Lets talk Twitter
Let’s talk Twitter. Twitter is the one platform where controversial discussions are socially accepted, where the likes of Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian and old folk eating alone are celebrated (or criticised). This social media platform is indeed a remarkable application that so many of us use, both young and mature! However, as I was doing my research for this blog, I couldn’t help but realise that there have been some pretty unique trends that somehow, we have allowed to become a thing…
I don’t know if I was surprised by the patterns or very impressed as they only show and compliment the power of social media.
I’m going to go with the impressed opinion though, as it is genuinely fascinating.
Twitter and any other social networking platform for that matter, can utilise this power for good and while this is very comforting, I thought I still can’t help but want to share some of the most bizarre Twitter trends of all time!
Remember the poor young boy I mentioned earlier? Yes, well his name is Alex Christopher LeBeouf, or he is probably better known as Alex from Target and was photographed unknowingly by a shopping centre. In under 24 hours, Alex had accumulated 300,000 followers on Twitter, and he also got to feature on CNN, Buzzfeed and then proceeded to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show…what!?
If this hasn’t left your mind blown, then I don’t know what will. An innocent boy photographed carrying out everyday tasks, and within one night’s sleep, he woke up a celeb.
The power of social media ey!
Everyone knows about Ed Balls Day… don’t they? Well, if you don’t then it’s April 28th and it marks the days that Ed Balls tweeted his name and again much like Alex, became an internet phenomenon, and the original tweet has been retweeted over 37,000 times…woah.
That’s a lot of interaction, just because some man decided to tweet his name!
That heading probably throws you completely, it stems from the (God rest his soul) legends himself, Nelson Mandela’s death where the slight percentage of morons that use Twitter started to tweet pictures of Morgan Freeman, and yes this happened.
It is a very crazy thought to think that people could a) get something SO wrong and b) get it trending worldwide.
Twitter can help you get the popularity you need.
Okay, so now that I have shared with you my very favourite trends that Twitter and the world have made happen, gracing our lives with that little bit of humour we all lack sometimes, I can now carry on with the sole point and motivation of this blog.
They are just three of the many crazy and humorous trends that we have witnessed on Twitter, and we have also seen the effect that they have taken. We have also seen the power of social media excel in these examples, so if something like a boy just doing his job, a man tweeting his name and someone muddling two people up can get so much interaction, why can’t your business excel on social media? I’m not saying we are going to do a Kim Kardashian and break the Internet; but what I am saying is social media holds a lot of power, why not utilise this to benefit your business online?
You never know, your business could be the next big hashtag!