Inside money, markets, and Big Tech

This article was published on October 20, 2010


Twitter makes me like people I’ve never met and Facebook makes me hate people I know in real life

Twitter makes me like people I’ve never met and Facebook makes me hate people I know in real life


Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
Story by

Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

CEO and co-founder, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

Illustration by Kiersten inspired by a tweet from @Shaylamaddox.

It is true isn’t it? People you know who suddenly turn into link sharing, status updating, friend connecting, farmville freaks. Very annoying.

Twitter is a whole different animal. There are no page invitations to ignore, events to opt-out off or people tagging you in photos. Basically Twitter is built on the whole idea of serendipitous finds; you are bombarded with tweets, but only if you choose to, and pick what is good, and ignore the rest.

Facebook makes it a lot harder to ignore stuff. And being able to ignore the stuff that annoys you is the basis of any good relationship.

So, do we agree with Shayla? Or not?

Don’t missTwitter introduces the Twitter Tips blog5 Reasons You Should Quit Twitter Right Now and 5 more things you should stop doing on Twitter.