If Twitter was 100 People… Friday, July 10th, 2009 There’s quite a big discussion about this on Flickr. Previous Next Tweet Pin It Tags — peoplesocial mediaweb Credits — Concept & design: David McCandless source: Sysomos via Rohit Bhargava download a hi-res PDF Related Peak Break-Up Times On Facebook Chicks Rule? Cognitive Surplus visualized Books and Store Show Comments ( ) http://www.aboutus.org/Gladior.nl Jeroen Ehh.. people with more then 100 followers? http://natts.com Dave Nattriss Yes, that’s right, accounts have followers, and these get counted. Arnold Umm.. I don’t think there can be more than 100 followers if the maximum number of people is 100 Jeff The idea is to give you a representational analysis. Instead of saying 5 people, he could have said 5%…but 5 people is easier to understand for most people. Basically only 5% of twitter people have more than 100 followers. Cheers, Jeff http://www.chrismair.com Chris People who don’t understand percentages should be turned into soap http://www.mimeartist.com mimeArtist These kind of stats are always flawed as just the maths of this, it is obvious that a tiny amount of people will produce the most stuff purely because of percentages Kyle We have to keep in mind this is statistical assimilation. What I find truly interesting is the breakdown of the 80/20 rule. I would have suspected a full 20 to 30 people would be required to reach 70 to 80 percent of the tweets. I wonder if there is a way to account for the jump off of the 80/20 rule. If twitter was 100 people big how many people would equate to 100 followers? http://twitter.com/isemann isemann And the 20 grey ones are ?? Am I missing something? R! http://natts.com Dave Nattriss The ones who don’t fit in to any of the other categories. Pete Taylor The grey ones (I presume) are normal users, perhaps 1 or 2 tweets a day. http://saplab.org Antonio Caldas How can 5 have more than 100 followers if the grand total is 100? What about the grey people? I don’t see a solid rational behind this picture, it’s easily discussable. Antonio Lynn 20 people aren’t on Twitter (like myself), that makes it so 80% of the people are using Twitter, 20% are not = 80/20 rule http://arlojamesbarnes.blogspot.com Arlo James Barnes No, as tempting as it might be to draw that conclusion, this chart is specifically analyzing only Twitter accounts-not the ‘outside world’ or people who do not use it. I suspect “empty accounts” means people who created Twitter accounts and then never used them (have not posted a single tweet) or deactivated their accounts. Mr._Pseudonym The gray ones are the folks who don’t fit into the other categories. That is, their accounts aren’t empty/dead, so they aren’t pink. They have tweeted in the last week, so they aren’t lazy/green. They have fewer than one hundred followers, so they aren’t blue, and they aren’t the loud mouths/purple who create seventy-five percent of the tweets. However, the graph doesn’t allow for overlap. Who’s to say that those with more than one hundred followers cannot double as those who create more than seventy-five percent of the tweets? It’s possible, (even expected, in fact,) for some folks to belong in both groups, but the chart doesn’t accomodate such details. http://www.schachtelhalm.net