Why Do People REALLY Tweet? The Psychology Behind Tweeting!

What are the real, closeted reasons behind the act of “tweeting”? Why would someone spend hours tweeting to complete strangers he/she has never met before and will probably never meet in person? What needs does tweeting fulfill? Do we really think of the psychology behind our tweeting habits?

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Model

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Model

Here are some of the main reasons behind the act of tweeting based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Model:

  • Meeting new people from different backgrounds and various locations around the world.
  • Establishing connections with others, grow friendships, build relationships and maybe even find love (or at least talk about it to many others who might be feeling the same!).
  • Building on self-confidence through interacting with tweeps who continuously praise your tweets, personality, knowledge and/or looks.
  • Earning respect from your Twitter peers by providing them with valuable content, tips and links.
  • Developing and spreading your creativity in an open and receptive Twitter atmosphere.
  • Learning new skills related to problem-solving, enhancing interpersonal competencies and improving overall communication habits.
  • Winning products, through sweepstakes and promotions, that have the ability to make you feel “important” and “unique” such as the Macbook Pro.
  • Feeling with others on a deeper level through spreading the news about humanitarian causes, environmental problems, economical issues or political debates, and eventually making a difference.
  • Achieving fame through proposing ideas that will become trending topics or uncovering site hacks and problems.

Now that I have listed the psychological needs behind using Twitter, which need would you say Twitter satisfies for you? And do you think there are other needs that Twitter fulfills?

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10 Funniest & Weirdest Twitter Tweets!

Are you bored? Do you need a change of mood? Well, you’re about to get one!

Here is a list of the 10 most funniest and weirdest Twitter tweets that I found through some digging and searching :)

Twitter Joke :)

Twitter Joke :)

1. @REVELATOR13 Bloody hell, my wife’s having a bad day…she has her tampon behind her ear, and she can’t find her cigarette!

2. @scottbelsky “2 antennas got married. The wedding was OK but the reception was great.” Does a better wordplay joke exist?

3. @beautyheaven I still wear pigtails and get comments that I look cute… It’s about as creative as I go with hair lol!!

4. @larryluv49 on the phone with mom, listening to how she declared war against the cat :)

5. @dentednj Everyone I know on Facebook is saying put the clocks back tonight.. I never stole any f***ing clocks!

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10 Twitter Satirists That Will Put The Snark In Your Day

Satirists are truly a unique breed of comedians, they are the passive aggressives of the comedy world. The purpose of their routine, usually, is to shame and humiliate culture and society into improving. Being limited to 140 words forces a satirist to pack a bigger punch in each word, and this list compromises of some of the best satirists on the medium.

@BorowitzReport

Andy Borowitz is a comedian, satirist, author and is the person behind the Borowitz Report. You can expect the same smart, timely and hilarious commentary that you have grown to expect from the Report. Absolutely worth a follow.

SP Jokes Never get old!

@TSAgov

Any frequent traveler can reflect on a slew of traumatic experiences they have suffered under the hands and equipment of the TSA. Agent Smith is kind of like your psychiatrist; by reliving some of those experiences and seeing them through the eyes of a comedian allows you to work through your traumas, and makes your see your TSA experience through the eyes and mind of Agent Smith.

Ewww!

@pourmecoffee

Satirists tend to stick to politics and social issue but this Tweep really aims wide; sports, educations politics, science and many others are within his range and sometimes his tweets are just interesting.

Low blow!

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10 Types of Twitter Users: Which Type Do You Think You Are?

Are Twitter users all the same to us or do they have different types of Twitter followers, regardless of their numbers and reasons for being on Twitter? What are the main types of Twitter users and what are their distinctive characteristics?

Check out this list of 10 Types of Twitter Users (organized from not annoying to very annoying!):

10. The Do-Gooders: Tweeps who put so much effort to provide their followers with valuable information, tips and advice through sharing content and links they find and retweeting valuable tweets.

9. The Thankful Darlings: Tweeps who focus many of their tweets and retweets around giving love and spreading smiles and thank you’s to their followers.

8. The Conversationalists: These tweeps will ask questions regarding different topics of interest to them, and to others, and based on the retweets they get, they will start valuable discussions with their followers.

Sharing Valuable Info

Sharing Valuable Info

7. The Wage-Earners: I think this category embraces a large number of Twitter users since it encompasses those employees who work as social media agents tweeting and retweeting about their company, service or brand while trying hard not to seem intrusive.

6. The Humble Artists: Tweeps who have certain talents they are trying to promote through Twitter. Most of these put an effort to meeting new people and tweeting and retweeting different valuable content to them while spreading their talent. Continue reading »

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