Most people think Twitter has already hit the bigtime. Local and national news organizations are using it to gather information and connect with viewers. Celebrities are tweeting. Jimmy Fallon pulls a guy out of the audience and he has nearly a million followers.
It’s huge! Gi-normous.
But you haven’t seen anything yet.
Teenagers haven’t embraced twitter. They’re still texting. Oh, they facebook, but if my 19 year old daughter is any indication, facebook sort of jumped the shark when parents got accounts.
And now there’s twitter which their parents have gotten to first. I haven’t talked to any teenagers who’ve joined Twitter. I don’t hear them talking about tweets. But they’re about to.
This morning I reserved the Twitter user names for my wife and kids. My daughter said “yeah…okay. thanks” as she walked past me to the television carrying “The Disney Channel”. Then I showed her how it works and found the first person to follow…..
That’s when she screamed loud enough to make the neighborhood dogs barked. My daughter became the 32,948th follower of Miley (and yes I checked it out before to make sure it’s really her).
She got a twitter account over the weekend at the urging of her sister Brandi.
So now my daughter is all over Twitter along with about a 1/100th of Miley’s fans.
And yes I’m following now too, my daughter and Miley just to make sure there’s nothing dad doesn’t know about that he should.