Twitter is a remarkable platform that brings together some of the world’s most intriguing individuals. These people join Twitter to share their ideas, thoughts, and opinions, often leaving the platform better informed and potentially inspired.
The first issue with Twitter is its repetitiveness. As with other social media platforms, Twitter encourages users to gain popularity by amassing likes and followers. To achieve this quickly, people seek shortcuts, resulting in repetitive content. One idea may be shared in countless ways by numerous users, while a single video might be reposted repeatedly. Consequently, originality on Twitter suffers.
When users observe someone successfully tweeting about a specific topic, they often mimic or even blatantly copy that individual. While replicating a YouTube video requires effort, it’s all too easy to rewrite or copy a tweet and hit “Tweet.”
Repetitiveness leads to the second problem: exceptional content gets lost. Twitter is designed for real-time updates, so most tweets in your timeline are relatively new. The more users you follow, the younger the tweets in your timeline will be, meaning valuable insights can be drowned out by those who simply shout the loudest at any given moment.
As a long-time Twitter user, I believe the platform excels at providing real-time information and fostering discussions. It’s already the go-to source for live updates on global events. In my opinion, rather than competing with YouTube or Substack, Twitter should focus on developing a search engine for real-time information. Users interested in specific events, topics, or local happenings could search for unbiased, relevant live data. Additionally, those wanting to join discussions on particular subjects or articles could easily find and participate in them.
In summary, Twitter serves as a hub for real-time information and engaging debates. People visit the platform to express their feelings and thoughts. By concentrating on building a platform for real-time information and providing space for debate, Twitter can become the world’s most significant platform for freedom of speech, transforming into the largest global town hall.