A few weeks ago, someone asked me if I felt Twitter or Facebook would die out first. That’s impossible to answer at this point in time. Both services are going quite strong as of the recording of this video. It’s also not really fair to compare the two, since they are very different from each other.
Some Facebook fanatics hate Twitter… and many Twitter fiends despise Facebook. For that reason alone, I don’t think it’s right to compare the two and try to decide which one will “die” first. Hell, I don’t see either of them fading into oblivion anyway. The number of active users on each site is so astronomical that it boggles the mind to think that either could simply cease to exist.
Both sites work hard to improve upon their foundation and offer even more to their userbase. That is another excellent point in favor of both companies and the longevity of each.
If I had to point to one or the other, I’d have to go with Facebook losing out first. There could be too much backlash over things that the public doesn’t like. The more the site grows, the more negativity there is. Twitter keeps it simple… and sometimes simple is best.
What are your thoughts? Do you feel one site or the other is going to “die” out any time soon?
This video features Matt Barie, CEO of Freelancer, the world’s largest online freelancing portal. If you have an idea to create a competitor to Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia or Google, but you lack the programming talent, you can still do like Kevin Rose did to start Digg.com, what Steve Jobs did to start Apple and what Bill Gates did to start Microsoft – you can just have someone else do all the programming work for you for cheap! Now that we have the Internet, why not hire someone to do it for those $500 or so that you have been saving up?
The potential for building your ideas by worldwide freelancers is huge, but this is also a functionality that needs to connect worldwide freelancers with the companies and idea people who want to build new tools and apps on the web. This is outsourcing of programming and any other remote work you can think of, among thousands of categories of work. If you have some idea, but you don’t have the programming skills to create your idea, consider checking out freelancer.com and sites like it to get the job done.
What do you think about globalized online freelancing? Have you used it?
This video was filmed by Charbax at LeWeb 2010 in Paris