Twitter Vs Facebook Vs Blogs
Its an age old question, assuming your age is less than 10 years.
There are casual users for each who use them to stay in touch with people and find items and people of similar interests.
There are businesses that tend to ruin it for everyone by using all of them, at the same time, as just another venue to advertise and market themselves, usually with hilariously tragic results.
Facebook seems to be for everyone, old and young, to keep in touch. Almost everyone I know uses it, some more some less. For me it has almost totally replaced email as a way to rapidly keep in touch with friends and family around the world. And used in moderation, I think its great, the amount of times Facebook as told me I am in a country or city of someone I had no idea was there. Some of the best Real life moments in my life are due to Facebook warnings.
Twitter, if I’m honest, I must say I hate twitter. Its so full of either totally useless spam, business marketing, or people trying to get a trend or some slacktivisum, that the genuinely good stuff, is buried. I now use twitter solely to get the mood of groups of people. When Three Wise Guys got their account, I followed 20 random people from a bunch of different topics, so I we could see what groups of people were thinking about certain topics. The recent vote in Texas on abortion has been a good example of it. Numerous different group showing numerous stand points, some extreme, some not. But it will never give a understanding of a topic, it’s too small, to emotional and it is very rapid. People posting before they have time to really think about an issue.
I think Blogs are the happy medium, you get the voice of the people on topics, usually pretty rapidly as they happen. But due to their nature people have time to think and formulate posts, and respond, and have dialog. Dialog! Something missing from the rapid firing tweeting and texting.
Each thing has its place, and if you know how to use them, and how to take them with a ton of salt, can be useful in understanding issues. It helps you see the emotional, rational and intellectual aspect to issues.