Would you be surprised to hear that Twitter employees use official Twitter apps to send and read their tweets much more often than the general public? Probably not, but that’s what Business Insider found after looking into just how Twitter employees actually used Twitter.
Business Insider’s Chart of the Day on Monday shows just how Twitter employees use Twitter.
They examined 2,700 tweets from the Twitter staff list, and mined the data to find out where Twitter employees were sending their tweets from.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority of tweets were from Twitter.com itself. This number was very similar to how often the general public used Twitter.com: 32% of the employees’ tweets were from Twitter.com, while 35% of the general public sent tweets from the official website.
The second most-popular source of Twitter employees’ tweets was Twitter for iPhone, making up 22% of all tweets analyzed. The general public, on the other hand, used Twitter for iPhone for only about 11% of their tweets.
An even greater disparity between the employees and the general public is Twitter for Mac: the employees use it for 18% of their tweets, while the general public only uses it for 0.4%.
And on the other side of things, the general public apparently uses TweetDeck to send 13% of their tweets, while just 2% of the Twitter employees’ tweets were sent from this third-party application.