Saturday, February 7, 2009

More people tweet with mobile than desktop

Mashable published a study showing the 10 most popular Twitter clients and the percentage of users posting from each service based on data from Twitstat. These 10 applications below represent over 70% of all usage.

Rank Client % Users Category
1 Web 29.57% Web
2 Tweetdeck 10.58% Desktop
3 Twitterfeed   5.54% Utility
4 Twhirl   4.92% Desktop
5 Twitterrific   3.79% Mobile
6 Tweetie   3.65% Mobile
7 Text   3.40% Mobile
8 Mobile web   3.00% Mobile
9 TwitterFon   2.96% Mobile
10 TwitPic   2.94% Utility

Some interesting conclusions when you group the data by category:

Rank Category % Users
1 Web 29.57%
2 Mobile 16.80%
3 Desktop 15.50%
4 Utility 8.48%

So more people use Twitter from their phone than from the desktop. Interesting! Are you surprised by that?  How do you usually tweet? Please answer in the comments.

9 comments:

Albert Maruggi said...

about half and half - I use the Halo client when mobile and either Twitter or Tweetdeck on the desktop

topgold said...

The data are suspect. I often use the full website when posting from my Nokia E90.

Linnet 'innit?' said...

Speaking as one who only tweets from my PC but using a GPRS3 USB dongle from the local mobile phone company for my Internet connection, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that I was included in the mobile statistics, giving the erroneous impression that I was using a mobile device to tweet on and receive my tweets... this may be a spurious statistic...

@brmbds said...

@brmbds
I use both mobile and laptop but c 80% from mobile Nokia E71. Various clients dabr, Twibble, full and mobile Twitter

Warren said...

I actually split my Twitter time between: Twitter, Tweetdeck and Tweetie depending on where I am.

Although there may be some issues with data integrity as a few people suggested, I think all platforms/ clients are equally affected. Thus, the trends are probably accurate. And about 2/3 of the mobile use is via iPhone.

Mr. R said...

I believe that is when I finally understood what twitter was all about-when I installed the twitterberry app on my BB. I've been hooked sinced then.

@mrich1911

Anonymous said...

Twitteriffic is both a desktop & mobile client - adding the 3.7% all onto Mobile is inaccurate. Even taking 50/50 split on Twitteriffic results in a higher % for desktop app usage, which kind of makes this blog post a bit pointless.

Jag said...

Thanks for the information just tweeted it :)

Zena said...

Thanks for the summary post. Good stuff! I'm mostly tweeting away on tweetdeck, a little mobile web and some SMS.