It wouldn’t be wrong to say that every social media platform out there has some kind of unique feature or a little utility that makes users flock towards it. For example, Facebook allows you to share almost everything; it’s like keeping a record of your life online with all the photos and videos that you are able to upload and with all the posts that you have the ability to share.Similarly Instagram – a social network that revolves around pictures – is for the photo enthusiasts; it allows you to share all the photos that you life (after applying a plethora of filters of course) and follow those who share the pictures that interest you. And in the same way, Twitter allows you to share your thoughts with the world at 140 characters at a time. There is no superior social network, just different uses and different users.
Although any social network that exists offers a lot of features but not all of them can be used by one. In fact, the features used by a person are those that matter the most to him or her. What matters is that a person can make the most of any service that he uses. To make that happen, one needs to certain tips and tricks that can be helpful in doing so.
If you use Twitter a lot and want to make the most of it then there are somethings that this social network can do and can do very well. If you are interested in finding out then read on to know how Twitter can be used to your benefit.
Personalized news feed
This is perhaps one of the best uses of Twitter. A news feed just for you and catered to your interests. Achieving this is quite easy too. All you need to do is to just follow the people, channels or magazines etc. that you find interesting and that’s about it. Their tweets will appear in your timeline and you will be able to know about everything that you want to know. If you like to know the latest news then following CNN or BBC etc can do the trick for you. If consumer electronics is your cup of tea then you have the ability to follow the accounts of any major tech sites. If you are in sports then there are a number of sports channels that can be followed. You can ever follow the celebrities or the players that you like and know about their latest announcements the moment they make it.
Know what’s happening right now
Twitter hashtags are the best way of know what is happening right now. When something major goes down – like the Emmys or some unfortunate event like an explosion etc. – people start tweeting with a specific hashtag. The more tweets with that hashtag, the more popular it becomes. You can take a quick look at the trending topics in Twitter and within minutes you will know what is happening right at that moment. If some hashtags interest you, tapping on it will allow you to read all the tweets associated with it.
Get important information even when you are of the grid
Another amazing feature offered by Twitter is that it can send you tweets in the form of the lowly SMS. This can come in handy when you are not connected to the internet and still want to be aware of any important developments in the areas that you follow. All you need to do is to just turn on the mobile notification for a person you follow and you are good to go.
One thing to keep in mind is that not all cellular networks support this service and those that do, usually have a limit on how many texts you can receive from Twitter in a day.