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.
Disclaimer: Language in video NSFW
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