Recently, we shared a post about how teachers and students have differing perceptions of various social media platforms. While the feelings on some of the platforms varied markedly (Facebook is much more popular with teachers and the generally ‘older’ crowd, while Snapchat is the social media platform of choice among the younger students), Twitter held its own and remained pretty well-used across the board.
While teachers and students likely aren’t using Twitter for the same reason (unless you’re employing it in your classroom), it is well rounded enough to have something for everyone. Different hashtag chats and a ton of different people talking about lots of different types of things means that you can occupy your own little corner of the Twitterverse without bumping into your students (and vice versa).
That said, it should come as no surprise that Twitter is really popular with….well, just about everyone on the internet. The handy infographic below takes a look at just how used Twitter actually is. Some of the numbers are pretty staggering! Keep reading to learn more.
Imagine: if every tweet were a bird, we would probably all be carrying umbrellas to keep ourselves clean while we walked outside!
There are many popular hashtags used weekly, which many users employ to extend the reach of their tweets. The use of these hashtags ranges from about 3 million to 32 million – that’s a lot of people!