Which will fade first Facebook or Twitter?

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I think Twitter as it is so spammy
#facebook #fade #twitter
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    Well let's take a look at the stats shall we and see what they indicate?


    Hard to tell but I think FB has the Lions Share of the market at this time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt Morgan
      This is unpredictable at this stage, as sites which seem to go uphill can take a tumble down at anytime, due to any factor (competition being one of them)
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      • Profile picture of the author genietoast
        I don't think either will fade any time soon. Social media marketing is on the rise.

        The only people who spam it are internet markety types. Other businesses actually talk to their people.
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        • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
          Originally Posted by genietoast View Post

          I don't think either will fade any time soon. Social media marketing is on the rise.

          The only people who spam it are internet markety types. Other businesses actually talk to their people.
          I added the bold for emphasis. You hit the nail on the head right there.

          Twitter is an amazing site once you get past all of the auto-following and auto-tweeting spam bots. The real value of Twitter is in the conversations that take place, especially in themed #hashtag chats, and the relationships that you can develop with like-minded people in your niche.

          If you're running your Twitter account on autopilot and never interacting with anyone, then Twitter isn't going to work for you. The key word in social media is "social".

          I no longer reward automated accounts and spam bots with automatic follow backs, which is something that I used to do when I was concerned about increasing my follower count. I no longer focus on my follower count, but I do focus on the quality of the people that follow me, so I can make an informed decision on who to follow back.

          I'd much rather have 1,000 real followers that engage and network with other real people than have 100,000 followers, which 99% of are spam bots just auto-following or auto-following me back.

          Twitter doesn't work for a lot of marketers because they're too focused on marketing products to an ever increasing follower base of mostly automated Twitter accounts. That's ok though, because while they're busy talking about how Twitter sucks and this and that, I'm busy developing relationships with influencers that are going to do things like share my blog posts and re-tweet my tweets and help me expand my follower base organically with real people that are actually interested in what I have to offer.

          As Scott Stratten, @unmarketing, says... "Stop marketing, start engaging".

          P.S. In my opinion, the only reason Twitter will fade is if they don't figure out the monetization thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovemyth
    Neither will. Twitter users will finally learn how to properly use twitter for marketing- facebook? They are only getting started!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brukhar
    Twitter is pretty spammy, but Zuckerberg could easily destroy Facebook cuz he's an idiot. All it takes is one serious and big privacy break on Facebook and tons of people would leave.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartalex4
    Friendster died, Myspace died, Facebook will die one day as well.....something will come along that will top it
    but then again...what do I now
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    • Profile picture of the author donhx
      Originally Posted by smartalex4 View Post

      Friendster died, Myspace died, Facebook will die one day as well.....something will come along that will top it
      but then again...what do I now
      Yes. They will all die as they are replaced by something else. MySpace is current proof of that. Personally, I think Twitter will go before FB.
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      • Profile picture of the author Laurie Rogers
        Actually I read a report on mashable recently and they said that number one source of sharing was FB, then email and twitter was somewhere in the mix. Biggest complaint was not enough space to write, so if we had to pick a sinkable one, it would be twitter by far. They also said myspace despite it's changes is on the verge of sinking big time, estimated a sale of 200 million dollars for it (I wouldn't pay that) but not like any of us didn't see that one coming .... WAY to spammy with the ads and page load time is beyond stupidly slow.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoshuaZamora
    I dont think neither will collapse for a while... they are both very powerful
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    • Profile picture of the author edge83
      Because of it's powerful use for *so* many things, I believe facebook is here to stay for a very long time. At this point I have to check my facebook messages now, as there are people that contact me there and nowhere else, sometimes for very important things.

