Let us use compete to study the two social networking websites Face book and Twitter.
Compete: It is a web-based tool that that can be used to get the information on the number of unique users who access the website. It gives the ranking of any website in the internet. You can get the information on which the website on which people spend more time and many other various parameters can be obtained from this website. The URL to access this website is http://www.compete.com/.
One has to get registered with the website to get all these information.
Under Analytics tool one can search for the website which received highest number of users.
The search gave the result as below:
1. Facebook is the most visited website in the internet, it is followed by
The screenshot of which is attached below.
Now let us analyze the number of unique users who access Facebook on the internet.
The below is the screenshot of the graph where the X-axis represents the month and the Y-axis represents the number of unique users in million
From the above graph it is clear that there were around 125 million unique users on 06/2010 who access Facebook and by the time 06/2011 the number of unique users rose to 146 million users.
As a matter of fact, Facebook is the most popular website in the history when you consider the growth rate at which it evolved.
The below is the screenshot of the graph for twitter where the X-axis represents the month and the Y-axis represents the number of unique users in million.
Now let us compare Facebook and twitter. The below shows the graphical representation of Facebook and twitter where X-axis represents the time duration and the Y-axis represents the no of unique users in million. Here blue line indicates Facebook users and green represents twitter.
From the above graph it is very clear that Facebook get more number of unique users and the rate of growth is 17.22% for year and the twitter get very less number of unique users when compared to Facebook and the growth rate is 10.13% a year.
Also, the number of unique users may be compared and it looks clearly that Facebook gets more than 4 times than twitter. It is obvious that Facebook is very interactive where you can share videos, photographs; you can comment on photos, one can search for friends, and they can make a group of their interest and has many more features which have attracted millions of users across the globe.
Twitter lacks all these features and you can only text your ideas that too with a very little words and this is quite obvious why Facebook is more popular than twitter. Facebook and twitter both have their own pros and cons.
The logical and obvious answer one can expect from a guy who loves twitter says that he does not have time to spend on Facebook rather he feels comfortable with twitter, and one can expect a very quick response on twitter when compared to Facebook .
Even the Facebook user has his own explanation for why he loves Facebook than twitter, where twitter facilitates only text messages and that too with very little characters (140 characters). Online chatting is not possible in twitter. Now Facebook has come up with lots of online games and apps which really entertain youths and of course this present generation.
Compete, 2010. “Compete” [Online] Available at: http://siteanalytics.compete.com/Facebook .com+twitter.com/
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Compete, 2010. “Compete twitter.com” [Online] Available at: http://siteanalytics.compete.com/twitter.com/
Compete, 2010. “Compete twitter-versus-facebook.com” [Online] Available at: http://www.twitip.com/twitter-versus-Facebook /
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