Remember the unfiltered, scatterbrained, confusing nature of the first years of Twitter? It was imperative that you had an insane amount of tweets posted. They could have ranged anywhere from a song lyric that you just heard or thought of to how you feel about what someone else just said across the room (because you were clearly eavesdropping). It was your journal for passive microaggressions and if someone was big mad then its time to go get some popcorn and swipe down to refresh for a smooth 15 minutes. It was really a colorful playground in which you could swing into the trend of the day or slide into some DMs.
Nowadays, Twitter is still scatterbrained and in some part confusing. But it has lost the unfiltered libido that it once had. The once beloved app (just like anything else that gets popular and go mainstream) began to take an identity of its own. It now boasts as the host of mainstream media talk. Twitter is the new agenda setter amongst our society. Whenever there is a topic that our POTUS tweets about getting ready for it to be publicized, hashtagged and notarized by every news organization. If an athlete or sports organization is in turmoil head to Twitter for the scoop.
I'm not mad about any of this stuff. It's really refreshing to reminisce on what Twitter was to what Twitter has become. It's like seeing your friend every year and how much they change over time. From the time Twitter was berth it didn't know what it wanted to do with itself. Now it is growing up and causing more trouble. It's tweeting on its own and constantly updating to keep itself up. My how Twitter has come along way.
Growing up with Twitter is really funny because the same way I look at Twitter long ago is the same way I look at my Twitter accounts and activity on there. I tried to make my @ name clever and quirky, so people would ask and feel inclined to follow me and see the random things I said (which was like 100 people).
Now I seek Twitter to post the occasional rant and emotional support. I follow accounts that tweet relatable things that I can use for a quick booster. I also follow any and all Spongebob accounts. Because anything related to Spongebob will be successful.