This is no doubt number 68931 of many posts to come about Facebook's latest rejuvenation including real-time updates, filters and so on. At first I thought, "oh come on, how lame, what an obvious imitation of the higher form that is Twitter". But then I caught myself and got a grip. The fact is that Twitter, while growing fast in popularity is still miles behind Facebook in terms of usage – both numbers and demographic. Facebook has been widely adopted whereas Twitter still often feels like a tech/PR/social media echo chamber.
Twitter is great, it's fast, responsive, feels like a real conversation but if you knew nothing about it, were completely plugged into Facebook and then you picked up the Facebook real time updates too – why would you bother with Twitter? What more could it possibly give you?