Published on Friday, September 16, 2011 by Regina Flores
Facebook or Twitter? One or the other. Which would you pick? I personally prefer Facebook.
Twitter is just a bunch of statuses. Some people like to tweet about absolutely nothing just to get their number of tweets up, which is annoying. I login to Twitter and see pages of tweets from only one person. Others write whatever is on their mind, often personal things that you don’t want to know.
Sometimes Facebookers play games with their statuses and such, which is also annoying, but most of the statuses you read on there are pretty legitimate and will keep your mind fairly occupied when you’re bored or will inform you of important events and information.
Another good thing about Facebook is that you can create events or groups and add people to them and keep in touch with all of your friends. You also have the option of informing the rest of the group whether they’re attending an event by a simple click of a button. This feature is not possible with Twitter.
Facebook is so much more personal than Twitter. On Twitter, there is no way to have a personal conversation with someone; it’s either wall to wall posts or messaging. Facebook chat is so much more convenient. If you like someone’s tweet, you don’t have the option of liking it or commenting on it like you do on Facebook. You can re-tweet, but a lot of people follow the same people so they often see the same tweets twice. You could also reply to the tweet, but replies are public, so all of your followers could see what you’re saying. Seeing so many replies can get pretty annoying.
On Facebook, you can have friends instead of just followers and can keep in touch with friends and relatives anywhere. It’s also much, much easier to find your acquaintances on Facebook than on Twitter. Photos, photo albums, notes, blogs and practically anything social related is available on Facebook.
There are some positives to Twitter, though. People often rant about their lives on Twitter, which can be interesting. You can go on there when you’re bored and say whatever you feel like saying. It’s a good place to dump out your emotions, but even so, Twitter is boring to me. There are so many more options with Facebook, and I would choose it over Twitter any day.