Why Twitter is Insisting That It is Not a Social Networking Website

ppruelStarred Page By ppruel, 6th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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If we will analyze how twitter is used we will arrive a conclusion that they are all leading and connecting to social networking in any directions. But why Twitter is insisting that it is not a social networking website?

Twitter is Facilitating Social Networking

For over two years now that I am using Twitter in sharing my articles and other stuff to people around the world – I learned a while ago while digging up Twitter that it is not a social networking website which is wrongfully believed by many despite, the site is facilitating social networking.

Twitter has been used in many different industries and scenarios. It has been used to organize protests, sometimes referred to as Twitter Revolutions that include the 2011 Egyptian protests, 2010–2011 Tunisian protests, 2009–2010 Iranian election protests and 2009 Moldova civil unrest. The service has also been used in emergencies and political campaigning.

Twitter is Used for Making TV more Interactive

Twitter has been used for direct communication among social groups and organizations, with the use of hash tags used at the end of a tweet #edchat, which means the communication will be viewed by all users who follow the topic which refers to an ongoing chat among educators.

Twitter has been used for making TV more interactive and social which is referred to as the virtual water cooler or social television. Twitter has been used also to encourage people to watch live TV events, such as the Oscars, the Super Bowl and the MTV Video Music Awards.

Twitter is Not a Social Networking Website

Twitter explains the following “Yes. Twitter facilitates social networking, but it’s not a social networking website. In fact, Twitter works quite differently from social networks: when you accept friend requests on social networks, it usually means you appear in that person’s network and they appear in yours. Following on Twitter is different, because instead of indicating a mutual relationship, following is a one-way action that means you want to receive information, in the form of tweets, from someone, company, or organization. If an account seems interesting, you can follow that account and see their updates in your time line.”

The First Tweeter Message

I also learned that there are approximately nearly 300 million registered Twitter users now. Everyday between 75 to 80 million tweets Twitter receives and spread them out to the recipients. And the first tweeter message published on March 21, 2006 was “just setting up my twttr“ from Dorsey.

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I am a web content creator, on-line marketer, products and services promoter, on-line writer and a Filipino blogger; I write about anything under the sun; making fun and socializing other Net users.

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author avatar Buzz
6th Jul 2011 (#)

Nice info, kabayan. :)

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author avatar ppruel
7th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you Kabayan Buzz for your precious time.

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author avatar Songbird B
6th Jul 2011 (#)

Ppruel, thank you for this, and congrats on a great Star page! I just adored the Twitter song, but as I am not on twitter, I must be one of those that no longer exists..lol. Excellent share!

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author avatar ppruel
7th Jul 2011 (#)

Ms. Songbird thank you for the kind words, your time and commenting. Actually you can also try twitter. I like the twitter song too.

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author avatar J A Ridley
8th Jul 2011 (#)

Great information on Twitter, good write up, thanks

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author avatar ppruel
9th Jul 2011 (#)

Welcome dude JA. Thank you for your precious time and your kind words.

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author avatar Denise O
8th Jul 2011 (#)

Great information on twitter my friend. I actually like twitter a lot better than facebook and it has less BS that facebook seems to add to your life. Wonderful article, all the way around. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar ppruel
9th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you Denise - did you try sharing articles to twitter and at the same time to your facebook profile?

When you were at twitter connect your facebook account and anything you shared to twitter it is now the job of twitter to send it off to facebook.

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author avatar SiddiQ
9th Jul 2011 (#)

Never really looked at it that way. Good job!

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author avatar ppruel
9th Jul 2011 (#)

I just tripped twitter on that day and this is the result. Thanks dude Siddiq. See you around again.

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