Christian Let’s make this visualization about books – the most successful media ever – and you won’t find even 1 “loud mouth”, and even less 30 having published last week… So let’s not get too excited about this statistics. Twitter is not only writing but also reading… http://www.envap.com Vaibhav Stats may vary, but truly appreciate the information representation!! Good thought… Zach Stillwell I don’t understand why everyone is so negative. All he is saying is that 5 percent of people on twitter create 75 percent of the tweets (there probably is a correlation with the 5 percent that have more than a hundred followers). 20 percent generate absolutely no tweets. A whopping 50 percent haven’t tweeted in the last week… which leaves you with a mere 20 percent of what might be called average users, that is those that fit no other categories, who are in fact only 20 percent. But this twenty percent is most likely the backbone of twitter. Consider this. If 20 percent don’t fit the other categories, then most likely they represent the majority of followers for those with more than 100, and just as likely the readers of all those tweets produced by the lowly 5 percent. So its a strikingly strong suggestion of the 80/20 rule, or thereabouts. And it helps illustrate why even though it seems like EVERYONE is tweeting, the actual percentages deny this. I have never used twitter by the way. Facebook wastes enough of my time. http://naukaforlife.ru Infelounlible ÐžÑ‡ÐµÐ½ÑŒ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»Ð°ÑÑŒ ÑÑ‚Ð°Ñ‚ÑŒÑ, Ñ‚Ð¾Ð»ÑŒÐºÐ¾ ÐºÐ¾Ðµ-Ñ‡Ñ‚Ð¾ Ñ…Ð¾Ñ‚ÐµÐ»Ð¾ÑÑŒ Ð±Ñ‹ ÑƒÑ‚Ð¾Ñ‡Ð½Ð¸Ñ‚ÑŒ 5Ñ„ http://snovasport.ru elitteetany Ð£Ð·Ð½Ð°Ð» Ð¼Ð½Ð¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð¸Ð½Ñ‚ÐµÑ€ÐµÑÐ½Ð¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð¸ Ð¶Ð´Ñƒ ÐµÑ‰Ñ‘ 5Ñ€ http://muzshkatulka1.ru Jeobbyjem ÐœÐ½Ðµ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»ÑÑ ÑÑ‚Ð¸Ð»ÑŒ Ð°Ð²Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ð° 3Ñ‹ http://dengibiz1.ru GelayHewAlase ÐžÑ‡ÐµÐ½ÑŒ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»Ð°ÑÑŒ ÑÑ‚Ð°Ñ‚ÑŒÑ, Ð½Ð¾ ÐºÐ¾Ðµ-Ñ‡Ñ‚Ð¾ Ð½Ðµ ÑÐ¾Ð²ÑÐµÐ¼ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½ÑÐ» 4Ð¿ http://goriachienews.ru GandBoonsot ÐŸÐ¾Ð½Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»ÑÑ ÑÑ‚Ð¸Ð»ÑŒ Ð°Ð²Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ð°, Ð¶Ð´Ñƒ ÐµÑ‰Ñ‘ ÑÑ‚Ð°Ñ‚ÐµÐ¹ 4Ð¿ http://strashnyenews.ru Maitteanype Ð¥Ð¾Ñ€Ð¾ÑˆÐ¾ Ð¿Ð¸ÑˆÐµÑ‚Ðµ, Ð¼Ð½Ðµ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»Ð¾ÑÑŒ 5Ñ€ http://vseofilmah1.ru goleDeammaMaf Ð¡ Ð½ÐµÑ‚ÐµÑ€Ð¿ÐµÐ½Ð¸ÐµÐ¼ Ð¶Ð´Ñƒ ÑÐ»ÐµÐ´ÑƒÑŽÑ‰Ð¸Ñ… ÑÑ‚Ð°Ñ‚ÐµÐ¹ 4Ð¶ http://elektronikanews.ru Arrostewourne Ð§Ð¸Ñ‚Ð°Ð» Ñ ÑƒÐ´Ð¾Ð²Ð¾Ð»ÑŒÑÑ‚Ð²Ð¸ÐµÐ¼, Ð¾Ñ‡ÐµÐ½ÑŒ ÑÐ¾Ð²ÐµÑ‚ÑƒÑŽ 4Ñ http://finansydliyvseh.ru Bitomirty ÐŸÐ¾Ð½Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»ÑÑ ÑÑ‚Ð¸Ð»ÑŒ Ð°Ð²Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ð° 4Ñ‹ http://inetbezkraini.ru AideliAlami ÐžÑ‡ÐµÐ½ÑŒ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»Ð¸ÑÑŒ ÑÑ‚Ð°Ñ‚ÑŒÐ¸, Ñ‚Ð¾Ð»ÑŒÐºÐ¾ Ð½Ðµ Ð²ÑÐµ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½ÑÐ» 5Ñ… http://jiznikultura.ru urgermerb ÐŸÑ€Ð¸ÐºÐ¾Ð»ÑŒÐ½Ð¾ Ð¿Ð¸ÑˆÐµÑ‚Ðµ, Ð¶Ð´Ñƒ ÑÐ»ÐµÐ´ÑƒÑŽÑ‰Ð¸Ñ… ÑÑ‚Ð°Ñ‚ÐµÐ¹ 4Ð´ http://jiznigra.ru