Twitter got a major boost from its Apple partnership. The number of users, actual usage and about half the photos being shared on Twitter are from iOS 5.0. It is pretty amazing. At last count, Twitter had about 140 million users, though it is not clear how many of them are daily active users. In March 2010, Twitter had 50 million users. In September 2011, Twitter had 100 million users. In October 2011, Apple and Twitter announced their partnership.
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This is fantastic, there is Facebook integration down the line with iOS 6 and i don’t think it will have the same boost… as FB seems to have started to saturate it’s market.
Agreed. I think Twitter really got a big boost
i have a twitter account i use to spread my entries in wordpress, but it don’t work ppl don’t read twitter, they read facebook.
@carlos! wrong here buddy facebook isn’t as good as twitter then again it matters what your audience is!
apple did? or design did?
I have very reluctantly logged in using Twitter so I could post this comment.
When I’m out on the web the absolute last thing I want is to be forced to log into some social media platform. More and more, however, I’m finding that websites only allow comments from Facebook accounts. I went to the effort of creating a fake Facebook identity for the purpose, but it makes me angry that I’m being tracked everywhere I go.
I hope the system-wide Facebook integration in iOS 6 lets me decide which apps are allowed to see my ID and which aren’t (hint: all of them except the Facebook app itself).
You could have logged in using your WordPress credentials or even anonymous login – just your comment would be held in queue.
Twittter is natural-born for mobile. And consumption is becoming hugely asymmetric in that 99% of the tweets consumed are from a teeny .1% of pro users. Makes for a hugely monetizable beast!
In my humble opinion, Twitter’s success seems to be far greater in specific countries (primarily US), whereas Facebook is the bigger deal in (almost) every country.
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