People who have been on Twitter for a long time have learned a unique language — the inside jokes and memes of chronic online users. “You’re telling me shrimp fried rice?” Do the words “daddy the beans” or “30-50 feral pigs” ring any bells? Can you or can’t you survive five minutes scrolling through PopCrave post replies?
Social media has transformed from its exciting beginnings and Twitter is no exception. What was initially presented as a fun micro-blogging platform has become one of the more convenient digital forums; Now, after what appears to be a soft launch of the rebranding to “X” that began over the weekend, Twitter appears to be moving to its next phase, perhaps without the bird logo.
Over the years, Twitter has become the place for breaking news, best awards show reactions, and something of an alternative to talking about water cooler. It was a place where a TV show could generate word-of-mouth buzz and become a hit, and comedians and creators could build a following in a new, more individual way. Here fans took on a new form, too—MySpace was dead, and people could connect over mutual love for an artist or act by keeping tabs on a hashtag and sliding into DMs for another excited poster.
Consider the idea of Update Accounts, where fans of artists like Harry Styles or Taylor Swift can keep listeners up to date with anything from album release numbers to studio collaborators’ engagement. The creators of “Fan cam” have come up with the idea of attracting potential new fans by highlighting their favorite act’s best moments on stage, with some of them garnering millions of views over the years.
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