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  • Anonymous

    Jeff I believe you may be right about 100 million new Twitter users. Actually it could well exceed that.

  • http://philgerbyshak.com Phil Gerbyshak

    Pretty huge news for sure! Thanks for digging it out for us.

    I agree: you will see a much tighter integration of Apple and Twitter folks, but not sure on the 100 million more, at least not due to only Apple. Many of the Apple hipsters are already Twitter users, so I’m skeptical there will be that much pop.

    Will definitely be something to watch in 2011!

  • http://punditcommentator.blogspot.com Pundit Commentator

    Awesome. Facebook is the face of all evil. Twitter rules.

  • Seanmalarkey

    God – I cant wait to to be able to tweet links from my iPhone. I read so many good articles while sitting on the backporch late at night from my phone. This will be so nice.

    • http://www.social-media-design.com/ Lori Randall Stradtman

      Exactly Sean! Twitter is an acquired taste, but it’s delicious, er, tasty! LOL

  • http://womeninbusinessradio.com Michele Price

    Jeff, you are amazing.  Yes, finally a game changer to get more Gen Y on board.  Now my question is how do we have that be a win for us all and not another level of noise to filter.

  • http://twitter.com/dpbkmb FunDave

    Yep. Add a tweet button to the OS.. more Apple genius.

  • Darleen

    Yes already I have heard from my Gen Y children and Baby Boomer husband that maybe they should figure this Twitter thing out. Apple genius for sure!

  • http://twitter.com/ivan__sidorov Ivan Sidorov

    On Facebook work social games. How work social games in Twitter?

  • http://twitter.com/martinschmidler Martin Schmidler

    Nope. I know a lot of people who don´t even know they can double-click the home button to multitask. 90% of users only use 50% of the functionality.. or maybe even less, don´t have any empiric data on that at hand.

    Twitter will add some users for sure, but I doubt it will be a hundred million people.

  • http://businessmindhacks.com AlexSchleber

    Good points save one: Twitter does NOT have 200 Million active accounts. While they don’t give out numbers, it is estimated that there may be as few as 20-40 Million accounts with at least 10 followers/following, so that it is very unlikely that even counting very irregular lurkers we are looking at more than 80-100M. 

    The rest: Bots, spam, placeholder accounts, and worst of all, TONS of abandoned accounts, because as you state yourself, lots of mainstream folks tried it and just didn’t get Twitter (use cases).

    Do an analysis of your own account on refollow.com, and it will likely tell you for the 30 day and 90 day inactives calculation, that there are 1/4 to 1/3 more or less dead accounts in your follower list.

    Recent surveys have shown that only about 6-12% of U.S. consumers use Twitter, while Facebook is clearly at over 50%.

    More details here: http://alexschleber.amplify.com/2011/04/23/is-twitter-massively-overrated/

  • http://twitter.com/cgrainger Carl Grainger

    Apple should hang loose or they may get bruised. Ever increasing Cupertino noise on astronomic marketing numbers, emphasis on the galactic number of credit card holder iTunes accounts, blah, blah and most recently the mega investments in a monstrously-sized iCloud data centre (ahem mining-factory) smells suspiciously like the accountants are taking over. It’s now all about data mining – and the mega piles of cash Apple can get by tracking and then churning over what, when, how, who with, where, how long we do stuff. iTunes, iAds, CoreLocation and iCloud it’s just the start, lumping twitter into iOS is a clever way of leeching into and feeding off data piggy-back style from the most up to the minute social network. However as fast as Twitter is, I’ll belong gone before the thought police knock on my door asking why my iPhone 13 hasn’t been used in 49 hours and accusing me of crimes of not complying with page 51 of iTunes account terms & conditions concerning the timely collection and submission of my daily life-data. So go tweet this on your iOS device. Apple I’m on to you and the future’s not looking bright – in fact it may be Orange unless you’ve already unleashed the fruit police.

  • http://twitter.com/comedy4cast Clinton

    Not really seeing that there will be a big shift in the Twitterverse as a result of this. But time will tell.

  • http://www.social-media-design.com/ Lori Randall Stradtman

    As an Apple user for the past decade and Twitter lover, I’m thrilled with this news! Delighted to have discovered your site at last! Already see where I need to read your iPad posts. :)

  • Shai Shamir

    I wonder what this will do to service providers when sharing photos will become easier. With a single click many people will start loading photos. Yet another data explosion?

