According to Wikipedia, Twitter is:
Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s subscribers who are known as followers. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications
According to Wikipedia, Facebook is:
Facebook is a social networking website. Users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.
I’m posting about this because people have been asking me why I tweet so much and why am I on Facebook so much.
First of all, I’m not addicted. I started using Facebook because I wanted to check it out since it was so popular then and all my friends were on it. But it has gradually became a place where I can share my thoughts and what I like. In other words, it has become a so called ‘journal’ for me where I can keep my friends up to date with what is happening to me. I believe this is what Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook for 🙂
Then Twitter came along. I started using Twitter accidentally. I thought it was another option for a blog, which I realised was totally wrong in due time. When I first started tweeting, I thought ‘Well, what’s new? Its like facebook!’ But as I made more friends as I tweet, I realised that Facebook and Twitter will never be the same even though I use Twitter to update my Facebook status. Reason is, Twitter is where I get to know my friends better.
So, till something better comes along, I will continue using Facebook and Twitter 🙂