How People Currently Share Pictures On Twitter

By Sheldon Levine - Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at 7:27 am  

Yesterday Twitter revealed that they will be rolling out their very own way to share photos on the microblogging network. Twitter will now give users a way to upload their pictures straight to Twitter without having to use a third-party service. An update like this really shows that Twitter is trying to find ways to prove their worth and keep people on their official page and apps as much as possible. This also falls into their new mandate of trying to give users across the board a “consistent user experience”.The service is slated to roll out in the next few weeks to use through Twitter.com. Shortly after that they will roll their photo service out to all of their official apps for phones, tablets and desktops. The company even says that they’re trying to work with mobile carriers so that non-smartphone users will be able to upload their photos via MMS.

What will this mean for the already established photosharing apps that work with Twitter such as TwitPic, Yfrog, Instagram and others? These apps are quite popular and some, like Instagram, have very devoted users. We’re not sure yet, but we do now know how popular these other apps are.

On May 30th we looked at all the tweets from that day and found that 14.9% of all tweets contained a link. Of all the tweets from that day 1.25% contained a link to a picture from a photo sharing service. That means 1/12th of all links shared are photos. On a busy day, Twitter gets about 170 million tweets, 1.25% means 2.125 million tweets daily link to pictures from third party services.

Among the tweets with images, the most popular service to share photos with was Twitpic (45.7%). The second most popular was Yfrog (29.3%), followed by Lockerz (formerly Plixi) (17.4%) and Instagram (5.2%).

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67 Responses to “How People Currently Share Pictures On Twitter”

  1. […] got the most to lose? In order to get some up-to-date figures, monitoring and analysis company Sysomos looked at all the tweets from Monday 30 May 2011 to look at the current state of the Twitter image […]

  2. […] announcement to partner with Photobucket to offer photo sharing, we spotted this gem from the guys at Sysomos that shows how people are currently sharing photos on Twitter. The stats are pretty interesting and […]

  3. […] Con el fin de obtener alguna a la fecha las cifras, el monitoreo y la compañía de análisis de Sysomos contempla todos los tweets del lunes 30 de mayo de 2011 al ver el estado actual de la distribución […]

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  6. […] got the most to lose? In order to get some up-to-date figures, monitoring and analysis company Sysomos looked at all the tweets from Monday 30 May 2011 to look at the current state of the Twitter image […]

  7. […] media monitoring company Sysomos has just released some stats on their blog that detail the currents state of image sharing on […]

  8. […] got the most to lose? In order to get some up-to-date figures, monitoring and analysis company Sysomos looked at all the tweets from Monday 30 May 2011 to look at the current state of the Twitter image […]

  9. […] media research company Sysomos looked at all the tweets from May 30th to see what services people were using. Of all tweets that day, 14.9% contained a link. Sysomos […]

  10. […] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their […]

  11. […] media research company Sysomos looked at all the tweets from May 30th to see what services people were using. Of all tweets that day, 14.9% contained a link. Sysomos […]

  12. […] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their […]

  13. […] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their […]

  14. […] media research company Sysomos looked at all the tweets from May 30th to see what services people were using. Of all tweets that day, 14.9% contained a link. Sysomos […]

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  18. […] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their […]

  19. […] media monitoring company Sysomos has just released some stats on their blog that detail the currents state of image sharing on […]

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  21. Kosso says:

    Let’s hope they allow searching further back than the current 2 or 3 weeks, or there’s no way I’d use this service to store my visual memories.

  22. […] services are they using to do so?Social media monitoring company Sysomos decided to find out; it looked at the tweets from May 30, 2011 to determine the percentage of tweets with links and images.Of the […]

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  25. […] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their […]

  26. […] media monitoring company Sysomos decided to find out; it looked at the tweets from May 30, 2011 to determine the percentage of tweets with links and […]

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  28. Aahan says:

    Just wanted to let you know: According to Wikipedia, Twitter is “generating 65 million tweets a day”.

    I understand that you said “on a busy day.” As I told earlier, just wanted to let you know.

