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With only 140 characters to use in each tweet, it isn't enough to sustain a full conversation over a short or long period of time. By the time you get past the introduction or the simple 'hello', you find that you've already churned up more characters than you have access to.
Though Facebook has a character limit in each status, it's easy to tag people in - like Twitter. But Twitter is incredibly public, whereas Facebook can at least be limited to a smaller group of friends using extensive set of privacy controls.
Forget your friends and your network. It's not these you're interested in - it's the gaming culture that Facebook has generated over the past few years. With FarmVIlle and CityVIlle, to all time favourite relics of the past in Bejeweled and Tetris, the range of applications and games to play on Facebook are burgeoning by the day.
But if you were to give up Facebook, you'd have to let your virtual crops wither and your virtual town turn to virtual violence and bloodshed. It's inevitable in the very virtual world.
Prince William's stag night should be in the next few weeks, and though it clearly hasn't been publicised on Facebook officially (though, unofficially it's given hundreds of thousands a damn good laugh), what about the other events going on in your social group?
Facebook is the center of all groups and events, and are more likely to be instigated on the social network than by any other means. If you go without the site, how will you know about all the groups and events you've been invited to? You'll be a social hand grenade, just sitting and waiting for your phone to ring.