Some interesting social networking statistics have recently been revealed when analysts studied all of the #SXSW tweets which occurred earlier this month, these stats looked at three main categories which are: mobile platforms, group messaging and check-ins.
According to the charts and statistics posted on DigitalTrends 60% of tweets mentioning #SXSW were made by iPhones, 14% were made by iPads, 14% were made by Android devices, 12% were made by BlackBerry smartphones and just 1% were made by Windows Phone devices.
In terms of the Check-In War Foursquare made up for 65% of the #SXSW Twitter mentions whilst Gowalla was responsible for 22% of the mentions whilst SCVNGR and Whrrl accounted for 12% and 7% respectively.
Finally when looking at Group Messaging GroupMe was the most popular solution with 65% of the Twitter mentions whilst Beluga, Kik and Fast Society accounted for 22%, 10% and 3% respectively.
These stats show that iOS-based devices are responsible for a massive percentage of mobile Tweets, however we have to remember that the type of people who would tweet the SXSW hashtag are probably the same people who queue up for iPads and iPhone upon launch, that said I was quite surprised to see Android accounting for just 12% of the #SXSW Twitter mentions.
All of the statistics above were based on 315,000 #SXSW Tweets which were tweeted between 11th March and 15th March 2011, do any of the statistics surprised you? Let us know in the comments section below.