Ah, the ever present battle: Who triumphs in social media, Twitter or Facebook? Any and every social media junkie, addict and connoisseur has their opinion, even Microsoft and Apple seem to be taking sides.
With the announcement of Apple’s iOS-5’s new collaboration with Twitter, one has to wonder if Twitter just delivered a right hook to Facebook in the battle for number one. With this new partnership, Twitter will now be the default sharing application in the Mac camera, Safari and YouTube, allowing the hundreds of millions of users with iPhones, iPads and iPods to share their content via Twitter with just one click.
True, Facebook does have a larger global audience, spanning over 6 million users, compared to Twitters almost 2 million, but it looks as if Facebook may be feeling the pressure; case in point: the launch of the “Happening Now” feature on Facebook. My, oh my, it sure does resemble the entire premise of Twitter, now doesn’t it?
A few measly years ago, Twitter was an afterthought, but now it’s reasonable to question whether Twitter may be in a position to surpass this social media giant. Even CNN.com states, “this partnership could very much help move Twitter from Facebook’s distant cousin to its arch rival.” Only time will tell who will be crowned victorious in this battle to the top.