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What’s with the insecurity of Facebookers

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It seems that Facebook users are not the only ones worried by the rise and rise of Twitter.

FB itself is looking rather paranoid by sending out messages  stressing how big it is.  Exactly what Facebook expects to achieve by this bout of insecurity, it far from clear.

As a Twitter user, I couldn’t care less about Facebook’s claims of membership size.

Twitter serves vastly different purposes.  For a start, it has absolutely nailed real time search (as one simple example, I was able to find out all about swine flu from Twitter’s live search way before it emerged on Google)

And, secondly, I have no interest in swapping photos and chit chat about my latest social outing.  I use Twitter for business, real time search, sport, research and news purposes.  It has an excellent business model for this, whereas I find Facebook clunky and decidedly old looking.

Rather than getting involved in some type of penis envy over its size, I suggest Facebook modernise itself somewhat, while retaining the chat simplicity that attracted its Gen X audience in the first place. 

Twitter is doing what it does very nicely.

Ian

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Written by ianandsue

May 3, 2009 at 5:18 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Hi, interesting post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for posting. I’ll definitely be subscribing to your site.


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