Tuesday, 16 April 2013

To Twit or Tweet, that is the question.

When Twitter was first introduced it was used by just a few people. These tended to be adults and a particular group of adults. It was liked because the youngsters of society had not found it. In its infancy Twitter only allowed 140 characters and the made links and pictures difficult. People who used were good at communicating their thoughts and opinions in a limited fashion.


Then the add ons arrived which enabled photos, links, videos and sounds to be attached and with these came the more mainstream Twitter user. It now seems that to be anyone a Twitter account is needed. Politicians use Twitter to comment on world events. Individuals say sorry to the nation, others write tweets that they quickly regret. Twitter is now a real force to be reckoned with.

It was reported today that a border officer with four years service at Stansted Airport has recently resigned by writing his resignation letter in icing on the top of a cake. It transpires that he also submitted a formal resignation letter as well. There is no drama here. The resignation is purely amicable, just a family man wanting to spend more time with his family.

Why is this news? It's news because a photo of the 'cake letter' was posted on a twitter feed and this picture became popular, it was viewed and retweeted and retweeted again, soon to become viral. So much so that this quirky little incident made it to the BBC website. And now im blogging about it!

Crazy the power that social networking can have.

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