According to Quantcast, Twitter.com saw a leap in US traffic from under 30 million users a month to nearly 80 million from September 2009 to December 2010, a growth which has changed the landscape of Twitter applications in many ways.
There is a huge galaxy of applications and services orbiting the Twitter core. So numerous are they that it is difficult to wade through the plethora of widgets, apps and services that do almost anything you desire.
The infographic is a single visualisation designed to inform brands, individuals and organizations about the thousands of Twitter applications available today.
It highlights applications in 19 different rings ranging from branding and geolocation to Twitter search and marketing.
Ring 2: Geographics
Ring 3: Interest Graph
Ring 4: Dashboard
Ring 5: Event Management
Ring 6: Live Streaming
Ring 7: Geo Location
Ring 8: Relationships
Ring 9: Marketing and Advertising
Ring 10: Rich Media Ring 11: Communication Management
Ring 12: Research and Analysis Ring 13: Stream Management
Ring 14: Mobile Applications Ring 15: Trends Ring 16: Social CRM
Ring 17: Influence and Resonance
Ring 18: Twitter Search
Ring 19: Causation
Download a high resolution version of the Twitterverse infographic here.
Paul Fabretti points out that this graphic shows just how important these peripheral services have become to the core application.
“Understanding how effective API’s can be is to understand why Twitter has grown so significantly – give people (developers in this case) the freedom to use you/your service to create things of value for them is a sometimes invaluable thing to do.”
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