Another dot in the blogosphere?

Of Twitter and infographics

Posted on: July 10, 2011

If the Twitter community was 100 people. by mkandlez, on Flickr
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I love this infographic because it condenses the original report into a bite-sized nugget that is easy to understand. Its creator probably had to take some creative and interpretive liberties, but he was entitled to.

And it looks like I fall in the blue 5%. I don’t tweet enough to be in that purple group!

15 Responses to "Of Twitter and infographics"

Twitter is a self-constructed content index/aggregator. Basing Twitter evaluations on what percentage of people tweet is a bogus assumption.
Its real function is to allow people to organize a customized, inbound, real-time information stream.
For most, its a personal mix of news, special interest + entertainment. The fact that many people don’t contribute is TOTALLY irrelevant! Further, 200+ million fully interactive members would be a digital train wreck.
Bottom line : The best content providers net the most followers. Its that simple.


I guess that is one of the things that happens when someone tries to reduce everything to numbers. Sometimes you lose the story, sometimes you lose the point. 😉

Depending on how you define “content”, I don’t think that the best content providers get the most followers. Some celebrities (or celebrity-types have lots of followers but generate rubbish from my point of view.

As an educator, I am interested in all things education, not the life and times of a chihuahua in a handbag.


Just one correction. If twitter had only 100 people, obviously nobody would have more than 100 followers 😉


Ha, good catch!

But if we suspend disbelief for a while and live in the spirit the infographic was intended, it still helps us visualize a possible state of Twitter.


This graphic is wrong. Groups are not mutually exclusive. You can have more than 100 followers and be a “loud mouth” for instance..


True. And the grey area isn’t labelled too!


That statistic is from 2009 🙂


Thanks for linking back to our original study! Yes, this data is now 2 years old, but it’s still kind of interesting to see.

Sheldon, community manager for Sysomos


Thanks for sharing the results in the first place! 🙂

If that information was not available, someone would not have created that infographic.

Without the infographic, we might not have some of the critical discourse in this comment area!


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