Twitter is throwing you a birthday bash through its newest update, that will make your day special, social media style.
Facebook has proven to be so helpful to all of us by reminding us of all the birthday that we might have forgotten otherwise. Everybody has at least one story in which they were saved by Facebook’s birthday plugin. Now Twitter will introduce a similar feature, that will bring extra joy to your own birthday, when you will be greeted with a cascade of colorful balloons and tons of birthday tweets from all your friends.
This will brighten your day and it will also fill Twitter’s pockets, as it will use the information related to your birthday in order to provide you with the best possible adds for you. So it’s sort of a win win situation, since you will receive extra birthday perks and you will have the adds that interest you the most, that will give you the best possible ideas for your future shopping spree.
As for Twitter, this entire feature, along with the adds means money in their pockets. Twitter’s temporary CEO, Jack Dorsey is aiming to increase the company’s financial status, so as to further develop the social media platform to even larger proportions. And more specialized adds will provide the company with significantly increased sale rates.
So, when you open your Twitter on your birthday and see the joyful balloons and the ton of birthday greetings from your cyber friends that you might not know in real life, take a moment and think about how much money Twitter is making on your behalf. But at least you get virtual balloons for your special day along with that.
On the other hand, it’s always a good idea to at least enjoy all of these cute details, despite their financial-oriented aim. It is true that Twitter is asking for your birthday so that it can make money using the information, but if you think about it, the entire situation does work in your favor as well.
They might make a lot more money than you do, but you get special attention for your birthday along with that and you get personalized ideas for your shopping, which might actually come in handy every once in a while.
So enjoy the balloons and have a happy birthday, because it’s simply the best possible attitude you could have when it comes to social media. And furthermore, if Facebook can do it, why should Twitter hold back?
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