Want to trim a few pounds off your waistline? According to a new study Twitter is actually helping many users lose weight.
Published by researchers at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health the report claims that Twitter’s support system has given people the motivation they need to drop their extra pounds. The study examined an op-in weight loss program which encouraged Twitter users to receive and share information about weight loss and their own goals.
According to the study every 10 posts to Twitter by the test group results in another 0.5% weight loss per participant. While many weight loss intervention programs already exist, such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, they are often more expensive and time consuming for participants.
If this study holds true the next big weight loss fade could literally involve sitting down in front of your computer for a little bit of time each day. read more
When I think of the popularity of Twitter I think of people walking around New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, posting about their day and sharing vacation photos with friends. Yet many social users may be surprised to learn that the top tweeting city isn’t in the United States.
Forbes contributor Victor Lipman recently analysts millions of tweets to determine Twitter’s global usage patterns and what he learned was that Jakarta, Indonesia Twitter users are actually the most active on the social platform.
Behind Jakarta was New York City, Tokyo, London, and Sao Paulo. Also making the cut were Paris, Los Angeles, and Bandung, Indonesia. read more
If you want more Twitter followers you need to send out more tweets. That’s the basic premise behind a new study which examined billions of tweets in order to unlock the secret to obtaining Twitter followers.
Performed by Beevolve the social analytics research including analyzing 36 million user accounts with 28 billion tweets. On average the company was able to examine 794 tweets per person over a three year period.
The study found that people who send between 1 and 1000 tweets have on average 51-100 followers. People who tweets at least 10,000 messages have obtained 1,001 to 5,000 followers and people who send 15,000 tweets or more tend to have between 100,001 and 1 million followers.
There are of course exceptions, such as celebrities who can receive hundreds of thousands, even millions of followers just by sending their first tweet. read more