Inside Twitter Clients
In this report, Sysomos explores the different applications used to post updates on Twitter. We analyzed a sample of more than 500 million tweets collected over the past five months to determine the most popular applications.
As the chart below shows, Twitter.com is the most popular application with 46% of all tweets, while TweetDeck is a distant second with 8.48%. Since Sysomos published its initial Twitter report in June, Twitter.com's market share has climbed slightly from 45.7%, while TweetDeck has dropped from 19.7%.
The vast majority (82%) of active Twitter users stick to a single application; 14% use two applications, while 2.35% use three applications. Note: We only took into account active users - people with at least 50 tweets in the past five months.
The choice of a particular Twitter application has much to do with a person's level of activity. The graph below shows the average number of tweets posted by an active user based on their primary Twitter application. TweetDeck users are most active, posting 1.24 tweets per day, followed by Seesmic and HootSuite users. Twitter.com users post an average of 0.67 times/day.
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