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Monday, August 24, 2009

Twitter's Just a Buncha Babblin'

An actual study was performed to find out what Tweeters are busy babbling about - the answer: basically nothing. We here to The Cyberculturalist could've saved them a whole lot of money, but I digress...

The study, performed by Pear Analytics, "eavesdropped" on the service at 1/2 hour intervals everyday for 40 days, collecting tweets they then sorted into one of six categories. They discovered that over 75% of communications on Twitter were conversational "babble." Further, less than 10% of all tweets had any useful information.

That's why we call 'em "twits," guys.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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