Anyway, let's get on with it. Below are the main reasons for why you should convert yourself into a Tweeter:
Don't Hate Me 'Cause You Ain't Me. After being on Twitter for about a year, I'm yet to receive an hate or mean comments from people. With Facebook, there's always that cocky guy who wants to prove you wrong or make you look stupid by commenting something snobby. Well not on Twitter. Even when sharing my thoughts and opinions about topics from food to politics, people either tweet you back to agree or give their point of view, but no-one tweets you to spread hate or start an argument. I know it's hard to believe, but it's true.
Hi, I'm Gareth. It's Nice To Meet You. Twitter is great for meeting new people, especially people with the same interests as you. This is due to the use of hashtags. If I tweet something like 'Loving the dark atmosphere of the new series of Hannibal. #Hannibal', anyone can search 'Hannibal' in the search bar and be faced with a stream of all the tweets on Twitter that have #Hannibal in it, in real time; constantly refreshing to keep giving you the latest tweets with that hashtag.
Have we Met? This one won't happen for everyone, but because I follow Twitter accounts of people who represent my city (Newport), I'm always connecting people that I see on the street or at the office. For example, I met someone a few months ago, who works in the same building as me, but the reason we started talking to each is because I ended up following each other. It happened again a few weeks ago with someone else who works in the same building. This is kind of thing is less likely to happen on Facebook because it's quite strict in ensuring people only add people they already know. That brings me on to my next point.
Hello Stranger. You can follow anyone on Twitter, including celebrities, politics, etc. as well as talk to them and actually get a reply. With Facebook, you view Facebook Pages of public figures but you'll never get to converse with them like you can on Twitter.
The Early Bird Catches The Worm. Everything happens on Twitter first. Online newspapers always embed Twitter because it's happening on Twitter as the event is happening. Everyone can keep up with it, unlike Facebook, where you're limited to what you can see because you can only see what friends posts. When friends post because of something they thought they saw, the information that’s spread around the internet becomes a lot less reliable.
Bite-Size Pieces Are Always Yummier. Tweets are more consumable and convenient because of the character limit. Some people complain about such a small limit, but it forces you to be more creative and get your point across quickly. This is always great for readers because it means they can gather a load of information from the people they follow, in very little time.
That brings us to the end of this article, but not the end of my Twitter blogging. In my next article, I’ll be explaining why my followers agree that Twitter is better than Facebook. Until then, follow me on Twtter: @gmcGareth. Also, comment below and let me know why you think Twitter if better than Facebook, and maybe I'll wirte about it in my next article.