There are many applications out there that help you update your social networking statuses all in one place (such as TweetDeck, etc.), but there are some disadvantages of updating your Twitter and Facebook simultaneously so that they mirror one another. I have provided these reasons below:
- Relevance – When you update your status on both services, the events and people that you specify in your status may not be relevant and pertain to the users on one social network, but not to the other.
- Twitter Jargon – When updating your status on Twitter, your friends on Facebook may not understand the different terms that are native to Twitter‘s jargon, such as hash-tags (e.g. #blogging) and @ symbol user tagging.
- Repetition – With people knowing that you update your status on both social networks, it may detract friends from visiting your account on either network. This is why it is key to have some variety in your statuses on both networks, even if you paraphrase one status differently than the other.
If you are an on-the-go type person, syncing both statuses to the mentioned social networks may be the only way to update your friends about your happenings; however, I am sure there are users out there that would agree with the above premises.
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