Why Twitter is still amazing
Markham, Ontario, March 28, 2019
Time flies. It has been ten years since I used Twitter and 12 years on Facebook. So I think this is also the best time to update this post five years ago.
Truly SEO friendly
Facebook pages' status updates are still not showing up on Google as a search result, and the page does show up. However, the information doesn't necessarily is the latest - the same search performed on Google resulting from Facebook comes back with some older information compared to the latest tweet on the same topic with Twitter. Although that information was NOT listed under page info and the status as a "pinned post" on the page (see the third picture).
Tweets are still getting a lot more publicity. Twitter handles can be found by using keyword search, with or without hashtags, but on Facebook, even with the correct name of the page, the page is still not showing up as expected. The following pictures showed how I could not find a page a friend of mine originally screenshotted, even though I got the company's correct name. Eventually, I had to ask my friend to send me the direct link to the page to be able to "like" it
This has not changed much, and I still find it hard to "tag" people or Facebook pages if it was the very first time I interacted with them on Facebook. But, again, anyone can start a conversation with any other user by adding their Twitter handle to the dialogue. This conversation can easily be viewed by others on this platform even if they are not following each other.
It is quite a disappointment on the ease of finding recommendations on Facebook. First of all, the business page does not show the public that it got "shared" (even when the person who shared the page had the post shared publicly); it can only be seen on the user's profile.
Secondly, a recommendation can disappear based on how people recommended the page and can be very hard to find (picture on a Facebook business page profile without logging into Facebook is showing only one recommendation :( whereas the other cannot be found. Recommendations work well on LinkedIn (when people sign into the network), whereas Google business page is the only place the public can see ALL the recommendations received.
Truly Consistent - not anymore :(
The inconsistency of Facebook feed under different interfaces across different platforms is still here, but now, even my Twitter feed is no longer consistent across different platforms. Although I have to say, the layout of the two social media sites is quite consistent (compared to Netflix's platforms on different Smart TVs vs tablets). BUT, this alone doesn’t stop me from loving Twitter (although it would be nice if my Twitter feeds were consistent again).
Share with me if you find your experience is different!