      A facebook profile is becoming something of a snapshot of your entire persona these days, for better or worse.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnPeter
    Yeah, Twitter & Facebook will not fall for any near future. There are many changes in the works for Facebook. With new investments coming in. Twitter has made recent changes to get it more interactive. I still don't get it with Twitter. Yes, I hired someone to build me a Twitter account & get over 2,000 followers within a week. It was done within a week, but the Twitter account was created with some entertainment star. After 2 weeks i had like over a 100 followers disappear (after I made the changes to make it mine. With my details.) I realised that thgere were many 'entertainment industry people' as my followers. Didn't know how to market to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    I have used both over the past 2 years, have over 100,000 Social Media Followers. For those of you that think Social Media is going away or doesn't work, you have been missing the BIG BOAT. You really just need to understand how to use it properly. Its not made for posting CPA and Affiliate Links, those can come later on a blog or video that you post that is interesting. It's also a numbers game but so is web traffic on Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author arslih
    facebook will stay more than twitter as FB alrdy got big investments
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  • Profile picture of the author JHC81
    I use both FB and Twitter but I think Twitter will fade out first, not any time soon of course but I think that's what will happen, I agree there is sooo much spac on that site it's not even funny, but who knows maybe Twitter will do something about it just like FB.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Twitter for sure. Not even a question about it. I read somewhere that research has shown that something ridiculous like 80-90% of new Twitter users are no longer using Twitter a month after they sign up.

    Facebook is a lot more successful than Twitter ever will be - and rightly so. Twitter went well because at the time there was nothing that did what they did so simply. But now that is working against them - their platform is too simple and only does one thing so they have not much room to grow.

    Facebook does what Twitter does and a whole lot more.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Twitter for sure. Not even a question about it. I read somewhere that research has shown that something ridiculous like 80-90% of new Twitter users are no longer using Twitter a month after they sign up.

      Facebook is a lot more successful than Twitter ever will be - and rightly so. Twitter went well because at the time there was nothing that did what they did so simply. But now that is working against them - their platform is too simple and only does one thing so they have not much room to grow.

      Facebook does what Twitter does and a whole lot more.
      While I seriously doubt that either company will fail anytime soon, especially since so many savvy marketers and also entrepreneurs are leveraging the synergistic capabilities of both platforms, if I had to pick one, then it'd be Twitter, and it'd be for very much the same reasons you have listed above.

      Facebook has much more of a hold on people because of the amount of time they end up spending on there and the many different features available, including the rich multimedia experience you can get there which is simply not available on Twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author gekko2.0
    Facebook will remain the king until either something better comes along or there is a big privacy issue of some sort.

    Twitter will continue with its hardcore users I think its a media that some people get and some people don't
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  • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
    Twitter is more likely to fail.........they still haven't figured out a feasible monetization model for them to use and that in the long term is going to spell trouble for them.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartlazy
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      If the Internet ceases to exist, then both will fade (as well as all other websites).
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  • Profile picture of the author Lazy
    It's gotta be twitter. Last i heard, the only people making money on twitter, including twitter, were the CPA spammers. Haha
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Rickfold
    Your question presupposes that they will fade
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    Twitter, since it has less feature than FB
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  • Profile picture of the author AigulErali
    I think it will be twitter, as twitter has less applications and users than Facebook.
    I also think it is Twitter because it is purely used for marketing only nowadays without have any real Social networking and more and more marketers are coming to it and ordinary folks leave it...