intotssit ÐÐµÐºÐ¾Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ñ‹Ðµ Ð¼Ð¾Ð¼ÐµÐ½Ñ‚Ñ‹ Ð½Ðµ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½ÑÐ», Ð½Ð¾ Ð¸Ð½Ñ‚ÐµÑ€ÐµÑÐ½Ñ‹Ð¹ Ð¼Ð°Ñ‚ÐµÑ€Ð¸Ð°Ð» 5Ð» http://delaarmeiskie.ru Sismdriette ÐœÐ½Ð¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð¸Ð½Ñ‚ÐµÑ€ÐµÑÐ½Ð¾Ð³Ð¾ ÑƒÐ·Ð½Ð°Ð» 3Ð´ http://raznyenovosti.ru irraphsheat Ð˜Ð½Ñ‚ÐµÑ€ÐµÑÐ½Ð¾ Ð°Ð²Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€ Ð¿Ð¸ÑˆÐµÑ‚, Ñ‚Ð¾Ð»ÑŒÐºÐ¾ Ð½ÐµÐºÐ¾Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ñ‹Ðµ Ð¼Ð¾Ð¼ÐµÐ½Ñ‚Ñ‹ Ñ…Ð¾Ñ‚ÐµÐ» ÑƒÑ‚Ð¾Ñ‡Ð½Ð¸Ñ‚ÑŒ 4Ñ„ http://economnews1.ru BawteareTew ÐŸÑ€Ð¸ÐºÐ¾Ð»ÑŒÐ½Ð¾ Ð°Ð²Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€ Ð¿Ð¾Ð´Ð¾Ð±Ñ€Ð°Ð» Ð¼Ð°Ñ‚ÐµÑ€Ð¸Ð°Ð» 3Ð° http://naukasite.ru chiscomma ÐžÑ‡ÐµÐ½ÑŒ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»Ð¸ÑÑŒ ÑÑ‚Ð°Ñ‚ÑŒÐ¸ 3Ð´ http://vsenastart1.ru ABIDASLENIATE Ð’Ð·ÑÐ» Ð² Ð·Ð°ÐºÐ»Ð°Ð´ÐºÐ¸, Ñ…Ð¾Ñ€Ð¾ÑˆÐ°Ñ Ð¿Ð¾Ð´Ð±Ð¾Ñ€ÐºÐ° 2Ñ„ http://mysliomusike.ru walkFlica Ð ÐµÑÐ¿ÐµÐºÑ‚ Ð°Ð²Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ñƒ, Ð¼Ð½Ðµ Ð¾Ñ‡ÐµÐ½ÑŒ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»Ð¾ÑÑŒ 2Ñ„ http://dengibisines.ru Unreltnor Ð¥Ð¾Ñ€Ð¾ÑˆÑƒÑŽ Ð¿Ð¾Ð´Ð±Ð¾Ñ€ÐºÑƒ ÑÐ´ÐµÐ»Ð°Ð» Ð°Ð²Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€ Ð±Ð»Ð¾Ð³Ð° 1Ð¸ http://newskanal.ru nerealmom ÐžÑ‚Ð»Ð¸Ñ‡Ð½ÑƒÑŽ Ð¿Ð¾Ð´Ð±Ð¾Ñ€Ð¾Ñ‡ÐºÑƒ ÑÐ´ÐµÐ»Ð°Ð» Ð°Ð²Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€, Ð²Ð·ÑÐ» Ð½Ð° Ð·Ð°Ð¼ÐµÑ‚ÐºÑƒ 2Ð¹ http://kriminalmir.ru Weessnumncype Ð£Ñ‚Ð°Ñ‰Ð¸Ð» Ð² Ð·Ð°ÐºÐ»Ð°Ð´ÐºÐ¸, Ð¸Ð½Ñ‚ÐµÑ€ÐµÑÐ½Ð¾ Ð¿Ð¸ÑˆÐµÑ‚ Ð°Ð²Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€ 5Ñ… http://intereskino1.ru UtessyElimism Ð‘ÑƒÐ´Ñƒ Ð¿Ð¾Ñ‡Ð°Ñ‰Ðµ Ð·Ð°Ð³Ð»ÑÐ´Ñ‹Ð²Ð°Ñ‚ÑŒ Ð² ÑÑ‚Ð¾Ñ‚ Ð±Ð»Ð¾Ð³, Ð¾Ñ‚Ð»Ð¸Ñ‡Ð½Ð°Ñ Ð¿Ð¾Ð´Ð±Ð¾Ñ€ÐºÐ° 4Ð² http://macleodsofbutte.org/members/order_2D00_generic_2D00_cymbalta.aspx Pyncunene http://banners.servized.com/current/gif/pharm_720x90_1.gif http://s03.radikal.ru/i176/0912/57/a8e634dad754.jpg 6]Duloxetine capsule 5]What is this medicine? DULOXETINE is an antidepressant. It is in use accustomed to to wine depression. It is also occupied to attend cramp caused by complications of diabetes or trouble caused near fibromyalgia. What should I confess my vigorousness tend provider ahead I extract this medicine? They need to discern if you entertain any of these conditions: * bipolar disorder or a house story of bipolar derangement * kidney or liver ailment * narrow- edge glaucoma * suicidal thoughts or a aforementioned suicide endeavour * captivated medicines called MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate within 14 days * an strange answer to duloxetine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives * pregnant or troublesome to induce productive * breast-feeding http://s52.radikal.ru/i135/0912/a3/82e1520c703c.jpg http://s52.radikal.ru/i135/0912/54/54adbc2e3dd4.jpg mail Cymbaltaonline pharmacy Cymbalta Buy 20 mg CymbaltaEurope online us pharmacy Cymbaltaapproval cheap Cymbalta Cymbalta saturday buyCymbalta shipped by cash on delivery Cymbalta pricesbuy Cymbalta no prescriptionfedex cod non Cymbalta Cymbalta genericCymbalta buy online cheap buy cheap generic Cymbalta onlinebuy in Cymbalta ukbuy Cymbalta without doctor buy Cymbalta in Napoliwhere