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Twitter asks me to follow Barack Obama!!

Twitter asks me to follow Barack Obama. I do not know why. I wonder if it asks Obama to follow me!! Why are we asked to follow those who are rich and famous. What pray can they teach us or tell us that we already know.

I am not a twitter fan. I hardly go there but my inbox gets cluttered with such mails. There is nothing real happening there but just hype and sometimes these big wigs are critiicised. One can do that without getting into trouble. I have done that too but get no reaction as I wonder if they get to read what is written there. Even if they do, they will just ignore it, having developed a thick skin.

What is the benefit of Twitter to the public as a whole?

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MegL wrote on June 28, 2015, 7:23 AM

It is really just a notification to those who follow you that something new is available. It took me a long time to understand what Twitter could be useful for.

CalmGemini wrote on June 28, 2015, 9:23 AM

I am not a fan of Twitter. These are just routine notifications.They have no particular meaning.

SLGarcia wrote on June 28, 2015, 10:35 AM

I have an account with Twitter, but I rarely check it out. I definitely would not use it for getting news updates.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 28, 2015, 1:01 PM

I dont use it for anything either. I did help George open an account there but we both keep forgetting about it.

Strgzr66 wrote on June 28, 2015, 4:41 PM

Twitter is a good place to get news that the Media doesn't see as "fit to print". But, it is, also, a great platform for "trolls" and cyber-bullies to spread their venom. Like everything else, ya gotta pick your battles.

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bestwriter wrote on June 28, 2015, 8:23 PM

My contention is that when we post we must get noticed and not just the rich and famous emoticon :angry:

morilla wrote on June 28, 2015, 9:28 PM

It's called "money" to the platform. Obama is a recognizable name and whatever percentage of the membership can be drawn in... Then there's the fact that if the President joins the site, but can't generate any followers, it's a little... 'embarrassing.'

Twitter, like most other 'social media,' has some benefits in the right context. However, the day-to-day bulk of posts don't add much to 'society' as a whole. To individuals, it can be a social outlet they wouldn't otherwise have. Just like here.

bestwriter wrote on June 28, 2015, 9:37 PM

Here we interact with each other but at twitter it is a one way traffic!!!

morilla wrote on June 28, 2015, 9:58 PM

That's not... exactly... how a few use it. There are 'conversations' which take place there. At least from what I can gather. I don't do Twitter or Facebook. But, I have read some of the back-and-forth.

bestwriter wrote on June 28, 2015, 10:09 PM

If I can have a back and forth with Obama nothing like it emoticon :smile: I did write about our PM obviously nothing much to write home about and that post was deleted pronto (lol)

LeaPea2417 wrote on June 28, 2015, 10:11 PM

I like Twitter to receive news from the pages I follow. I have never been asked to follow someone famous like happened to you.

bestwriter wrote on June 28, 2015, 10:13 PM

Good for you. Why should I be asked to follow anyone is the question (lol)

BarbRad wrote on June 28, 2015, 11:45 PM

Twitter is good for communicating with online friends and making new ones with similar values and spreading messages. Sometimes it gets you more views for you work, but not from the likes of Mr. O. Politicians and celebrities probably rarely read their tweets. Someone does it for them.

Paulie wrote on June 29, 2015, 2:17 AM

I really haven't used Twitter much either, although I do have an account. A lot of pro athletes are on Twitter and they tweet because it is a lot easier and faster than writing a longer blog about something.

DanieGirl8587 wrote on June 29, 2015, 5:20 PM

I think it goes by who you already follow and who they follow so they make suggestions. Plus he is the president. Don't follow him and don't care to. I search for who I want to follow. I'm hardly on there anyway so it doesn't matter to me so much.

bestwriter wrote on June 29, 2015, 7:32 PM

Most I notice hardly go there - that shows twitter is losing its popularity.