December 26, 2008

Keeping track with friends and family

If you've been online for any length of time you will have heard of 'facebook' - 'twitter' and other terms that you may wonder what all the buzz is about.

Both facebook and twitter do similiar things - differently.

Let's look into the differences a little.

Facebook is similiar to a blog - an online log of messages - but you can do many more things than just post messages.
  • you can find old (or new) friends
  • play games
  • send gifts - albeit virtual
  • take quizzes
  • note places you visited
  • share photos
  • share your favourite movies, videos & music
  • post upcoming events
  • and more ... the list is long now and growing
Originally targeted at college/university students to provide them a means to stay in touch with friends and the activities around campus, facebook grew exponentionally and has been adopted by the world at large. A quick search on google returns 709,000,000 pages (vs. 657,000,000) myspace, which some argue has lost / is losing favour with the online community.

Twitter is (from the twitter website faq page)a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
As you can seeTwitter doesn't provide the same options and choices facebook does - but that doesn't make it less useful. Especially when you consider you can embed your twitter feed/updates into your facebook page.

Sign up for accounts with both twitter and facebook. Link together. Stay in touch with friends, family or business associates. Think of the possibilities and uses. Work smart not hard.

Till next time,

Be well

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