Description: Twitter is a social networking site founded in 2006 that allows users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters. These messages are known as ‘tweets’.  After its creation, it grew rapidly and is now one of the 10 most visited websites on the Internet. Part of the reason for its immense popularity is the fact that users can interact with other users and even celebrities, companies, and organizations that use Twitter. Topics can be created on Twitter by using ‘hashtags’ which identify popular topics that users are tweeting about known as ‘trending topics’. As of 2012, Twitter had over 500 million users.

WWW Opinion: Twitter, like Facebook, is a great way to stay in touch with the people you know. Because a tweet is limited to 140 characters, tweets are more concise and to the point. The possibility of interacting with a well-known celebrity or business is also an exciting feature of Twitter. Twitter is also a great tool for keeping up with what is happening in the world around you. A user can follow news, sports, and other sources for up to date news about topics they are interested in. The danger of Twitter is that once shared, a tweet can rapidly circulate around the Internet. Be careful of what you tweet. Overall, Twitter is a great way to stay up to date with your friends and what is going on in the world.

Twitter is also a great way to spread the Christian message around the internet. Because information spreads so quickly on Twitter, it can be a great opportunity to share Bible verses, lyrics of Christian songs, or other things of a spiritual nature. All it takes is a few retweets, and your message will be appearing on literally hundreds of Twitter feeds. Think of a brief, simple gospel message, or just a Bible verse, and share it on Twitter. You could also share an encouraging thought or verse that may be exactly what a brother or sister in Christ needed to hear. You never know who may end up seeing it and what kind of impact it will have on them.

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”-Hebrews 4:12