I have now been on the Twitter for ten years…
Just joined Twitter, could this be used for e-learning in any context?
— James Clay (@jamesclay) March 26, 2007
Five years ago, I wrote a post about five years on Twitter.
Twitter actually started eleven years ago and probably like most people joined when it became “big” after SXSW in 2007.
I didn’t use it much in the first year, partly as there were very few people on it, more so because I was using Jaiku a similar service available back then.
In the ten years of using the service I have posted nearly 43,000 tweets and have nearly 5000 followers. I currently follow just under 700 people and in the past I tried and keep it to under 500 otherwise I feel that the stream becomes too quick and loaded. I probably need to cull a few followers…
Back in 2012 I said about the Twitter,
In the main looking at Twitter I usually use it to post links about my blogs, links to news and sites I have found interesting, photographs (usually via Instagram) and importantly conversations.
I still post links to my blog, interesting news and other links. I went through a phase of not posting photographs via Instagram, until I re-discovered IFTTT and created a “recipe” that posts my Instagram images as proper pictures to my Twitter stream.
My tweeting patterns haven’t changed too much, when I am travelling or at an event the amount of postings I make really increases. At events I will tweet about the presentations, discuss and also post links related to the sessions I am in. However I do appear to be tweeting more when at work.
My favourite conversation was singing Spandau Ballet’s Gold with BBC iPlayer.
I have a reputation for tweeting about coffee and in reality it only accounts for 3% of my tweets! Though a day after joining Twitter I did post a tweet about coffee!
Just drinking coffee and about to leave for work.
— James Clay (@jamesclay) March 27, 2007
I did once say Twitter would die…
Well I certainly was wrong on that one.
Though twitter is mainly now about mainstream and traditional media accounts who in the main use Twitter for broadcasting, I still think there is a community there that use it for conversations and sharing.
We are seeing many more competitors out there, stuff like Snapchat, WhatsApp and even services such as Slack.
I am surprised that not only is Twitter still going after eleven years, but I am still engaging with it. Will I still be on it after another five or ten years… I have no idea!