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Twitter users tweet 50 million a day

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 22 Feb 2010 21:06

Twitter users tweet 50 million a day Twitter has boasted that its users now send out 50 million 140-character-or-less tweets per day, or about six hundred per second. The micro-blogging giant, which is usually mute about much of its statistics, revealed the milestone on Monday. The site had five thousand tweets every day back in 2007, which went up to 300,000 per day in 2008.
In 2009, tweets had grown to an impressive 2.5 million every day, according to Kevin Weil, a member of Twitter's analytics team. "Tweets grew 1,400 percent last year to 35 million per day," Weil said. "Today, we are seeing 50 million tweets per day -- that's an average of 600 tweets per second."

The total number of Twitter users is unknown to the public, kept as an internal statistic at the company since it launched.

Considering that the 50,000,000 figure only represents the amount of tweets made by users, the actual number of tweets delivered by the service would be much higher, with tweets being shown for all followers of a user. Furthermore, Twitter omitted messages that were posted from accounts identified as spam from the total figures.

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