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Differences between Facebook, Twitter, Blog

Currently, there is a bombardment of new concepts. Facebook, Twitter, blogs… This leads many people to not understand the differences between them, and to make inappropriate use (or not use) any of these networks.

The truth is that there is no “manual for the correct use” of social networks. However, each one is designed with its own characteristics and way of use. So, we dedicate this post to the differences between Facebook, Twitter, and the Blog, and to the usual ways of using them incorrectly. The main characteristics are:


  • Short messages, 140 characters, where you write about what is happening to you briefly.
  • Frequency, 1 to 10 per day (depending on interest). Suitable for changing your status from your mobile.
  • Public profile, you can view anyone’s Twitter, so many people use it to know the opinions of politicians, celebrities, etc…
  • Common misuses
  • Using Twitter as if it were a chat.
  • Using Twitter as a way to receive news. For that, there are RSS feeds.


  • Messages 4 or 5 lines long. They should be about anecdotes that happen in your daily life, important events, or interesting content you find and want to share with your family and friends.
  • Frequency, one every 1 or 2 days. Self-imposed maximum of about 2 per day. It is difficult for more relevant things to happen to you in one day. You don’t want to saturate your friends.
  • You can share photos, and tag people.
  • They are private, for friends and family. Approval from both parties is needed to see the messages.
  • Common mistakes
  • Using Facebook as Twitter (short messages, like “good morning”)
  • Using Facebook as a Blog (very long messages). For that, write a blog and include a link to share it with your friends on Facebook.


  • Long messages, one or two pages long. They should comment on aspects of your life and provide information or tools that may be of interest to someone (recipes, dog training, DIY, movie reviews, etc.)
  • Frequency, one every 1 or 2 weeks.
  • They are public, what you write can be read by everyone.
  • Common mistakes (to name a few)
  • Using a blog as a diary.
  • Very long pages, causing people to lose interest. Divide the entry into parts.
  • Very high or very low publication frequency.