Anyone Out There? 71 Percent of Tweets Get No Response
Do you feel like your Twitter followers aren’t always listening? Well, that’s because you're probably right.
A new study from social media analytics company Sysomos revealed that 71 percent of all tweets get no response from others in the tweetosphere.
The company scanned 1.2 billion messages that were sent in August and September 2009 to gauge the type of interaction happening on Twitter. In response, the study indicated that a whopping seven out of ten tweets never receive a response or reply from others.
In fact, only six percent gets resent or "retweeted."
The chances of a retweet happening is most likely to occur within a small window of time – 92.4 percent happen within the first hour of the original tweet being published. An additional 1.63 percent of retweets happen in the second hour and 0.94 percent occur in the third.
"Replies" follow a similar pattern. About 96.9 percent of @ replies happen within the first hour of the original tweet being published, while an additional 0.88 percent of replies happen in the second hour. After that, reply activity dramatically declines.