    Twitter quickly becoming a link exchange.
    There were many other "Twitters" before, Twitter is so popular just because good advertising.
    Facebook brings something new and is still developing
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  • Profile picture of the author terryfyi
    Neither will fade, I believe they will both continue to grow.
    They may have audience overlap, but they exist for different reasons. I expect that we will see other competing social networks, but Facebook and Twitter do not compete.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimmy AL
    Facebook? Never. Very curious comparison, they may be both new but facebook brought a lot of things out and it's growing continuously. Some even said it was like a country. Regarding Twitter, it's abuot time it fases away. Yeah, it's spammy but it's also too simple. If it had been a little more complex maybe the story would turn out differently.
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  • Profile picture of the author TravisVOX
    Twitter.......
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  • Profile picture of the author JessicaE
    Twitter will eventually fade. Facebook, in my opinion is here to stay. They are constantly growing and are on the way of becoming the new Google. Just like Google is not going anywhere so isn't Facebook. It will simply become a bigger and bigger technological empire.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneyhunter
    I my opinion twitter has more potential than FB, according to one research Twiiter in future can be used to predict micro consumer behavior. That aspect of twitter is still not understood or rather not developed yet. I don't think people investing in twitter are so dumb if they they haven't seen what it holds in future. Just think how specific an ad can be in twitter. I also don't think spam will kill this business, in the larger picture it doesn't contribute much.
    Now regarding FB the stakes of screwing it up is pretty high and also I think masses like to experiment and maybe another FB idea is in the making...
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  • Profile picture of the author 82ana
    They might evolve but there will be no tomorrow without Twiiter or Facebook or Google. If craig'slist and myspace are still alive, these mammoths are going nowhere. They are both here to stay.
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  • Profile picture of the author Giani
    Twitter and Facebook both will survive. But if one has to fade, I think Facebook will survive.
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  • Profile picture of the author lostarts
    Twitter is a fad - but it's also quite useful. It's not going anywhere.

    Facebook is going to have big issues if they don't get a handle on privacy.

    The next big thing that will replace them - a social networking site that allows much tighter control over privacy. Not everyone wants to live so transparently and I sincerely believe that facebook is going to end up like myspace; a place for marketers and businesses to promote and network.

    Facebook was popular because it seemed more personal than myspace - I think they are losing that feeling quickly, but no doubt they will be around for the next 5 - 10 yrs as a major force.
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    • Profile picture of the author wtatlas
      Personally I don't care, nor do several people I know who make fortunes on the internet and have never even been on the facebook or twitter websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author copylicious
    I think facebook has established a very concrete foundation and I dont think its going away anytime soon!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Facebook will fade first.

      Why?

      Because marketers are failing to see the value in Twitter and failing to use it effectively, so they are leaving.

      Meanwhile, more and more products are coming out covering Facebook marketing.

      So, those marketers will move to Facebook. Eventually, all the Twitter spammers will follow them, thinking Facebook will be a better place to spam than Twitter.

      And then Twitter will be largely left with genuine users.

      Meanwhile, we'll be seeing Warrior Forum posts on how Facebook sucks and that it's full of people spamming each other with affiliate links.
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  • Profile picture of the author fred67
    If Murdoch gets his grubby little hands on a good portion of the shares as expected people will leave in their droves as personal security issues will sky-rocket :-(
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  • Profile picture of the author forest98
    Definitely Twitter. FB seems a lot more solidt to me.
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    • Profile picture of the author lynneklos
      Twitter for sure! What a waste of time that is!:p

      I have over 16,000 people following me on Twitter and I doubt if any of my Tweets have ever converted into a sale.

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      I've purchased a few WSO's on the subject. I think there is one by Paulie888 that I thought would absolutely work if you put in the time and method he recommends.

      If you want to try to make Twitter work, you can probably still get that from him. I always watch for him. He offers good value in his posts and products.
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    • Profile picture of the author hilaryaustin
      twitter for me... It's like facebook is the evolution of twitter from a text base social networking site facebook has evolved even more. It's great application compatibility to other online applications makes it a solid foundation.
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      • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
        Possibly twitter first as several celebrities have already ditched it quite publicly, I can see facebook changing in its direction.

        Both will hit a point where people feel that they are intruding into their lives too much.

        Time will always tell, just remember when IBM ruled the PC World and when Microsoft were No.1 for pretty much everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author butch04
    If I had to pick which one would crap out first I'd go with Twitter.

    There is way much more stuff a user can do on FaceBook, and Twitter as far as I know all you can do is post tiny little messages where is the fun in that?
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    • Profile picture of the author smartlazy
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      Facebook is getting worse everyday. Almost everybody is making it their public diary and people are posting nonsense stuff on it. Some of my friends even post what they had for breakfast. LOL
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