(image taken from BRANDing blog)
Thanks to my good friend Steve Tanner, I read this great post on the differences between Twitter and Facebook Status updates.
In short, it comes down to Facebook being more about conversations and keeping up with people you already have realationships with and Twitter is more about personal branding and meeting new people. (Yes, there are exceptions to these broad generalizations!)
Many people have different thoughts on all of these multiple social networking platforms (add things like MySpace, Orkut, FriendFeed, Tumblr, Posterous, Ning communities, etc) and what to be a part of and how to update each. Some keep them separate and some try and consolidate it all.
As far as Twitter and Facebook go, I think the article does a good job of clearing some things up.
What are you thoughts? Do these different things help what you do? hinder what you do? How much is too much?
Personally, I keep my accounts separate and do different things with them. The key for me is to have specific purposes for each and limiting the time I spend on each.