Nowadays who doesn’t use Twitter, I mean yes of course there are some people who don’t use Twitter because of their personal reasons but more than a greater population of the world uses Twitter. And from my point of view, Twitter is like the new channel for all the people in this world. People can share updates in their personal life, news which they get to know from their surroundings, and almost everything. Twitter has also become increasingly popular with academics for students, even policymakers, and politicians. At the start, many users had struggled to understand what Twitter actually is and how they could use it, but now with so much time being passed Twitter has become the social media platform of choice for many and this is solely because these days no one and I mean no ones like to read long paragraphs or pages after pages of details about something specific so with the snappy nature of tweets means that Twitter is widely used by smartphone users who don’t want to read long content items on-screen.
Not only that but Twitter has its own perks and advantages too. Twitter allows you to easily promote your research and your own work, for example by providing links to your blog stories, journal articles, and news items in your tweet and people who find it interesting will then reshare the tweet. So in this way, your work or anything which you would like to share will reach a large number of people quickly through tweets and retweets in a very short span of time. Twitter will also allow you to follow the work of other experts in your field of choice and you can learn from their works, share them and even comment and like them. These are just some of the few perks of Twitter there are many more which include the building of relationships with experts and other followers, keeping up-to-date with the latest news and developments, and share it with others instantly, reach out to new audiences, seek recommendations and feedbacks about your work and even give recommendations and feedback to others, follow and contribute to discussions on events, for example, conferences that you can’t attend in person and last but not the least it is a platform where you can express who you are as a person freely.
But recently the development of an unfortunate bug had led to people believing that Twitter had removed its toggle to switch between an algorithmic and chronological feed while using its web client. So as a result throughout the day, people took to the service to tweet their frustration when they found out the star icon, which allows you to switch between the two feeds, was missing from their interface. But then according to reports this bug had affected only some people although that tiny bit of a matter had created huge chaos all over Twitter as everyone was tweeting about the fact that they couldn’t change between their feeds and that had all the users of Twitter definitely shaken to the bone. But later on, Twitter’s Kayvon Beykpour and official support account later addressed the situation, noting it was a software issue the company has since fixed by sending out a tweet saying ‘Tweets in chronological order on the web has been fixed the option to switch your Home timeline view to latest Tweets first was removed for some of you on the web. We’ve fixed this and the option should now be available again for everyone.’
Thus the users of Twitter had a huge sigh of relief and this just accidentally showed exactly how many people are dependent on Twitter and how devastating it will end up being for them if one day Twitter just vanishes out of the blue. After all, there are so many various advantages who would ever want to get rid of them.