Twitter vs. Facebook – which big time suck do you prefer?

I recently turned 35.  It was my harshest b-day to date.  I know there’s nothing you can do about it besides work to be healthy and happy but dude, it threw me into an official NOT YOUNG demographic.  But rather than waste precious time worrying about something I cannot change, on my birthday I instead wasted precious time reading all of the awesome wall posts I received on Facebook.  The return for having everyone from your past, present and online worlds wish you well and give you compliments was almost worth being that much closer to the Denny’s senior citizen special.

If you're not yet on Facebook, I recommend joining for the self-esteem boost. Way cheaper than therapy.

If you’re on Facebook, please add me as a friend so I can wish you a happy birthday and compliment you on the bounce of your hair, the pertness of your booty or whatever floats your boat.

And then there’s Twitter. It’s a place for online entities to communicate, brands and entrepreneurs to promo and shill, and for writers to drop those good one-liners they couldn’t work into a piece. It’s also the place where I save for posterity those funny moments from my mom life that no one thinks are as hilarious as me, but it’s Twitter. That’s kind of the point.

100% true. And for the first time, there was no happy face on this assignment when it was handed back.

I usually don’t write about my kids’ personal lives on this website very often because you come here for info. And I’m sure your own kids are even funnier. But if you’d like more mom blogger moments, come follow me on Twitter. And I’ll follow you. And we’ll either quip out into the ether or connect and be BFFs, who knows?

Just don’t be ticked if I don’t @ or RT very much or even log on for a few weeks because I have laundry or waxing or company coming for dinner or work. Or actual parenting of my kids. Crazy. And I don’t live Tweet blogger events because I just have too much fun talking to the people there in real life. But then I’m the type of person who turns off my cell if I both my kids are with me and I think texting at the table is uber rude, so what do I know?

What do you guys think?  Waste of time?  Great way to connect? Fun entertainment? Way to keep up with events?  Because you guys, my fellow parental units, are the ones I want to follow and friend.  You’re way cuter than Ashton.


  1. I think I’m the only person on the planet not on FB.  I do love twitter though.

  2. Ok, LOVE the ‘gases’ tweet! I’m just imagining the teacher falling over laughing, then trying to figure out how to mark that one.

  3. Jennifer says

    Haven’t done the whole Twitter thing b/c of time but then I hear you can link FB with TW. I might just have to try it!

  4. Dawn Courchaine Mooney says

    I’m a big fan of FB, but I honestly can go weeks before I remind myself about Twitter… I’ve been checking in more often lately, but I dropped the number of people I was following (don’t worry- you’re still there!) and I don’t tweet nearly as much as I face. 

    That just didn’t sound right…

  5. Thien-Kim says

    I’m totally a twitter-holic

  6. Thrift Store Mama says

    I’m all about the facebook time suck.  Sometimes I turn off the computer altogether.

    Love this quote: “But then I’m the type of person who turns off my cell if I both my kids are with me and I think texting at the table is uber rude, so what do I know?” – DITTO !  And I don’t answer our home phone while we’re eating dinner, having family time or getting kids ready for bed.  And sometimes I only check my e-mail once a day.  SO FASCINATING how it drives some of my friends/friendly acquaintces CRAZY !

  7. WebSavvyMom says

    –>I like facebook to share with friends in real life and twitter to share with online friends. I can do both from my blackberry so it’s a nice way to pass time at red lights and waiting in line at the grocery store.
    I’m @debthaxton on twitter.

    Also, I grew up in Rockville and it’s been nice to look at your pictures from around town.

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