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Social Studies: Twitter vs. Facebook

How the embattled tweet machine stacks up against the heavyweight champ.

Twitter is now, officially, a pinata. Investors have torn into the execution of its business model, its share price and its very reason for existence.

Given Twitter's wayward strategies and revolving-door management structure over the years, some of this may have been inevitable. Still, Twitter has a big audience, it provides a service its users like, and maybe it's not thaaaat bad.