Only 5% have more than 100 followers, and only 5% create 75% of the tweets.
Original image . Thanks, Hashem!
It is the 80/20 rule – Pareto principle in action again! I have more than 100 followers, but I don’t hope that I will be called a loud mouth!
I’m with you! I have around 700 followers, but after seeing this infographic I’m going to be extra vigilant about avoiding loud-mouth behavior.
Correct me if I’m wrong — are we talking 100 followers in general / in real twitter terms?
’cause in a hypothetical community of 100 folks, that must mean we have quite a few “secondary” accounts floating around
If there are only 100 people on Twitter, how can 5 people have more than 100 followers?
But seriously, this is a great graphic expression of the reality of Twitter…and reminds us to take statistics with a grain of salt (ie how many people are on Twitter vs how many people actually use it!).
If you have more than 100 followers and none of them are loud mouths, chances are, you are the loud mouth. haha
I have over 100 followers, and fear I may also be one of the loud mouths.
(FYI- My name is linked to my Twitter profile.)
Interesting, but what are the grey coloured people?
What is the overlap between loudmouths and people with 100+ followers?
That would be interesting to know.
My impression of Twitter is that it is mostly shouting into the darkness. Most Tweets are obscure, lead to links that go unfollowed or are frivolous. People make much less effort to compose interesting tweets than they did 18 months ago.
“Ah, look at all the lonely people…”
Yeah, what is up with the gray people?!
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If there was only 100 users how would anyone have more than 100 followers?
The gray people are people who aren’t lazy, dead, loudmouths or followed. At least that’s what this graphic leads me to believe…
I think the gray folks represent Twitterers with fewer than 100 followers, yet they’re not part of the 5% who create 75% of the tweets.
Why do people care about Twitter so much? Why devote more time to stalking others rather than be involved in real life to dull the pain of how boring your own life is? Twitter is the worst thing to get popular on the internet recently, and if you disagree with me then you are probably a stupid, bored middle-aged jackass who jumped on the “I’m not happy with my life and want to be involved with technology” bandwagon when you were finally bludgeoned to death by the fame of this really pointless timesuck.
Yeah Chas – makes sense.
That makes me gray….(or maybe purple!!?)
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I wonder how it would be if everyone use it more maybe they would crash.
I’m with Rule 34. twitter is a time suck. I’m pretty much over it and I’m sick of removing the followers that are bots. I’m also sick of the many phony baloney ways of getting followers and making money being devised every day. IMHO twitter was a good thing that’s gone off the rails.
Some of those dead people aren’t actually dead; they’re just mute.
Like me, I’ve never written a tweet but I do follow some people.
So… out of 100 people… 5 of them have more than 100 followers…
Hm… Math fail
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I have over a thousand followers and still feel so pathetic and insecure about myself I had to take the time just to tell you strangers how many people follow my inane verbal vomit, please follow me, it’s all the life I have.
I’m not a loudmouth, just a sad little person that thinks the world gives a shit what I think even though deep down I know it doesn’t, but I just can’t stop tweeting. Mostly re-tweeting since I am incapable of independent thought. I’ll follow you if you follow me k?
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