key reason I’ve come to enjoy this site so much.
My attention span isn’t very long, especially when it comes to social media and things on the internet. By choosing who to follow, I can tailor my timeline to my interests. The people who follow me have similar and contrasting views compared to mine, and Twitter allows for concise discussion and sharing of ideas. When tweeting about sensitive or controversial matters, conversations tend to get heated quickly; much to the delight of the online trolls who plague the internet. With twitter, I don’t have to worry about reading huge chunks of text, unless I click a link to an article on another site.
I use twitter to keep up with news sites, current topics in pop culture, fashion, music, friends, local San Marcos events and my favorite celebrities. Twitter encompasses almost everything on the internet, and makes it accessible from one app. It’s amazing if you really think about it.