- 60% Abandonment Rate
There was some recent news about Twitter having a whopping 60% abandonment rate. This means that for every 5 people using twitter, 3 people decide not to continue using it. This makes sense as Twitter perks curiosity but not many people can maintain or want to maintain a continual feed of “tweets”. This is the same reason there are millions of blogs that are never updated. It is simply a lot of work! We can vouch for it!
- 17 Million Unique US Visitors in April
However despite a large abandonment rate, ComScore released Twitter Statistics for April and it showed Twitter reaching 17 million unique visitors in the US. That is a whopping 83 percent increase from March! In March Twitter had already doubled it’s user base from the month before.
That Twitter Statistics include the launch of Clean Cut Media’s own Twitter Feed in April. Follow us Here: Follow @cleancutmedia
Twitter going Mainstream: Broad Uses
Twitter is gaining popularity not only for personal uses but for businesses. Businesses use Twitter as a way of keeping their loyal users in touch with what is going on with a particular product or service. It is a tool to humanize the corporation and to build a community. Celebrities and other prominent figures use twitter to speak to their fans or supporters. Twitters are frequently used to do quick news updates during large conferences or events. People can follow the play-by-play commentary just as they were listening to the radio. TV shows like Nightline has used twitter as a way for users to give immediate feedback during their shows. It also allows people to keep in tabs with what is going on with their friends. Recently the public received the first twitter tweets from outer space!
Recent Twitter from Space
I’m going to put my spacesuit on, next stop: Earth Orbit!!
From orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard, & enjoying the magnificent views, the adventure of a lifetime has begun!
Personally, I think the longevity of Twitter is still up in the air. Is this a fad or will it stick around? Only time will tell.
- Visitors Spend 7.9 Minutes a Day on Twitter
- Twice as much as Dec 2007
- Pagesviews: 428 Million in April (219 Million in March)
If you haven’t seen seen the hilarious twitter mock videos see them here: