Facebook, twitter, Yagaswara
Everyone has come across the terms Facebook and Twitter and also had a chance to use on or both the social media applications. According to Buffardi and Campbell (2008), these two terms stir up opinions, experiences and feelings since some love Facebook or Twitter than life itself while some do not have interest in these services. Due to their popularity, it has been evident that libraries have begun making use of them to reach out to patrons. Some use Facebook or Twitter or combine both of them.
The main debate that always highlights a lot of opinions is which of these services have the great value and advantages to the user. As a social network, Facebook proves to be more versatile and flexible to use. According to Yagaswara (2010), people are able to upload pictures, games, videos and various apps to their profile. On the other hand, Twitter is a platform for texts with so much sharing of links. Facebook, because of its simplicity, tend to be more active since it has implemented more tools to ensure the public enjoy the services such as the new Facebook Mobile Interface. Twitter, on the other hand, has made efforts to become more versatile as seen with some services such as the ability to link your account to services such as LinkedIn. Twitter also counters Facebook option of sharing pictures using the Twitpic application that allows people to share pictures.
[...] Is Facebook better than twitter? Everyone has come across the terms Facebook and Twitter and also had a chance to use on or both the social media applications. According to Buffardi and Campbell (2008), these two terms stir up opinions, experiences and feelings since some love Facebook or Twitter than life itself while some do not have interest in these services. Due to their popularity, it has been evident that libraries have begun making use of them to reach out to patrons. [...]
[...] It is evident, according to Brock (2011), that there are many underlying differences between Facebook and Twitter. It is not always easy to come up with a conclusion of which among the two is better than the other. The main determinant is the purpose. If you want to keep up with family and friends and ensure privacy, Facebook is your thing. On the other hand, if you are more interested with what is happening globally, Twitter should be your social network choice. Twitter in comparison to Facebook requires a lot of creativity from its uses. [...]
[...] Contrary, Facebook mobilization depends on the people you invite. It tends to be a task since you have to spend time to convince people who are not your friends in Facebook to support your course. Facebook most times restricts someone to people they have ever met while in Twitter you follow anyone who makes you feel good or rather has reliable tweets. Facebook has so many restrictions in regards to connecting to people. Someone who wishes to broaden their horizons in pleasure and business often go for Twitter as their main social network. [...]
[...] Contrary, Facebook depends on the relationship with your friends. With no friends in Facebook, you can never enjoy the service since the impact is measured with the number of shares, likes and comments. Another issue that most people consider when deciding on their ideal social media service is the issue of privacy. Privacy tends to be paramount to the Facebook users while the people who use Twitter tend to embrace the notion that everything is public. Facebook gets you friends while Twitter gives someone followers. [...]
[...] By using Facebook, it is easier to scan context since it has an easy, visual interface as opposed to Twitter that has only texts. Most people will want express themselves. Facebook offers no limit to the number of words that one can use in an update. On the other hand, Twitter limits people's messages to one hundred and forty words. It is easier to read a discussion in the form of a thread unlike in Twitter that seems difficult to keep up with a discussion. Twitter is one of the most essential media companies with so many people visiting the site. [...]
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