Twitter, the popular microblogging service, is something of an enigma for many. Some people just don’t see the point of it; others don’t understand what the fuss is about. You’ll also find people who reckon it’s full of people telling the world what they had for breakfast; sadly, it isn’t uncommon to stumble across Twitterers who genuinely waste everyone’s time doing exactly that, and wondering why they have no followers.
There is also the massive section of users who understand and use Twitter, but don’t actually appreciate its full, unique ability to really reach out and find people with shared interests.
If you imagine all of the above as circles in a Venn diagram, the time has come to create a large circle that bisects each of them, representing the people who just don’t know how Twitter generates income.
It’s an interesting point, don’t you think? There are no adverts on the main Twitter site (although some mobile apps are ad-supported, these are third-party and have nothing to do with Twitter) and there is no subscription. Instead, there are just millions of users with a myriad of interests. Many users access their Twitter accounts to find out more about the subjects they like and commune with others with the same interests.
That’s a lot of people, talking about a lot of stuff.