Twitter now occupies a sliver of my day and gathers a healthy piece of pie of my network.
It enables our reporters to spread their stories and photos further and spread their network of contacts and tipsters substantially.
It is free, which is a good price.
I bypassed the MSN Messenger train and boarded the Twitter train, and it feels better and more intuitively networked for me.
Now there is a report from HubSpot on the State of the Twittersphere, and there are some impressive statistics:
- There are between four and five million users.
- Most have joined this year.
- There is a strong correlation between the number of those you follow and the number following you.
- Nine per cent have no followers and the average number of followers is 70.
Admittedly there are a couple of flaws in the study, which only measured those who had bellied up the TwitterGrader service from HubSpot and submitted their accounts for assessment (a nerve-wracking experience). And there might be an inherent interpretation about small meaning deficient in the Twittersphere, whereas a number of fellow travelers like the posse manageable.