Top 5 reasons why Twitter beats Facebook

By Christian Perry
Staff Writer

February 28, 2013

1. Statuses
On Twitter you get 140 characters to say what you have to say, which means if you’re one to elaborate on details, you’re going to have to make some adjustments. To be honest, nothing annoys me more than getting on Facebook and seeing a status that looks like a page from a novel. No one cares that much to read paragraphs of what you’re doing this weekend.

2. Game invites
It seems as though every time I check my Facebook I get a little excited because I have a few notifications, but my happiness is cut short after I realize that all my new notifications turned out to be an unnecessary list invites to random games that I have no interest in playing.

3. Parents
Having your family members as friends on Facebook is both a gift and a curse. I say this because it’s always cool to see new family pictures, catch up, and all that jazz; but on the other hand, I’m sure you don’t want your mom and dad creeping on your Facebook page. Depending on what you That could be awkward.

4. Younger siblings
Now, if you’re like me and have a sibling that is significantly younger than you I’m sure you don’t want all of your brother or sister’s middle school friends adding you on Facebook. Accepting a friend-request a sibling is great, but adding all of their young friends may be a poor decision.

5. Timeline
I didn’t like the timeline when they first created it and I hate it now. It doesn’t make sense half of the time, not to mention that every time I check my newsfeed I see a status from three days prior. If I wanted to see post from three days ago I would have checked it three days ago.

I don’t know how everyone else feels about Facebook but I know for sure that I’m ready for a new social network, such as Twitter, to take over and put Facebook in the dark along with MySpace!

Christian is a senior majoring in communication.


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