I am not really sure why a person chooses Twitter over Facebook but I can easily explain why I don't - it is too confusing. Hashtags, ampersands, and lists. It's sad and makes me feel old; like I should be calling it "Tweeter" or refer to it as a "Tween" phenomena. I jumped on the instagram bandwagon (#FollowingHipsterTrendsMakesMeFeelYoung or #IPhoneEnvy). Anyway, I have friends who do the Tweeting thing and I know Tweeting is a good way to grow your brand or introduce a blog because there are a ton of people on Twitter and its easier to get noticed on Twitter than on Facebook (seriously, see how many people have liked my Facebook page). Okay, so on to the comparison.
Hash tags (#) allow users to follow a conversation - something you cannot do on Facebook. For example, I ran into a conversation about staying up all night at 3am no doubt. When I clicked on the hash tag #WhyICantSleepAtNight I was privy to all of the Tweets with that hash tag. Using a hash tag allows you start conversations or join conversations. You can look up your favorite celebrity by placing a hash tag in front of their name (no spaces). If you are a word person Twitter may be fun for you; I know I enjoy making up clever hash tags describing a topic or just being ironic #ICanBeAPretentiousTwit. Anyway, sometimes the hash tag is funnier than the conversation.