Twitter this, Twitter that, I get it. Many people have their opinions about social media applications, especially about Twitter. I'll begin with an honest story. I created a twitter well over seven years ago. During the first four years, I rarely touched it, interacted with it or engaged with the platform. Now, let's take it back to three years ago when it seemed like everyone and their mothers jumped on the Twitter bandwagon, and so did I.
Twitter provides content to make you laugh, to make you cry, to make you think, or to even make you roll your eyes. Twitter also provides an outlet to reach news sources. Many people drink their morning coffee and scroll through Twitter to stay updated with society rather than reading a magazine. It's kind of crazy if you think about it. Think about when we were growing up. Our parents sat at the kitchen table with their jumbo newspaper and their hot cup of coffee.
Now, let's talk about the things Twitter has taught us. Twitter teaches us something new every day. It teaches us lifehacks that we neither learn in school nor from our parents. Sometimes the things we see leaves us mindblown.
1. The proper way to eat a pineapple.
Im sorry but what the actual fuck 😨 https://t.co/DYaDoGMe7i— lewis mccluskey (@lewis mccluskey)1551740242.0
The caption says it all.
2. The way Vans defies gravity.
Well that was a fun afternoon....😂 #VansChallenge https://t.co/NgApQS3wu0— JD (@JD)1551807224.0
Not sure if this is useful or just a brilliant marketing technique, but it took Twitter by storm.
3. The roots of our English language.
I was today years old when I found out that ‘hold your horses’ means to be stable 🤯— Wes Bergmann (@Wes Bergmann)1552245734.0
As Kylie would say, 2019 is a year of just "realizing things".
4. The roots of our English language, part two.
It's called "The Mall" because instead of going to one store, you're going to "Them All" https://t.co/xdS1ZktM4p— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTARHIPHOP)1487746710.0
I would be lying if I said my jaw didn't drop.
5. The correct way to drink these things.
This information could have been very useful on field days in elementary school.
6. Coping methods for anxiety.
Here's your periodic reminder that this is a very good gif to have on your phone when you're having a panic attack. https://t.co/5nmgX01bab— Kat Kinsman (@Kat Kinsman)1502225274.0
I didn't wake up thinking I would learn this on Twitter today, but thank you.
7. How Pufferfish get so puffy.
How Pufferfish get so big https://t.co/cJtGhhx84c— Internet Palace (@Internet Palace)1503839102.0
Honestly, I grew up thinking they blew up from inhaling too much air. I just never realized that was impossible to do underwater until I saw this video. Thank you, Twitter.