INFOGRAPHIC: Twitter reveals your dirty little mobile tweecrets

Twitter has released a nifty infographic showing how consumers interact with its social network on their mobiles. STOP PRESS: smartphone addicts like to tweet about telly!

by Rebecca Burn-Callander
Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

Twitter has copped a faceful of its own firehose to bring you a few choice facts about the people who live to tweet.

Unsurprisingly, mobile users are Twitter's largest audience by some margin, with 80% of users accessing the social network from a smartphone or mobile device. But we're not just tweeting, twitpic-ing (or, now, Vine-ing) when we're out and about - although, interestingly, one in three mobile Twitter users tweets during their daily work commute. Twitter has also become the so-called 'second screen' when we're lounging about at home.

Aparently, 66% of mobile users tweet while watching the telly. It's a kind of group therapy/critique session for Come Dine With Me or Eastenders addicts. And anyone who's watched the feeds doing PMQs can attest to the fact that there are many laughs to be had, punning on a talking head's political doozies in 140 characters. 

It also turns out that, far from being creators of original content, many of us are more lemming-like in our Twitter use, with 43% of mobile users simply retweeting what someone else has said. RT: 'What someone else has said.' < LOL.

To find out more about the secret habits of mobile tweeters, check out the full infographic below.

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