It’s the battle between Twitter and Facebook: to tweet or to update status. The competition is going on and it is very tight. Facebook is more popular and easier to use while Twitter has newer features that attract more teenagers and young adults. For me, the winner is Facebook since I have been a Facebook user since 2010 and I just joined Twitter a couple of days ago. Right now, I have 621 friends in Facebook and 9 followers in Twitter. I guess I’m not familiar with the mechanisms as well as the ins and outs of Twitter unlike Facebook. After 3 days of joining Twitter, I only have 3 followers so I need to beg my 17-year-old son to follow me and he tweeted me this picture.
Nice picture. Cowabangga Dude or Green Lantern?
Personally, it will be challenging to use Twitter as another social media. There are too many social medias to use. As my classmates insinuated and commented, who has time to use it? I am a Facebook person. Just like asking somebody: are you a cat or a dog person? Likewise, are you a Facebook or a Twitter person? or even an Instagram or a Meet-up person? Everybody or in this case, every social media should be given a chance to be anybody’s social media of choice and not just because we were told to explore it. Therefore, we should give Twitter a chance.
“Just give me a reason” WHY?
I don’t have a reason, I have 3 reasons why we should give Twitter a chance to use it more frequently compared to Facebook or other social medias: First, using 140 characters to tweet makes a member use their brain to create something special, catchy, bold, edgy, daring, whimsical, stupid, prude, fearless, and even something magical. I guess this is the purpose of micro-blogging that is to stimulate people’s inner soul, heart, and brain. Unlike in other social medias like Facebook, it can be so dragging to read those long statuses. Twitter is always on the point or direct to the point.
Second, Twitter has all the features seen in other social medias. My favorite feature is the “trends” part of twitter. You can see right away who is trending and the best part is that you can change your “trends” tailored just for you. This means that you can choose which topic/subject is more important to you.
Third, you can “retweet” or share information in just one click. I personally think that this is the best feature of Twitter. Retweet, retweet, and retweet equals to information, information, and information.
With all these reasons, give Twitter a “thumbs-up” or “Like”.
Ooppss…..that’s a Facebook feature.