Ah, and here we are again: people complaining about how Facebook has changed its layout yet again. Think about it: did you end your account last time? No. You probably used it more.
As for the suggestion that FB wants to be the ‘new’ Twitter, its impossible. People who Twitter do not equal those who FB. Even though to some they seem interchangeable, they are in no way such.
Yes, I agree, the new home page for your FB account does seem a bit Twitter-esque but at the same time is a baby step towards Twitter for those who are social media newbies. Maybe it will facilitate more people understanding Twitter, but wont take the place of.
Not sure about you, but I enjoy Twitter for its compactness. Its simplicity. Its sole purpose. I dont have to follow all convo’s if I dont want to. I am not inundated with apps and chain letters. If you do something rivaling that, I simply unfollow you. Case closed.
Twitter for me is immediate. Its taken the place of blogging, FB’ing – except for keeping up with people who do not Twitter -, and reading my RSS feeds. I get everything in one quick stop. I find new people more easily. I respond much quicker.
Has the new FB affected you? Do you think it rivals Twitter in any way?