Is the Status Update Dead? 36% of Tweets Are Photos [Infographic]

Like many social networks, Twitter started out as a place for making announcements. When Twitter rolled out expanded tweets earlier this year, all that changed. According to a recent study, status updates account for only 7 percent of the activity on Twitter, while photos from sites like Instagram and Tumblr make up 36 percent.

Like many social networks, Twitter started out as a place for making announcements. When Twitter rolled out expanded tweets earlier this year, all that changed. According to a recent study, status updates account for only 7 percent of the activity on Twitter, while photos from sites like Instagram and Tumblr make up 36 percent.