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# 51228 27-Nov-2009 11:30
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FACEBOOK FTW!

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  # 276861 27-Nov-2009 12:09
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Face to face over a beer.

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  # 276863 27-Nov-2009 12:12
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Umm, what is your rational for comparing these two?

They are completely different, work in different ways, appeal to different people etc etc

Maybe a facebook vs bebo vs myspace would be more appropriate?

 
 
 
 


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  # 276867 27-Nov-2009 12:26
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They are two totally different products.

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  # 276869 27-Nov-2009 12:30
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I don't understand why Twitter is so popular. Facebook on the other hand is great to keep in touch with friends and family, and find "lost ones".

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  # 276875 27-Nov-2009 12:51
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  # 276881 27-Nov-2009 13:03
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I refuse to use any of these social networking "tools".

My prediction - they will all burn out and be a quaint story from the past within a few years once people realise that life isnt about how many friends or followers you have - its about "real" life relationships with people face to face.




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  # 276883 27-Nov-2009 13:12
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Ive stopped using them both regularly.... log into Twitter once in a blue moon and use Facebook mainly for the events manager.




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  # 276907 27-Nov-2009 14:00
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geekiegeek: I refuse to use any of these social networking "tools".

My prediction - they will all burn out and be a quaint story from the past within a few years once people realise that life isnt about how many friends or followers you have - its about "real" life relationships with people face to face.


Is there much difference though between using Facebook to talk to a friend over in Europe to calling or emailing them? Or much difference to sending your friend a quick message rather than texting them to find out what they are up to?

I used to hate social networking sites just on principle, but now that I have facebook I have caught up with people I havent seen since high school and am able to use it to help keep those real life relationships going.

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  # 276915 27-Nov-2009 14:12
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heavenly_wild: I don't understand why Twitter is so popular. Facebook on the other hand is great to keep in touch with friends and family, and find "lost ones".


Twitter I find almost works as an SMS replacement for me, kind of like a location aware SMS service, since I'll be either mobile, at work or at home.  Start up the client and your messages are delivered.  Much cheaper that 20c per SMS (no bulk txt plan here).  Also it's almost like a slow IRC system since it's so public.

Facebook as you said good for keeping in touch with, and the odd game, but I don;t make too much of an effort to "talk" on facebook, if someone can't ringme/email me/txt me and just adds me as a friend, then I don't see much point in confirming them on FB.




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  # 276922 27-Nov-2009 14:22
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Twitter is overhyped.




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  # 276947 27-Nov-2009 15:05
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billgates: Twitter is overhyped.


It's only as overhyped as you make it.

I think it's a truely fantastic concept.

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sbiddle:
billgates: Twitter is overhyped.


It's only as overhyped as you make it.

I think it's a truely fantastic concept.


What is the difference between twitter and facebook now? I would like to know.

Facebook now supports status updates. Twitter also does status updates but facebook does a lot more than just status updates (agreed that facebook stole the idea of status updates from twitter)

For both you need to login to the respective website to check new messages/status updates.

I seriously don't understand the difference between them now. One can make an account on FB and do status updates from their as well.

Only difference I see is that, for Twitter, the person recieving the status updates does not needs approval of person sending tweets. They can start following anyone anytime. For facebook, you need to be on their friends list or one can make a fan page and do updates from their without being on their friends list. For e.g Jeremy Clarkson.




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  # 276953 27-Nov-2009 15:21
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For both you need to login to the respective website to check new messages/status updates.


I believe for both you can receive notifications sent to you by SMS if you so desire (also there might be a location restriction as well, but I'm not entirely sure).

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  # 277060 27-Nov-2009 20:20
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The modality of the two types of social media is so completely different any attempt at comparison is a bit ridiculous.

I use twitter mainly as a means to update my facebook status. If I'm logged onto my computer I use Seesmic to show me both my twitter and facebook accounts. I use Seesmic to send messages to twitter, which then flow on to facebook. Likewise I can use it to respond to things people are saying in either medium. the beauty of this is I don't have to log into either.

If I'm away from my computer I can simply sms to twitter and again, facebook gets updated. I have totally different sets of people I communicate with on both mediums and see twitter as a means of simplifying this.


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  # 277206 28-Nov-2009 12:51
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Twitter suits an environment where mobile web browsing capabilities are not as limited as they are in NZ. As a far as I am concerned it is mainly an on the run idea that is suited best for countries like the US where data to phone is the rule, not the exception!!

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