Loved this analysis of why your weak ties on Twitter Are Better Than Your Close Friends on Facebook
This piece from Wired says a lot that I kinda already knew but it’s a great breakdown on the “weak ties” of social networking.
This bit highlights a real weak point in Facebook’s strategy:
For example, Facebook’s news feed analyzes which contacts you most pay attention to and highlights their updates in your “top stories” feed, so you’re liable to hear more and more often from the same small set of people. (Worse, as I’ve discovered, it seems to drop from view the people whom you almost never check in on — which means your weakest ties gradually vanish from sight.)