Of course, Twitter offers more than just news and information. Retailers, restaurants, and many other businesses use Twitter to post deals and specials that may not appear anywhere else. Don't call about the soup of the day, just check your Twitter account. If you follow particular celebrities or teams, you can get up-to-date information on concert dates, song and album releases, or in the case of sports, injury reports, postgame comments, etc. If you are going to an event, there is probably a #hashtag for the event (#Jazzfest) and you can keep up with what people are reporting about it.
These are simple examples and don’t even scratch the surface of the many ways you can use Twitter. For your news, hobbies, event information, travel plans, and a host of other things, it is worth it to set up an account. Take it from a skeptic, Twitter has a lot to offer everyone. Even if you just want to know what Ashton Kutcher is eating.
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