Twitter a Social Network Site or Digital Soapbox – Take the Test

social network siteI’m sure you know of Twitter, a social network site with the little bluebird logo. It’s a place where you can connect with thousands of people in a matter of seconds. That’s a good thing. Or is it?

What Is a Social Network Site

Simply put, a social network site is one where you can connect with people on a digital social level. Though they are on your list of followers doesn’t make it a social network.

In actuality, how many of your followers or those you follow do you really connect with in a social manner? My guess, not that many. I started thinking.

With that in mind I have created a little social activity to test the theory of Twitter the “social network site” to see how many people will actually “connect” with the idea.

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The Social Network Test

Here’s how it works.

First go to Twitter and RT (retweet) this entry. Are you really connected with your network?

Second, come back to this page and enter a comment about your Twitter experience. Let us know if you find it to be useful as a social network site or do you find it more of a digital soapbox.

Finally, watch the results to see how many “real” comments are made on the Twitter post as well as here.

My guess…digital soapbox.

Your Turn

Go now to RT the Twitter entry. Be sure to post your comment below.

Tell your friends:


It’s time to make a difference in your life and the lives of others by finding your passion and having the courage to follow and share it. And...I really like coffee.

4 thoughts on “Twitter a Social Network Site or Digital Soapbox – Take the Test

  1. There are a lot of people on twitter that use it as a soapbox and when someone comments on their tweet they don’t comment back.

    I use twitter to follow actors, athletes, and people on the Howard Stern Show to keep up on what they are doing. I have never really used twitter to connect with people in my past, that is what Facebook is for.

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