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71% of all tweets are ignored, 23% get a reply, 6% get retweeted: Study

According to a study by Canada-based media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos, 71 per cent of all tweets are ignored, 23 per cent get a reply and just 6 per cent get retweeted. The study also reveals that 96.9 per cent of all replies and 92.4 per cent of all retweets happen within the first hour of the original tweet being published.

According to a study by Canada-based media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos, 71 per cent of all tweets are ignored, 23 per cent get a reply and just 6 per cent get retweeted. The study also reveals that 96.9 per cent of all replies and 92.4 per cent of all retweets happen within the first hour of the original tweet being published.

For the study, Sysomos researchers examined 1.2 billion tweets sent in August and September 2009. Examining the distance between an original tweet and the replies it attracts, the researchers found that of all tweets that generated a reply, 85 per cent have only one reply and another 10.7 per cent attracted a reply to the original reply.

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30 thoughts on “71% of all tweets are ignored, 23% get a reply, 6% get retweeted: Study”

  1. A tweet that gets no
    A tweet that gets no reaction can’t be classified as ‘ignored’. Every tweet is not retweeted or replied to. That isn’t even something to be expected. Perhaps the researchers at Sysomos need to actively use Twitter to understand it properly first and then decide on what to study & what conclusions to draw.

  2. Hey ,
    I find a flaw in the

    Hey ,

    I find a flaw in the title however…

    None of the tweets are IGNORED ( the graphs however mentions it correctly as NO Response)

    No response can also mean they have read it (its just that they dint want to take a action)…
    Ignored means not even seen/read(they may have verbally shared it with someone) …

    Findings are good.

    Cheers to team..

    Rohan ..

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