The way in which popular opinion is being swayed by tweets on Twitter demonstrates that it has the potential to surpass Facebook in importance. For instance,Twitter had a significant impact on the 2012 presidential election by providing a real time forum for people to exchange opinions during the presidential debates. Because they could immediately respond to an audience that would then immediately respond back, people became more involved.
Twitter and Facebook will be around for a long time as they both serve a purpose in today's Internet-based digital world. When they expand into China and Asian markets, both social media sites will dominate the world market. Twitter is convenient as people can post quick messages from phones. Facebook is nice for longer posts and putting up photos on one's own Facebook page. Neither service will go away anytime soon.