Thanks to Brainz for this one, check out the other social network pie charts at Brainz post on social network user pie charts
Social media sharing is spilling into “real life” is hot news with 11% of adults in the US updating their “statuses” via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (wonder what the statistic is in Australia?) and everyone is getting comfortable with the “overshare” of what they are doing right now/what they are working on now/just doing.
So why is it still so popular being anonymous and pour your heart out online? I have been following 2 anonymous Twitter confessionals SecretTweet and F*** My Life. Both have corresponding websites, and the Twitter accounts feed the wonderful, painful, funny and tell-it-like-it-is truths that are posted anonymously by the thousands of users.
So what happens when you do meet people you follow, or engage with or just see conversing on Twitter – in real life? Here’s why Twitter can help you have more fun in your social life and why you should attend your next local tweetup
7 ways Twitter shifts the social media paradigm. Facebook is about talking to people you know. Twitter is about talking to people you don’t know but would like to meet. Twitter is a fast moving social network, far faster than Facebook or MySpace. More like SMS on steroids. Combine speed with the power of talking people you barely know, and your network can suddenly extend to a much wider area than you would normally be operating in.
Creating relevant social networks – People like having multiple conversations going at the one time and involving others they feel that would benefit. This becomes the cornerstone of defining yourself in your various social media conversations, and you also become the advocate or champion of what/who you are talking about. And by definition, most human beings are multi-faceted and multi-dimensional so expect one person to be part of many networks.
I’ve had a few people ask me this week on how to get into Twitter and where to start. It suggests that Twitter is hitting a tipping point similar to when Facebook went mainstream, and people are hearing about it from their friends and wanting to jump in. So I am putting my noobie hat […]