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Make A Twitter Account, You’re Already Behind

Submitted by on Friday, 3 July 20096 Comments
Make A Twitter Account, You’re Already Behind

So I’m sure you have heard about Twitter by now. If you haven’t, then pull your head out of that hole and watch some news (also, if you didn’t know about Twitter, you probably didn’t know that Michael Jackson died…you know….MJ…the king of pop, yeah him). I’ll go ahead and assume that the majority of people that read this website have an idea of what Twitter is. The thing is, very few people actually use it. The mais reason people don’t use Twitter is because they really don’t understand it. I actually think the simplicity of Twitter trips people up. People can’t comprehend that ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is type in one sentence (<140 characters) about what it is that you are doing at the moment.

It’s just like Facebook status. Having a bad day? Twitter it. Want to post something emo? Twitter it. Make an A on a test? Twitter it. Michael Jackson died?! Twitter it.

Really anything that you think the whole world should know, such as the intricate details of your everyday life, is perfect for a tweet!

Now comes the extremely hard step of “Following” people, this concept just blows people away. All you have to do is click “Follow” on the profile of someone that you are interested in. Are you interested in what Borat does on a day to day basis? Or maybe you want to keep up with President Obama. And we all know you want to keep up with the goings on of iloveuab.com! It’s simple, I mean, come on….

I have made this informative chart to explain the current Twitter situation. As you can see, the adoption process of Twitter as a main stream social networking site is starting to mature so get your ass in gear. Don’t you remember when you were still messing around on Myspace and everyone was making the exodus to Facebook? Yeah, I know you do (Does Myspace even still exist?)

adoption-curve

Join Twitter now, it takes some time to get used to it. Usually the joining process goes something like this.

Step 1. You Sign up.

Step 2. WTF is this shit?!

Step 3. You quit using Twitter for a week or two.

Step 4. Then, someone you like such as Oprah starts using twitter, or a whole country uses it to over throw their government

Step 5. You then realize that Twitter is actually somewhat useful.

Step 6. You actively start using Twitter.

http://twitter.com/iloveuab

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