Yesterday curiosity got the better of me and I posed a simple question to the Twitter community,
“Tweet me why you decided to join Twitter and I’ll feature you and your answer on my blog. Pls RT? :-)”
These are the replies I had…
For a girl, dude, for a girl… “RT @andismit: RT @michaelwhite1: Tweet me why you decided to join Twitter…
@michaelwhite1 The honest reason I joined Twitter? I was at my first job, and my new boss had blocked Facebook!
@michaelwhite1 You told me about Twitter and I signed up and was hooked ever since! FCH learning centre 😉
@michaelwhite1 to be a more active part and learn about the social web, inspired by a class called PR&New Media http://prandnm.com/
@michaelwhite1 I was looking for a PR internship…and it worked out – got many offers.
@michaelwhite1 because people I respect and am interested in were using it
@michaelwhite1 Started twittering for academic purposes, enjoying it too, but may get bored once the novelty wears off 🙂
@michaelwhite1 To try and ensure that someone other than me reads my blog
@michaelwhite1 Initially for #tourism news.Effective way to do my job,find info&reduce my email subscriptions! Now I love it for personal use.
@michaelwhite1 I joined Twitter because I was curious about its capabilities and wanted news faster.
@michaelwhite1 Initially to explore and discover possibilities. Soon realised it’s great for resources, networking, community and just fun
@michaelwhite1 because all my friends were joining, i’m a sheep
@michaelwhite1 I like reading through news really quickly-headline captures my attention. Twitter is all about headlines.
@michaelwhite1 I work in PR. I joined Twitter on the recommendation of @andismit. I stayed on it because he also told me about Tweetdeck.
@michaelwhite1 @10Yetis I don’t have any friends in real life 😉
@michaelwhite1 because you told me to. I remember clearly, you told me it was a great way to stalk Stephen Fry.
@michaelwhite1 I joined in 2008 & didn’t ‘get it’ so stopped,started in PR 2010 saw it as useful tool and as I’d moved, to make new friends.
@michaelwhite1 I joined on a whim in 2008. Only realised the value of Twitter when I started following people in 2010.
@michaelwhite1 to complain to Virgin Media…and it worked!
Thanks for all who took part in answering my question! As you will see the replies I received varied incredibly and I hope this post serves a useful purpose for showing just how a simple social network like Twitter can have hugely beneficially consequences.
For those clever readers who have read this post and thought, ‘These are only 19 reasons’… the 20th reason is the blog post which started all of this… “Why I Have Tweeted each day since October 2008”.
Why did you decide to join Twitter? Leave your comment below. 🙂