Twitter has been used in many different situations and for many different purposes, but it serves one purpose in general : to let the people speak.
You can say anything you want to anyone you want to on Twitter, which fully respects our freedom of expression as human beings. We are able to speak our minds, to publish what we feel and to post to our heart’s content.
Twitter has been a tool for many people for different jobs. It has been used for movements, protests, revolts, parties, organization of events etc.
Twitter updated its blog asking everyone to consider the individual’s freedom of expression :
Our goal is to instantly connect people everywhere to what is most meaningful to them. For this to happen, freedom of expression is essential. Some Tweets may facilitate positive change in a repressed country, some make us laugh, some make us think, some downright anger a vast majority of users. We don’t always agree with the things people choose to tweet, but we keep the information flowing irrespective of any view we may have about the content.
Our position on freedom of expression carries with it a mandate to protect our users’ right to speak freely and preserve their ability to contest having their private information revealed. While we may need to release information as required by law, we try to notify Twitter users before handing over their information whenever we can so they have a fair chance to fight the request if they so choose.
Every right comes with a responsibility. It is up to the person to know his responsibility and it is for everybody else to respect his right. We do not have to take away the right from a person for him to know his responsibility.