“I don’t need Facebook because I have Twitter.”
Facebook is all about YOU. You share pictures of yourself and important highlights of your life. With Zuckerberg’s timeline feature, you can really show case the most important parts of your life that you would like to share with your hundreds of friends. In other words, it is more personal. You show the best (and also the worst) parts of you. It is an open forum for you to discuss your opinions and tell others why you believe you are correct on that particularly controversial topic. Facebook also gives users the ability to learn more in detail about what a company or person stands for. Facebook is your online personality.
Twitter may seem very similar at a quick glance, but it truly is something else. Twitter doesn’t give you that same sense of personal dominance as Facebook. Instead, Twitter allows people to share and tell stories instantly. Twitter is your voice. It is where we can tell others what messages and ideas are most important to us. If used properly, Twitter becomes the front line of newsgathering. We can instantly receive news in the palm of our hands from anywhere in the world. We don’t need to wait for the 5 p.m. news or wait for our best friend to tell us how their day has been. Twitter allows us to easily access all of this information with a tap on a screen. It's the beauty of Twitter. We get rid of all the fluff of who you are and get straight to the point. In Twitter, we see what you and others are actually doing.
So why do you need a Facebook if you have a Twitter? Both social media platforms offer something magnificent to our world. Facebook creates a portfolio of you and your friends’ personalities. It visually shows what we are interested in. Twitter gives us the opportunity to share information in the speed of light. Faster than our ancestors could have imagined. The two together creates the ultimate social media experience. So don’t get rid of Facebook because you have Twitter, or vice versa. Embrace the two.
Although these two platforms are amazing, it does have consequences. It opens up numerous issues such as cyberbullying and bad first impressions. But that is a whole different blog for another time. Just remember to think before you post. Think before you Tweet. Think before you share. You don’t want the world to know too much about your personal self. Be who you are, but don’t tarnish your image on social media.