We have 140 characters to share the latest news with our fans and followers on Twitter. What exactly are we sharing on Twitter? What does a conversation look like?
During a typical day we send 500 million tweets collectively — that’s an average of 5,700 tweets per second (TPS). One of Twitter’s main goal is therefore to ensure the platform is always available no matter what’s going on around the world.
What are we really talking about on Twitter?
According to a recent study done by the Pew Research Center, in association with the Social Media Research Foundation, we only have six different types of conversations on Twitter.
Let’s have a look at these 6 conversational archetypes to better understand how users interact on Twitter thus being able to change our current strategy in order to provide the information needed and required by our fans & followers.
The infographic below gives us a comprehensive overview of the topics being discussed on Twitter.
The 6 Types of Twitter Conversations
For those of you who want to dig deeper and read Pew Research Center’s full report, please head over to http://www.pewinternet.org.
What type of conversations do you have on Twitter? How do you engage your fans and followers?