June 6, 2009

Tweets are pretty little

Among Twitter users, the median number of lifetime tweets per user is one.
So, you know, there's not a lot of effort required to be super-on-trend. One tweet, you're done.
[T]he top 10% of prolific Twitter users accounted for over 90% of tweets. On a typical online social network, the top 10% of users account for 30% of all production.
We can conclude that more words have been used in writing about Twitter than the number of words that have been used on Twitter, and the number of people in the world who have written about Twitter already exceeds predicted Twitter user growth for the next five years.

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  1. http://twitter.com/Pink
    Here is a prolific twitterer, Caz!
    She's quite entertaining too! Her down to earth manner and childlike enthusiasm is quite endearing.

  2. 'Among Twitter users, the median number of lifetime tweets per user is one.'

    Ten years ago no-one would have known what that meant.

    Ten years after ten years ago, I still have no idea what it means, but it sounds interesting.

  3. I'm of the mind that ten years from now we still won't have any idea Timmy, and a tweet will, once again, merely refer to the noise that domestic birdies make.

    None of us will be any the less, or more, wise for this future development.

    Net human evolution from all of this will amount to, approximately, zero.

    Well, that's my best guess.