After reading the TechCrunch article Facebook’s Response To Twitter which goes over the fact that Facebook has changed up its look to phase out the use for Twitter, I am still not impressed. It still loads slow, and that is more to do with both interface and the advertisements.
Facebook is bulky and as I usually describe it, a serious, but cousin of MySpace. Money-wise, definitely Facebook is big, but Twitter has become a great alternative to the chat room. I remember the days in the mid 1990s that I was chatting away on Yahoo! Chat and had to block spammers.
With Twitter, I can even access it on the phone and text with my followers and friends. For what it does, as a singular function, it does well. Facebook is trying to become the monopoly of social media. I do not blame them as I would love to make the money they are making any day. However, one fact is that I was never motivated to join Facebook until I was able to find former buddies from high school that I had not been able to find anywhere else, including MySpace. Of course, theses days I rarely go to my MySpace account but a couple times a month.
My only hope that the talk about Facebook wanting to acquire Twitter only stays just an interest, but not. I do not want to go to Facebook when I can use Twitter quickly in any application whether Twitter itself, through text on the phone, or even Tweetchat. Of course, there are those who do not feel Twitter is worth the time and the fact there are people just amassing tons of strangers as followers, but there are people that are using Twitter for information exchange and even talking with others they either know offline (IRL) or have met through online through a common interest. However, what is the difference when the same thing can by done in other social media websites?
The information exchanged is a lot faster than joining a forum. For example, I can often be found surfing the WordPress trendy topic (#wordpress and also #wp), answering real time questions for issues that other users ask. It is quick and much more rewarding to know if my advice/ suggestions helped or to be able to troubleshoot a problem.
Currently Twitter does not have any advertisements displayed on its site, which is pretty impressive for a site with millions of users. Even if Twitter incorporated a 125×125 banner ad or two or even does some text links, I would still use it.