Twitter has more than 300 million active users, after supporting the world in 140 characters for 10 years. This could be far less than Facebook’s 1.5 billion, but Twitter debatably has a disparate impact on the world, partially because it interests a substantial figure of politicians, journalists, and celebrities.
6 Ways Twitter has Altered the World
Following are some of the fields in which Twitter has altered the world:
Twitter has noticeably been used to elevate awareness of political topics, spread political messages and manage collective action. But on the other hand Twitter is also used to measure public opinion, often generating a fabricated sense of agreement or of how many people feel strongly about a topic. Twitter has also assisted politicians turn their profiles similar to those of other renowned people.
Twitter data opens up new avenues for scientists, both as an opulent data source in its own right, but also as a way of collecting facts from the public. This has the added advantage of increasing their awareness of and contribution in science.
It has spurred a reciprocal communication between businesses and their customers. On the one hand, this means it’s easier for customers to complain to a company and do so publicly. Twitter also generates a market research opening for businesses to realize what customers are talking about, their emotion and what is essential to them.
Newsrooms have long been subjugated by the wires. Several journalists sit behind monitors, their eyes striking near the latest flashes in the turnings of their screens. The drift of information around the globe is no more just controlled by the Associated Press or Reuters, it’s being tweeted as well. Every time a story breaks someone is there to post it, where it’s shared promptly.
Unlike other sites, such as Facebook, most of Twitter messages are public and you can follow people without them having to follow you back or give approval. This has formed openings for a form of cyber stalking that permits users to spy on special information beyond personal and professional networks.
Twitter has modified celebrity culture beyond gratitude. Now people are able to follow the daily life of a celebrity and, more prominently for many fans, connect directly with them. This proves that a celebrity’s image has become less about a set of permanent features and more a fluctuating and organic presentation.