30 May '12, 10pm

How Twitter Beat Facebook At Its Own Story - Breaking News

Twitter is where news breaks; Facebook is where news goes . This is something that members of the media, who live on Twitter and regard Facebook with removed interest, take for granted. The coverage of and discussion about Facebook’s IPO may have been the clearest demonstration yet of one of the few things the service can’t seem to do: Lead the conversation. The only two times during this media frenzy that everyone’s eyes were on Facebook, the site, were when the NASDAQ button auto-posted to Mark Zuckerberg’s profile and when he posted an image from his (unrelated) surprise wedding. The first was a winking joke more than a positive statement about the power of Facebook — it’s funny because the story feels too big for a “status update,” ha ha — whereas the second felt right at home in the News Feed. Of course, I found out about both on Twitter. When a huge news story breaks...

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