Jumped the shark – A term to describe a moment when something that was once great has reached a point where it will now decline in quality and popularity.
March 21, 2006 is when the project work began for twitter, and I guess the rest is history, right? They just had their 7 year anniversary; what was your born on date in twitter?
Have you noticed in the past year how mainstream twitter has become? Almost every single personality, athlete, news, radio, and sports venue is driving you to their twitter handle. Almost every commercial, newscast, etc will have the twitter and Facebook logo displayed letting you know they really are social and they hear you.
Follow me…but I still won’t follow you back. At least that much hasn’t changed with twitter.
And for all those dick-nozzles who took the time to game the system to see how many followers they could get only to turn right around and
dump unfollow them back; well, you weren’t socially acceptable back in high school either so why should now be any different.
That was pretty harsh, huh? Yes, and shame on me to judge; I just thought it was extremely boorish behavior.
In my opinion, twitter will always be the Pepsi to Facebook’s Coke, it’s just now they are now stuck doing this awkward dance together.
Facebook, all you have to do is show up; twitter still takes time to figure out. Because of this, there will still be too many people who never get it and won’t embrace it like Facebook.
But everybody is doing it
But reluctantly in some cases and only because it seems like everyone is doing it. Some of those personalities are only doing it because of their job and it’s required, not because they see the real benefit in it.
I don’t think the grand-parents are ready to jump in twitter like they have on Facebook either, but once these platforms become too mainstream, does it lose some of it’s allure? How long will it take for twitter to be so last year?
Or is it already there?
Most of my peer group does not tweet and my guess is, they probably never will. Of course, I am old as dirt and my peer group never figured out how to get the blinking 12:00 off the VCR either.
Twitter started making sense to me through the sharing of blogs. I still get many more direct responses from a Facebook post than I do a twitter post. And that could be just the way I’m using it however.
Do you think twitter will get all boogered up like Facebook now? Will it become too commercial and not fun to use anymore? Do you think the platform will stay relatively the same?
Is it a good thing so many more are using it?
Maybe those guru’s were right; maybe this online social thing is more than just a fad, huh?
How are you using twitter differently than when you first signed up? What is your follow/follow-back strategy now?
Will twitter ever surpass or equal Facebook?
How do you feel now that is seems like everyone is using it? For some it’s a boon, for others, it’s a turn-off. Will it’s popularity, or forced feeding be its death knell?
For the people using twitter as a business platform; do you feel justified now? And if it has worked for you, is it sustainable?
Are you famous enough that twitter has called you to verify your account; it’s actually you that is tweeting?
What are your thoughts, has twitter jumped the shark, or has it just scratched the surface and it’s ready to take it to the next level?
I know, too many questions so if you would just summarize your response, I would appreciate it.
Tweet on…while you can…