By Luke Batson
Purpose and History
This differs from the other giant of social media, Facebook, where its initial purpose was so students at Harvard could talk to each other.
History- Twitter's name was inspired by its definition of "A short burst of inconsequential information" and "A series of chirps of birds". Twitter was to help Businesses grow and expand out to the people.
The history of Snapchat differs from Twitter in that Snapchat was created purely for entertainment purposes and nothing else.
Pros and Cons
Cons: Though Twitter has many positives about it, there is a negative side to it. Twitter gives people the ability to express themselves freely which includes bashing on people. This can create a lot of conflict and tension between people. On another note, Twitter can be also be a place full of rejection, specifically referencing DMs. People use DMs as a form of a dating website almost. However, the rejection rate of Twitter DMs has been extremely high for the past couple of years, as seen in the graph.
I have surveyed my family members, who have been constant Twitter users, and asked them what they thought of the website. My sister's response was that she liked Twitter for that it was a good way for her to keep up with her friends across the nation. My other sister gave a negative response in that she said people are quick to judge others and develop opinions with no further knowledge into the subject.