Facebook and Twitter

By: Kelsey and Chris

What is Facebook? What is Twitter?

Facebook is a social networking site that helps you connect and share with different people. It helps you stay connected with people you wouldn't still be in touch with without Facebook.

Twitter is like Facebook. Twitter is used for news, conversation, pass along pointless conversation and of course, telling people what you’re doing. It helps you connect and share with people in your lives, using 140 characters, also known as tweets.

The History

Facebook's history started by a man named Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. He was in Harvard University at the time. Facebook started out as Facemash which was basically for Harvard students. there would be two pictures side by side and the students would decide who was "hot" and who was "not."

Twitter's history was created in March 2006 by a man named Jack Dorsey. In July, it was launched. The social networking site soon gained popularity.

Why are they both SO popular?

Facebook is popular because you can be connected with many different people so easily! When your on facebook, it's easy to be yourself- and make friends!

Twitter is popular because its easy to use, multiple applications, the website and you can follow and/or be followed by important people as well.


  • 1 in 7 people on Earth is on Facebook
  • over 8 million people have a facebook
  • if facebook was a country, it would be the 3rd most populated


  • 5 million total users on twitter
  • today, it only takes a week for users to tweet a billion tweets
  • in 2012, there was almost a million accounts added everyday