Wednesday, March 16, 2011

90% of Twitter Users Use Official Twitter Apps...Maybe

Twitter reports that 90% of users use official Twitter apps on a monthly basis. Sysomos disputes this fact by analyzing over 25 million tweets posted on March 11, 2011. Their data reflects that official Twitter apps accounted for only 58% while non-official Twitter apps accounted for 42%. A breakdown of market share of non-official Twitter apps:

Twitter Clients

  • 16.4% Ubersocial 
  • 13.1% TweetDeck
  • 9.2% Echofon
  • 1.8% Twidroyd
  • 5.2% TwitterFeed
  • 3.4% KetaiWeb
  • 3.3% Tweet Caster
  • 3% Twipple
  • 2.4% Hoot Suite
  • 2.3% Tumblr
  • 2.2%
  • 2.1% Snaptu
  • 1.8% Plume
  • 1.6%
  • 27.4% Other
One of the comments left on the Sysomos blog mentioned that possibly Twitter was stating that users were using an official Twitter app at least once a month. Since Sysomos data is a one day snapshot it would be interesting to look at the data in monthly aggregate to see if indeed the 90% stat is true.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Chrysler Drops The F-Bomb on Twitter

Apparently someone at Chrysler's social media company posted a personal tweet that included the F-Bomb to the official Chrysler Twitter account @ChryslerAutos. It looks like the individual selected the wrong account to post the status update to.

I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to f**king drive

Chrysler released a statement on their company blog apologizing for the incident. They also noted that the employee was terminated, which seems a bit harsh. I know when managing multiple Twitter accounts from a dashboard like TweetDeck, I have inadvertently published a post to the wrong account.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Charlie Sheen Joins Twitter and the Mayhem Follows

It was the next logical step in the "Crack is Whack" tour for Charlie Sheen to hop aboard Twitter. For those outside the US, Charlie Sheen has been publicly going through detox and hitting every news medium to get his story out. Only problem is he has been a bit crazy in his rants. Any ways I would suggest that you start to follow @charliesheen and grab some popcorn as he unravels on Twitter. I feel sorry for the guy, but there is a lesson here...Crack is diffidently whack!