In my recent post “Six Reasons to Ditch Facebook and Use Twitter Instead“, I tried desperately to convince the legions of unconverted Facebook-holics to adopt the far more formidable addiction called Twitter. I went to far lengths to deliver my message – photoshopping images of fake Facebook status updates- and received a lukewarm response. I won’t let this roadblock slow me down any further. If I have to go all Jack Thompson in order to convince 350 million people to register on Twitter within three months, I’ll do it.
So, here is my next case to you: the Facebook addict/non-Twitter user. I present 5 similar things you can do on both sites that will make the differences hardly noticeable. I guarantee it.
- Direct Messages
- Impersonate Famous People!
- Receive Spam Messages Constantly!
On Friday night, Facebook rolled out its latest feature which allows users to share links posted by their friends. When you share someone’s posted link, it is displayed with a “via” attribution in the shared post. Currently, this feature does not work for status updates or photos. Thank god.
No way! If I can do that on Facebook and Twitter, why not use both?
What? That thought didn’t go through your mind? Shucks.
When you update your status on Facebook, you can mention someone by typing “@name” In essence, you are conversing with that person via a mention.
Mentions on Facebook?! Alright, time to use Twitter.
Ok, maybe Facebook had this before Twitter. So ummmmmmmm…. use Twitter dammit!
Yep, that’s right! Take your creepy stalker lifestyle to a whole new realm of professional stalker-hood. Love Hugh Laurie? Why not create @hughlaurieFTW! on Twitter? It’s not taken…yet.
Ain’t it sweet? Spam will follow you anywhere in the cyber world. Twitter is no exception. From random mentions from @britneyf-dvideos to click on links to her sex tape all the way to @3nfjiweef0 who tweets messages to whiten your teeth instantly, Twitter spam will set the bar even higher. Just make sure you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.