Where do tweets come from? We break down the sources of Twitter updates
We’ve already written a few posts about Twitter. But the other day, I had an idea: why not find out where those tweets are coming from? Third party Twitter apps are commonplace (like TweetDeck and Twitterific), and there are also services that automatically tweet posts in RSS feeds (like Twitterfeed).
We looked at 101 random tweets from the public timeline, and discovered that only about half of all tweets come from users on the Twitter homepage itself.
(I know, we’re saying “tweet” and “Twitter” way too much.)
Here are the results:
- Web / mobile web: 48 tweets
- TweetDeck: 11 tweets
- UberTwitter: 7 tweets
- Twitterfeed: 4 tweets
- By Text message: 3 tweets
- By API: 3 tweets
- HootSuite: 3 tweets
- Tweetie: 3 tweets
- Twitterfox: 2 tweets
- Twitterfon: 2 tweets
- Other, with one tweet each: 15 tweets
In case your wondering the services used on one tweet or less were MovaTwitter, Twitterific, ShareThis.com, Twittelator, WP to Twitter, Twibble, TwitPic, Twicli, Polyvore, Tumblr, Twhirl, Snaptu, TwitterBerry, Tween, and TwitterRide.
Results represented as a graph:
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