Facebook Mobile: The End For Twitter?

December 16, 2007

Facebook logoThis week, I started using Facebook’s excellent mobile service. It’s really simple to set up — just enter your mobile number on the website, then confirm with the code Facebook texts you.

Using Facebook mobile, you can write on any one of your friends’ walls, send a private message, or update your status wherever you are from your phone with simple text messages. You can also visit Facebook on your mobile for free until the end of 2007 at m.facebook.com. Best of all, the service is completely free besides the standard network charge for a text message. The downside is that it’s currently only available on the O2 network in the UK.

I wonder whether the massive (and rising) popularity of Facebook might unseat Twitter as the leading way to update friends on your status when you’re on the move… If Facebook mobile is to catch on, though, it will have to spread to other UK mobile phone networks.

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3 Responses to “Facebook Mobile: The End For Twitter?”

  1. skykid Says:

    Face book is not so popular beyond UK and US – in Eastern Europe it is quite rare to hear about someone using it – while it is not quite the same for Twitter.

  2. lostmoya Says:

    Interesting. I know that Bebo and MySpace are more popular in South America, for example, but I’d never heard about Eastern Europe before. Thanks, skykid.

  3. Timothy Says:

    interesting as im coming to the end of my 02 contract and i am looking arond at others and im not sure if to leave o2 as the face book options are cool… but then again then main thngs i use is updatting my status and i can still do this on twitter just not recieve texts


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