October 7 09

and then I came to an epic conclusion: Facebook trumps Twitter.

I kind of already came to this conclusion after I posted the photo of Isabella coming home from school wearing her dress like an open cardigan. you totally want to see it again, I know. My twitter response to the twitpic was surprisingly low, considering how funny it was to pick her up from school and see her parading through the parking lot all 70s porn-staresque. so, then, I posted it on facebook, and HOO BOY, the comments! THE COMMENTS. So, I thought, HEY, I should be doing all of my social networking bizness on facebook, which lasted about 17 seconds, of course.

oh yes, you want to know the two things that happened…

thing #1, which was posted to Twitter.



You see…last night, while my brother and sister-in-law were at the U2 concert, the Martells were at a little concert of our own…OHYESWEWERE at a concert where we got to the see the heavily bearded, heavily black-hatted, heavily singing-in-yiddish band The 8th Day. (don’t even ask how we ended up there. don’t ask) So, apparently, you were all SO jealous that there was not even one response on twitter. not one. REALLY? I went to a concert where a man was singing yiddish country to me and no one realized how ridiculous this was? really?

thing #2, which was posted to Facebook.


I finally got around to cashing in on my “get a free pair of Gap jeans” coupon that I scored at BlogHer (in July) and opted for the Always Skinnys. because, really, I tried them on and fell in love almost immediately. and since the button popped off of my JBrands, they are officially dead to me.

So, I wore my Always Skinnys last night for the first time and well, let’s just say that by the time the concert started, they were no longer skinny…


and just look at that response? You like it! You comment on it!

So, see? Facebook totally trumps Twitter.

Either that, or you are way more interested in making fun of my jeans than you are of making fun of the concerts I go to.

  1. You were serious about the Yiddish country music? Does it sound as strange as I imagine?

    Comment by Kelly on October 7, 2009
  2. I NEVER kid about Yiddish country music. heh.

    Comment by ali on October 7, 2009
  3. i totally agree. i quit twitter because it is a not so social stream of facebook status updates. also between reading blogs, writing my own, chatting on fb, and keeping up with my farm (i know i’m pathetic) I just have no time for twitter anymore.

    Comment by Rayli on October 7, 2009
  4. Well, I also think there are more people on Twitter than on FB.

    And I’m just bad at commenting in general.

    Comment by Darcey on October 7, 2009
  5. how DID you end up at that concert?

    Comment by Rayli on October 7, 2009
  6. All of my Gap jeans do that, but they go right back after I wash them. Going down a size is the best even though you may need to dance into them right after washing!

    The picture of Isabella is hilarious! No one commented at the school that maybe that wasn’t the best idea? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by Kate on October 7, 2009
  7. This is why I heart Tweetdeck – I can update both at once, and can also still update FB even when FB is on CRACK like it is today.

    Comment by jen on October 7, 2009
  8. I tried your theory when I was in Atlanta. The Mychael Knight photo was not popular on either. (WEIRD!) But then when I posted photos of the rain from the ASU/UGA game on FB, I got lots of comments.

    I wish I could be active on both, but my brain is too limited for that much activity.

    Comment by Kristabella on October 7, 2009
  9. I don’t go on Facebook and I only see tweets if I’m on Twitter at that exact moment. I supposed the only solution is to just stalk you!

    Comment by Avitable on October 7, 2009
  10. I do agree with this post.. however, i REALLY like being able to see how many views your picture has (on twitpic)… Facebook doesn’t have that. It, in my mind, ALMOST makes up for the no comments thing… just sayin’

    Comment by Bekah on October 7, 2009
  11. I really hate Facebook so don’t use it, but as for Twitter I never know if it’s weird to comment on someone who I have never met’s tweets. I mean, wouldn’t you think someone was stalking you or something if they commented on your posts all the time?
    .-= Dianna´s last blog ..26 Months =-.

    Comment by Dianna on October 7, 2009
  12. I prefer Facebook when I remember to go over there. I am here in blog land all day. That picture is just adorable.
    .-= Deborah Pucci´s last blog ..BEST BIRTHDAY EVER =-.

    Comment by Deborah Pucci on October 7, 2009
  13. I came to a similar conclusion based on the simple fact that I am oddly drawn to facebook but can’t be bothered to log on to twitter anymore. Glad I’m not alone.

    Comment by Chris on October 7, 2009
  14. I wish I went to a Yiddish concert…
    Whoa, did I type that out loud?

    Comment by Nenette on October 7, 2009
  15. I had to re-read the first part because when I read it the first time I thought you were saying Bono sang country music in Yiddish.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on October 7, 2009
  16. I just bought the Gap curvy jeans and they end up way too big after only a couple of hours. I was looking at getting the Always Skinny too, but I don’t know if I can squeeze myself into a smaller size, and I don’t think the not-quite-skinny-tapered-jeans look would be a good one for me!

    Also? I am always a little nervous about commenting on someone’s pics on Twitter just because I don’t want to be creepy if we haven’t really interacted!
    .-= Julienne´s last blog ..Finding my faith รขโ‚ฌโ€œ part two. =-.

    Comment by Julienne on October 7, 2009
  17. I didn’t even know you were on Twitter. I’m now following you, so don’t abandon me just yet. @fringes9000

    Comment by Erica M on October 7, 2009
  18. hi Ali a yiddish country band? …as someone who doesn’t own a cell phone i have no idea about twitter but the little blue bird icon is cute and facebook always generates comments…

    Comment by LAVENDULA on October 8, 2009
  19. Dude. Facebook TOTALLY trumps Twitter for feedback. Not sure why…

    Comment by Angella on October 8, 2009
  20. What I like about Facebook is this: If I’m an asshole on Facebook, other assholes like me will give feedback that is often worse than what I originally said. If I’m an asshole on twitter, people are all ‘blah’. oh!AND there’s always a person telling me I should be nicer.

    Comment by Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy on October 8, 2009
  21. Okay. The comment I just made makes me sound like I’m a big rudeass. Which, generally, I’m not, but when I am, I like to be a rudeass on Facebook.

    Comment by Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy on October 8, 2009
  22. Even though look at what I’m missing! I still refuse to join Facebook. Nice jeans!

    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on October 9, 2009
  23. The same thing happens to me. I use twitterfeed (or whatever) to send my tweets to Facebook, because I am so too lazy to do both but NEED love and validation from both places, obviously.

    Comment by Miss Britt on October 9, 2009
  24. Dude all I have to say is this: Do not plan to wear YOUR skinny jeans the same day I wear MY skinny jeans when we are on our trip. I will do bad things to you in your sleep if you do. Maybe you should just leave those things at home. {{I love you but dang you are little(r than me)}}

    Comment by Jen on October 9, 2009

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