Micro blogging as the word suggests is Blogging in small pieces. It allows you to write brief text updates (usually less than 200 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group chosen by the user. The main attraction of micro blogging is that you can submit your piece of text by variety of means, such as text messaging, instant messaging, email, MP3 or the web.
Facebook (blogging) and Twitter (micro blogging) are currently the most popular social networks used every day by millions of people around the world. Twitter acts as an "RSS reader" in which to users are shown short messages from the people their following. They can select exactly what it is they want to know or find out and from whom they want to hear about.
A Group of users on Twitter consists mostly from professionals who are promoting a business venture, or seeking administrative permission to acquire representational figures to help with branding or marketing ideas. A few people use Twitter for messages such as "I've just cooked great spaghetti," But this is not a regular thing that happens on Twitter; Facebook is more about contacts between friends, family and loved ones through chat, events, and photo gallery created by you or anyone else you know.
A few reasons why I utilized Twitter are that, I use it to follow majority of the sports here in America such as; The National Basketball Association (NBA), The National “American” Football Association (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), and The National Hockey League (NHL). Using Twitter, I can get the latest updates when it comes to trades, highlights, stats, moves, free agency, or just aimless shot from one player to the next.
Twitter is an American based social networking site; Millions of people around the world use this site, although, the reason they’re using this may be different from yours. Some of those who use it are sports agents, or magazines companies and these are the groups of people who use Twitter for other means than socialization such as; journalism, political communicator and/ or an organizational tool.
For instance, there is a man by the name of Sam Laird who wrote an article titled “How an African Chief Uses Twitter to Keep the Peace” . In his article he states “Chief Francis Kariuki — or, @Chiefkariuki, as he’s known online — tweets to defeat thugs and thieves, locate missing children and farm animals, and organize village logistical matters”. He continues on by stating, “In one example reported by the AP, criminals were raiding a school teacher’s home at 4 a.m. until Kariuki intervened via Twitter. After receiving a phone tip, Kariuki sent a tweet that mobilized village residents to gather outside the teacher’s house and scare the robbers away. In another example, Kariuki used Twitter to organize a rescue operation after a man fell into a latrine pit”.
In conclusion, in the battle between Micro blogging (Twitter) vs. Blogging sites (Facebook) which ever one I choose to use will be predetermined by the type of message I am attempting to communicate, professionally I would choose Twitter, and family orientate I use Facebook.