FACEBOOK’S NEW ‘SPORTS STADIUM’ FEATURE LOOKS TO SQUEEZE OUT TWITTER FROM SPORTS WORLD

Jake O'donnell, Sportsgrid

Though your parents may not understand why, Twitter has a lot of uses. Trying out jokes, breaking news, doing whatever it is Peter Gammons thinks he’s doing — but the fact that it’s so disorganized prevents Twitter from acquiring new users (or keeping current users, for that matter). For example, if you’re looking to follow a live event, you end up having to sift through the various hashtags associated with it, or search up users who might be tweeting about it, or just search up things associated with the event and hope you find something other than trolls slamming curses into their keyboards.

Though your parents may not understand why, Twitter has a lot of uses. Trying out jokes, breaking news, doing whatever it is Peter Gammons thinks he’s doing — but the fact that it’s so disorganized prevents Twitter from acquiring new users (or keeping current users, for that matter). For example, if you’re looking to follow a live event, you end up having to sift through the various hashtags associated with it, or search up users who might be tweeting about it, or just search up things associated with the event and hope you find something other than trolls slamming curses into their keyboards.

Facebook, on the other hand, is obviously way more structured, which makes it great for sharing photos, videos and news stories, but it’s rarely used as a resource for up-to-the-second information. After all, you have to be friends with people who care enough to post about the thing you’re looking for, and that’s asking a lot of your high school buddies and extended family.

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