Why twitter and no facebook?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Freyqq, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Why twitter integration and no facebook in ML? Facebook has many times the userbase than twitter. I do not understand.
  2. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    Here's the thing.. Apple's sharing options suck. They need to do what Android does, and have room for sharing APIs

    Twitter is not nearly as important as Facebook. They're integrating it into everything, but honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if most people couldn't care less.

    We need (on iOS and OS X) the ability to share from anything. I need to be in my photos and be abGet to instantly share from a drop down menu with Google+, Facebook, and any other services I start using. That's how Android is, and it's brilliant. We don't even need to "share" it. I want the quick option to bring a picture into Evernote, ect. Again, this is something Android does that OS X and iOS needs to borrow from.

    Twitter is just... Unimportant
  3. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    just a rumor (jim crammer of madmoney) said he heard apple was interested in buying twitter privately...
  4. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I believe there were disagreements between Apple and Facebook over forming a partnership for iOS
  5. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    Just because Twitter may be unimportant to you, doesn't mean that it's unimportant.

    Times, they are changing and I think we'll see that Apple made the right choice with this one.
  6. innominato5090 macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2009
    there are sharing APIs actually


    someone has just to came up with an app that shares on Facebook.
  7. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    NZ, South Pacific
    Perhaps Apple can prognosticate the future and they foresee Facebook heading down the same path as that of MySpace. :p
  8. east85 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    I dig the idea of Twitter integration honestly. I think Facebook is still important and whatnot, but just because Apple has chosen to give us this relatively useful additional feature, it's far from a negative thing, even if it isn't Facebook.
  9. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  10. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    You can always have your twitter feed post directly to FaceBook. I have at least one friend who's FB presence is exclusively what he tweets.

    Win-win for the OP?:)
  11. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    You're right, facebook has more registered users than twitter, but twitter is actually in the spotlight more than facebook, and twitter is growing faster than facebook. So facebook might be on top right now, but apple is looking towards the future. I think google will put its weight behind g+, and apple will focus on twitter (maybe even buy them?) and those will be the two "big ones" that everyone uses.
  12. Freyqq thread starter macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Regardless, a lot of people use facebook (800 million i think). Petty disagreements aside, they should integrate that too.


    Facebook has 800 million users and over half log in every day. The same cannot be said for twitter. Twitter also has a very different appeal than facebook. Regardless, this is something that most of their users use. I am disappointed that they chose only twitter and not both.
  13. gcortes macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Redwood City, California
    I only read Twitter feeds so the new functionality doesn't help me, but I'm sure lots of people will find it useful. I'm guessing Apple would integrate Facebook if they could. It's too big a market to pass up.
  14. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    There is an API. Facebook is free to add the option and it will be available in every app that uses the built-in "Share Sheets" right next to the default ones.
  15. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
    United States
    So they can charge you more money for 10.9 :) Probably have to work out something with Facebook. Ever since Ping, Apple and Facebook haven't been cooperative.
  16. firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    Facebook jumped the shark a few years back. Now it's just for big advertisers and your mom.

    Twitter is where it's at.
  17. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
    United States
    I just realized, Facebook is heavily integrated into iPhoto. So it's weird that it's not in integrated in Safari.
  18. soco macrumors 68030


    Dec 14, 2009
    Yardley, PA
    No disrespect, but Facebook's ~157 million users would disagree.

    I agree that if they don't change a few things, they're going to go the way of MySpace, but you can easily say the same for Twitter. They need a monetization plan ASAP.

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