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Old Twitter Gone: Twitterverse Hardly Complains [STATS]

Yesterday, Twitter finally completed the roll-out to their “new” web application. I use the word new loosely because they began rolling out almost a year ago, but only completely deprecated the old Twitter yesterday. Initially, many prominent tweeters complained about this change. As the roll-out was finally forced on the laggards yesterday, complaints  were at a minimum. We compiled a few interesting stats from our monitoring of the stream yesterday.

New Twitter Stats:

— Of the likely ~200M+ Tweets yesterday, less than ~0.003% of them were complaints about the #newtwitter. The Twitterverse seems to have accepted this change.

— The majority (54%) of tweets about #newtwitter came from outside the US. Brazil was the 2nd most active with 13%.

— There was a spike in tweeting between noon and 2pm PDT: Twitter said that the rollout was complete at ~12:30pm PDT.

— Of the ~6,989 tweets, “hate” appears in roughly 13% of tweets. The remaining noise, albeit small, is still largely negative.

— By far the most active user was “@Stop_NewTwitter” – which is now a suspended account 🙂 This handle accounted for a whopping 171 tweets yesterday (100% RTs) and 2% of the total volume.

— There were still a handful of influential Tweeters airing out their frustration. Top 5 tweets by Klout score collectively have a reach of only ~850,000. Here’s what they had to say…

* @TreatWomenRightYeah (Klout = 89) “Im really starting not to care about twitter anymore . they switched me to this #newtwitter crap o_o how do u work this”

@Rene (Klout = 88) “Twitter switched me to the #NewTwitter and it completely sucks. I hate it. It reminds me of MySpace all over again…”

* @VodkaTonight (Klout = 84) “Meu twitter agora ta no #NewTwitter ODIEI” (Google translated this to: “My twitter now at # ta hated NewTwitter”)

* @BieberTweet (Klout = 83) “omg , Kelsi has #newtwitter oh no -.-”

* @TheDailyGemini (Klout = 82) “Newtwitter is annoying…I’m going to tweet on my phone later today. xo”

Adam Schoenfeld

Adam is the Co-Founder and VP of Strategy at Simply Measured. In 2010 (aka the dark ages of social marketing), Adam joined Damon Cortesi and Aviel Ginzburg to found "Untitled Startup, Inc" with the goal of helping marketers and analysts use social data to do their best work. The company quickly evolved to become Simply Measured and the trusted leader in social analytics. Outside of Simply Measured, Adam is a golfer, breakfast enthusiast, and long-time data geek.

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