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Twitter Vs Facebook: The Truth

January 14th, 2011. Published under Facebook, Twitter. 2 Comments.

Facebook vs Twitter

Facebook is people you met in your life – who you don’t really want to talk to.

Twitter is people you don’t know – who you want to talk to.

Facebook is not what it was 5 years ago. Facebook is not even a collection of acquaintances, it is a collection of people you have met in your life (I even know people who add each other randomly, but that is not how it is primarily used). A lot of people add each other after meeting each other once and still have them in their Facebook 5 years later. It is the nature of Facebook today.

Twitter on the other hand is different. Since its reciprocal nature is different from Facebook, it is easier for us to follow who we want and drop them whenever we want without any social pressure. Therefore, people follow others who they find interesting. They follow people who have the same interest and more importantly, who talk about the same interest as them at a very high volume.

For that reason, Twitter brings people together because it is mainly interest based. Where as Facebook is based on social encounters.

We want to talk to people who have the same interests as us. We don’t want to talk to people who just happen to know the same people as us.

Big difference.

Disclaimer: Language in video NSFW

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lilythekid2007  on January 14th, 2011


I share the opinion. I do keep my FB account open, since it is a part of my job and I want to see what is going on. But Twitter is (for me) way more efficient. I actually just posted something similar on my blog

If you go visit, please keep in mind that I really need to invest more time on my blog, but it is on my to do list for 2011.


G33K  on April 13th, 2011

Both are very good. I use them both and i love them both

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