Sunday, 26 February 2017

Facebook Vs Twitter



People say that Facebook is for connecting with the people you went to school with and Twitter is for people you wished you had gone to school with.


While Facebook is a multi-purpose social networking platform, allowing users to chat, post photos and notes, and play games, Twitter is built around the posting of short 140 character messages, or “tweets.” 



They are the two most popular social networks in the world. This comparison looks at their history, growth in user base, strengths and weaknesses.


At first look fb.com, (facebook is known as FB also)may look like way ahead of Twitter.But that's a common perspective, now we will see it from a bloogler's lens.





Now somethings are common like registration is a must in both sites, home page and pics upload is also similar in both of them, like &  share in FB, same as favorite & retweet in Twitter.com.



However because of instant connection with friends FB is preferred by users to share their personal pics & events, that's not the case with Twitter.


In Facebook.com & Twitter.com both, you have a search box to find people, so thats an even.





Now, Twitter will allow to see what's trending around the world, so does facebook but here is a glitch in Twitter's favour, its that Twitter will show whats trending on twitter in which country separately.(which you can see on left side trending bar, in change option).


FB FRIENDS VS TWITER FOLLOWERS


Now, on FB, in friendlist & messenger chatbox you can have max of 5000 friends while no such friends limit exist in twitter here your friends will be your followers.yes you can message them.however one instant connect app like FB messenger is missing on Twitter, which puts FB ahead.


Twitter is having only 140 character limit, it means like a normal sms you are bounded in word limits, FB is free from this flaw.As we know whatsapp is also owned by Mark Zuckerberg so its understandable, who's got the word power.



USER FRIENDLY SOFTWARES


There are billions of people around the world daily logging on to these two sites only.and now various companies are offering software's like gaming, music, video where you can directly connect to your social media account on FB, Twitter,Google+etc and start using it.it is so to make your experience more user friendly & fun.some of the such software's are inner here.check them out.






STRENGTH & WEAKNESS


Furthermore image uploading & tweeting speed on Twitter is way slower than FB both on desktop & mobile app.while FB messenger allows to select various pics together and upload them together on one click.That makes FB more user friendly.


However, most of the people who trend regular on net are in love with Twitter....

Wanna know ...Why?


Simple..cause Twitter gives you the freedom to put forward your thoughts with special reference to anybody (using @username) without any boundation.As you must have seen in news channels, you can put your view about a topic instantly using #.


Even worlds most powerful man right now Donald Trump is a great "Twitterati"(that's what I call Twitter savy people)with user name @realdonaldtrump.


Also they give option of hashtag # & @ . its so powerful that it can put your tweet almost anywhere on the map instantly. For e.g. if you use #bloogle01 with your msg it will be shown to all users tweeting with that # irrespective of whether they are your followers or not.

Awesome isn't it.


While FB is coming with new features one after another recently they launched icons to express your feelings like anger, happy, like, love, sad.


FB also provide online games.so that you can play games with opponents around the world with your registered Facebook account.


NO NEED FOR ONLINE GAME REGISTRATION



HACKERS FRENZZY


FB & Twitter both being legends in their own are loved by billion of people round the globe.NO need to say that thousands of account having your personal info are hacked by malicious, sick minded people.both the companies are fighting hard to keep it safe for us , their connection is encrypted also, still ethical hackers tease these two giants every now & then.


To keep it safe various user friendly software's are launched and recommended for daily users.some of the must have software's are pinned here.check them out.





Lets see an in-depth coverage of FACEBOOK & TWITTER.

Comparison chart

Facebook versus Twitter comparison chart

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Introduction (from Wikipedia)
Facebook is a corporation and online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the United States.Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets"
Alexa rank
2 (January 2016)11 (September 2013)
Registration
RequiredRequired
Type of site
Social networking serviceSocial networking service
Current status
ActiveActive
Key people
Mark Zuckerberg Chairman and CEO), Sheryl Sandberg COO)Jack Dorsey, Chairman; Evan Williams, CEO; Biz Stone, Creative Director     
Website
facebook.comtwitter.com
Written in
C++, PHP (as HHVM) and D languageJavaScript, Ruby, Scala, Java
Revenue
US$17.928 billion (2015)$664 million (2013)
Industry
InternetInternet
Features
Facebook features include Friends, Fans, Wall, News Feed, Fan Pages, Groups, Apps, Live Chat, Likes, Photos, Videos, Text, Polls, Links, Status, Pokes, Gifts, Games, Messaging, Classified section, upload and download options for photosTweet, Retweet, Direct Messaging, Follow People & Trending Topics, Links, Photos, Videos
Advertising
Advertising supported in the form of banner ads, referral marketing, casual games, and video ads.Advertising supported in the form of promoted tweets and promoted accounts.
Private messages
YesYes
Founded by
Mark ZuckerbergJack Dorsey
Upload photographs
YesYes
Instant messaging
YesNo
Launch date
February 4, 2004July 6, 2006
Headquarters location
Palo Alto, CaliforniaSan Francisco, California, United States
Number of users
Over 1 billionOver 500 million
Play games
Yes, via apps on the Facebook platformNo
Post updates
YesYes
Languages
Available in 140 languagesAvailable in 29 languages
Share links
YesYes
Number of employees
12,691 (2015)3,000 (as of 2014)
Users express approval of content by
Like, Share"Retweet" or "Favorite"
Reblog posts
Yes, you can share content you see on your timeline.Yes
Follow trending topics
NoYes
Follow people
NoYes
Privacy settings
YesEither public or private
Current estimated value
$320 billion$10 billion
Post length
Unlimited140 characters
Edit posts
YesNo
Add friends
YesNo
Users express opinions about content by
Comment"Reply"
Mention users by
@(Name)The @ sign and then the name (e.g. "@user")
Type
PublicPublic
Founded
February 4, 2004; 12 years agoMarch 21, 2006; 10 years ago
Headquarters
Menlo Park, California, U.S.San Fransisco, California, U.S.
Founder(s)
Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris HughesEvan Williams, Noah Glass, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone
Employees
12,691 (2015)3,638 (2015)
Subsidiaries
Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus VR, PrivateCoreVine
Users
1.59 billion monthly active users (Dec 31, 2015)332 million monthly active users (January 2016)