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TechCrunch posted about the Twitter/Facebook horse race, which seems to me isn’t much of one these days.

In terms of activity, Twitter is staring into Facebook’s rearview mirror.

The September comScore data revealed that Facebook had grown by over 3M unique visitors in September, as Twitter flatlined.

The gap between the two is now 75M uniques (in the U.S.), although TechCrunch does acknowledge many folks (including me) use Twitter clients, so perhaps those numbers aren’t an exact reflection of the usage.

So perhaps they should be counting calls to the API instead?

Me, I’ve noticed a dwindling in my own Twitter behavior.  I use it mainly to highlight my blog posts, and when I travel.

I roam, therefore I Tweet.

But I’ve not been traveling much of late, and I’m too damned busy to sit around and Tweet all day when I’m stuck in front of the computer on the home front.

So instead, I use TweetDeck more now as a monitoring tool to keep an eye on what others are saying/posting…but even then, the firehose is now too voluminous to consume it all.

Which leads back to a post I wrote a couple of years ago (if I can find it, I’ll come back and add a link to it) about the need for metafilters in the information overload age.

As for Facebook, I find it’s a much better tool for staying in touch with people on a personal basis, so I’m probably spending more time there using it as a basic communications tools, and saving my Tweets for more work related matters.

Although because I have the Facebook Twitter update on, all my work related posts get face to Facebook.

C’est la vie.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to all that work I was talking about earlier.

It’s fall plan time, a special kind of hell around these parts.

Written by turbotodd

October 14, 2009 at 5:21 pm

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