Twitter Vs Facebook: Which Is Better?

We have looked at comparisons between Facebook and Google in the past and how their user data battle was continuing. We have also reported on how they are after each others market. Now that Twitter is becoming so popular, we wanted to look at which is the better of the two most popular websites Facebook and Twitter?

Perhaps one isn’t better than the other; maybe you like to use both simultaneously. Twitter is great for if you want to be ‘in touch’ with celebrities, sportsmen and women. But you can also use it for many other things; you can get fans reactions on events. One of the big differences between the two, is with Facebook, your audience are there because they want to be, they have to opt in by ‘liking’ you therefore you have the ability really target your audience with products and services.

Twitter is different in it’s approach, as Colette Martin over at the Forbes blog rightly says, Twitter is a wealth of information and should businesses large and small listen to the Tweets from their customers, with their positive and negative Tweets then they can learn a lot about what they are doing right and wrong.

We really liked the metaphor used by Colette Martin in her article; she says that Twitter is much like Times Square on New Years Eve, it’s noisy and open to all. Facebook on the other hand is more like a party invitation with an RSVP.

As things stand, when you look at the user base of each site, Facebook are major front runners with more than 500 million users signed up and more than half of them being daily users, Twitter has a smaller number but is always increasing in popularity.

So onto the big question, which of the two do you think is better, Facebook or Twitter? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

  • vikrant bharti

    facebook is used for chatting with frnds
    &twitter we get many information
    also in touch with celebrities

  • https://www.facebook.com/people/Dereje-Diribachew/100001566710387 Dereje Diribachew

    good

  • MOLOOD BARATI

    I have no control on FB , twitter is better,bcz i can find my interest and gives me more information.

  • http://www.risensources.com/ G33K

    I think twitter is better. Because pf its style. Facebook is also very good but i prefer twitter

  • Cirese Joseph A. Samson

    I think facebook is better The people only like twitter beacause the celebrities are updated there but in true if here are no celebrities youll choose facebook beacause it is fun you can do anything and if the celebrities are twiiting and you are twitting aboout them whatever you do the celebrities wont talk to you even in twitter either in facebook so i chose facebook

  • AJ Holk

    I prefer Twitter between the two. While Facebook lends itself well to longer updates and in-depth information, I began to recognize the value of Twitter while in in the Japan earthquake. I was able to get instant news and updates, in many cases faster than the national news could provide. At one point, I was able to learn about an approaching aftershock as Twitter feeds were being updates faster than the aftershock could travel. Since then, I have "followed" Reuters, BBC, Al Jazeera, and amny others for instant news updates.

  • http://bestbuymovieonline.blogspot.com David

    I prefer facebook to twitter facebook is so interesting no matter what people say …….twitter is just a boring social net reading messages known as tweets

  • http://twitter.com/radzeen @radzeen

    To connect with clients and business fan twitter is better but fb is good to keep in touch friends and families.

  • Temesgen

    But for me since I am new for Twitter,difficult for me to put the clear cut difference between them…

  • http://twitter.com/lutayashafiq @lutayashafiq

    I prefer Twitter between the two. While Facebook lends itself well to longer updates and in-depth information, I began to recognize the value of Twitter while in in the Japan earthquake. I was able to get instant news and updates, in many cases faster than the national news could provide. At one point, I was able to learn about an approaching aftershock as Twitter feeds were being updates faster than the aftershock could travel. Since then, I have "followed" Reuters, BBC, Al Jazeera, and amny others for instant news updates