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  1. #1 What's the better stock 10 years from now Twitter or Facebook 
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    Tempted to get in on some Twitter at these prices.
    I don't have any direct purchases in the social media category and was wondering what everyone thinks is the best social media stock.

    Honestly Twitter is the only one that I am almost 100% will be relevant 10 years from now.
    There is not another company in the world that gets more free advertising then them.

    I don't see a copy cat coming along and taking away share unless people get tired of the 140 character thing and a new company offered more but I don't really see that happening that's the whole point of tweets short and sweet.

    We saw with MySpace how quickly a company like Facebook could go from king to irrealivent. If you told me Facebook will not be relivent 10 years from now I would not be shocked.
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    Why would you consider a 10 year stock that does not even pay a dividend ?
    Its just an information sharing and distribution platform, Social Media will continue to grow as a sales and customer service tool, although the impact on marketing may become less as established social networks make changes to encourage paid promotion. Are they going to follow the facebook model.. If you are going to be on twitter you are already on twitter.. how are they going to further the ROI on 140 words ?

    what innovation do they have coming down the pipeline that will keep them relevant ?
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    Obviously both companies can easily be disrupted in 10 years. Still pretty early in the "social media game", barely 10 yrs since origination.

    I think both companies right now are overvalued based on current valuation but Twitter has a lot of practical purposes in terms of gathering information. It'll be a little harder to disrupt that given it fits the publics craving for instant news, information, opinions. The internet took information and distributed it at speed never seen before, but now twitter is basically the motherload of that and allows information to flow almost instantly. How do you disrupt that? The great thing about twitters business model is it IS NOT a social media site, it is a marketing/information platform.

    FB already starting to fade to twitter/IG feels like.

    If you want a safe internet bet I'd get in on playplal (funny can't even type the name in here), they're gonna finally spinoff from ebay sometime next year and as e-commerce and all forms of business are done more and more online, they are basically positioned to become the BofA of cyberspace.
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    fb bought instagram tho and while ppl may not be using fb, they are increasingly using IG, which is cutting into twitter usage
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    FB 80.55. --- closed at 74.88 12/3/14

    Twit. 37.58. -- closed at 39.06 12/3/14
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    I'd say twitter has more staying power, cause people actually use that for work, while FB is for time wasting activites
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    Twitter has struggled while FB has surged

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/22/faceb...time-high.html


    Facebook shares hit all-time high

    Anita Balakrishnan | @MsABalakrishnan
    Mark Zuckerberg's social network keeps shattering records.
    Shares of Facebook's stock hit an all-time intraday high on Wednesday for the second time in February, reaching $136.79, past the $135.49 price per share record set on Feb. 2.
    Holding its gains into the close, the stock also notched a new all-time closing price of $136.12, beating its Feb. 8 record of $134.20.

    Facebook is one of many tech companies to reach record levels this year — Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Netflix and Microsoft also summited new peaks. The S&P 500, Dow Jones industrial average and Nasdaq all hit record highs this month, despite trading in relatively narrow range for most of 2017.
    Facebook posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings at the beginning of the month, reflecting a spike of advertising revenueduring the holiday season, as more brands looked to prod online shoppers.
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    Twitter can't make money with ads like FB I don't use FB but the model is way better than Twitter for revenues. Not sure how Twitter can grow it seems It has reached its mass appeal. People as young as 6 all the way to 80 use FB. Twitter is geared towards a pretty specific demographic. I think hands down Fadebook is the better play. Not to mention "the purge" of Twitter users who are Conservative is alarming.
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