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Is Twitter Still Relevant?

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Forbes and other media outlets are announcing today that Elon Musk has acquired a 9.2% stake in Twitter, weeks after he accused the platform of failing to adhere to free speech principles.

Listening to varying opinions recently about Twitter still being relevant, I ran the following poll.

Twitter Poll about the relevance of Twitter in 2022

Of the people that voted in my poll, 88% use Twitter more in the last two years, including me.  I started to hang out on the platform in earnest when forced to work from home – I already worked from home, but Covid took any choice away – and it was at this time that I was introduced to a weekly Twitter chat called #DigiBlogChat run by Carol Stephen and Larry Mount.  Getting to know this community showed me the more social side of Twitter, while chatting about social media marketing and trending topics in technology.  Twitter chats can be a powerful means for establishing brand authority and when you consistently participate, you become noticed by your industry. 

Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter

Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey’s first ever tweet was on March 21, 2006 and he put it up for auction for $2Million and while we can all access it whenever we want, proof of ownership is stored elsewhere online as an NFT (non-fungible token).  It took Twitter three years, two months and one day to reach the milestone of having one billion total tweets on the social platform. 

Dorsey’s first tweet was sold to a Malaysia-Based businessman for $2.9 Million.  Jack resigned from Twitter last year.

1 thought on “Is Twitter Still Relevant?”

  1. I think this is a rather insightful piece. I’d like to add that (certainly with my generation) the trend seems to be that we’re too addicted to our social media, and we want to step back from it sometimes because we use it so much in our day-to-day life.

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