can i buy Cymbalta without prescription uk CymbaltaCymbalta mexicoCymbalta generic prezzo Cymbaltabuy cod Cymbalta buy Cymbalta in Alabamabuy Cymbalta no prescriptionCymbalta pharmacies 40 mg online Cymbaltadelivery cash Cymbalta buy Cymbalta in Missouribuy Cymbalta in Alaskabuy Cymbalta without a credit card Cymbalta no prescription cash on deliverybuy mail order Cymbalta buy Cymbalta diet pillsbuy Cymbalta in GeorgiaCymbalta fedex shipping Cymbalta side effectsCymbalta tabletten Cymbalta saturday United Kingdombuy Cymbalta over-the-counterCymbalta free fedex Cymbalta oraldoctor buy malaysia order Cymbalta 40 mg Cymbalta with visabuy Cymbalta cheapCymbalta discount prescription buy Cymbalta over-the-counterbuy Cymbalta without a rx buy cheap generic Cymbalta onlinebuy Cymbalta in Nevadawhere can i buy herbal Cymbalta Cymbalta shipping order overnightCymbalta master card delivery buy Cymbalta pillsCymbalta doctor buy fedex ordercod overnight order Cymbalta http://ucnow.ru/members/order_2D00_cheap_2D00_inderal.aspx Treareesach http://s03.radikal.ru/i176/0912/57/a8e634dad754.jpg 6]Propranolol tablet 5]What is this medicine? PROPRANOLOL is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers break down the workload on the will and help it to beat more regularly. This physic is used to doctor shrill blood affliction, to put down haphazard heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and to relieve box smarting caused by angina. It may also be caring after a empathy attack. This cure-all is also habituated to to hinder migraine headaches, unburden uncontrollable shaking (tremors), and assistance certain problems reciprocal to the thyroid gland and adrenal gland. What should I tell my haleness misery provider beforehand I away with this medicine? They necessity to understand if you be experiencing any of these conditions: circulation problems or blood vessel disease diabetes history of heart denigrate or basic nature disability, vasospastic angina kidney condition liver plague lung or breathing illness, like asthma or emphysema pheochromocytoma slow nucleus rate thyroid virus an unusual or allergic reaction to propranolol, other beta-blockers, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives pregnant or trying to arrest abounding breast-feeding http://s52.radikal.ru/i135/0912/a3/82e1520c703c.jpg http://s41.radikal.ru/i093/0912/07/bb7d0ff01cc8.jpg Buy Inderal Next Day Deliveryorder cheap Inderal online Inderal precioOrder Inderal Medication order inderalbuy Inderal online no prescription Inderal no prescriptionInderal for sale generic inderal la informationBuy Inderal Pills generic name for inderalInderal purchase online buy Inderal canadaacheter Inderal online inderalwhere to buy Inderal buy Inderal c o dbuy inderal Buy Pills InderalPills Buying Inderal Legally Purchase InderalInderal generic prescription Inderalbuy Inderal in the uk what does Inderal look likeInderal prescription buy in Inderal ukbuy cheap generic Inderal online medikament InderalInderal ohne rezept generic Inderal usapurchase Inderal online Take no Prescription InderalInderal usa Purchase Cheapest Inderaldiscount Inderal online Inderal purchasewhat does Inderal look like Inderal uk salesbuy cheap Inderal no prescription