Twitter – on the Road to Nowhere?

This is interesting. The average Twitter user has 27 followers. 80% of Twitter users have tweeted less than 10 times Only 17% of Twitter users are active These figures are from RJ Metrics (i.e. not Twitter) who looked at 2 million tweets from 50,000 users. Hence they should be taken with a large pinch of salt. Nevertheless things aren’t looking good.

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3 Responses to Twitter – on the Road to Nowhere?

  1. subpixel says:

    How large a pinch of salt should be taken with any figures that twitter may care to offer?

    Regardless of the numbers, twitter seems pretty useless to me, and I’m surprised that 80% of the users surveyed had tweeted even 10 times.


  2. Dean Ashraf says:

    I’m not sure they’re that bad. The nature of a service like twitter is that a lot of people will try it, but only a few will stick with it long-term (the heaviest users). The proportion of users tweeting now is only a percentage point or two lower than in late 2007. Of course, if they don’t arrest the decline now, they are in trouble.

  3. I’m posting this on behalf of Douglas….

    “For me, Twitter is the closest thing we have to talking in internet
    text-based communication tools. Everything else is about exchanging
    monologues over several days – email, blogging, etc. There’s nothing wrong
    with talking every now and then. Don’t judge the medium (Twitter) based on
    how some people happen to use it, there are other people having amazing
    conversations over Twitter.”

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