On Twitter Use, Addiction, and Stats
Funny and/or Useful Infographics About Twitter
Are you on Twitter? I suppose you are, if you are reading this. While there certainly people who are not yet on the social networking cum microblogging platform, Twitter is definitely one at the top of the list.
The idea of voicing your thoughts in 140 characters or less is an appealing one, isn't it? There is always the idea that you get to bring out your creative juices by being able to succinctly get your point across. Of course, the platform being used somewhat like a chat happens as well.
I don't know about you, but I have to admit that I do have a tendency to get immersed in my stream - tendency being the keyword, as I am cutting back on my tweeting. That does not mean I cannot browse infographics that are interesting, does it? ;)
Take a look at this mini-collection of infographics that I have put together. Whether you are looking for something funny or something useful, you will find something to catch your attention.
Four Stages of Getting Twitter
I see two uses for this hilarious infographic. One, in case you are new to Twitter and still do not get it. The infographic will help give you an idea what is in store for you. In fact, you will be able to pinpoint the exact stage you are at! Isn't that a useful thing?
Two, if you are knee deep in the Twitter mud (nothing negative intended!), you will certainly be able to relate to the stages detailed in the infographic. If you're on stage 4, I think that you will not be able to deny that - at least once - you have shared what you ate for lunch (or breakfast or dinner, or even a snack!) to the entire world. (So sue us if we have!)
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The 140 Character Fix
How addictive is Twitter?
So let's say you are on Stage 4 of getting Twitter. You're there. You totally get it. You get it so much that you just want everyone to get it as much as you do. Yet you don't really want to think that you are addicted to Twitter. You don't want to think that you can't live without checking your stream, sending @replies, and RT-ing.
You might want to see what researchers have to say about that. This infographic is nicely title "The 140 Character Fix", and if you have felt the need to get that fix, you might actually know what they're talking about.
The bottom line is that research has shown that Twitter may be harder to resist than any of the following:
When I first went over this infographic, I had my doubts. Sure, I am on Twitter a LOT, but I cannot imagine rating it higher than all those things on the list! What about you?
The Who, Why, and How of Twitter
The color combination of this infographic works well for me, and the visualizations is simple, yet effective. I like looking at statistics (although I have to admit I suck at this branch of mathematics), and the way the infographic design was created does give a lot of insight on various aspects of Twitter.
You may or may not be able to use the figures shown in the infographic, but I think you will be hard-pressed to say that it does not make you curious at the slightest bit. From the number of accounts set up every day to the number of tweets sent per day - you'll see those figures in the infographic. Other information to be found in the infographic: demographics of Twitter users, reasons people go on Twitter, and what people do on Twitter.
Interesting Hub about Twitter Phenomenon
- The Twitter phenomenon
What is it about twitter that everybody seems to be talking about it?
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