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Nearly half of Twitter's registered users have never tweeted

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Apr 2014 22:10 User comments (4)

Nearly half of Twitter's registered users have never tweeted According to a new report, 44 percent of Twitter's registered users have never tweeted, a huge number that cannot make the microblogging service happy.
The WSJ claims that the company has 974 million accounts, meaning a full 429 million accounts have never been used for actual tweeting. There is a good chance that millions of these accounts are used to read and follow others, with no need for their own input and there is also a good chance that millions of accounts have lost or missing passwords that cannot be recovered by the original owner.

Twitter, by its own admission, has nearly 250 million active users, but "active" means that they at least log in a couple of times a month.

Other data has shown that only 13 percent of accounts have over 100 tweets over their lifetime, and 30 percent have between just one and ten tweets.

As Twitter continues to evolve, and continues to search for more ad revenue, it is clear it will have to find a way to engage all of its dead accounts.

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WSJ Digits

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4 user comments

113.4.2014 9:48

I'm willing to bet a VERY large chunk of these unused accounts, if not nearly all, are made by people to get swag in F2P games. I've done it myself ^^'.

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213.4.2014 11:20

Quote:
As Twitter continues to evolve, and continues to search for more ad revenue, it is clear it will have to find a way to engage all of its dead accounts.
use it or lose it imo.

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314.4.2014 14:54

Quote:
As Twitter continues to evolve, and continues to search for more ad revenue, it is clear it will have to find a way to engage all of its dead accounts.


There is many name accounts that want to be used by others, but they are lock by others that never use them at all.
Twitter should clean that mess and let active uses to use those names.

I don't want my name read:
Mr__________Guss
MrGusssssssss
etc.

1 year without a single tweet and that's it.
Oh, ...kick-out all those CIA's, FBI's, NSA's, etc. that never tweet & use models chicks pics as avatars.


Just saying.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Apr 2014 @ 14:21

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

416.4.2014 8:21

And many of these people are actually unable to tweet due to sickness and death. Tomorrow is never promised, today twitter tomorrow cancer, car wreck, gun shot, etc.


This is superman

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