UK: Twitter Overtakes MySpace, And Why It Is Not Important
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.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.
Spoke with a friend who’s working with Twitter as their infrastructure engineer and he mentioned that they didn’t have particular projects targeting UK market or people but it’s interesting how their growth in that area has been increasing. It only proves that what seems to be trend now will not always stay on top as many competitors will always strive to overtake you just as Facebook is trying not to be the next Myspace (they’ve already surpassed that!) but trying to be the next Google.
I have one piece of advice for Myspace:
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. -Will Rogers