When Twitter first came out, I was not quite sure what all the hype was about. It looked confusing and was very difficult to comprehend. A friend of mine got a twitter and I remember looking at her site thinking what was with all the # signs. It frazzled my brain. I thought it was people posting a bunch of random thoughts and was a huge waste of time. Now that I have started to take more social media classes, I have begun to realize that twitter is more than I gave it credit for. There are many businesses and organizations that use twitter to get out important information. If you “follow” a particular organization, you could receive updates about upcoming events or anything that the organization feels is important for you to know. I am majoring in public relations and I have come to find out that there are mulitple PR agencies on Twitter. This makes it convenient for anyone that might be interested in pursuing a career in public relations to get involved with that agency and receive constant updates about what is going on within their company.
I have just recently made a Twitter account for myself. I currently am following 102 people. However, the majority of them are celebritites that I am interested in, whether from my favorite musicians to actors from my favorite tv shows. I am constantly up to date with when a new album is coming out or when a new episode is going to air. My favorite tv show, as of right now, is Vampire Diaries. I follow the main characters from the show on Twitter, and I think that it is so cool to be able to communicate with certain celebrities that you are interested in. Twitter is also a good way to keep in touch with old friends. It allows you to keep in check with what is going on in your friends “busy” lives, without having to send a text message. Also, the privacy aspect of Twitter is more effective, in my opinion, than Facebook. I am able to pick and choose who I want following me and who can view my tweets. Twitter has definitely grown on me, and I recommend it to everyone!
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