I’m sorry for covering Twitter again after our feature about the Twitter Verified Accounts. But this is too good of a discussion point to make a pass on. While various data are pointing different trends with regards to Twitter’s growth, a particular Harvard study pointed an interesting fact – that amidst its growing userbase, more than half of these users update their profile less than once every 74 days.I was not really surprised about these findings because I myself rarely update my Twitter account. When I say update, I mean really manuall post tweets and not just auto-feeds coming from my blog posts.
So, it’s not really surprising that Twitter only 10% of Twitter users generate more than 90% of the content on Twitter.
The Harvard study sampled around 300,000 Twitter users.
So, what keeps? What are the more than 10 million users doing with their Twitter account. Were these user accounts created only for the sake of curiosity? Were the users go turned off by the Twitter noise?
Or are the splurge of Twitter users following anybody even if they don’t personally know them affecting the behavior of other Twitter users?
And just when BBC was running this news, Compete has just released some interesting data regarding Facebook and Twitter userbase. According to Compete, Twitter’s unique visitors has somewhat stagnate and growth was only a mere 1% from April to May. In terms of number, 1% is certainly to low for a growth rate.
Incidentally, Facebook’s unique visitors continous to increase. Meaning more users are flocking to Facebook and are constantly updating their profiles and accounts.
Both Facebook and Twitter are ways to communicate and connect with friends. But with the annoying auto-follow feature of Twitter Facebook’s restrictive connectivity, Facebook seems to be edging out Twitter.