To put into perspective the impact of Twitter’s having shut down UberTwitter and Twidroyd today, look at these data from TwitterSource for “last day” (which one assumes means yesterday) on the various ways people read their Tweetstream:
- The web: 35%
- Ubertwitter: 7.3%
- Twitter for iPhone: 6.6%
- Twitter for Blackberry: 6.2%
- Tweetdeck: 5.3%
Shutting down 7 percent of your traffic? Ballsy. That must be a serious policy violation: TechCrunch reports that at least part of the complain was trademark violation. According to UberMedia exec Bill Gross, the app is being renamed @UberSocial and all is well:
Note that these data relate to traffic, not people. Many people use multiple tools to access Twitter. The chart and data are from TwitterSource, which uses a 5 percent random sample of publicly posted messages, the Twitter streaming API’s sample resource.