June 8, 2009

More People Follow than Lead on Twitter

According to a study from Purewire, reported by TechCrunch, most people on Twitter are followers, rather than leaders. A full 80% of Twitter accounts have fewer than 10 followers, according to the analysis of seven million Twitter accounts. What’s more, 30% have zero followers.

Writes TechCrunch: “People who bother to Tweet on a regular basis will attract more followers than people who prefer to sit back and read. Twitter is no different than any other form of participatory media. A small fraction of users produce the overwhelming amount of content, even if it is just 140 characters at a time.”

Read more at On Twitter, Most People Are Sheep.

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