On 04/12/2010 01:58 PM, Orian Marx (@orian) wrote: > I've spent eight months on a new Twitter client myself, and I had > planned to start showing it at Chirp. Mine is in-browser so I suppose > it's not quite the same situation, but in reality I do think they are > all, for the most part, in competition with each other - no?
Yes, there is a competition - two competitions, in fact: 1. Clients that interface only to Twitter, and 2. Clients that interface to Twitter and other services. If we narrow the field to Twitter-only clients, the stats are very clear: http://twitter.com has the lion's share of the tweet count, with uberTwitter a distant second and TweetDeck third. See http://tdash.org/stats/clients for the numbers. Tweetie is number 11 on the list - *1.39%* of all the tweets posted come from Tweetie! In short, Twitter clients are "jockeying for position" in a crowded field with 39.31% of the usage already subtracted out by Twitter's main web page. See "Which Twitter Clients Do People Actually Use?" http://meb.tw/9iRfxU for some analysis. -- M. Edward (Ed) Borasky http://borasky-research.net/m-edward-ed-borasky/ @znmeb "I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God." ~Alan Hovhaness -- To unsubscribe, reply using "remove me" as the subject.