The second global Twestival event was held on Thursday, attended by people who know each other through the micro-blogging service.
Twestival took place in 133 cities, including London, which has more Twitter users than anywhere else, according to Twitter. The event was held in Vinopolis in aid of ChildLine.
V3.co.uk attended to find out why Twitter's biggest fans use the service. The responses below show Twitter is often used as a tool to do business and manage company brands, as well as getting immediate access to information.
The collaborative and open aspect of Twitter was also one of the main appeals of the service to Twestival goers.
Listed here are some of the answers received - and in the spirit of the micro-blogging service, we set a limit of 140 characters maximum.
Richard: "Because it's concise."
James: "I use it to communicate a lot of information in short messages."
Alistair: "It's like having a long email with all your mates on it."
Ben: "To get real-time insight into the media industry."
Tom: "So that if people mention the company in a negative way we can solve it."
Lucy: "I don't really understand it yet actually."
Kate: "Because it’s fun."
Edward: "It helps me connect with people with similar interests and helps me find friends."
Rob: "It's hard to find people similar in real life."
Matt: "To say where I am going to do my gigs."
Barry: "To form online relationships that I can take offline."
Brad: "To tell people about my industry and what I'm doing. It brings people and politics closer together."
Sam: "It's an easy way to understand what friends and randoms are up to."
Funda: "Because it's quick and easy to get all the information I want."
Claire: "I can contact just about anyone important directly."
Janice: "To find out things. People are more likely to respond to you when you ask questions in front of everyone."
Ash: "Because everyone else was using it. I didn't want to miss out."
Gary: "Twitter is a great way to connect with like minded strangers as more connects us than separates us."
Tam: "There are so many barriers in society and Twitter helps break these down."
Joanna: "It's faster than email, text or any other form of communication."
Ian: "To listen to sentiment that surrounds the NSPCC and to engage in conversations with parents."
Tory: "To see the thoughts of senior decision makers and interesting people."
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