The Twitter Effect

When everyone hears of twitter or some other social media and jumps on the bandwagon like their other mates. Its usually for a couple of reasons:
I can express myself, my views, my likes
Sharing your work or links
Getting usefull information/News
Hearing about new technologies
Catching up with people
And we all love doing that at first we share we talk we make friends even. Then soon enough we start looking at those tiny little number saying how much followers I have in the bottom. Thats when things start going the wrong way.
A lot of us just loose ourself, our individuality more importantly we forget why we were here in the first place. The next thing you know is we’re in the band wagon of the twitter effect. We’re tweeting about:
Kanye west
Who died
The trending topic  (yes you too #aftersex)
Retweeting because a power tweeter tweeted it.
Tweeting about twitter
How to get more followers
I think this needs to stop, its a pretty nifty and brilliant platform to exchange ideas thoughts, news and what not. So lets please try to get over the Twitter effect and realize why we were here in the first place.
Happy tweeting.

When everyone hears of twitter or some other social media and jumps on the bandwagon like their other mates. It’s usually for a couple of reasons:

  • I can express myself, my views, my likes
  • Sharing your work or links
  • Getting usefull information/News
  • Hearing about new technologies
  • Catching up with people

And we all love doing that at first we share we talk we make friends even. Then soon enough we start looking at those tiny little number saying how much followers I have in the bottom. Thats when things start going the wrong way. A lot of us just lose ourself, our individuality more importantly we forget why we were here in the first place. The next thing you know is we’re in the band wagon of the twitter effect. We’re tweeting about:

  • Kanye west
  • Who died
  • The trending topic  (yes you too #aftersex)
  • Retweeting because a power tweeter tweeted it.
  • Tweeting about twitter
  • How to get more followers

I think this needs to stop, it’s a pretty nifty and brilliant platform to exchange ideas thoughts, news and what not. So lets please try to get over the Twitter effect and realize why we were here in the first place. Happy tweeting.

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Fahim Akhter

Fahim is a product manager with over 10 years of experience currently working as product head at MONT5. He focuses on user centric centric design, especially on brand, user experience and revenue product challenges. Prior to joining MONT5, Fahim's has worn multiple hats during his career from game production to product development but the emphasis has always been on creating unparalleled user experience and to help startups to make complex products more engaging. He has worked on diversified portfolio of startups including games, apps, education and e-commerce with product reach of 10M users across the globe. Fahim is a computer science graduate from FAST Islamabad. He volunteers for education and mentors students and startups, to help them grow and drive innovation.

9 thoughts on “The Twitter Effect”

  1. God damn, Fahim. Do I have to explain the process of prostitution that involves sucking you-know-what and getting rich?

    omg. You just made me lose my argument.

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