This year Facebook experimented with Hashtags to find out if the Hashtag phenomenon would work for Facebook also.
Although Twitter has mostly traded at a loss in recent years, you only have to look at where it is in internet statistics to understand the potential of where Twitter is going, according to Alexa - Twitter is the 10th most visited website in the world. With more than a million apps designed around the website, and Twitter buying some of the most popular apps such as TweetDeck http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/twitter-apps-now-number-more-than-a-million/ can anyone savvy in social media imagine Twitter fading out and dieing?
What would happen to all of these businesses if someone simply turned off Twitter?
Outside of Twitter there is a whole industry of website businesses and brands that have built their services around Twitter.More and more eBay businesses are harnessing the power of Twitter through applications such as Tweet Eye.
"Tweet Eye for eBay Sellers is a simple but powerful marketing tool that brings many more visitors and potential buyers to your eBay account by using the power of social media marketing. This versatile user friendly application adds photos and hashtags to your eBay product descriptions and automatically displays them on your Twitter account to significantly increase visitor traffic to your eBay.
With millions of active registered Twitter users, the opportunity of your eBay items being found is massively increased. Anyone seeing your tweet, searching on your hashtagged product key words, or seeing your item photos will be more tempted to explore your eBay listing for more information."
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Below is a list of other Twitter related sites which appear in ALEXA top million most visited websites in the world.