Friday, April 3, 2009

Twitter Growth

Nick Burcher presented some twitter data which has been re-presented here with some additions. The graphs speak for themselves. What is going to happen next? Will the clutter and volume of traffic make Twitter unusable? Will the increased use of Twitter for marketing drive users to another microblogging site? Nova Spivack presents some ways users are abusing the site to increase irritation to other tweeple and suggests ways to avoid the problem. One way of estimating value would be a system similar to Google PageRank to give tweeple value according to the quality of their tweets to enable users to choose who to follow.
Certainly the following graphs show a dramatic increase in Twitter use.

US Hospitals on YouTube and Twitter
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“Unique visitors to Twitter increased 1,382 percent year-over-year, from 475,000 unique visitors in February 2008 to 7 million in February 2009, making it the fastest growing site in the Member Communities category for the month. Zimbio and Facebook followed, growing 240 percent and 228 percent, respectively.”
Zeitgeist (Google Trends) trends for all regions

Google PageRank


TwitterCounter on April 3 2009
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