Dude, I am real pissed off or irritated as I don’t know how many people have said me on how much I am addicted to Facebook and Twitter. Many asked me why Facebook ? Why Twitter..?? What’s the use of Social Networking.? So this post is for the people who are fed up or who don’t know how much powerful the social networking sites are. Or How these sites helped me professionally and personally. This is my approach and how Social Networking helped me in everything…
Lets get started with small introduction to these sites. I am just considering here, Facebook and Twitter. Ya I know about ORKUT, but I have moved over from it when I have other sites which are far better than ORKUT.
What is Facebook.?
Facebook is a social networking site created by a harvard geek called Mark Zuckerberg, it seems he had fought with his girl and was occupied with her thoughts while he was in his dorm room. To avoid her thoughts he created a site called thefacebook.com. Which he used to display two pictures and would ask user “Hot Or Not”. For the images Zuckerberg hacked into harvard campus database, obviously he was charged over security which were later dropped. Earlier it was used only his campus, it became instant hit due to facebook’s minimalistic UI and robust features like “Like”, “Comment”, “Group and Pages” etc.
What is Twitter.?
Twitter is another social networking site which provide micro-blogging service where you can broadcast your messages to your followers within a limit of 140 characters. Here the people/ your friends who follows you are called as “followers”. Here the followers are same as friends in Facebook or Orkut. The main feature of Twitter is it allows you to send or read other users updates, which are referred as Tweets.
Okay, lets get back to my post. So here I am listing few points why I use Facebook and Twitter.
– Facebook: Wow, what to say. I got connected with my friends with Facebook. The “Friends Suggestion” feature in Facebook is an awesomest feature to see in a site. The suggestion feature has helped me to get connected with my ROCKSTAR friends, Colleagues and off course my College friends. Forget college, Facebook has helped to get connected with my School friends. Tell me who doesn’t wants to get connected with their friends..?? Apart from that guy who is an freaking INTROVERT.
– Twitter: In Twitter you cant add others, but others need to follow you. So they are called as followers. These days even Twitter started the suggestion feature. But Twitter is also cool to get connected with the people you know. With Twitter I am following various people in technology, Mac and iOS development geeks, social groups and etc. There tweets help me to be updated on the various trends and technologies going out there. Don’t forget my work seniors, who keeps tweeting on various stuff which I love to follow.