Twitter conversation surrounding HP's ill-fated TouchPad has increased from just 2,000 tweets a day one week ago to more than 50,000 tweets as of August 22.
Social analytics firm Simply Measured created a chart outlining the rise in Twitter conversation surrounding the TouchPad and its associated terms.
Looking at the data, early discussions concerned the future of webOS in the wake of TouchPad's discontinuation. By Friday, however, the conversation shifted to blowout pricing of the device. This continued throughout the weekend, as would-be buyers scrambled to find devices on the cheap.
The TouchPad may not have been a success before HP decided to pull the plug on the device â€” lowering its price 80% to clear out units â€” but on Monday, it managed to top Amazon.com's bestsellers list.
Rather than pontificate on what the success of a $99 tablet says about the market in general, we'll just agree with Ian Betteridge.
Still, it's fascinating to see the huge juxtaposition in social activity before and after the device's cancellation. Does this suggest HP dropped the tablet too quickly? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Source: Simply Measured
Author: / Posted: 24-08-2011