What Makes Twitter Better Than Facebook?

Twitter is the smarter than facebook. It has all the appeal of facebook in many ways minus the awesome games (ninja saga) and profile pic syndrome.

In honour of the smart witty site that has all perched in digital trees tweeting a morning chorus of chat, here are the top five things that make Twitter just a little bit better than Facebook.

1. 140 character status

With a character range of 140, one condenses all they have to say in as few words as possible. Twitter in many ways is like a man telling a chatty woman to summarize and condense the epic narrative she spurted out in one sentence as if the letters were born together like Siamese twins. To be fair it’s not just chatty women who talk too much either. Sports fans lamenting over their teams defeat cannot splurge their fear of their teams relegation in as many words as possible in a liberal status but in as few as possible. Thank God for that.

2. wit

If there was ever a place to find a bit of humor and wit, its Twitter. From talking about Rihanna’s head to just how unfunny Ricky Gervais is, it’s all there. Ricky Gervais is alright though. Have you seen his show? The one with the cartoons? Brilliant.


The beauty of Twitter is its bite-size information. Since everything from statuses, to direct messages, to anything on your homepage, is all within the remit of 140 characters, it is digestible and not a tsunami of data that you inevitably drown in when you go on Facebook sometimes.

4.Short but sweet

How best to put this? Hmm. Twitter is simple in nature and user friendly. If the site isn’t for you, you can always tweet from a phone via text messaging. There is something for everyone and you are closer to the popular people who call themselves stars.

5.It’s pretty too

You know how in some families, the younger sibling sometimes may look prettier than than older one? Well yeah, in the social networking family Twitter is the prettiest. Facebook tweaked around with its outlook so many times, much to the infuriation of its users. If Facebook was a woman we would be saying “no! no makeup! none at all!”

And that’s pretty much a wrap. Liked this article? Follow me on twitter on @koreuben. I’m expecting an influx of followers! I promise to follow back and retweet you sometimes.

Kingsley Olaleye Reuben
Kingsley Olaleye Reuben is an author who writes scripts, prose, poetry, and plays, journalistic stories and interviews, manages two blogs and is currently studying for a masters at Roehampton University, and working on his next book.You can contact Kingsley (also known as "The Bard") by email [email protected] or through NewsBlaze.