How Do You Use Twitter?

An interesting part of Twitter’s growth story are the growing number of alternatives to to publish and read updates.

The problem with is it has a no-frills interface that has become far less user-friendly and intuitive compared with third-party tools such as Tweetdeck, Seesmic, HootSuite, CoTweet, Tweepler and Tweetie.

So, how many people are using something other than to use Twitter?

In our first “Inside Twitter” report, which involved indexing 11.4 million Twitter accounts, we discovered that nearly 55% of Twitter users use something else other than The most popular clients are Tweetdeck (19.7%), TwitterFon (4.5%) and Twitterfeed (3.8%).


While our report suggests the majority of Twitter users are not using, a new report from Rapleaf suggests that 65% of all updates come from Twitter via SMS is the second-most popular (6%), followed by Tweetdeck (4%), the mobile Web (4%) and Twitterfon (3%).


So, how do you use Twitter? If you use something other than, what’s your tool of choice?

3 Comments on “How Do You Use Twitter?”

  1. I switch between Seesmic and Tweetdeck. I’m planning to try new Hootsuite which I believe has threading.

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