People often dwell in debates, comparing Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Apparently, both the companies are the leading competitors in the ever expanding social media industry but if we analyze deeply, there is a very little span of areas where Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) can be compared. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is massively used by people from multifarious domains. From teens to adults, uneducated to highly qualified people, students, kids and aged. People from different walks of life find Facebook interesting and the user-base is significantly large. However, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s social media platform offers, thanks to its architecture and aesthetics, a limited number of options to its users. It is mostly used by news enthusiasts, people who love to remain updated with all the happenings around them and those who want to connect to famous politicians and celebrities.
There are many studies to depict that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s site outplay Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s site, but a new chart from GSM Association, a trade body for mobile operators is enough to show the lead of Facebook from Twitter in one of the most important attributes.
In an article, QZ quoted GSM and showed the chart which clearly tells that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s website is far more engaging for users as compared to Twitter. Chart shows that Facebook has got around 1200 million monthly active users. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s website, on the other hand has approximately 250 million monthly active users. The number of uploads made on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s platform each day are around 1000 million whereas Twitter’s daily uploads are not even close to 200 million. Uploads include anything shared or uploaded by a user in the form of text, photo or video.
The article quoted Adam Bain, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s head of revenue, who said that Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is completely satisfied with this engagement rate as its dynamics are totally different from Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).
Philippe Laffont’s Coatue Management owns over 5.8 million shares in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).
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