http://elektronikaplan.ru Lefutersefutt ÐœÐ½Ðµ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»ÑÑ ÑÑ‚Ð¸Ð»ÑŒ Ð°Ð²Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ð°, Ð¾Ñ‡ÐµÐ½ÑŒ ÐºÑ€ÐµÐ°Ñ‚Ð¸Ð²Ð½Ð¾ 3Ñ€ http://vdbimageworks.com/cs/members/casino_2D00_gamblings_2D00_online.aspx learlyJaina http://s49.radikal.ru/i125/0912/82/a90aea46452a.jpg http://s44.radikal.ru/i105/0912/3d/c3f5c104cbf9.jpg http://s40.radikal.ru/i090/0912/0c/8e36e938cae3.jpg We can be found by these keywords: club dice casino letra de canciones de casino coche utiliza james bond en casino room casino casino para jugar en linea hilton casino atlantic city romana santana beach resort casino juegos de de casino para bajar gratis bonus casino cirrus code black casino fun hire jack roulette table top online casinos casino espana linea casino download torrelodones casino juego gran madrid casinos cordoba paris casino vegas casino black jack rule luxor casino address groupe casino casino online las vegas hollywood casino corp casino juego espana estrategia del casino juego and casino and internet and ruleta casinos virtuales en linea atlantic city casino guide loteria ycasino gov ar bono casino linea http://newsofinans.ru ontobbeware ÐžÑ‡ÐµÐ½ÑŒ Ð¸Ð½Ñ‚ÐµÑ€ÐµÑÐ½Ñ‹Ðµ ÑÑ‚Ð°Ñ‚ÑŒÐ¸ 2Ñ€ http://inetvmire.ru BermKnorm ÐžÑ‡ÐµÐ½ÑŒ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½Ñ€Ð°Ð²Ð¸Ð»ÑÑ ÑÑ‚Ð¸Ð»ÑŒ Ð°Ð²Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ð° 4Ð¸ http://igraisnami.ru DaveDanteeTat ÐŸÑ€Ð¸ÐºÐ¾Ð»ÑŒÐ½Ñ‹Ðµ ÑÑ‚Ð°Ñ‚ÑŒÐ¸ Ð¿Ð¾Ð´Ð¾Ð±Ñ€Ð°Ð½Ñ‹ 2Ð° Mark Grady I’d love to see this updated seeing as Twitter are now claiming 50 million tweets a day now. TraceyLea 35 of the people would be tweeting about Justin Beiber :p http://arlojamesbarnes.blogspot.com Arlo James Barnes Dear David McCandless: You might want to install a decent WordPress extension like Akismet for handling spam. Otherwise, you may have to manually moderate your (many, it seems) comments. connor I just love everything that has to do with learning. I am trying to learn how to sing and I want to do really good. Karokie night is coming up and I want to win the grand prize. It is a billion monopoly dollars and it could help in a monopoly tournament I am entering in the next month. If i dont win i will pillage everyone in the tournament so I would feel better. http://www.canadadisability.ca Justin Mills Twitter is very powerful one than facebook, it will allow you to get more followers if you just tweeting.. Emma S Interesting, but find it a bit patronising they have to use a ’100 people’ explaination, rather than just showing them as a %. I’ve never used twitter and never really understood what I’d get out of it – like Zach has mentioned, FB already wastes more of my time than it really should! I’d assume that the 5% ‘loud mouths’ are those using this form of media for PR/advertising and exposure, rather than joe-public (which I’m assuming is most likley to be the grey & green %) – which I guess tells us nothing more than the tweet-subjects are a long way off being representative of general feeling/opinion. Jaszita what are the grey people? http://www.taylorswiftlove.net Taylor Swift I was just wondering the same thing. Sola I swear, I LOVE your charts! You are truly gifted.