Actualized post (with data) about Twitter in Spain here.
60% of all Twitter users cancel their account after 2 months. Not the same as having a Flickr account – people could think you are dead… XS….
Twitter seemed to focus their main benefit in sharing links. But… even in this area Facebook gets the cake.
Its simplicity is its advantage, and companies are interested in researching consumers opinions and trends.
Doesn’t suck, still big, but not as Facebook, and its future not as bright, maybe in US but not yet in Spain – too many webcam girls and no pics; we are more “nudist” than other countries such as Germany (with 10% of users using Second Life under invented alias).
Besides, Twitter is really cool if you have an internet connected mobile phone, where most of connections take place but, in comparison with the States, price barriers for internet connection in Spain is abusive for a high % of population. Once the internet mobile market is opened, the hype could fade in benefit of FB.
Facebook’s benefit, applications, seems to be the winning attribute in social media which has its focus in users, and with Facebook Connect, it will also enter the blog-community realm – see Obama/CNN case. When? FBook promises that should be done by 2010.
Other Social Media which are focused in specific attributes, such as photo or video, don’t seem to be edangered because they work as perfect complements for posting.
US makes up 62% of all Twitter users, followed by UK with nearly 8% and Canada and Australia with 5.7% and 2.8% respectively. The largest non-English speaking country on Twitter? Brazil with 2%.
- 74% of adults age 18-34 use MySpace or Facebook
- 5% of Americans use twitter
- 72.5% of all Twitter users joined during the first five months of 2009.
- 5% of Twitter users account for 75% of all activity
- 85.3% of all Twitter users post less than one update/day
- 21% of users have never posted a Tweet
- 93.6% of users have less than 100 followers, while 92.4% follow less than 100 people.
- 60% use Twitter to connect with their friends and 25% with family, celebrities and/or bloggers
- More than 50% of all updates are published using tools, mobile and Web-based, other than Twitter.com.