Facebook Vs Twitter: Which Is Best? [MakeUseOf Poll]

polls   Facebook Vs Twitter: Which Is Best? [MakeUseOf Poll]Last week we entered the world of design nerds and asked which font was your favourite for standard web text. Pulling ahead from the rest of the pack was Verdana, now clearly a favourite with MakeUseOf readers.

With a total of 308 votes, readers were divided as follows: 17% love using Verdana; 15% love the Arial family of fonts; 9% prefer Helvetica; 9% don’t care as long as it’s Sans Serif; 8% love Calibri; 7% use Georgia; 6% use Tahoma; 5% like Times New Roman; 3% love the Lucida family; 3% don’t care as long as it’s Serif; 3% actually voted for Comic Sans, but we hope they were joking; and 2% love Garamond. All other fonts gained less than 2% of the votes each.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

It seems that MakeUseOf readers are quite partial to using a Sans Serif font for standard web text.

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This week’s poll question is: Facebook Vs Twitter: Which Is Best?

Yes, when deciding which method of communication to use it’s all about using the right tool for the job, thinking of which network of people is best for the message and all that. But put all those thoughts aside and just choose which tool you like best: Facebook or Twitter?

Of course, you’ve got to have some reason as to why you chose the one you did. Which did you choose – Facebook or Twitter? Why? Where do you have the best conversations? Which one’s easier to use? Which one annoys you most?

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18 Comments -

Wayne

On Twitter, there’s just pure information. Annoying games (FB ones) don’t get in your way. Right now, my FB is just spammed full of game notifications…

Twitter’s more focused. And since its more public, more people can answer questions I have (or vice versa). Of course, I’ll just have to be more careful with my posts (no private stuff).

Andy

Hower mouse over game notofication, click the cross button that appears in the upper right corner of that notification and select “Hide all by …”. Simple as that. Everytime I see app or game post on my wall I do this, and now my wall is nice and clean. Also, when I receive game/app invitation I block that app, and when someone is spamming me with invitations I block all the invitation from this person and hide him from the wall. It’s not too hard and it surely pays off.

Anonymous

Agreed. And the amount of useless information received is positively correlated with the lack of thought given to accepting friends

Scutterman

Twitter and facebook are too easily flooded with information (useful or otherwise) in my opinion. It’s too hard to keep up with all of it. Add into that the fact that neither are 100% stable platforms, with both having slowdowns or unaccessible services too often for my liking.

I use facebook for the inbox, because I know people who refuse to use IM or email, and I only have a small and very focussed twitter account that I’ll be moving away from soon.

Jeffery Fabish

I’m not a very social person (neither online nor offline), however Twitter can’t hold a candle to Facebook when it comes to security. You’re by far more security with Facebook. 

Plus, the little experience I’ve had with Twitter, is just people talking about what they’re currently doing. “Getting in the shower, changing clothes, eating”, at least Facebook offers more functionality.

Friendless

I’m not a very social person either, perhaps less than you, sir. Can anyone explain how or why to use Facebook if, like the episode of South Park, one has 0 friends in real life (and not much of a “real life” to be tweeting about)? Or Twitter if your name doesn’t start with Kim and end with Kardashian? :-(

For real-world social outcasts such as myself, Facebook is like a big college party where everyone who’s invited knows each other in some way. Twitter, meanwhile, is the network of choice for the elites — celebrities, business owners, Internet gurus looking to generate traffic for their brand new startup or website — people who “get things done” because they have things to do.

Apparently MySpace, once the network of choice when I was in high school, has since become a place for musicians to promote their work. LinkedIn is for business types (the majority of whom probably also use Twitter). Facebook is now the “place for friends” that MySpace purported itself to be. Twitter, meanwhile, is a place where elites who’ve never met each other can gather around for banal water-cooler talk. Lonesome pseudo-Luddites like me who are Ludditic because they have no real-world connections and nothing much to contribute are just stuck on the outside looking in. :-(

Oh, well, you know what they say. Twits of a feather squawk together…but eagles soar alone. :-)

Lisa

This isn’t an even comparison, as they have different uses.  Facebook is for keeping in touch and sharing with people you know.  Twitter is for sharing news and interesting things with people that you don’t know around the world.

Kat

I agree completely.

Andy

Yup, it’s like comparing whats’ better – hot or soft.

Jordan

agree

Angela Alcorn

Well, this is the difference most regular users of the two would see. But I’ve seen Facebook users who treat Facebook just like Twitter and it’s clear Facebook want that to be the case. There’s definitely a convergence.

Cell Travis

Twitter complements Facebook but FB is a vast and functional platform on its own. Combine the two and you get communication benefits that the other doesn’t offer. Twitter is great for quick-n-easy messages while Facebook expands your life’s activities in ways you choose to share. In that respect, FB is a richer, more customized experience for the user.

Ankur

no comparison between the two 

Tina

You can Flag inappropriate comments. :)

Dillu

der is no comparison between the two .. bcoz twitter is micro networking site and facebook is macro networking site … and twitter is for professionals and facebook is for personal use ..

Anonymous

Hopefully you’re banned for spamming

cherair abdelhafid

away from the poll , just take a good look at your tweet & like buttons and you will see who’s the best and who’s the most loved one …. this is honestly not a question to be asked …. of course we’re all use facebook , but we’re all have this addiction to twitter , 
jesus .. i LOVE twitter and i can’t imagine my day without it

Jack Cola

Well, when I voted, 179 Twitter, 180 say FB. Sorry guys, I wrecked it not being even by voting for Facebook.