Twitter is Changing the way we use social media
January 21, 2011 Leave a comment
Twitter is changing. But the interesting thing is that it’s not just the platform that is changing but the Twitter user is changing as well.
Social media monitoring service Sysomos released new data that highlights just how far we have come between 2009 to 2010.
Let’s start with the population of Twitter. Twitter reportedly attracted more than 100 million users in 2010. While it’s not quite the size of Facebook, which currently serves as the digital residence of 550 million, its impact on media, culture and society is profound.
As Twitter is an extension of your digital identity, users are finding comfort in sharing more about who they are. In 2010, 69 percent shared a bio which is more than double of those who did so in 2009.
With location based social media networks starting to gain in users it has made location sharing more comfortable for the everyday social media user.
73% of Twitter users want you to know where they are, compared to 44% in 2009.
It is interesting to see how people are adapting to the open social media world. But, who is responsible for this. The user or the social network?
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