Top 2 Social Media Facebook vs Twitter, Analysis in 2012

We all know about Mark Zuckerberg the creator of facebook, a social networking service launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Facebook, Inc. As of September 2012, Facebook has over 1 billion active users, and more than half are using via Facebook mobile device. read more

Facebook was founded with this college guys who are roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. First the website is limited only for Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University.

Zuckerberg hacked into the protected areas of Harvards computer network and copied the houses private dormitory ID images to accomplish this. and it was quickly forwarded to several campus group list-servers, but shut down a few days when Harvard administration that Zuckerberg was charged by the administration with breach of security by violating copyrights, individual privacy, and face expulsion.

 

 

Twitter an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 charaters, know as “tweets”. read more

This was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched that July. This service gained worldwide popularity, and over 500 million active users as of 2012, and generates over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day.

Twitter origins lie in a daylong brainstorming session held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo. Dorsey, and undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group. Twittr that was the original code name to the service, the idea was get from Williams later ascribed to Noah Glass.

 

I research and get this data so that we can compare Facebook and twitter and to see how this 2 compete in Social Media.

 

I use this queries to track this data (“facebook” OR “facebook user” OR “facebook status” OR “@facebook” OR “on facebook” OR “facebook account” OR “#facebook” OR “facebook photo” OR “facebook page” OR “facebook pic” OR “facebook status” OR “status on Facebook”). I filtered the data by date so that I can only get data from January 1 to Nov. 13 2012. Facebook got 175 million mentions and twitter got 90% (158 million).

 

 

 

I found out that men often mention Facebook as compared to women, statistics shows that 53% for men and 47% for women.

 

I use this queries to track this data (“twitter” OR “twitter user” OR “twitter status” OR “@twitter” OR “on twitter” OR “twitter account” OR “#twitter” OR “twitter photo” OR “twitter page” OR “twitter pic” OR “twitter status” OR “status on Twitter” OR “my twitter”). I filtered the data by date so that I can only get data from January 1 to Nov. 13 2012. Twitter got 733 million mentions and twitter got 97% (708 million).

 

I found out that women often mention Twitter as compared to men, statistics shows that 49% for men and 51% for women.

 

Analysis:

From the data above we can conclude that twitter is being mention a lot as compared to Facebook. 175 million mentions for Facebook compared to 708 million mentions about Twitter.

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