  • Shai Shamir

    I wonder what this will do to service providers when sharing photos will become easier. With a single click many people will start loading photos. Yet another data explosion?

  • http://twitter.com/Kajeet4Edu Kajeet for Education

    Twitter has tons of room for improvement if it is to become truly useful.  I have found little I can do without 3rd party apps to make my twitter feed anything but overwhelming.  Facebook has come a long way in developing mechanisms for social promotion of ideas / links / media, etc.  The “News Feed” is much more intelligent today than it was a year ago.  Twitter is nascent by comparison.

  • http://twitter.com/Kajeet4Edu Kajeet for Education

    Twitter has tons of room for improvement if it is to become truly useful.  I have found little I can do without 3rd party apps to make my twitter feed anything but overwhelming.  Facebook has come a long way in developing mechanisms for social promotion of ideas / links / media, etc.  The “News Feed” is much more intelligent today than it was a year ago.  Twitter is nascent by comparison.

  • Anonymous

    twitter is news. facebook is DIY postmodern yearbook.
    i’m pretty objective – just squeaked into GenY –  obsessed w/both platforms at different times, for different purposes.
    twitter lacks exclusivity – the whole reason why FB caught on in the 1st place…
    neither does it offer hosting for extreme narcissism.
    i mean u actually have to link-out for that…check minus
    FB collects ur life – all the pics where u look good. all the friends who’ve tagged u in photos. ur education, likes, employment, interests.
    twitter asks u to keep it down, to express urself in 140 characters. as if?!
    just when kids get to leave home and fight the system, their asked to limit themselves?
    not likely.
    that’s so bougggeee-yyyy…(or, “bourgeois” if u haven’t heard dripping disdain in awhile.)

    my bet is they’ll join LinkedIN before Twitter.

    less bots.

    (btw – i’m a full convert to twitter. got tired of listening to same old same old on FB…another kitten…no way!!!)

  • Anonymous

    mortified by misspelling: -they’re- not -their-

  • http://twitter.com/karo2204 Karolin Bierbrauer

    I am quite looking forward to this. The iPhone is for communication purposes even if the mobile network carriers are not quite happy about this. But over time, the habits change anyway and in the future mobile phone calls and SMS will be not important anymore. Only data packs. An Twitter is one of the communication tools which gives people fast access to information wherever they are.

  • http://www.mosthost.net Chris

    Excellent points.  Twitter is already great and only getting better. 

  • http://hennip.wordpress.com Kees Henniphof

    Great post Jeff – but let’s wait and see. Apple doesn’t have the best reputation for social thinking:  http://ow.ly/4m5IJ Cheers, Kees

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks for the comment Kees. That is what is great about this they don’t have to think about social networking that is Twitter’s role. They are both sticking to their specialty. It is a win win

  • http://twitter.com/cogzideltech CogzidelTechnologies

    Interesting stuff!

  • Jason Smith

    Yeah it isn’t gonna happen. Twitter is still nicer than PING. How’s that working out?

  • http://twitter.com/coco_dubai Talei Loto

    I think more kids will use twitter, its inevitable.  Especially as Apple products will have it embedded as you mention.  Twitter, for myself is a lot more open vs Facebook, it is, in my view, a real social networking site, people seem more open and its a thriving marketplace online.  The next question is where does Google + fit into the picture?

  • http://twitter.com/blogboy2 mikec

    Love Apple & Twitter. A marriage made in heaven?! :)

  • Rdn11

    I have required my students (first year and seniors) to blog and tweet for the last two years as part of their grade. They must share info related to the class, follow each other and follow industry experts. (I teach ad/pr at PSU). I also communicate important class stuff and allow them to ask questions via DM. They tweet so much that I have to tell them to get a second account to share their drinking accomplishments. As one frosh said yesterday, “I didn’t realize I would love Twitter so much.” Like anything, if taught and shown the benefits, they’ll own it. I also require a 24-hour no media day so they’ll learn why technology is critical and why interpersonal skills are still necessary. #justtweetin

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      That is very cool…love it !!

  • http://twitter.com/thefurby Dave Furby

    Its funny watching the Social Deck getting suffled by the Tech brands – for how long? Is it the Social brands shuffling the Tech brands already? Who has the bigger Klout (sic)?

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    i need to question whether i should get an ipad instead of playbook or galaxy tablet

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    I wish your posts had dates.

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