Monday, January 22, 2018

The Future of Twitter?

I enjoy using Twitter for news and I'm not alone. Many other professionals do as well. I've spoken to millennials who literally only go on Twitter to see what's going on in the world. When Facebook announced recently they were changing their popular news feed to less world news thus trying to build more social interactions with family and friends I was happy.
I think this is great for Facebook. Whether or not, or rather, how much of this move was publicity remains to be seen, but I think it's a good one. Facebook was cool for me when you saw what was up with people you care about. My frustration began when I literally wondered if I had friends because everything that went through my feed was news, or one of my "liked" pages. I keep Facebook strictly so I can get a hold of my family, friends, and my old Navy shipmates. They're old, I'm not.
Facebook should be for socializing with people because that's what I think it's for. That was the original intention when The Facebook arrived on the Harvard campus.
As far as Twitter goes I love it for them. Twitter is figuring things out. They are a news corporation, and the people who get news from Facebook many may switch to Twitter, or just use it more often. I'm a stockholder in Twitter, and a believer in the product so I hope I'm right. Now that Facebook is changing direction this gives Twitter the chance to step into the void to become a social media staple like Facebook, or Instagram. I don't think Twitter is there yet, but I think they will be.

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