The Revolution in 140 characters are enough
The author and the founder of the idea of Twitter Jack Dorsey has said that
140 characters are enough with the help of which it is possible to change the world. It looks like he is right.
For many years, Twitter is a well-known online social networking service in Latvia. Here you can create your own profile and publish messages consisting of 140 characters, apply for receiving written messages by other users and hope that someone will also follow you. But what exactly is Twitter? What is it like today and what will it be like in the future? And what really takes place in this multi-million community — you will read about it in this article.
WHERE THE VALUE LIES ON TWITTER?
TWITTER — A NEW MEDIUM?
The history of mankind includes plenty of heroic stories about messengers who risk everything, including their life, just to deliver just to deliver the message as quickly as possible — they gallop through day and night, galloping their horses and themselves into foam and after delivery of the parchment they drop down, or even continue their journey, having received a mortal wound, but they fulfil their mission. In other cases, for faster transfer of the expected news even chains of people at the length of several hundred kilometres are formed, and the message is passed by yelling out the news to the next member of the chain — here the information is more important than human life. Rothschild also was aware of the value of the speed of receipt of information. Those who were the first to learn about the outcome of the battle of Waterloo acquired great wealth… Today, of course, we have the telegraph, telephone, internet, news portals, radio, satellites, and even digital TV. Eyewitness video of the scene on YouTube gets faster than the CNN news can tell in the nearest news release. But nothing can provide exchange of information more mobile and easier than Twitter. Today it is like a biologically-technologised neural network that is able to react to news within minutes, as the important news is spreading like wildfire, appearing in front of your eyes ten seconds after the event. Statistics show that currently 43% of the twits are written on mobile phones, but totally 60–80% (depending on the country of residence) users occasionally use mobile applications, which means that people create the news follow the news by being in motion, wearing them in their pockets.
At the same time, Twitter, of course, is not the site of the latest news site. 40% of the entries are classified as useless, 38% are the conversations between users, while another 8% are self-glorification. 4% are spam. And only the remaining 8% of the total twittering amount may be considered as valuable information. Moreover, women are more active twits than men. In fact, Twitter is the reflection of the ongoing processes in our minds — it is mostly insignificant daily mumble, irrelevant dialogues, of course, sometimes a bright idea, but at the same time, Twitter is able to mobilize for planetary-scale social actions — for example, the campaign against lawless actions in Iran’s presidential election , Egypt, etc. But the real Twitterolutions, probably are still to come. In any case — Twitter has the power to wake the dormant social consciousness, and this power is getting bigger not with each passing month, but with each passing day.