What are the ‘distinguising’ differences between Twitter and Facebook for a common user?
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What are the ‘distinguising’ or salient differences between Twitter and Facebook for a common user?

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  • Vedavyas Paruchuri

    In facebook you can chat with with friends but in twitter you can’t with friends..

  • Anonymous

    Facebook is tool for getting laid, and twitter is a way of getting information travel fast. Facebook also could be used for fast info. sharing.

  • mangesh kharche

    Twitter is better as a fresh news portal and directing traffic. Facebook contrasts in that it still reigns as the king of relationship-building.Facebook users, though with timeless information and sharing, doesn’t always make for the best source of original news.

  • mohit kumar

    Twitter is best for getting news and other updates instantly.

  • komiska

    twitter is completely, absolutely public. cannot control who sees your post.
    it’s there forever.

  • Terafall

    Twitter only allows you to use 140-characters.Therefore there will be a lot of shortened url in twitter
    In Facebook,you can use as many words as you like.In fact,you can even write a short story in it

    Both are social but twitter is more like a site to share link while facebook is a one-stop for game,chat,business,reminder & many other features

    Since Facebook has more integrated features,it will also give you more spam and annoying post while in twitter the new tweet will replace the old one quickly,which means you will have to do a lot of scrolling or advance search to find old tweet

  • Nicole ?

    You can do alot more with facebook such as photo albums and share more information about yourself with the about me part. However twitter has its good points considering you can post as many tweets as you like cause thats what twitter is for. If you were to constantly post statuses on Facebook like people tweet it would begin to get annoying.

  • Dave Parrack

    This article from yours truly, in which I recommend not integrating your various social networks, discusses the differences between the two – http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/integrate-facebook-twitter-linkedin/

  • Douglas Mutay

    You want a difference? Try to tweet as much as you post on facebook and people will unfriend you… ;-)

  • Angela Williams

    Facebook lets you play games and have different apps, while twitter only post comments and photos. also you are able to have a personalised profile page with timeline covers and themes.

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