Facebook Is Updating To A Platform Similar To Twitter’s

Twitter as we all know has become a fast growing micro-blogging social network that even Facebook is making their own platform similar to Twitter‘s after a failed bid.

Twitter Inc. is at a critical juncture now that the popular Facebook Inc. has redesigned its services to, well, be a lot more like Twitter, according to analysts.

Facebook announced late yesterday that its public profiles have been updated to allow users to share their information with an unlimited number of friends. The updates, according to Facebook, can “be brief messages” similar to Tweets or longer ones that include photos and videos. The new Facebook setup will also enable businesses, organizations or even celebrities to blast out information to customers, members or fans. Read More

But I don’t really find the reason why Facebook has to compete with Twitter because both are different and are similar in ways. Well, its not a question of competition, its to attract users and make online social networking better. Both are status updaters, wherein members get to update their status as often as they can. Members may also use Twitter application in order for them to update their Twitter status just within his or her Facebook Box. See how my Twitter app looks like in my Facebook Box

Twitter App

And this is how the new Facebook Homepage looks like.

New Facebook Homepage

See original view here.

Updates will be able to be filtered by groups, specific friends, family, or by applications. A new publishing box for sharing updates will incorporate the ability to add not just status notes, but also links, photos, and videos. A new widget will highlight items from friends and other connections members interact with the most. Read More.

Generally, I have nothing against Facebook designing a new homepage, however I enjoy Facebook because of its originality in fetaures and this new Twitter-like homapage project omits this value of originality. Regardless of my biases, this new homepage will allow users to filter their feeds, and thus making life easier for that matter! A thumbs up for Facebook.

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