Over the past six months, we’ve taken several in-depth looks at Twitter and how people are using it. This includes the tools and services being used to post and read tweets. As Twitter becomes more popular, the number of publishing alternatives continues to expand in lockstep.
To get a better idea of how people are using Twitter, Sysomos looked at two three-week periods – one in June and another in November – to create comparative snapshots. Not surprisingly, Twitter.com’s market share in terms of how often it is used dropped to 40.5% from 45.7%.
Among the biggest market share losses were posted by Tweetdeck which dropped to 8.75% of total tweets from 19.7% in June; Echofon, which used to be Twitterfox and Twitterfon, dropped to 4.9% from 7.6%; and TwitterBerry, which fell to 0.62% from 1.7%.
The market share winners included UberTwitter, a popular Blackberry application, which climbed to 6.74% from 1.8%; Seesmic, which now offers desktop software and a Web-based tool, rose to 1.26% from 1.1%; Twitterrific, an iPhone app, increased to 1.67% from 1.2%, while Twidroid, a client for Android devices, climbed to 1.25% from 0.8%.
Here’s a chart of the leading Twitter services and tools in November 2009. (Note: The “web” is Twitter.com)
And here’s a chart of the leading Twitter tools and services for June 2009