The SM Battle: FaceBook Vs Twitter
According to a recent report from Conquest, Facebook and YouTube usage among users ages 16-24, is on the rise, Twitter is on the decline and could potentially meet the same fate as other once-popular sites like MySpace and Bebo.
but ““no one really knows what’s going to happen in the future”. It says “that these statistics do mean certain things about this age group“.
“As you get older, (…) the way people market themselves or use this branding will change. “They want to use Twitter—and I myself do as well—to say to the outside world, ‘This is what I know, this is what I follow, these are what my interests are,’ and that becomes a personal branding,” he says. “I don’t think someone really starts to worry about that until after college. Intuitively speaking, that’s probably why the Twitter platform is not expected to be that big of a use in the 16-24 category.”
Does this mean Facebook users will morph into Twitter users as they age? Or does it simply mean they’ll start using Facebook differently while Twitter slowly fades? It’s probably too soon to tell, but Conquest doesn’t seem to mind declaring Facebook the favorite to win this fight.
Bligh, Kelly. FaceBook Vs Twitter: is this the final showdown? E-Content Blog, Online, 23/02/2011