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Facebook speak is not Twitter Speak April 2, 2009

Filed under: Tip of the Day,Twitter,Uncategorized — jenharris @ 2:01 pm

A local friend, GenY’r and Twitter newbie, Tweeted out the following this morning:

is so thankful for her wonderfully supportive friends and family.

She speaks Facebook.

If she were to speak in Twitter it would have sounded like this:

I am so thankful for my wonderful supportive friends and family.

There has been a flood of Twitter newbies (all WELCOME!) lately from Facebook & they speak in FB which starts a sentence by saying: “Joe Schmo is” instead of Twitter’s question: “what are you doing?”  
I don’t know about you, but when I speak in 3rd person, I feel my DBQ # rise.  Sort of like Jimmy on Sienfield.

For those of us that speak to ourselves a lot (yes, A LOT) my guess is that we don’t say “Jen is bouncing a basketball”, “Jen is schoolin’ George…ah, look at Jen snap the towel at George.”  rather we would speak to ourselves as if writing in a journal.  “George is such a loveable dork. I think he likes the whole towel snapping thing.”  My advice?  Just write in a journal that just happens to be public on a mass (or as mass as you want it) scale.

What language do you feel more comforatable speaking in?  Is the learning curve shorter for the Facebook to Twitter crowd or vice versa?

Facebookers, welcome to this new medium, a new language & a new set of friends.  We want you here, we know you have something more important to say to & something more important to pass along than snowballs.

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One Response to “Facebook speak is not Twitter Speak”

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