Tomahawk, WI 03/03/2014 (Basicsmedia) –  Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) are on each other’s neck to woo more users, especially among the teen and on mobile platform. Both companies have opportunities to attain such aspirations, but they are also dogged with various challenges.

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However, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) are also set apart by their potential and ability to take advantage of the present opportunities. While Facebook tumbled on its IPO, it was a different story for Twitter whose IPO was not only very successful, but the stock has more than doubled since then. However, Twitter is still gripped in losses while Facebook is happy turning profits quarter after quarter.

Growth potential

Investors are paying premium to acquire the stock of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and all this is happening because there seems to be attractive growth potential in the stock. While it remains a loss-making machine, analysts are not shy to say that company’s revenue will increase by 85 percent this year. The company is also winning many advertisers to its side and these are some of the opportunities that all but suggest that Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is a growth stock regardless of the present challenges.

Ability to shape destiny

The future of social media stock has been said to be highly dependent on the number of monthly active users. As Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has been increasing its user-base, so has been its revenue and even bottom line. Without dispute that user-base is an important metric for social media growth and profitability, Facebook has been putting its money to work. It acquired Instagram and the service is now in robust growth. Just last month it staked out $19 billion for WhatsApp.

But as much as Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is better placed for grow going forward, truth be told, the company’s slim wallet is its undoing. The only thing it can do presently is growing its user-base internally, not the kind of acquisition that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is currently doing. It thus goes without saying that it would take quite some time before Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) catches up with Facebook.

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