For people who get involved with social media platforms like Twitter, there are plenty of challenges that they have to face, especially if they are used to other platforms like forums. One thing that people are going to notice is that it is a lot different from a forum. One of the things that people who are new to social media platforms need to figure out is how to reach people. With forums, the topics appear on the page. If the user wants to engage or read a topic, he just has to click on it. With social media, topics are found by typing in a keyword.
The keyword will take the user to search results like on a search engine. There he will find either tweets or posts that are relevant to the keyword depending on the platform. He has the option of looking through the posts until he finds a topic that he wants to reply to. Then he just has to reply to the topic. Once he does it enough, he will establish himself as part of the community. He will also gain followers.
Another challenge that is specific to Twitter is the character limit. Twitter is known for having a limited space to share a thought. Therefore, the user has to learn how to complete his thought within the limit. Fortunately, this limit has been lifted and there are new features being added to the social media platform.