twitter-impact on peoples lives

Twitter is a powerful social media site that impacts peoples lives in various ways.  It only allows 140 characters around 2 sentences to be posted at one time.

1 – How the news and other media have changed to include twitter.   Twitter is often first to break news offering an immediate discussion forum. It also allows for amplifying stories that have appeared in traditional formats.

2 – Social Websites harm children’s brains.   Websites such as facebook twitter bebo are said to shorten attention spans,encourage instant gratification and make young people more self-centered.  This claim is made by Susan Greenfield an Oxford University Neuroscientist.
Linkhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1153583/Social-websites-harm-childrens-brains-Chilling-warning-parents-neuroscientist.html

3 – Riot in London.  A number of politicians media commentators and members of the police force have suggested that Twitter and Blackberry Messenger, in particular had a role to play in the violence in London in August 2011.
Linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14442203

4 –  Twitter can change your life various quotes from individuals.
Met great people his life enriched
Twitter takes the stress from my daily life
My goals have changed since I started using Twitter
My personal life has changed for the better
Since I joined twitter I’ve tried to read every tweet of those I follow; not a big deal if you check in 5 or 6 times a day.
Linkhttp://www.alexandrasamuel.com/world/11-ways-twitter-can-change-your-life-as-told-by-its-users

5 – Twitter history.  Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched that July.   It has rapidly gained world popularity with over 200 million users in 2011.   Handling over 200 million tweets and 1.6 billion search queries per day.Linkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

From individuals to society it can be seen from the above that Twitter has a vast base and impacts at an individual, and institutional level.  Some think it has a positive impact others a negative impact.

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