This is a guest post from Preston Meier, University of Nebraska Kearney BMIS student
Since the beginning, Twitter has been seen as second to Facebook in social media. That is why Twitter is trying to create new interest to all of its online followers. Twitter recently started airing 6 second video clips to improve advertisement, and they have found great success with this.
Twitter now sees the next step as airing TV episodes that can only be seen on Twitter. The first TV station to accept Twitter’s innovative idea was Comedy Central, which will be airing a five day comedy fest starring Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Amy Schumer. Also, viewers will be able to tweet with some of the performers and read their jokes during the comedy fest.
The future of our social interactions are quickly changing and I have begun to wonder if new ideas like TV for Twitter will help them compete with Facebook for the leader in social media. Even if Twitter has the newest and most fun events on their site I don’t think they can compete with Facebook in the short run. Facebook has too much staying power with their large number of users. On the other hand, if Twitter stays on course and strives daily to take over the number one spot I think they have a shot in the long run.
Do you think Twitter’s new ideas will stand a chance against Facebook?