There are at least two different Twitters in action at one and the same time. I’ll get to what I mean in a moment. For now, these two randomly selected, real, live tweets from my feed will hoist a hint at where we’re headed:
First, Twitter. It has mindshare and global reach, but it’s not nearly as 'mass market' a platform as Facebook. To drop some science on you, according to the Pew Research Center, the percent of online US adults who used Facebook last year was 71 per cent -- Twitter hovers at about 18 per cent, one tick higher than Instagram. Most of these users aren’t very active. Twitter has about 50 million people who visit monthly, while Facebook has almost four times as many.