Yes it’s official! People don’t get twitter, proven by Google. Same thing happened when a few of my friends started to tweet. They registered an account, send out a few tweets and stopped there. Then few of them told me that they don’t get twitter and asked me what is the point of twitter.
1. To engage and make friends.
Without a doubt twitter helped me to make tons of friends that I’ve learned so much from. One of them is Diana who is known as @adamsconsulting on twitter. I’ve learned so much from her by talking to her via DM. Diana is not the only one though, in my one year of using twitter, I’ve met so many other fantastic twitterers who I’ve the up most respect for and learned so much from.
2. To Learn
I did elaborate about this above. Twitter is a fantastic place to learn so many things. One can learn just about anything, from the most basics which is learning to engage with another human being to learning to blog. I’ve learned tons from a friend of mine @gloson who is a 11 years old blogger. He taught me a lot about blogging on twitter and on his blog. Recently I learned a thing or two about wine from @glitterglitzer. Of course I learned a lot from other twitterers as well.
3. Have a laugh
If you have built relationships with people on twitter, you will have tons of laughter coming your way. I’ve gotten my share of laughter’s from twitter from great friends like @ctk1 who is someone I enjoy having fun with on twitter and @sung_h_lee who made fun of me a while back, by sending me a costume of an Elmo which I photoshop my head onto that picture .
4. To relax
Being a student, some days I have a busy schedule, therefore I don’t online very often, however once I online on twitter I’ll receive warm tweets from friends and people that I’ve just met. It really relaxes me after a long day of classes.
Of course this is not all. There are so many other benefits. There are business deals and so on if you make friends with the right people. The thing about twitter is you’ll never know who you’ll meet and that is the fun part of it. Another thing is, if you don’t engage the people and continue to have a one way conversation, you’ll never benefit much.
My advice? If you’re really busy and don’t really have time to tweet much. Spend 5 – 10 minutes everyday reading about others and engage or retweet their tweets if you find them interesting.