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Difference Between Facebook and Tuenti

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Tuenti, which is sometimes referred to as the ‘Spanish Facebook’, has, in recent times, become one of the most searched terms on the internet. It is a social networking website very similar to the popular Facebook, but unlike Facebook, Tuenti is a small scale social network, specifically targeted at the Spanish speaking communities. In Spain, Tuenti is the most successful social networking website, with feature content that is localized, about schools, entertainment and networks in the Spanish speaking world. This makes it a better option to join if you are Spanish, and wish to interact with Spanish content.

Facebook, on the other hand, is currently the most popular social networking website in the world, with over 350 million users worldwide. It was founded in the United States by Mark Zukerberg, along with some of his college school mates at the time, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Facebook is aimed at a global audience, where anyone in the world can become a user by signing up with an email address and creating a personal profile.

Users are also free to create as many groups as they want to (up to 200), depending on their interests and likes or dislikes. User profiles can be set to either private or public, with the former restricting access to the profile, while the latter allows access to the profile details to all friends of that user. Facebook is free to join for anyone with access to the internet. Users interact by group messages, status updates or inbox messages, which are similar to the more familiar email messages. If for instance, a user posts a status update, it will be viewable on every friends’ ‘wall’ who enabled that feature, and then friends will also be able to post comments on other friends’ statuses or picture uploads.

Starkly different from Facebook, Tuenti users can only join by invitation, because the founders’ aim was to keep it small scale and as localized as possible. Unique features of Tuenti include increased privacy, localization, profile information realness and closer user connections. With Tuenti, you will only connect to the users you know in real life, and ones you can connect with on a daily basis, unlike Facebook, where you can connect to someone you have never met and may not interact with regularly. One other notable difference is that Tuenti does not feature banner advertisements, that can be regarded as obstructive. It is the most popular social site in Spain.

Summary:
Facebook is aimed at a global audience, while Tuenti is for the Spanish community only.
Facebook is free for anyone to join, while Tuenti is a strictly invitation-only social site.
Facebook features banner advertisements, while Tuenti does not have banner advertisements.
Facebook was founded, and is based, in the United States, while Tuenti was founded, and is based, in Spain.


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1 Comment

  1. thanks for the article…I’m really impressed by the ‘tuenti’, the way they organised and the invitation-only feature was a great idea to block spam and to make it stick to Spain…

    I’m ananthnag and my recent article in my blog… http://electronicsandprojects.com/2010/12/alternating-current-vs-direct-current/

    Thanks once again

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