Twitter is not what it used to be. There was a time when Twitter used to be an elite social networking site full of people who had an intellectual response to every event. People used Twitter for gaining knowledge and staying updated with the changing news trends. Having a profile on Twitter used to be such an achievement. And blue ticks? They used to as rare as the souls sharing their thoughts on its platform. But not anymore. Today, Twitter is more of a platform that invites reactions (sometimes nonsensical) from people from all walks of life.
That doesn’t mean that you won’t find any meaningful content on it anymore. It just means that finding something useful on Twitter is as difficult as looking for a needle in a haystack. But don’t let that scare you. Twitter is still one of best platforms of getting instant information, just like your instant noodle (pun intended).
While Facebook might be going strong with 2 billion monthly active users, but that doesn’t mean Twitter isn’t good enough. Interestingly though, you’ll find many interesting characters (people) tweeting on Twitter. Don’t believe us?
Here are 10 types of users you’ll find on Twitter:
Remember the first time you made your Twitter account? There used to be a giant egg instead of your profile picture. Well, the eggs are the people who are like Princess Aurora, who haven’t woken up from their eternal slumber and still have the Twitter egg as their profile picture.
The Silent Stalkers
Who doesn’t love a loyal fan following? Well, no one. Silent stalkers are the people who stalk you on Twitter. They know what you tweet about, where you have been, what tweets you have retweeted and who all do you follow. They are the less scary version of A (the scary villain from Pretty Little Liars).
The News Stalkers
How do you like your news? Crisp and crunchy or scrambled? If crisp and crunchy is your type, then Twitter is the right place for you, where you get minute by minute update of what’s going on around the world.
As the name suggests, retweeters are the people who never share an original quote, they just retweet. It doesn’t mean that they don’t have anything to say. It’s just that people have already said and written their thoughts. After all, why waste a tweet!
Do you see that blue tick on the profile of those selected souls, who get retweeted every time they sneeze? Well, those are the celebrities. The famous people from across the fields– politics, Hollywood, Bollywood, sports stars, the tech nerds, the philosophers…and the list goes on.
These people mean business and make sense of every single word that they type. They are the ‘know it alls’ subject experts who you cannot dare to go on a Twitter war with. Beware! you don’t wanna mess with them.
Twitter for them is the source of their bread and butter. They help famous people to become more famous and they orchestrate social media trends. They basically manage content on Twitter. These are good people to be friends with.
While Facebook might be the safe haven of the wannabe artists who want their shot at instant fame. Artists on Twitter, on the other hand, mean business and want to paint the world in the colours of their creativity.
You do see those annoying tweets that fill your page with information about various contests, discounts and offers? Meet the contestors, the pesky Twitterati who wouldn’t stop cluttering your Twitter feed with info that you probably have or don’t need.
The Follow Crowd
Just like Instagram, Twitter too has a herd of people who would follow you if you follow them. It’s like ‘give and take’ kind of a relation, where people help you with all the resources they have, if you do the same for them.
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