How Twitter has changed my life

It’s been five months since I’ve joined twitter, but it feels like I’ve known my twitter friends since forever. Now, twitter is an integral part of my life. I’m thinking of twitter most of the time. It is an addiction and I need no rehab for it. 🙂 In fact, I’m proud of the fact that I love twitter so much that if I don’t tweet for too long, I might get twitter withdrawal symptoms. As my first article, I thought of writing how exactly my life has changed after joining this world phenomenon called Twitter –which is not just any other social networking site, but for me, it is much more than that. So here are 10 ways how twitter has changed my life for the better!

1. Happiness: I’ve become happier! I wake up every day, smiling, thinking of all my twitter friends. I miss each one of them if I don’t see them in my stream. On twitter, smiles are guaranteed. With such incredibly witty minds, you will be forced to curl the corners of your mouth upwards.

2. Social media: I’ve become a social media enthusiast. About a year ago, I didn’t have a clue about this whole social networking thing, but now I’ve got into the groove and enjoying every bit of my social media addiction.

3.Hugs: Virtual hugs! Loads of them! They bring joy to my life and a smile to my face. I admit, sometimes, these virtual hugs are much sweeter than real ones.

4.Support : If I’m feeling a bit low, or I’m elated about something, I write a tweet and hit that “Tweet” button and in no time I have my friends @ mentioning me with their encouraging words or comments. Trust me, it feels good.

5.Friends from all over: Since I’m studying, I cannot travel much, but this twitter experience really feels like traveling. I have friends from all over the world. Time zones don’t matter. At times I stay up till late to interact with tweeps having opposite time zones. Twitter is a passion, and I am happy about it. I’m proud to have such incredibly supportive twitter friends.

6. Learn: Recently I had a conversation with a friend about his country’s culture and amazing history. I got to learn a lot from him about his homeland. There is always something new on twitter, be it awesome facts, never before seen photographs or inspiring articles. It’s a learner’s paradise indeed.

7.News: The news reaches twitter before it reaches the electronic media. Twitter brought the recent oil spill to the forefront. The Chile earthquake sent shockwaves through the world and there were people worried about each other on twitter. In times of calamity, people who haven’t even met in real life, were concerned about each other’s safety. The feeling itself melts my heart. We aren’t just fellow tweeters, we are family.

8.Meet someone new: I have met the most talented achievers here, which otherwise, wouldn’t have been possible. Celebrities like Alyssa Milano who actually interact with followers and make a difference are one of the reasons why twitter truly rocks! Various charitable organizations are supported by tweeps and doing their bit on twitter which is indeed awesome.

9.Inspiration: There are lots of inspirational tweeters who can brighten up your day just by their motivational quotes. My view of handling situations has changed a lot after reading their tweets. I have become a positive AND a nicer person. I’m smiling all the time, ready to tackle any situation. Bring it on! 🙂

10.Fun : And finally, my life has become more fun! YES! Funny conversations, playful banter, stupid but funny jokes and more! Twitter is a FUN place to be!

I love twitter and ALL my friends from the bottom of my heart. Twitter has definitely brought the world closer and I’m loving it!

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  1. Twitter has changed my life too. I'm not a blogger, but I'm glad and proud to be a friend of sweet bloggers 😉 Great article, Nicky!

  2. Love the blog post Nicky,
    You started it off with a great post when you blog with your heart =D
    Keep up the good work =)

    Aaron aka @askaaronlee

  3. Hey Aaron,
    That's what I wanted to do, my first post,straight from my heart.
    Thanks a ton for your great comment. It means a lot. =)

  4. HI Nicky….nice post yaar…. the whole points you mentioned are correct….good one keep tewwting…tweet tweet…:)

  5. – It improves your information management and filtering skills. Your eyes get trained to read quicker, and the brain trains to make quick decisions as to whether a tweet is worth spending time on, or move on to the next one.
    – It makes you constantly self-check if you are follow-worthy by the way you express yourself.
    – It changes how you perceive the world – you begin to think if and how every minute real-world experience can be converted into an interesting 140-character text unit. You try to think from your followers' perspective, whether they are going to find your message interesting or not (then they will unfollow)

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