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Facebook vs Myspace vs Twitter

What is Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter? Facebook is a popular, free-access social networking website where users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people.

MySpace is a social networking website with an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos for teenagers and adults internationally.

Twitter is the free, minimalist social networking service that allows users to write, send and post to the Internet short messages via devices ranging from phones to laptops via SMS (text).

How do the Three Social Networks Differ?

To start, these are the top three social networking websites out there on the web today. These free services focus on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Many use these websites to reunite with old friends from childhood, highschool, college and so on.

The 3 social networks are similar, yet different. If we say that Facebook is more like going to a large family wedding or class reunion, while Twitter is like going to a large “conference on life” and mingling with the crowd to network. Then, MySpace is like to wander through the hallways of a highschool and befriending everyone you see, with a boombox on your shoulder with your “theme music” playing.

Then, many people would put forward such a question that which one is the best among the three? To be more helpful, Qweas editors list the Pros and Cons of Twitter, Facebook and Myspacefor as your references:

Twitter is simple and easy to use with no flashing ads or any ads at all! It implies a simple question and yet the answer is so diverse! You could be mowing the lawn or fixing your website!

Twitter Pros
■ Easy to navigate and update, link to and promote anything
■ Reach far beyond your inner circle of friends
■ One feed pools all users; anyone can follow anyone else unless blocked
■ Pure communication tool, rapid responsiveness
■ You don’t have to be logged in to get updates; you can just use an RSS reader
■ Very interactive, extensible messaging platform with open APIs
■ Many other applications being developed (Twitterific, Summize, Twhirl, etc.)
■ Potential SMS text messaging revenue from wireless networks (although Twitter states they are not currently getting any cut)
■ Potential future advertising and/or enterprise subscription-based revenue streams
■ With its “thin” overhead, Twitter is probably more scalable than Facebook, giving it a cost advantage

Twitter Cons
■ Limited functionality; find people, send brief messages, direct replies
■ Limited to 140 characters per update
■ Not all people find it immediately useful
■ Over-emphasis on follower counts
■ Easily abused for spam and increasing the noise level
■ Relatively smaller installed user base
■ As yet no readily apparent monetization strategy

Facebook is like the complicated version of twitter. It also has many extra features. You can become fans of certain groups such as Coke and Pepsi. You can also join groups or clubs such as a group that was recently started called the battle of the sexes where the first group-boys or girls are to get to 5 million members. It exploded in popularity almost instantly which is the power of facebook! It also has very few ads that fit in well. They don’t flash like crazy in a desperate big to get your attention.

Facebook Pros
■ Application mashup; find people, make connections, email, instant messaging, image/video sharing, etc.
■ Most people can quickly grasp the value of connecting with friends, family and established contacts; some people report they use Facebook instead of email and IM
■ More emphasis on deep connections with others vs. who has the most connections
■“True Friends” feature increases your transparency to selected connections; almost like having private and public profiles
■ Huge, rapidly growing installed user base
■ Inherit stickiness, third party applications, “gift giving” and personal data collection make Facebook a powerful advertising platform

Facebook Cons
■ More difficult to navigate and update
■ Requires investment of time to realize sustained benefit
■ Opt in model requires a user to allow others to connect
■ Less immediate responses; unless you stay logged on continually
■ Overhead of mashup and “thick” applications could limit scalability, bloat cost structure

Myspace allows its members to edit the CSS as you end up with loads of accounts that all have these flashing ads, glitter text and all that stuff dumped onto a page. You also get a lot of members who put their (bad spelling) writing in black onto a very dark wallpaper. You can’t even read it properly and that is what really bugs me. The Ads are in every corner on the sad people’s profiles that look cheap and tacky. MySpace lands where it belongs.

Myspace Pros
■ Myspace has a great user interface. It is user friendly, open for changes and also allows for great creativity.
■ Myspace has great entertainment options. They allow for videos, music, games and pictures galore.
■ Myspace is one of the most widely used online communities. If you are looking for friends, dating, or a great way to communicate with family, this is the way to go. Most everyone who has email has Myspace.

Myspace Cons
■ Myspace has lower security than other online communities
■ Myspace has a wide variety of users; this increases the chance of meeting distasteful people.
■ There are some problems with programming when transferring the layouts and generated data if any is left out.
■ There are some slow times when loading high graphic pages.
■ Some music, files, etc. have a hard time running through Myspace

So Which One is the Best Social Network?

After reading the above passages, do you have your own conclusion of the three social networks? While zealots will immediately point to Twitter or Facebook or Myspace as being superior, the truth is that each has its advantages and disadvantages and will tend to appeal more to different types of people and for different reasons. Each can have great or little value to anyone; it really depends on what you are trying to accomplish in a given situation.

The Future of Social Networking

In the end, Facebook, Twitter and Myspace are simply communication tools; all will continue to evolve and morph as users find new ways to extract value and either network may or may become a long term winner in the rapidly evolving social networking space. Ultimately, the fact remains to be seen whether either application has a profitable, scalable and sustainable business model or whether the exit strategy is simply to be acquired.


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