Very often, we compare Google+ to a microcosm, populated by die-hard Google fans. They use the social network despite the low activity of its members and fight the Facebook ogre body and soul. But we may have gotten the wrong target. According to an O'Reilly study , the real statistics of Twitter are much more worrying than the official figures provided by the social network. Lady Gaga has more followers than Argentina has people. But this kind of figure hides a completely different reality on the network. To
highlight this fact, O'Reilly cites a shocking figure: half of Twitter accounts are followed by 0 or 1 follower. If we analyze only active users having tweeted during the phone number list last 30 days the median rises to 61 followers. This graph illustrates the distribution of Twitter accounts (active only) according to the number of followers. number-twitter-followers This data relates to 400,000 Twitter accounts having published at least one tweet
during the last 30 days. Fake accounts were removed from the sample to make it as representative as possible (like this fake account by Wayne Rooney ). 50% of them follow more than 177 people. 76% have a followings/followers ratio greater than 1: in other words, their followers are more numerous than their followings. Here is the distribution of active users according to their followers. These are deciles. Thus, the 10% least followed active users have 3 followers or less.