The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett's Journal - Twitter vs. Facebook
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Twitter vs. Facebook|
|Date:||December 16th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)|| |
Maybe it's just my ego. I feel like 99% of the things I say on Twitter are yelled into an empty room - no responses, no reaction. And the things that other people are saying that I respond to are limited to one or two interactions and then over. Whereas on Facebook I not only get comments regularly, I can join a conversation based the comments of others.
Your mileage definitely varies.
|Date:||December 16th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)|| |
Facebook is more like a cocktail party in that you can overhear and wander into conversations.
|Date:||December 17th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)|| |
Ah! Yes! This! This is the thing that makes Facebook better to me. With Twitter, you can join into conversations, but it's more difficult; especially if it's a conversation that involves someone who you don't follow. With Facebook, you can easily see the whole conversation and join in (without having to shrink the length of your message, even. Putting "@dudeguy @soandso" at the beginning of every message puts a severe damper on that little 140-character message.
|Date:||December 16th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)|| |
Seconding/thirding this, although it's more for "this is what I enjoy about facebook" than "this is what I dislike about Twitter" because somehow Twitter's become my line in the social networking sand. I've myspaced, I've beboed, I've facebooked, I've tentatively LinkedIned. I'll LJ until they offer to delete all but this month's posts unless I pay, or they plaster it so full of ads that my adblocker chokes and dies. I flatly refuse to hook myself to Twitter, too. Enough.
|Date:||December 16th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)|| |
I avoided Twitter for a long time but have friends who only use it. So I tried. Leaves me cold, and I just don't have time to keep up with it all.
I have never posted anything on twitter, but this aligns pretty well with my feelings about it. *Reading* Twitter is also like reading people yelling into an empty room. Or yelling into a crowded room with a bunch of other people yelling totally unrelated things but for some reason I can make out what they're saying if I try.
Facebook as a cocktail party seems about right too, in that I'll very occasionally respond to something someone said that interests me but mostly it's all people making private jokes and talking about their workplace that I don't work at without enough context to be of any interest (or even sense) to me. Plus games and quizzes.
Livejournal is more like having an actual conversation round a dinner table or something.