- Status updates – Small snippets of text used to start conversations or make declarations. Typically just a couple of sentences.
- Photos – People take a picture, then upload it to Facebook. Little known fact: This was, originally, one of the main reasons for having a Facebook page.
- Links – You read a funny blog post, and then share it with your friends.
- Private Messages – You want to talk to a friend about something that is potentially inflammatory, but don’t want the drama that will come from saying it publicly.
- Event Invitations – You’re celebrating the end of political ads by gathering all your friends together and drinking copious amounts of gin. One message allows you to invite everyone and see who’s come.
|These real cows want you to Tweet|
Ready for a bombshell? Twitter can do all of these things. Best of all? You’re not going to get buried in invitations to join an electronic mob or to unlock new jewels in some weird solitaire game, and there will be far, far fewer instances of that one person you said hello to one time in high school friending you and subjecting you to all of their personal drama. See, with Twitter, you’re not subjected to requests to be on someone’s list of followers like in Facebook. Someone follows you and they see what you tweet. If you like what they have to say you follow them back. If their BS gets too annoying you just unfollow them. It doesn’t send them a message or anything, you just stop seeing what they tweet. The end.
- Does everything Facebook does.
- No farms, no mobs, no annoying invitations.
- No high school BS drama about friending or unfriending someone.
- Faster than your local news stations. Also, earthquakes.
- Searchable. You can find out what people are saying about your favorite subject at any given time. Anywhere in the world.
- Easier to share other people’s content.
- I’m there.
Tune in tomorrow for a lesson on how to get started with Twitter and some suggestions on who to follow, who to avoid, and what mistakes you’re probably going to make when you get started.