Earlier today I noticed it’s three years since my life on Twitter began. At the time I wrote about my belated entry to Twitterland. It now seems strange to me that I was such a late starter compared to many other connected folk, given that Twitter is now so central to my life.
The primary reason I held off getting started on Twitter was that I felt that my blog was my primary space for content sharing, and I didn’t want to divide my limited spare attention across platforms. I now know that blogs and Twitter are highly complementary. Yes Twitter can be time-consuming. But the rewards are absolutely worthwhile.
Here are 7 reasons why Twitter has become central to my life.
1. Twitter is an unbounded conversation.
In contrast to most social networks, Twitter provides a space for unbounded conversation. Anyone can follow you, find your tweets passed on by others, discover you in search, or come across you in any of a multitude of ways. You too can discover people and their contributions in many ways other than following them. In my post 3 years ago I referred to Twitter as a ‘cross-section of human conversation’. It is still today a broadening slice of global conversation, bringing in the most relevant new …read on.