The Top 100 Twitter Publishing Tools and Services


As I was writing the report on Facebook and Twitter traffic growth, I had noticed that the engagement time at had dropped by 31 percent year-over-year.

September 2009: 18:07

September 2008: 26:12

Engagement Difference = -31%

I suspected that the shift in numbers stemed from the migration of those who previously interacted on and now engage via third-party clients such as TweetDeck, Seesmic, CoTweet, HootSuite, et al. As such, I thought it would be productive to review the numbers to get a closer look at what’s truly transpiring at the engagement level.

I asked my good friend Dan Zarrella, author of The Social Media Marketing Book, if he could help me run the numbers to see exactly what the world of usage looks like at compared to the mobile and desktop clients that are becoming increasingly pervasive.

Using the HubSpot platform, he measured the publishing source of over 500,000 tweets in September 2009.

As such, I’ve complied the results into a list that ranks the top Twitter clients as well as Twitter applications that publish from one service to Twitter as part of a syndication model.

The Top 100 Twitter Publishing Tools and Services

Twitter Client Market Share

  1. Web,40.945%
  2. API,11.6418% (custom applications, scripts or bots)
  3. TweetDeck,6.635%
  4. UberTwitter,4.288%
  5. twitterfeed,3.9538%
  6. txt,3.9254%
  7. mobile web,3.567%
  8. TwitterFon,2.4622%
  9. Tweetie,2.1434%
  10. TwitterFox,1.3588%
  11. Echofon,1.3356%
  12. Twitterrific,1.2322%
  13. twidroid,0.886%
  14. twhirl,0.8756%
  15. movatwitter,0.8398%
  16. TwitterBerry,0.835%
  17. TwitPic,0.7806%
  18. Seesmic,0.5524%
  19. Tween,0.5414%
  20. HootSuite,0.5258%
  21. Power Twitter,0.3556%
  22. Twit,0.3358%
  23. gmedtwitpost,0.3188%
  24. Snaptu,0.3018%
  25. Twittelator,0.3%
  26. POLLpigeon,0.2868%
  27. FriendFeed,0.275%
  28. P3:PeraPeraPrv,0.229%
  29. DestroyTwitter,0.2188%
  30. Perl Net::Twitter,0.2154%
  32. LOL quiz,0.1792%
  33. TwitterGadget,0.1758%
  34. Facebook,0.1722%
  35. Twitter Tools,0.1558%
  36. Tumblr,0.144%
  37. RSS2Twitter,0.1412%
  38. Sidekick,0.1386%
  39. twitRobot,0.1338%
  40. Google,0.1326%
  41. dabr,0.1304%
  42. CoTweet,0.129%
  44. Fun140,0.1274%
  45. Gravity,0.1264%
  46. SocialScope,0.1116%
  47. Tweed,0.1074%
  48. YoruFukurou,0.1064%
  49. Mobile Tweete,0.106%
  50. BlogTalkRadio,0.106%
  51. WP to Twitter,0.1058%
  53. iTweet,0.0914%
  54. PockeTwit,0.091%
  55. Tweetbots,0.0902%
  56. PhotoShare,0.0862%
  57. TwitterRide,0.0854%
  58. NatsuLiphone,0.0794%
  59. Mobster World,0.0784%
  60. SimplyTweet,0.0672%
  61. TinyTwitter,0.0664%
  62. Digsby,0.0642%
  63. Twitter4J,0.0614%
  65. Ustream,0.0606%
  66. Tweets60,0.0584%
  67. Movatter,0.0572%
  68. MySpace,0.0568%
  69. twibble,0.0562%
  70. TwitZap,0.0526%
  71. Twitter4R,0.0518%
  72. Twaitter,0.0484%
  73. Twitterizer,0.048%
  74. Nambu,0.0464%
  75. TwitterBar,0.0426%
  76. Twikini,0.0412%
  77. Epic Pet Wars,0.0386%
  78. Twitme for WordPress,0.0368%
  79. Photomemo,0.0356%
  80. Mixero,0.0356%
  81. yoono,0.0332%
  82. Netvibes,0.0328%
  83. TwitBin,0.0326%
  84. Flock,0.0316%
  85. Twidget,0.0312%
  86. Spaz,0.031%
  87. WordTwit,0.0308%
  88. Twitterena,0.0304%
  89. Post to Twitter,0.0298%
  90. 140 Mafia,0.0298%
  91. TweetSG,0.0292%
  92. Fantasy Sports,0.0292%
  93. Gwibber,0.0276%
  94. TwiXtreme,0.0276%
  95. Posterous,0.0274%
  97. TwitKit,0.0264%
  98. Twitter Opera widget,0.0264%
  99. Tweet-U-Later,0.0264%
  100. Twibbon,0.026%
  101. Splitweet,0.026%
  102. schuelerVZ,0.026%
  104. TwitterMail,0.0256%
  105. twittai,0.0252%
  106. Identica,0.0236%
  107. Adium,0.0228%
  108. Brightkite,0.0224%
  109. モバツイッター,0.0224%
  110. Stickam,0.0218%
  111. HTC Peep,0.0218%
  112. BeTwittered,0.021%
  113. TweetLeads,0.021%
  114. Adjix,0.0208%
  115. Twitstat Mobile,0.02%
  116. TwitterIrcGateway,0.0198%
  117. Viigo,0.0188%
  118. EventBox,0.0186%
  119. TweetGenius,0.0184%
  120. twitthat,0.0184%
  121. blu,0.017%
  122. TwInbox,0.0168%
  123. Matt,0.0166%
  124. TweetPhoto,0.0166%
  125. buzztap,0.0166%
  126. TweetGrid,0.016%
  127. Bird Feeder,0.0158%
  128. JTwitter,0.0158%
  129. LiveTweeter,0.0156%
  130. TwitThis,0.0152%
  131. TypePad,0.0152%
  132. Spymaster,0.0152%
  133. Flickr,0.0152%

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Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.

His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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