May 25, 2011
With Twitter officially announcing their $40 million acquisition of TweetDeck today attention quickly turned to whether or not the world’s second largest social network would continue to support Facebook and Foursquare within the application and the answer is yes…at least for now.
Jodi Olson at Twitter told ReadWriteWebs Marshall Kirkpatrick:
“Short answer is, we’ll continue to invest in the TweetDeck that you know and love.”
Tags: 3rd Party Apps, Facebook, Foursquare, TweetDeck, Twitter
March 15, 2011
Twitter users only send 58% of their overall Tweets using the company’s own proprietary Twitter applications and website according to a recent survey. The study comes just one week after platform chief Ryan Sarver’s said that 90% of all Twitter users are sending Tweets from official Twitter applications.
Sarver’s assertion may in fact be true, as much of Twitter’s activity is performed by a handful of heavy users, meaning 42% of all Tweets could in fact be coming from a much smaller group than the 90% of users who actively use Twitter apps.
Sysomos, the company behind the study found that of the 25 million tweets they sampled since the March 11 Twitter API was released, 42% came from non-official apps.
The company also broke down the percentage of major third-party apps with TweetDeck accounting for 5.5% of all sampled tweets with the following apps accounting for 13.1% of overall tweets: UberSocial, Echfone and UberMedia (the chart below shows use among third party apps, not among all Tweets across the network). read more
Tags: 3rd Party Apps, TweetDeck, Twitter, Twitter API, twitter apps