Who will win in a fight? FACEBOOK or TWITTER


Some people believe that facebook is for getting connected with the people you went to school with and twitter is for people you hoped you had gone to school with. Facebook is a multi-purpose social networking platform, allowing users to chat, create notes, post photos and play different games. While Twitter is built around the posting of short 140 character messages. These two web sites are the two most known social networks in the world.  Below is a comparison that looks at their history, growth in user base, strengths and weaknesses. Then you can decide which one is better.

Facebook Twitter
     Features Facebook 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 others Tweet, Direct Messaging, Follow People & Trending Topics, Links, Photos, Videos
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”.
Upload photographs Yes Yes
Instant messaging Yes No
Key people Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO; Dustin Moskovitz, Co-founder; Sheryl Sandberg, COO; Matt Cohler, VP of Product Management; Chris Hughes, Co-founder Jack Dorsey, Chairman; Evan Williams, CEO; Biz Stone, Creative Director
Play games Yes No
Advertising Advertising supported in the form of banner ads, referral marketing, casual games Advertising supported in the form of promoted tweets
Founded by Mark Zuckerberg Jack Dorsey
Languages Available in 70 languages Available in 29 languages
Launch date February 4, 2004 July 6, 2006
Headquarters location Menlo Park, California, United States San Francisco, California, United States
Users express approval of content by “Like”, “Share”, or “Comment” “Retweet” or “Favorite”
Number of users 1.28 billion (monthly active, March 2014) Over 500 million
Number of employees 6,818 (as of March 2014) 3,000 (as of 2014)
Add friends Yes No
Reblog posts Yes Yes
Follow trending topics No Yes
Current estimated value $104 billion $10 billion
Written in C++, PHP, D JavaScript, Ruby, Scala, Java
Revenue $7.87 billion (2013) $664 million (2013)
Edit posts Yes No
Users express opinions about content by “Comment” or “Reply” “Reply”
Mention users by Just the name (e.g. “User”) The @ sign and then the name (e.g. “@user”)


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