Twitter Statistics - In-depth Report by Sysomos on Twitter's Growth

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Inside Twitter, An In-Depth Look Inside the Twitter World

June 2009
By Sysomos Inc.
Alex Cheng and Mark Evans

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Twitter Growth 2008 - 2009 (Tabular Data ↓)

Description: The pie chart shows the distribution of Twitter users across different counties. Accompanying bar chart shows the geographic breakdown by the month users joined Twitter.

Description: The bar chart shows the number of Twitter users from top-10 cities relative to the number of users in the New York City. The chart shows that the number of users in NYC is four times that in San Diego.


Friend, Follower and Tweeting Trends (Tabular Data ↓)

Description: A graph showing how the number of people the average Twitter user follows. 92.4% of Twitter users follow less than 100 people, while 97.8% of Twitter users follow less than 400 people.

Description: A graph showing the average number of followers for the average Twitter user.

Description: The correlation between average number of people followed and how many people follow the average Twitter user.

Description: A graph showing how many followers for the average Twitter user, and the number of people they follow. Until people have 150 followers, they follow about the same number of people. After that, this starts to break down. Twitter users who are follow 950 people, for example, are only followed by 531.

Description: The average number of tweets made by the average Twitter user based on how many followers they have. Twitter users with a higher number of friends and followers tend to tweet more often.

Description: The average number of tweets made by the average Twitter user based on how many people they follow.


Tweet Activity Over Time (Tabular Data ↓)

 

Description: 21% users have never tweeted. Description: A graph showing the average number of tweets made a day by the average Twitter user.

Description: The number of days that an average Twitter user had not updated their status.

Description: A graph showing what percentage of the Twitter population accounts what percentage of total activity. This shows a small number of users contribute a bulk of the tweeting activity.

Times in EDT (Toronto timezone.)


Twitter Usage Via Publishing Tools (Tabular Data ↓)


Twitter Demographics (Tabular Data ↓)

Description: A graph showing the average number of followers for the average Twitter user.

The three graphs below display the fraction of users who disclose different information in their profiles


Common Phrases in Profile

Most Common Words

Most Common 2 Word Phrase

Most Common 3 Word Phrase

Insights on Social Media Marketers Using Twitter (Tabular Data ↓)

Most Common Keywords in Profile of Social Media Marketers



Twitter growth 2008 - 2009 (Graphs ↑)

New Users on Twitter by Month

New Twitter Users by Country

The Most Populated Twitter Cities

Friend, follower and tweet trends (Graphs ↑)

Average Number of People Followed

Average of Followers for Twitter Users

Followers vs. Friends

Friends vs Followers

Followers vs. Daily Tweets

Friends vs. Daily Tweets

Tweet activity over time (Graphs ↑)

Who's Tweeted?

Number of Tweets per Day

Days of Inactivity

Who's Doing All the Tweeting?

Twitter Activity by Day of the Week

Tweet Activity by Hour of the Day

Twitter usage via apps (Graphs ↑)

Market share of Twitter Publishing Tools

iPhone Usage by Country

iPhone Usage by State

Twitter demographics (Graphs ↑)

How Old Are Twitter Users?

Age distribution

Insights on Social Media Marketers Using Twitter (Graphs ↑)

Social Media Marketers — Average Number of Tweets

Social Media Marketers — Average Number of Followers

Social Media Marketers Using Twitter — Average Number of Friends


About Sysomos

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Sysomos Inc. provides leading-edge social media analytics to customers looking for insight and intelligence about what's happening. After three years in development, the alpha version of our flagship product, Media Analysis Platform (MAP) was launched in September 2008. The Toronto, Ontario-based company's investors include GrowthWorks and the Ontario Centres of Excellence. For more information about Sysomos, please visit Sysomos.com.

Media Contacts:  Mark Evans, Sysomos 416-669-7028, mark@sysomos.com

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