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Last week we were interested in your tweeting habits, and asked you how often you share on Twitter How Often Do You Share On Twitter? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Often Do You Share On Twitter? [MakeUseOf Poll] Twitter is a staggeringly large social network, and as such, millions of tweets pass through its line each day. We all know there are Twitter accounts which are almost empty, with 1-2 tweets every few... Read More . We wanted to get an idea of how frequently people tweet, and found out the surprising fact that more than %40 of you don’t tweet at all.

Out of the 145 readers who voted, 19% don’t even have a Twitter account, 23% have an account but never tweet, 23% tweet 1-5 times per week, 19% tweet 1-5 times per day, 7% tweet 6-10 times per day, 5.5% tweet 11-20 times per day, and 3.5% tweet more than 2- times daily.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

While not a whole lot of readers voted, it was still surprising to find out that so many of you are not big on tweeting, with a staggering 65% who tweet 5 times a week or less. In a world so consumed by Twitter and hashtags, it’s interesting to see such results.


This week’s poll question is: What Do You Think Of Windows 8’s Metro UI?


Microsoft Metro UI is not entirely new, with early glimpses of dating back to earlier versions of Windows Media Center and Zune, but with Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8, Microsoft made sure we all heard of and knew what Metro UI is. Metro is a design language which is based on certain principles such as specific fonts, use of tiles and text for navigation, and more, and by utilizing in in Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to go in a completely different direction. This UI has gotten mixed reviews (although more good than bad), with some people thinking it’s the best thing since Windows added a Start button, and others hating the thought of having that as their main operating system. Where do you stand?

What is it about Metro UI that you like or don’t like? Do you think it’s good on some products but not on others? If so, which? We’re waiting for your comments.

  1. GodSponge
    June 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Metro may be useful on a touchscreen but it's still super ugly and worthless in my opinion. Putting it on a PC without a touchscreen is also crazy. I mean the whole lockscreen slide to unlock thing might be ok on a tablet or phone but it and the rest of the metro UI is really clunky and annoying when using a mouse.

  2. nishit patel
    May 14, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I liked the idea but a lot of simple tweaks can make it much more friendly for the standard keyboard and mouse.

  3. dchapin
    April 4, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Windows 7 for actual users... Windows 8 for Metro Morons... designed for those too simple minded to actually us a computer for anything productive.

  4. new_house
    February 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    a link to Windows 8 Metro UI system would be great with this article otherwise less participation in your poll

    • Yaara
      February 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion! I almost included one, but at the end decided not to. I will keep this in mind.

  5. DexterP17
    February 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I don't really like the look of the tiles. They just look like a bunch of squares that are trying to be like Tetris.

    • GodSponge
      June 25, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you! I hate the tiles. Desktop widgets are so much better but those have been removed in favor of tiles...

  6. pravin
    February 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Whatever, However!! Its a great OS. Many so called geeks and analysts will always try to find a reason to tell how a Microsoft product may fail.
    This is going to change everything and also will take down the big Bubble Hype of Android. 
    Its a SuperHit.

  7. Susendeep Dutta
    February 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I like Metro UI as its different from others.One can get more information by simply looking at them and they are real time.

    As on desktop counterpart,I think that MS is will make sure to provide choices to switch between different UI.Its better to wait and see what's in store that MS is going to bring to us.

  8. Alexandre
    February 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

    It will be great if you can use a small touch screen instead a mouse and switch or share the content between the computer screen and this small touch screen. Such device already exists? The controller of the wii U look like this...

  9. Jayme Allen
    February 6, 2012 at 2:29 am

    It's awful for a laptop.  Fine for a phone or tablet.  I don't want a touchscreen laptop as I already can't stand fingerprints on my phone... but what are you gonna do?

    • Anand
      February 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Switch to the 'Classic' UI that comes on Windows 8?

      • GodSponge
        June 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm

        Is that even an option? Last time I checked they even removed the registry key that let you use the old start menu. I'm using Start8 from stardock for now but I may find something else.

  10. Achraf52
    February 6, 2012 at 2:07 am

    It looks like we need a touch screen to deal with this thing, maybe on a tablet it would work great but in a laptop not really .

  11. Gideon Waxfarb
    February 6, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I like the idea of being able to run the same apps on both tablet and desktop, and there are certain apps (esp software synths with lots of knobs and sliders) that could really benefit from a touch interface. But I really wish they had provided a way to run metro apps under the 'classic' desktop, as constantly having to switch back and forth between the two is going to be a PITA. For this reason, I probably will not run any metro apps on the desktop, and just stay in classic.

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