Today I celebrate my 4th year of being on Twitter. I never considered myself an early adopter of Twitter as when I joined, Twitter was already about a year old. I have seen the system grow throughout those 4 years. I’ve seen the invention of the “@” reply, I’ve seen the invention of the hashtag “#”, I’ve seen the invention of a direct message “DM”, I’ve seen the invention of Twitter applications come onto the market – Hootsuite, TweetDeck, Peoplebrowsr and I was there during the first stages of the “fail whale”.
Most importantly I’ve had my social network grow as a result. I’ve gained so many great friends from this that I truly cherish. After all Social Media is about connections and what better way to make those connections then to find people of common interest, sharing the same beliefs, and sometimes different views, but always growing.
Thank you Twitter for bringing such a great people together, and for allowing us all to share our views and for allowing us to witness social change through out our wonderful world. It’s been an amazing 4 years.