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Why Twitter Will Live and Facebook Will Die

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- As is the often the case, the words of Bruce Springsteen ring apropos:

Well now everything dies baby that's a fact/But maybe everything that dies someday comes back

To make Facebook (FB - Get Report) attractive, the company must put its makeup on and fix its hair up pretty. Twitter doesn't have to bother with that mess. Jeans, white t-shirt, a pair of Chuck Taylor's, pony tail, no makeup and it's good to go.

I'm long the stock, but I expect Facebook to die. Eventually, it will go the way of MySpace. It will come back incarnated as something else. That's exactly what happened to the newspaper. Sans a few exceptions, the newspaper died and came back as Twitter.

You might not know it yet or use it as such, but Twitter is the modern day version of the newspaper. And it will sustain.

Twitter: Social Media's Most Relevant Platform

I keep my smartphone next to my bed. When I wake up in the middle of the night and, most definitely, when I wake up in the morning, I spend a minimum of five to 10 minutes at a time on Twitter. Then, I am on it all day.

There's no better way to find out fast what, if anything, is happening in the world, from your backyard to the other side of the Earth. If you want to go deeper, now or later, Twitter facilitates the process nicely via its mobile and desktop platforms as well as extensions such as TweetDeck.

As with any other service of its type, Twitter also entertains. And, if you choose to accept the opportunity, Twitter can help you act in your own self-promoting interest.

Twitter will never die. It doesn't have to evolve -- cosmetically, stylistically, etc. -- as much as Facebook does because the content that fuels Twitter always changes. In fact, it can and usually does change in an instant.

You can do everything on Twitter that you do on Facebook, plus stuff that's actually useful. And there's much less mindless minutia to wade through.

That's because the people you can follow on Twitter, the contributions they make and the content that floats to the top is almost always much more interesting than your "friends'" attempts at creating the perfect construction of their lives.
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