Saturday, August 15, 2009

Study: 41% of Twitter posts are ‘pointless babble’; That explains TwttrPoop

Pear Analytics just released a report that determined that 41% of Twitter posts are “pointless babble,” such as “I am eating a sandwich now.”
The firm said “pointless babble” was the top category of tweets, followed by conversational tweets at 38%.
This study would explain why so many people post tweets about their bowel movements. The Web site TwttrPoop runs a real-time stream of people talking about taking a poop. It’s sad and disgusting.
Even Twitter has been trying to reposition its service away from such inane tweets. Twitter was originally designed for people who wanted to share what they were doing at any moment with friends and family. In 140-character blurbs, they talked about restaurants they were eating at and other mundane activities.
Pear Analytics says Twitter recently revamped its home page to move away from “What are you doing now?” to “Share and discover what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world.” It’s also prompting users to “Join the conversation.”

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