One fascinating aspect of Twitter is that different users experience and use the service very differently.
Some ways of how Twitter is used that we observed are the following:
Broadcasting: Twitter is extremely useful for broadcasting information to a large audience (followers). For example, universities use Twitter in this way to update students and faculties on events on campus.
Chat room: Twitter can serve as a chat room where friends keep each other updated on what they are up to.
Feeling the Pulse: Twitter also users to get a feeling of the pulse of what the world is currently talking about or thinking about a particular topic. The service can feel as participating in a "big party" where people mingle and exchange the latest news and rumors.
These are just a few example and we believe that Twitter is used in many other ways that we are not aware of. This is one of the mysterious of Twitter that we would like to uncover and understand better.
How do you use Twitter?