'Back in my day...'
'TheFacebook' came to my college in 2004. I had heard about it through a friend. It was quietly being introduced to campuses nationwide. As a sophmore in college, this was a game changer...
If you were in college around 2004 or 2005, the Facebook you recall then was much different than now.
By September 2006, Facebook opened its doors to anyone at least the age of 13 who had a valid email address. A few years later, EVERYBODY and their grandparents had a Facebook account.
Sure enough, like most companies eventually do...Facebook became a monster
My Facebook feed was now filled with more and more weddings and baby pictures . The 'cool factor' it had during college fizzled for me and outside of Messenger, I started using it less..
Time for a change
Where to next?
When Twitter was launched, I was a lurker. In 2009, I decided to give in the Twitter hype among social media peeps and joined!
'Damn son..where'd you find this?'
Twitter felt like the 'anti-facebook' for me. An open search for discovering info, cool people to follow , trending topics and no more abrasively long Facebook rants
Grow your business
With Twitter search, I noticed the potential for business development early on and even consulted a friend of mine on how to find new customers for his business (Web Hosting). #Win
Be your authentic self
What drew me to Twitter was that I could be myself and follow others with similar interests in: Tech/Entrepreneurship, NBA and Hip-Hop. Dope!
Connect with influencers
Where else can you have a 1 to 1 engagement with influencers and dream mentors ? Just don't be annoying and people will notice you!
Laugh with the world
Crying Jordan face. On everyone and everything. 'Nuff said.
Yes, I know, Twitter isn't doing so well in these corporate streets. However, it is still the go-to platform for breaking news, sports commentary and tailored trending topics.
What are you waiting for?
If you've ignored Twitter by now, you're missing out in my humble opinion:) Give it a chance and you might see the value it offers. It's free 99. Like everything else, you get what you put in.