44% Of All Twitter Accounts Have Yet To Send A Tweet

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A new report from Twopcharts has found that 44% of the world's Twitter accounts have yet to send a Tweet. With approximately 974 million Twitter accounts, that's an awful lot of dead air. As the Wall Street Journal points out, however, this could mean that people, scammers, or bots simply signed up for an account and never came back—or that there are hordes of shy people out there waiting for the moment to strike. Do you have a Twitter account you have never used? If not, why not? [Wall Street Journal]

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Ghost in the Machine

My Twitter account is for logging into Gawker Media and secondarily as an information source. No one I know IRL even knows I have a Twitter account and I don't use it for social media purposes (I don't have a Facebook account either).