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

Dr.Sunil Vaswani November 17, 2012

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

  1. Vedavyas Paruchuri
    April 8, 2013 at 7:21 am

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

  2. Anonymous
    December 13, 2012 at 1:17 am

    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.

  3. mangesh kharche
    November 23, 2012 at 5:44 am

    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.

  4. mohit kumar
    November 23, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Twitter is best for getting news and other updates instantly.

  5. komiska
    November 22, 2012 at 7:55 am

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

  6. Terafall
    November 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    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

  7. Nicole ?
    November 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

    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.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      November 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      How to know location specific tweets

  8. Dave Parrack
    November 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

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

  9. Douglas Mutay
    November 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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

  10. Angela Williams
    November 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    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.

  11. Nikhil Chandak
    November 18, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Facebook lets u upload ur pics , videos , u can play games , create pages such as for business or a fan page , u can have a video chat and as well as a simple chat ......
    but Twitter lets u only share links , information and there u can only upload ur status
    I am using both from a very long time but I find that facebook is much better !

  12. Aswin Kumar K P
    November 18, 2012 at 5:45 am

    No chat, No photo sharing & moreover it limits to 140 characters in twitter.But facebook is not like that.

  13. Paul Girardin
    November 18, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Both help social interaction but in different ways!

    Twitter is what is called a micro-blogging platform in that it functions like a blog but only in 140 characters chunks.

    Facebook is a more spacious complete exchange platform that permits longer discussions, photo exchange, ETC ...

  14. Saikat Basu
    November 18, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Twitter is defined as a microblogging site, where you can use 140 characters to share anything. Facebook is an all encompassing social network. Thus the major difference is in their methods of communication. Facebook is more passive and Twitter is more active in the way you engage with your network of contacts.

    To quote an analogy - Twitter has been likened to a giant party where you know no one but wish to make many friends. In contrast, Facebook would be a wedding reception filled with family and friends.

  15. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    November 18, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Facebook: Ramble all the way, upload photos with tags
    Twitter:140-characters info or thoughts.

  16. Boni Oloff
    November 18, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Twitter just for sharing information, but facebook provide more than that. Photo sharing, etc2..

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