Teens Finally Flock to Twitter, Facebook Unfriends Out of Spite
Seems that hell has managed to freeze over and the high gloss shine of Facebook is finally starting to wear off, at least to those under 20. According to recent numbers those crafty teens are packing up their timeline worlds and booking it over to twitter…for more privacy. Yeah you read that right: privacy. (If you haven’t looked at the new Facebook Timeline profile, that might help you understand..) However, it’s not about anything like privacy settings or who is sharing what.
No, it’s actually about simplicity: Facebook creates social circles and expectations, where Twitter just is..well Twitter. Random comments, about random things, with random people. (..and a whole host of people you actually know and care about actually saying something useful from time to time.)
..oh and apparently, Mom and Dad haven’t figured out what a Twitter is, even after all these years, so it becomes a great place to “hide in plain sight.”
Either way, this probably makes the people at Facebook feel pretty awesome to know that in the end one of their largest markets went to Twitter anyway after all that cool innovation they did to keep them on “the book.”
Wait, there is an IPO this week??..huh..