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Follow Friday: BlackBerry News and Opinion from the Twittersphere

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This week was particularly special for BlackBerry and Twitter as Twitter are hosting their official conference called Chirp. At the conference we learned a lot about Twitter for BlackBerry, and the awesome impact it has had on the Twitter service. Here are just a few facts we learned about Twitter for BlackBerry:

@criswick First time I’ve seen @BlackBerry positioned as best implementation of an App (Twitter) – better than iPhone :) #chirp
@kylemcinnes With 300K new Twitter users per day, 8% of daily signups are coming via the new Twitter for BlackBerry app. #T4BB
@kylemcinnes Did you know 1.7% of tweets came from Twitter for BlackBerry yesterday? That’s about 850,000 tweets. #T4BB

For a detailed look at how Twitter’s user base and traffic breaks down, check out this awesome graphic by @G_Obieta.

Another interesting fact about Twitter and BlackBerry, is that RIM’s social media team barely use their own product. If you look at their Twitter accounts, they use Co-Tweet, Hootsuite and the web predominantly. I’ve even seen them use Ubertwitter. Personally, I think it gives the wrong impression, and regardless of the fact that they’re sitting at a computer, I think a good internal social media policy would say “if you can’t tweet it from our app, don’t tweet it at all.” Every single one of those tweets should come from Twitter for BlackBerry, and if managing multiple accounts is a hurdle preventing you from using the app, then go to the Twitter for BlackBerry product team and tell them to implement that feature immediately. The perception is that RIM can’t make a Twitter app that is good enough to use internally.

So enough about Twitter for BlackBerry. I’ve compiled a long list of news and opinion tweets from around the twittersphere. There are some fun people to follow here so be sure to check them out.
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Follow Friday: BlackBerry News and Opinion from the Twittersphere

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Follow Friday has been going on for a long time and while most are bound to 140 characters, we have the benefit of a giant blog post of the week’s best BlackBerry Tweets.

I’m continually adding to my BlackBerry Community list, so feel free to comment your Twitter account if you want in.
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