There has been lots of good Twitter news, reports and ideas around this week:
The State of the Twittersphere [REPORT]
Hubspot has produced their State of the Twittersphere report. A few stats from it:
- 35% of Twitter users have 10 or fewer followers
- The average number of followers is 70
- The average number of people that Twitter users follow is 69
- Top locations on Twitter include London, San Francisco, New York and Chicago
Here it is in full:
ReadWriteWeb takes the stats in the report projects forwards – concluding that Twitter would take 36 years to catch Facebook.
Facebook, Twitter and Traffic [STATS]
Also on the topic of Facebook and Twitter – Jacob Cass reports that he gets more traffic from Facebook than Twitter despite having fewer Facebook friends than Twitter followers and shows some stats from his metrics package.
I tweeted this link earlier today and had a heap of people tell me that their own results are quite the opposite. I decided to check my own and mine are completely different to Jacob. To my ProBlogger blog I had 11,500 visitors come from Twitter.com over the last 30 days and only 1500 come from Facebook. My links to new posts go up on both as Jacob describes.
Here on TwiTip the stats are even more one sided towards Twitter – although that’s skewed because this blog is about Twitter of course.
I don’t dispute Jacobs results – but would argue that it is always going to vary from site to site and topic to topic.
Pistachio Consulting has a good analytical post this week on the Phenomenon of Retweeting
Twitter for Business [VIDEO]
Laura from Pistachio also has a great presentation on the topic of Twitter for Business. It is well worth the look.
Check out her powerpoint deck here.
Twitter and Legal Ramifications [LAW]
Law.com has an article up talking about how tweets could get employers in legal trouble. Sounds like a whole lot of articles we saw a few years back on the dangers of blogging to companies.
Round Follow Buttons! [DESIGN]
And the news of the week – Twitterrati notes that follow buttons went from square to round!