Can any one form of social media be better than another? I saw this article, which on the surface seemed intriguing.  I don’t disagree with its premise, since all forms of digital have pros and cons. This is something I have thought about, and to be honest I reckon it’s a tie, so to speak.

Facebook’s strength imho is its community aspect. Due to its groups and pages, as well as the friend concept, it allows better sharing of content within a community. Twitter has lists, but there is less of a community feel. One cannot, to date, make groups or pages on any topic and invite people in.

facebook-vs-twitter
Which do you prefer?

Conversely, it does allow better networking and one can reach out to strangers in one’s industry and form connections more easily. I actually agree with most of the points in Todd’s blog post. Just it’s not an either/or issue, imho. Both have their own strengths. One of the things about digital I love is that it’s very nuanced. There are very few black and white points here, and everything is about trial and error, and finding the right fit through practice.

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