How Twitter revolutionized Social Messaging

Twitter is really awesome and has changed the way we communicte

The # has changed the way people are communicating all over the world. What started as an experiment is a rage today. We are more interested in finding out what other hashtagged or tweeted. March 21, 2006 was when the first message was tweeted by Jack Dorsey the CEO of Twitter and there is no stopping the juggernaut since then. There are many ways Twitter has revolutionized social messaging since its inception.

  • Super fast flow of information – With fast servers and ingenious methods of sharing and following Twitter broadcasts messages virally. There is no other social media platform where information flows faster. It is so fast and effective that it is believed to be a key tool in citizen uprising in Egypt and Turkey even banned it for a while as they said it contributed to civil unrest.
  • There is no celebrity – On Twitter there is no one who is a celebrity. You can become a celebrity by having followers. Later celebrities were rather forced to join the platform. Twitter shows that celebrated writers have bad grammar. Funny is it not?
  • Chatting is revolutionised – twitter has really made  chatting go international. You can tweet and retweet thoughts and chats with whoever you want . There is no barrier. Great for compulsive chatters like me.
  • Helps people to create awareness – Twitter fast flow of information makes the world small. Creating awareness is very easy. Just create a twitter handle and go on.

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A Bit of of Social Media History

Social Media a history of modern times

Yes Social media on the internet started much before Facebook was introduced. The first Social Media tool the way we know it today was Six Degrees which was created in 1997. It started basic and allowed users to make profile and make six friends. In 1999 blogs arrived via blogspot and later WordPress taking Social Media into the limelight. MySpace and LinkedIn were the earliest to join the bandwagon by 2000 and were already creating a stir on the internet. Photobucket and Flickr went ahead with sharing online photos and became instant success. I was still doing my Masters in Business Administration then and used to research on the internet when my friends were not interested in Social Media. The habit has held me in good stead now.

YouTube created a sensation in 2005. Now people could share videos. It was really awesome time. It was an innovation that became a sensation. Soon companies were vying to post advertising on YouTube. many other competitors came and fizzled away. The PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim eventually sold it to Google for a fortune in 2014. Here is a video about it.

Another giant of the Social Media circuit Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg. He combined all things together to create magic. You could share messages, photos and videos on Facebook. Today Facebook is the most sought after followed closely by Pinterest, the King of sharing photos with its marvelous features.