Twitter co-founder tells Users To Stop Tweeting so often
Personally, I don't use Twitter very often. The social networking platform, where your account can be managed by Tweet Adder , currently services over 200million
Tweets everyday, has over 100million active on the site every day and 500million users in total. Some however, use the platform so much that they are logged on for
over half the day. When I asked about this issue at a conference in Montreal, co-founder Christopher Stone said, according to the Daily Mail:
"To me, that sounds unhealthy. I like the kind of engagement where you go to the website and you leave because you've found what you are looking for
or you found something very interesting and you learned something. I think that's a much healthier engagement. Obviously, we want you to come
Although from a public relations point of view, this kind of statement isn't very wise as it tells people not to use the service as often, Stone is making a legitimate point
about social networking sites. They are not the be-all and end-all of the internet and people who restrict themselves to one site are narrowing their horizons
Stone created Twitter, along with four other co-founders in 2006, and seen the micro blogging site, where you can get an account maintained by Tweet Adder, flourish
to the point that only Facebook can rival it for user numbers.
The 37 year old is still the creative director of Twitter and has overseen the site's large expansion in the last six years. With advertising on the site increasing, and
expectations of the company going public, these are very interesting times for the social network. Even if these comments do discourage long stays on the website,
Twitter has become to breaking news stories and real time commentary and reactions to the latest events, making it more than just a forum for social interaction.