The transition of Facebook and Twitter: Who will last longer?

Sometime back I spent more time on Twitter than Facebook and slowly almost neglected Facebook apart from the status update, ie I would come and update my status on Facebook and move away...

Twitter  for me is a mine of information and among the few guys I also dont take it as a means of social networking but rather a source of knowledge.

There have been days together when I did not switch on the television because the news was there live in front of me in a much more sedated and calm manner than actually what happens on TV, the news was live on Twitter.

In fact now I  dont miss the newspaper if its not delivered, as all the headlines are delivered right on my BB by Twitter.

Till six months back Twitter team dint have a long term vision but definitely they started as a social networking site or a tool and now they are positioning as more of an info tool rather than a social networking tool.
And this is more appropriate positioning, as we dont login into Twitter to find about whats happening on each other's life but rather whats happening in the world, and thats, all about the information and all kind of information.

So on Twitter every single minute there is something new and something which can give you great insight from which you can learn...

Facebook team guess soon realised that networking has a limited ability, you dont make friends every single day, you are not really bothered about whats happening in each other' s life unless you have a potential or existing bf/gf on your friend list. So basically once a day login kind of thing is enough or even once a login inn 3-4 days is enough, I get to know whats happening in my friends life, and thats cool enough...

So what to do if you have to make people more and more time on Facebook...

Facebook statistics says that half of the Facebook's 500 million users login at least every alternate day, why?

If Facebook says that it is only because of its social networking tool then its debatable and it can be easily defeated on it infact, only thing is that the statistics they give is what they want to...

Facebook made a transition to become a Social Entertainment portal from a Social Networking tool the day introduced the Zynga games and then may be video, I dont know which came earlier.

So now, when I login onto Facebook, I find  videos, then some game requests, then some app requests and then a bit of photographs and then some status updates and some LIKES...

People are now logging onto Facebook more and more because it has become more of an alternate entertainment platform, rather than a social networking tool, it has made the transition to Social Entertainment...

So both Twitter and Facebook have made the transition from their earlier avatar of Social Networking to being a Information pipeline and a social entertainment platform...

What is important is to see, what will happen in future, who will last longer...

I would love to have Twitter, always... Its short, simple, cute and very effective, like a bullet!!!

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