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Study Finds That Majority of Twitter Users Never Tweet and Don't Have Followers

Have You Ever Made and Abandoned a Social Network Profile?

Even though it seems everyone and their mother is on Twitter (literally, my mother is on Twitter), a recent study found that the majority of Twitter users sign up but never type a tweet or get followers.

Hubspot found that 54.9 percent of users have never tweeted (out of 4.5 million Twitter accounts), leaving empty profiles, placeholders for people who signed up on a whim, only to lose steam with the whole tweeting thing.

I get why this happens — the deluge of Twitter over the last few months has brought the site mainstream awareness if not success, but once there, many people don't "get" it. Take my mom, who, last month called me to ask what this Twitter thing is and does she need to be on it? This is a niche product that's been catapulted into the spotlight.


Anyway, I've started many profiles on new social networks that I don't really get into or keep up with, so I understand. Tell me, have you ever started a profile on Twitter or another network, but abandoned it?

(Oh, and maybe you should delete those profiles, lest some lonely dude tries to sue you.)

eskimokissz eskimokissz 8 years
yes, I got invited by some cousins to join bebo and hi5... after making a profile, I never logged back on though, lol. I stick to facebook mostly, although I still have a myspace. Love my twitter, too
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
im like hannagrrl, if it exist i have a profile but its too much to keep up with.
bluebrooke11 bluebrooke11 8 years
I have Yahoo, Google, MSN, like everything. I have a twitter. I hate it. I just don't get the point of twitter. I don't want people knowing what I do 24/7. And, I find it stalker-ish. If you think about it, it is. Why would you want to know what someone's doing 24/7? I just don't get it.
Dagne Dagne 8 years
My friend asked me a few months ago if I was on Twitter and I sharply said, "No!" all indignantly. I set up a Twitter account in 2007 but I'd forgotten all about it. Oops. I had no idea it would become this big thing.
Lindaloo52 Lindaloo52 8 years
Well, I say yahoo to your Mom she is trying to stay abreast of everything !
hannagrrl hannagrrl 8 years
I'm a social networking whore.... if there's a site, I have a profile. But I will at least try to log in to them every so often... except my Friendster, LinkedIn, and the other random one that AOL sent me to once.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
Yeah I set up a twitter account but never use it. I just cannot get into that one!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Yes I used to have a Friendster and MySpace profile but I terminated both as I had weird dudes stalking me on them and I just hated the layouts in general.
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