Twittersphere Report Shows Lots of New Twitterers in 2008

HubSpot’s “State of the Twittersphere
report for Q4 2008 shows a dominance of new users this year with 70% of Twitterers joining in 2008.

The report reveals 5,000-10,000 new accounts opened per day while 35% of Twitter users have ten or fewer followers.

Other fiindings from the report:

  • Nine percent of Twitter users follow no one at all.
  • There is a strong correlation between the number of followers you have and the number of people you follow.


State of the Twittersphere report is inspired by Technorati’s State of
the Blogosphere 2008, which reviewed survey data taken from a few
hundred bloggers.

The report analyzes Twitter
trends based on real data pulled from hundreds of thousands of Twitter
profiles accessed through the reports generated by HubSpot’s Twitter Grader.

the report analyzes data regarding Twitter user and traffic growth,
twitter user base statistics, tweet statistics, statistics on followers
and following, and geographic information.

The full State of the Twittersphere report,
in PDF format, is available for download on HubSpot’s Internet
Marketing Blog. State of the Twittersphere report - Q4 2008.

FYI: Our editor known as mobiwriter on Twitter has 39 followers putting her in the “more popular” category.