  29. WazWoo says:

    that looks like its gonna work dude. Wow.

    http://www.privacy-web.no.tc

  30. […] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their […]

  31. […] media monitoring company Sysomos decided to find out; it looked at the tweets from May 30, 2011 to determine the percentage of tweets with links and […]

  32. […] as a result of simple research conducted by social media analytics firm Sysomos, on May 30, 2011, to determine some basic Twitter stats.Here’s more to it. Since Twitter generates an estimated 65 – […]

  33. […] media monitoring company Sysomos decided to find out; it looked at the tweets from May 30, 2011 to determine the percentage of tweets with links and […]

  34. […] media monitoring company Sysomos decided to find out; it looked at the tweets from May 30, 2011 to determine the percentage of tweets with links and […]

  35. Sheldon Levine says:

    Hi Aahan,

    I think that stat may be a bit old. I got my number from this official Twitter blog post from March of this year which says they average 140 million per day: http://blog.twitter.com/2011/03/numbers.html

    Cheers,
    Sheldon, community manager for Sysomos

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  39. […] media monitoring company Sysomos decided to find out; it looked at the tweets from May 30, 2011 to determine the percentage of tweets with links and […]

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  41. […] I stumbled today about this piece of data via Sysomos that stroke me: Only 1.25% of tweets carry a link to a picture. It doesn’t seem a massive figure, […]

  42. […] media research company Sysomos looked at all the tweets from May 30 to see what services people were using. Of all tweets that day, Sysomos found that 1.25% of tweets […]

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  45. Aahan says:

    @Sheldon Levine: Some points of note:

    1. I just wanted to let you know, it doesn’t matter. Nothing serious about it.

    2. Twitter is generating 65 million tweets a day – – that’s as per March 2011 stats.

    3. According to the Twitter blog post that you mentioned, 140 million is the average number of Tweets people sent per day, “in the last month (so, February 2011?)”

    As you can already notice, these stats will confuse us. Inorder to be on the safer side, we could say 65 – 140 million or so, as what I thought and did (in my blog post, as you know).

    I am not advising nor recommending that you do something, I just wanted some clarification for myself as I was covering the story.

    Lastly, I would recommend that you use Intensedebate comments system if you have no problems with it. See, I had to search your reply.

    Anyway, you’ve done a wonderful job there, have a great day (and thanks for chipping in on my blog)! :D

  46. […] media monitoring company Sysomos decided to find out; it looked at the tweets from May 30, 2011 to determine the percentage of tweets with links and […]

  47. […] media investigate association Sysomos looked during all a tweets from May 30 to see what services people were using. Of all tweets that day, Sysomos found that 1.25% of tweets […]

  48. […] media monitoring company Sysomos decided to find out; it looked at the tweets from May 30, 2011 to determine the percentage of tweets with links and […]

  49. […] all the tweets that were uploaded on May 30, 2011 to monitor the photo sharing trend. Their study shows that amongst all these tweets, 14.9 percent contained at least one link and 1.25% contained a link […]

  50. […] usate per condividere foto su Twitter come come TwitPic, Yfrog, Instagram e gli altri? Ce lo dice Sysomos, che ha condotto un’indagine esaminando tutti i tweet del 30 maggio 2011. Diamo uno sguardo […]

  51. […] gère quotidiennement sur sa plateforme, 85.1% ne contiennent pas de liens internet, selon une récente étude Sysomos menée sur toutes les contributions envoyées le 30 mai 2011. 13.6% des contributions  envoyées […]

  52. […] el estudio, un 1,25% de los mensajes contienen una imagen, lo que equivale a cerca de 2.125 millones de […]

  53. […] el estudio, un 1,25% de los mensajes contienen una imagen, lo que equivale a cerca de 2.125 millones de […]

  54. […] Según el estudio, un 1,25% de los mensajes contienen una imagen, lo que equivale a cerca de 2.125 millones de tweets. Y la herramienta más utilizada para adjuntar estás imágenes es Twitpic, elegida por un 45,7% de los usuarios. En segundo lugar se sitúa Yfrog, la preferida del 29,3%, y en tercera posición está Lockerz, con un 17,4%. […]

  55. […] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their […]

  56. […] gère quotidiennement sur sa plateforme, 85.1% ne contiennent pas de liens internet, selon une récente étude Sysomos menée sur toutes les contributions envoyées le 30 mai 2011. 13.6% des contributions  envoyées […]

  57. Ari Herzog says:

    How Your Photo Tweeting Experience Changes…

    Studies indicate 14.9% of tweets contain links; and 1.25% of those links (or 2.1 million tweets a day) point to pictures hosted on photo sharing websites. Twitter users are familiar with the concept of adding images to tweets, typically using third-par…

  58. […] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their […]

  59. […] est passé le bon vieux temps où la substance de vos tweets était ce que vous disiez, et non ce sur quoi vous pointiez?», interpelle un étudiant américain […]

  60. […] Twitter sees about 170 million tweets each day, and 1.25 percent of those are linked to a photo sharing service. That equals more than 2 million daily tweets that include pictures. [Sysomos] […]

  61. […] from Twitter’s new photo-sharing feature. Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the current photo sharing space on Twitter, examining how and where people are sharing their […]

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  63. […] Twitter sees about 170 million tweets each day, and 1.25 percent of those are linked to a photo sharing service. That equals more than 2 million daily tweets that include pictures. [Sysomos] […]