Not-News Flash! 40% of Tweets Are Mobile

January 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM (Musings) (, , )

Yesterday, Mashable shared via Twitter’s CEO that 40% of all tweets come from mobile devices.  While it’s nice to have a referenceable percentage for those thrilling conversations at cocktail parties, this doesn’t really come as a surprise.  Upsurge in smartphone-adoption aside, we’re on our mobile phones more than ever – and tweeting all the way (for those of you who ridicule me for not having a smartphone ::coughs::, you can in fact tweet and check in via text).  Sure, official Android and iPhone apps make it easier to tweet, but what really makes the difference is that we’re finding more and more information that’s worth sharing: news articles, YouTube videos, Angry Birds board games, what I ate for breakfast, and so on.  Rather than deciding to wait until we get to our computers to post from there (and most likely forget about it by then), we tweet on the go.  The only part I actually found surprising was that the percentage wasn’t higher, but given that last year only about 20-25% of tweets were shared via mobile, it’s still some serious headway.

 

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