Is Twitter on the decline? The numbers say so.

I’m not sure what I would do these days without Twitter. I mean, if I don’t know what some people are doing or what they are eating for lunch, how can I make it though the day?

Thankfully, Twitter lets me know all of this, but is it on the decline? What will I do with my free time now?

PCWorld reports that numbers in Twitter land are significantly dropping. A study conducted by Barracuda Networks in December of 2009, looked at 19 million Twitter users and made assumptions from their research.

The one assumption they made was:

A “True” Twitter-er has at least 10 followers, follows at least 10 people and had tweeted at least 10 times.

They found that only 21 percent of Twitter accounts were constantly active.

With numbers dropping and more people asking the question, “Why do I want to let everyone know what I’m doing?”, is Twitter slowly dying out? It seems to be a very useful tool for online social networking and businesses have capitalized on this free service but I see a MySpace trend happening to it. Soon, only businesses will be using Twitter just as MySpace has seemed to turn into the “band website”.

Twitter me today and reassure me that this service is still strong and let me know what’s on your sandwich. @jayperryMVM

Source: PCWorld

Written by Jay Perry

Photographer and video game junkie from Canada. Follow me on twitter @jayperryMVM
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