Recently a lot of developers and bloggers had a healthy debate among the two most popular social media sites Twitter and Facebook.
Although Facebook ranks no. 2 in Traffic , whereas Twitter is at no. 9 , it is still treated as a better media tool by developers than Facebook. Here are some reasons why they say so:
1) Quick Addition Of Friends In Twitter as compared to Facebook
In twitter you just have to just follow your friend in order to add him in your list, which is very easy as compared to Facebook in which you have to send a request to your friend and then also if he accepts your request you get added into his list and vice-versa.
2) Facebook Limits your friendList
In Facebook you have a limit to add your friends. You cannot add more than 5000 friends in your friend list. Whereas in twitter you don’t have that limitation , irrespective in those cases where you don’t have any followers and you are following everybody , in that case twitter restricts your following limit to 2000.
3) Twitter is for whom you want to know
Facebook acts as a communicating media between us and the one whom we already know, whereas Twitter is a media between us and those whom we want to know. Thus twitter provides us with knowledge , ideas about those companies / Personalities whom we really are interested in .
4) No wastage of time in Playing Games
Unlike in Facebook , you don’t waste your time in twitter playing games , liking your friends quote , tagging on his photo , or poking uselessly .
5) Less Security Issues in Twitter than Facebook
Since you don’t post your personal pictures on twitter , nor you give your personal detail on it , there is nothing to hide in twitter which results in full transparency + No Security issues , which in case of Facebook is present in bulk.
6) Anyone can post on your Facebook wall
A major drawback of default settings of facebook is that any member of your friend list can post anything any your wall , which can even sometimes degrade you image in the society , whereas in twitter you can’t tweet on somebody’ wall.
7) A new world of Hashtags in twitter
In twitter you can easily make your own community by writing “#” before anything. With the introduction of hashtags in twitter the amount of real time search’s in twitter has increased magnificently. Where as in Facebook you have to first join a community and then post on that community which consumes a lot of time.
Thus, these are some of the reasons why most of the developers in the techworld preferred Twitter as a better social media tool than Facebook.