Whether you regard Twitter as an annoying distraction for txtspk-obsessed teens, or as a useful information sharing and gathering tool, the fact that it has reached the mature (in Internet terms) age of 9 is an impressive feat. Loved by celebrities and common people alike, Twitter has become an important communications tool in the 21st Century.
Twitter themselves estimate that their 200 million users send 400 million tweets daily. The microblogging platform allows anyone to reach a global audience and the succinct nature of tweets make it hard to bore your audience (in theory).
And during the Arab Spring uprising of 2010/2011, the US State Department even claimed that access to social media was a human right. “It’s the same kind of right as walking int...Read More