Twitter Psychology (Infographic)

by Emily Price | November 6, 2011

If you’ve got a Twitter account, chances are you’re at least a little bit interested in how many people are following you on the service. It’s nice to see that old follower number climb over time (you can follow me @emily BTW), and it’s also easy to get discouraged when you tweet something an immediately lose a handful (or a boatload) of followers.

There’s definitely a psychology behind our Twitter habits, and the guys at WhiteFireSEO created this infographic to display a little bit of it.

Did you know:

  • 80% of those with over 500 followers would rather follow a focused account?
  • 36 tweets a day is considered “oversharing” by most
  • 66% of people unfollow others because they’re tweeting too much

Check out the infographic below for some more Twitter psychology, and tell us what you think in the comments!



Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...