Twitter, Facebook Really Aren't Universal
Miller-McCune Online Magazine:
"Based on a recent Harvard study of more than 300,000 users, Twitter may be more of a media darling than a red-hot networking site. The study found that 10 percent of Twitter users produce roughly 90 percent of the content.
'On a typical online social network, the top 10 percent of users account for 30 percent of all production,' the Harvard research team wrote on a recent blog post. 'This implies that Twitter resembles more of a one-way, one-to-many publishing service more than a two-way, peer-to-peer communication network.'
The statistics reveal what appears likely based on incessant Twitter references among mainstream media: It's the media itself driving much of the content.
'There are a disproportionate number of journalists that use Twitter"
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
at 8:12 AM