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Twitter Statistics

Twitter just celebrated its fifth year as a technology this week. It began as a small project among a few coworkers at a podcasting company in San Francisco called Odeo. Thanks to Twitter, the world is closer and more “real-time” than ever. Here are some notable statistics regarding Twitter’s five year existence.

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Twitter statistics to tweet:

  • 3 years, 2 months and 1 day. The time it took from the first Tweet to the billionth Tweet. »tweet«
  • 1 week. The time it now takes for users to send a billion Tweets. »tweet«
  • 50 million. The average number of Tweets people sent per day, one year ago. »tweet«
  • 140 million. The average number of Tweets people sent per day, in the last month. »tweet«
  • 177 million. Tweets sent on March 11, 2011. »tweet«
  • 456. Tweets per second (TPS) when Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 (a record at that time). »tweet«
  • 6,939. Current TPS record, set 4 seconds after midnight in Japan on New Year’s Day. »tweet«
  • 572,000. Number of new Twitter accounts created on March 12, 2011. »tweet«
  • 460,000. Average number of new Twitter accounts per day over the last month. »tweet«
  • 182%. Increase in number of mobile Twitter users over the past year. »tweet«
  • 8. 29. 130. 350. 400. Number of @Twitter employees in Jan 2008, Jan 2009, Jan 2010, Jan 2011 and Mar 2012. »tweet«
  1. Can someone let me know how recent this information is?

  2. Twitter is more effective because of the number of important persons using it unlike the others social networks that are rather for kids!

  3. Hey,
    Excellent info Graphics. You have explained a great point in this infographics. :)
    Thank you

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