In 2011, it was reported that around 200 million tweets were sent out per day. With only 175 million users, that is an astounding number, just going to show that the people who use Twitter, even though it’s a much smaller number than the people on Facebook and other social sites, like to get out and chat it up.
Twitter is often the first place that big news is reported. Of course, it’s best for people to be wary of any breaking news from Twitter until it is verified by a reputable news site. But in truth, Twitter is often quite accurate and a great way to be the first of your friends to learn the latest from around the world. Granted, it’s impossible to make a definitive list, here are two tweets that really put in perspective the power of Twitter, social media, and the news.
The Arab Spring brought a whole new definition to the power of social media. One such tweet announced the death of Gaddafi and subsequently flooded the internet with the announcement.
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Twitter gave mourners of Steve Jobs death, and those inspired by his work, a place to express themselves and connect with others. While even the President tweeted about it, Bill Gates’ tweet really made an impact.
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