Hitwise claims that Twitter has overtaken MySpace in the UK. That’s probably true, but the stats are completely uninteresting. While there obviously are a lot of people using the web interface, the numbers won’t show how many are actually using the service from an application of any kind. You know, like TweetDeck, Tweetie or Twhirl. Third party services are huge with Twitter, it’s as simple as that.
So yeah, Twitter overtook MySpace in the UK. Thing is, it probably happened a lot earlier than the graph suggests.
TechCrunch reports that Twitter client TweetDeck has raised $2 million in funding. The news comes from a a panel where angel investor John Borthwick let it slip. Apparently the Twitter app and its branded versions are appealing to investors. I can see why, especially now that there is an iPhone app covering the mobility factor as well.
At least if you just look at the third party applications that you can use to update your Twitter account. Twitstat released a top 20 most used updating clients list today, based on the accounts tracked by @twitstat. Naturally, this means that the numbers are far from official or final, but it does give a hint on how people update Twitter.
A solid #1 is of course the web interface, clocking in at just over 32%. Perhaps a bit more surprising is the fact that TweetDeck is a solid second at 12%, while the link pumping Twitterfeed is #3 at just below 7%. Twhirl is just under 6%. Check out the complete list here.Hat tip: The Next Web
Great news for Linux users, Adobe AIR has gotten its first sharp release, as opposed to the previous beta. With AIR, you can run popular apps like Twhirl and TweetDeck, as well as a bunch of other stuff that lets you get internet stuff on your desktop. Yes, it’s that wide… Seriously, this is a good thing for especially microbloggers running Linux systems. Hopefully it works better than Flash under Linux, that one still sucks.
12seconds.tv is something of a Twitter for video. The site lets you share videos of up to 12 seconds length, which by itself is something of a challenge. Personally, I’m not convinced, I just don’t see why I should use the service.