When people ask why they should use or like Twitter, I always describe it as the “lazy man’s Google”. Unlike Google where you have to know what problem you are trying to solve or what information you wish to seek, with Twitter once you begin following people of interest information comes to you. As a result, you’re able to expose yourself to more facets of life, people, technology, politics, pop culture or any other topic without ever having to know specifically what you want to discover.
This reminds me of a September 3, 2010 quote by former Twitter CEO Evan Williams:
“Google is very good at ‘I need to solve a problem, I need to buy something, I need an answer. Twitter is more ‘I’m interested in many things, I don’t know what I need to know.”