The day is finally here.. Facebook now has #hashtags. Now the next question: is it a Twitter killer, or does Twitter provide something more beyond the ability to create hashtags?
Facebook: this is awesome. The recent acquisition of Instagram combined with the ability to share photos and thoughts with hashtags now makes Facebook the premiere photo-sharing website. Take a picture, tag it, and share -- it really can't get any easier for girls to show off every single night out. With servers bigger than office buildings, Facebook has created a very addicting and powerful sharing resource. The only problem is the psychological factors involved with Facebook. It is your online identity. It's you, showing off how much damn fun and gaudy your lifestyle can be. It is the most superficial way to show off who you truly aren't.
So what's the problem? Is Twitter done or does it present people's online identity in a different way?
@Twitter: what better way to sort out 140 character thoughts, by means of the hashtag. The hashtag culture that has derived is full of useful #ideas or some #reallydrawnoutthoughtsforemphasis. Obviously, most of the hashtags created on Twitter or pretty pointless, but it's always awesome seeing someone else have the exact same thought or blurb as you. Unfortunately, Twitter will never amass the photo-sharing capabilities that Facebook possesses.
It's the chatter of the internet -- the background noise that occupies everything you do, but aren't paying attention to. On Twitter, people have a psychological sense of anonymity that Facebook can never provide. You can follow your friends and favorite celebrities without having to worry about a social reputation or who you're attempting to creep on. On Twitter, you are the background noise with zero fucks to worry about. It's anonymous, fun, drama-free, and flirty something that Facebook will never be able to accomplish.