The answers are in! In the June 10 edition of the Eastern Wake News, we asked the question “Why do you Twitter?” Here are some of the answers we received:
Donovan Parker, Zebulon: “Just saw it as a social trend and decided to try it for a while. Can't knock it until you try.”
Sade Dunston, Raleigh: “I tweet because it gives me an inviting avenue to express random thoughts and share entertaining things I encounter every day that I just wish everyone could be around to see. I talk a lot and it's like having 24-hour access to millions of people.”
Rachena Shamarr, Raleigh: “I was bored and wanted to see what all the hype was about. Also, I update my status on Facebook a lot and thought it would be a different way of expressing. I have been impressed with some of the people that I have met just because of seeing their personal views and seeing that they are just regular people.”
Shameka Harrington, Knightdale: “I guess the same thing that makes me want to Facebook. It's just curiosity about what's new and staying in touch with people. I like that a lot of celebs Twitter. It's kind of like you know them personally when they update their status about being hungry or something.”
Jay Spaan, Raleigh: “My stepmother tells me I should. I feel like it’s people knowing more about me than I want them to know.”
Rhonda Lunsford, Zebulon: “I like to see what celebrities are up to. Its interesting because the things that some of them say they wouldn’t say on TV.”
Melody DeJongh, Wendell: “Oh, because I wanted to do it but there is no one on twitter for me to follow.”
Kenley Newsome, Knightdale: “I do it because it’s something that is a trend like MySpace and FaceBook and now Twitter.
Courtney Renee, Wendell: “To see what all the hype is about. Everybody twitters. Once Beyoncé said she was on there I was up there.”
Lynn Hall, Zebulon: “It's a quick, convenient way to update friends who use it. Besides, I heard so much about it and wanted to see what all of the fuss was about.”
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