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Twitter’s Growth Continues To Skyrocket: Reveals Latest Numbers

There was a point in time that Twitter seemed to  be faltering and its chirping would become silent like many meteoric startups that crash and burn on the web after promising so much.

Twitter is now embedded behind enemy lines and is part of our popular culture, social networking and technology landscape.Twitters Growth Continues To Skyrocket Reveals Latest Numbers

Twitter’s culture is unique and the online etiquette and features that it has spawned continues to delight me including its instant and real time results from communication to content.

Well the latest official numbers are out, released in a benign blog post on the official website and they are not revealing a slow and lingering death anytime soon but a community that continues to scream towards the stratosphere.

There were only two numbers revealed but they are significant.

  1. 165 Million registered users
  2. 90 million tweets a day

Two years ago the number of registered users was 3 million and there were only 1.25 million tweets per day. So what is the increase in percentage terms?

  • The growth rate over 2 years for registered users in growing from 3 million to 165 million is 5,500 percent
  • The growth rate of tweets in the 2 years is 7,200 percent.

The latest figures Twitter released before this recent blog post were at its Chirp conference in April about 6 months ago. Twitter revealed then that the number of registered users stood at 105 million, so in just 6 months Twitter has increased the number of registered users by 60 million.

Now that is growth!!

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  • Great post, it became aost, I like twitter because is not a simple social network but it became an school for the persons seeking more knowledge!

  • People keep reading your posts! THAT is why people like twitter better! lol

    Seriously, Facebook has so many technical problems, I really think they do some kind of geek dance every time they get a tech support request. Facebook is not very friendly to small businesses and they make it very hard to network. You are threatened with being banned as a spammer if you befriend someone you “claim to know” Facebook really needs to stop with the power trip! Long Live Twitter!

  • YAY! I love Twiiter. I love your posts. I am happy to know that my addiction is not wasted and could actually be valuable! LOL
    thanks Jeff!

  • Yay for twitter!

  • I wholeheartedly agree with what Jessica said! I still truly adore Twitter and the time I spend tweeting, so it’s good to hear the network is still going strong.

  • Amy

    I tweet almost everyday and I really learned a lot from people who tweet about articles and quotes 🙂

  • @rikdefluiter

    Nice story! Keep up the good work!


  • Go Twitter! If it wasn’t for tweets I wouldn’t know you or your most excellent blog. Thanks, Jeff!

  • At first I thought Twitter was pointless but I have grown to really appreciate the nuances and catch a lot of good info at the same time.

  • we love twitter.