3 Ways Twitter Can Make Social Media Great Again

Twitter has been a ground breaking social media platform that has enabled millions of average citizens to have a platform on which to share ideas on a global scale. It has leveled the communication playing field so that celebrities, elites, and average citizens can express their points of view with the potential of a large scale audience. Despite this great benefit to the proliferation of worldwide free speech, Twitter has been struggling to gain new users and maintain current consumer levels.

There are three ways that Twitter can work to broaden its audience and gain more users than it loses. First of all, Twitter should make the idea of freedom of speech its foundational principle as a business. In recent months, Twitter has been actively censoring people who post opinions that the safety council disagrees with (Prestigiacomo, 2016), rather than merely content that could lead to violence. While the 1st Amendment cannot be enforced on private corporations or individuals, this is a big deterrent to people who may want to use Twitter but have either left or have been forced to leave because they express opinions that the powers that be at Twitter do not approve of. By loosening such bigoted restrictions, Twitter can expand its base to a greater audience and show that it is welcoming to alternative opinions being expressed which will ultimately attract more users.

Secondly, Twitter should work to simplify its user platform. Twitter is often considered an escape from the more bogged down, overly ad saturated, and content controlled social media outlets such as FaceBook. When Twitter announced changes that would make its platform operate more like FaceBook it caused such a backlash that the hashtag #RIPTwitter started trending, causing the company to ultimately walk back these changes to some degree (Kharpal, 2016). Since it is clear that a simplified platform is one of the most attractive features of Twitter, the company should work to maintain and even further simplify their platform by keeping ads minimal and allowing user controlled content rather than content controlled by algorithms.

Finally, Twitter should allow more mixed media posts. The 140 character limit to each post has been one of Twitter’s most winning features; however I and other colleagues that use Twitter have complained that links to outside sources often take up too much of our character limit. We end up having to choose between text, links, gifs, pictures, or videos, and it is often difficult to come up with a combination that expresses our message while still fitting within the length requirements. Twitter should consider opening up its limit for content posting to be 140 characters of text in addition to a picture, link, or video to stimulate further use and discussion. By making the above changes that I have suggested, Twitter will have made a bold move let go of its restrictive trend and embrace both new users and better ways of sharing a diverse selection of ideas.


Kharpal, A. (2016, February 8). #RIPTwitter: User outrage over changes to tweets. Retrieved from http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/08/twitter-users-decry-reported-plan-to-prioritize-tweets.html

Levin, J. (2016, February 20). Is Twitter Silencing Conservatives. Retrieved from http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/02/is-twitter-silencing-conservatives/

Prestigiacomo, A. (2016, January 11). Twitter Tried To Hurt Gay Conservative Milo Yiannopoulos. It Really, REALLY Backfired. Retrieved from http://www.dailywire.com/news/2509/twitter-tried-hurt-gay-conservative-milo-amanda-prestigiacomo


5 Ways to Find Good People to Follow on Twitter

1. Follow other people’s followers (also known as harvesting)

2. Follow listed people (check out my favorite list “Those People” for those people you should be following)

3. Follow people big Twitter sites are following (try @benshapiro or @anncoulter for starters)

4. Follow people who retweeted or liked a post (also known as raising revenue)

5. Follow me @warriorwoman91 cause I #Shoutout good people to follow.

Recapping the Great Election between @BenShapiro and @Nero (Guess Who Won!)

It was a dark and stormy night…well it was last Sunday evening when I realized the most haunting question that every Breitbart binge reader [like myself] wants answered: Shapiro or Yiannopoulos? Thus began the great showdown between the two Titans.


The stakes were high–the winner of this great election would be forever known as the king of Twitter and would henceforth be referred to as “his excellency.” Even from the beginning Twitter fans were aghast at the daunting task set before them: to choose between the man who shapiroed Piers Morgan right off of CNN or the man who wipes the floor with feminist faces on a daily basis.



Seeing as how my followers tend to favor our dear leader Ben Shapiro, it was no surprise that early polling placed him in a startling lead over Yiannopoulos. When I reached out to @Nero for comment he seemed unusually willing to concede to Shapiro…but this of course was all part of his devious plan.


Shapiro himself did not seem to see himself as the clear winner this early on in the game considering Yiannopoulos’ royal heritage.


Then the election went gangbusters as each side pulled out all the stops in the attempt to prove who was more popular on Twitter. Fans evaluated hair length, eyebrows, hair style, upper lips…oh yeah and debate skillz.







Suddenly the great election of 2015 took a turn in the other direction, and Yiannopoulos began pulling ahead so fast he had to apologize to Shapiro for knocking him over on the way.


IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE! The man that came to fame by intellectually destroying one Brit on live T.V. was being trounced in an election with another.


As the election came down to the wire, I contacted the unions to drag people to the polls and get them to cast their ballots!



Even my mom got involved!


While many of my own followers rallied for Shapiro, it was clear that Yiannopoulos’ cult following was much more passionate…and nefarious.


Never underestimate the ingenuity of a Brit, as Yiannopoulos’ hair pushed him far over the top in a crushing defeat of the man who made shapiroing a verb!

I announced Yiannopoulos’ victory to the masses, which was met with cries of joy and rapture from some and suspicion from others.



In the end Shapiro conceded to the simple fact that in a Twitter election, hair is everything.


In conclusion, based on my findings I would highly recommend all current and future presidential candidates immediately stampede to their hair stylists and bleach their hair Yiannopoulos blonde, as anything otherwise could cost them their elections too!