It seems as though where one social media outlet ends, another begins. The days of land lines, hand written letters and and dial up Internet are a thing of the past and we are only moving rapidly forward into an age where Emoji icons are close suggestions to our emotions. I am no outlier to this social media vortex. However, I recently checked into my Twitter account after at least a year and saw tweets to me from months prior that were left hanging in the cyber birth place of the hashtag. It is no doubt that my horse and buggy fashion of tweeting is a little dull but logging into my Twitter dry spell, I couldn’t help but wonder again how Twitter became so popular? I’ve never been what you’d call a fan of the tool and quite frankly, I get a little claustrophobia of the mind thinking about squeezing my thoughts into 140 characters or less, including spaces. Some may argue that the burst of information stimulates memorability, and that may be so, but a visual person such as myself prefer outlets like Instagram where processing information is even more mindless, though visually stimulating. And in case you were about to call me a liar because you recently saw a tweet from me it’s apparently because my other social medias automatically link to Twitter, thus, one truly does not even have to tweet to tweet.
Perhaps I am missing the quintessential engine that drives the most popular social media machine but I am willing to give it another go and I’d love to hear what you think about it. Lastly, it’s obvious that the guerrilla force of social media is not one to be reckoned with so all I really have left to say is…RIP Tweety Bird.
Follow me on Twitter @aishazaza because you just never know what the next chirp from my beak will be.