I think we have all seen the decline of interaction on Twitter, and how the service has become somewhat a little less, well I wouldn’t want to say interesting, but it surely has become less of what it was a couple years ago. Personally, I think Twitter lost out on a lot of users when they started messing around with the way that retweets work. The way that the direct messages are not working correctly is also a big culprit in the decline of the service, or at least that is my own experience. I don’t know if the redesign of the website has been all that well received either since I have seen numerous users complain about it since it was launched. However, that is nothing that I feel is one of the biggest annoyances with Twitter.
Singling out just Twitter wouldn’t be fair really. These types of annoyances are felt across the board of the social networking services, and they will mostly not stop finding their way into them since their creators are continuously trying to keep their service up to date with what they think their users expect. Facebook, Pinterest and of course LinkedIn are always frowned upon when they launch something new. Usually the fuss dies down after a while, and people start to understand the complex nature of what the new stuff might actually be able to do for them.
How do you go about choosing which one of these services is the best service to interact and engage on? One way could be to actually look at the statistics of the users and derive a proper plan that way. If you want your interaction, sharing and engagement to impact what you do, using an active service is vital to your success. GO-Gulf looked a little closer at this and compiled a pretty straight forward and quite useful infographic called User Activity Comparison Of Social Networking Sites.
It’s exactly what the title suggests. It’s a comparison across the most popular social networking sites, and what they have to offer as far as user activity. As we all might have guessed, Facebook is the top leader of the bunch, but the second spot is actually grabbed by the newcomer Pinterest. Facebook users average about 405 minutes on the service each month, while Pinterest actually ties that with an equal 405 minutes.
Maybe that is why Pinterest has had such an unearthly march to the top. I guess it’s safe to say that Pinterest looks like it will stay around for quite a long time. That is much thanks to the streamlined way the user interface draws the user in. It’s easily addictive, and I have found that spending a lot of time on Pinterest actually increases my inspiration across the board. What is going to happen to Twitter is anyone’s guess. Maybe it’s time for its users to say what they feel and think would be good to rejuvenate the service back to what it once was.