Although Facebook is a much bigger beast than Twitter, the little guy finally managed to beat Goliath. Namely, HighBeam Research announced that Twitter received much more media coverage in 2011.
High Beam Research claims that media coverage of social networks slightly favored Twitter. Twitter had 50 percent of media mentions compared to Facebook’s 45 percent.
Twitter managed to beat Facebook throughout 2011, with the exception of February and April. Although the victory may not be that decisive, or important for that matter, comparing the sheer size of the two makes it all the much sweeter.
It is said that the public nature of Twitter was the decisive factor in the battle. Truth be told, if you’re very interested in what footballers and basketball players had for lunch, and was it actually good, then Twitter is definitely the way to go. If you’re just keen on showing the world how shallow you can be, then by all means stick with Facebook.