TwitterSo, what’s the point of my imaginary Twitter QA in my previous post?

Well, I just wanted to get your attention, really, and show you a microcosm of what’s happening in Twitterlandia. And, if you go over the statistics below as here originally posted in Fresh Networks, you’ll see why Twitter is growing by the numbers.

Twitter is growing both in terms of users, the number of messages being created and the importance that people place on the service.

In a recent presentation from Raffi Krikorian, Twitter’s lead on Application Services, we got an insight into how Twitter is being used and some current statistics.

The most interesting of these are below, and the full presentation is at the end of this post.

  • There are currently 110 million tweets per day from the 200 million registered users.
  • The current rate of tweeting is 1,200 Tweets per second (tps), but these increase during dramatically important events. The Superbowl at one stage saw 4,064 tps with the second highest peak during the Superbowl was during the half-time ads rather than the game itself.
  • Twitter generates 10TB a day. That’s ten times what the New York Stock Exchange produces. It’s all generated from 140 character tweets which are individually 200 bytes per tweet. A phenomenal amount of text.
  • There are currently 200m registered users with a growth continuing at a higher pace than before.
  • Top three twitter-users by number of followers – @ladygaga (8.3M), @justinbieber (8.1M), @barackobama (7.0M)
  • This Twitter density map shows that Twitter is most popular in Western Europe, Japan, the USA and parts of South America. What might be surprising is that it appears to be especially popular in Indonesia, with some good activity in the Malaysia-Singapore area. You’ll notice that it doesn’t seem too popular in Africa with a couple of exceptions on the West Coast and the city-centres of the Middle East (you can quite clearly see Cairo and what appear to be the Amman – Damascus – Tel Aviv trifecta).”

But, To Have A Far-Reaching Effect
You Could Do Better Than Just
20 Twitter Followers.



Click here for the original article, full presentation, and Twitter density map:

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To Your Success,

Elmar Sandyck

Elmar Sandyck

4 thoughts on “Twitter Is Growing

  1. Hi Elmar! Great link to these Twitter statistics. We couldn’t deny Twitter’s power any longer. I’m really foreseeing a great future for Twitter especially in business.

  2. Hi Ilka,

    Couldn’t agree more- these stats really prove the power of social media in the online world.

    I read about the “accidental Osama Bin Laden attack tweeter” and he has really become an overnight sensation. From 750 followers to over 13,000 as of the latest count! Amazing. And he wasn’t even promoting something. Now, he could practically tweet about anything and 13,000 people would be listening. Good platform, indeed!

    Take care,

  3. Hi Elmar,

    Really impressive statistics and no wonder everybody seems to be getting in on the act. I notice in Australia that when they televise a live show on television they use Twitter for all viewer comments. Staggering how technology has changed in my lifetime.

    Thank you for sharing this really important information for us as marketers.


  4. Hi Marcus,

    Indeed it is! 🙂 Twitter, the phenomenon that is microblogging, has revolutionized the way we communicate. It’s pretty much hard to think years ago that we can actually see all of this just by a few clicks. And in only 140 characters at that!

    I appreciate the comment. Thanks for dropping by!

    Take care,

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