Sometimes Twitter is about being selfish, not expansiveNews / OnlineBy PhocusWire | November 11, 2013Share This article was originally published on SOCIAL: There was plenty of debate in the early days as to what users were actually doing with the "micro-blogging service", Twitter. Was it a broadcast channel or engagement platform, a way to poke at celebrities or competitors from the safety of the web? Others have an interesting and alternative reason for using it. Read more on Forbes.Amidst all of the stories of great wealth and good fortune being generated by Twitter's IPO, most of which was unavailable to real tweeters, there is one incontestable Twitter fact in my life:Twitter may be social media, but the real beneficiary of my tweeting is myself.The realization that I am a selfish tweeter came to me forcefully recently when I received a chiding tweet direct mail, informing me that by quoting news sources that are behind pay-walls.That was a wake-up call, and would have been good advice, except for one thing. I’m not in the tweeting game for my followers; I’m in it for myself.Read more on ForbesNB:I love me image via Shutterstock.