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Facebook vs Twitter Which one is Better











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 Facebookis a multi-purpose social networking platform, allowing users to chat, post photos and notes, and play gamesTwitter 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.

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Introduction (from Wikipedia)Facebook is a social networking service launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Facebook, Inc. As of September 2013, Facebook has over one billion active users, more than half of whom use Facebook on a mobile device.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".
Websitewww.facebook.comhttp://www.twitter.com
Alexa Rank2 (September 2013)11 (September 2013)
FeaturesFacebook features include the, 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 and othersTweet, Retweet, Direct Messaging, Follow People & Trending Topics, Links, Photos, Videos
Key peopleMark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO; Dustin Moskovitz, Co-founder; Sheryl Sandberg, COO; Matt Cohler, VP of Product Management; Chris Hughes, Co-founderJack Dorsey, Chairman; Evan Williams, CEO; Biz Stone, Creative Director
Founded byMark ZuckerbergJack Dorsey
Private messagesYesYes
AdvertisingAdvertising supported in the form of banner ads, referral marketing, casual gamesAdvertising supported in the form of promoted tweets
Headquarters locationMenlo Park, California, United StatesSan Francisco, California, United States
Upload photographsYesYes
RegistrationRequiredRequired
Instant messagingYesNo
Number of users1.15 billion (active September 2013)Over 500 million
Launch dateFebruary 2004July 6th 2006
LanguagesAvailable in 70 languagesAvailable in 29 languages
Play gamesYesNo
Post updatesYesYes
Number of employees3976 as of July 2012Under 1000
Share linksYesYes
Follow trending topicsNoYes
Reblog postsYesYes
Privacy settingsCan use different settings for various groupsEither public or private
Current statusActiveActive
Current estimated value$104 billion$10 billion
Users express approval of content by"Like""Retweet" or "Favorite"
Type of siteSocial networking serviceSocial networking service
Add friendsYesYes
Post lengthUnlimitedLimited

Facebook vs Twitter Which one is Better Reviewed by Tariq Luqman on 8:37 AM Rating: 5

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