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Twitter hits 20 billion tweets

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Aug 2010 0:45 User comments (12)

Twitter hits 20 billion tweets A Twitter user in Tokyo has posted the 20 billionth tweet in the history of the micro-blogging site, four years after the service launched.
The popularity of the service has grown exponentially over the past year, with the 10 billion mark being hit just five months ago.

15 million was hit in June, riding the heels of the World Cup tournament's huge popularity.

Twitter blogged recently that the service adds 300,000 new users every day, on top of the 120 million registered users it already has.

In February, the service said it was seeing 600 tweets per second, which moved to as high as 3000 a second during the World Cup. In 2007, when the site was still in its infancy, there were about 5000 tweets per day.

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12 user comments

12.8.2010 2:00

can't believe how many twitters are out there, i still don't get the twit

22.8.2010 2:45

The world is full of twits...but now they call themselves tweeters.

32.8.2010 12:09

LOL...Yeah I don't get it either...

42.8.2010 12:36

Never used it, never will, never even looked into it.

52.8.2010 12:47

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Never used it, never will, never even looked into it.
You can count me as one as well,
and that other site...mmmmm?
what the name....oh yea Facecrap

62.8.2010 12:51

Facecrap I did use, regret using, despite closing to the point I can no longer access the account or recover it, people can still see my account; its been spammed out to I dunno how many companies, and out of those at least half try to make trojans or other malware out of it my id to trick people. I really wish facebook would just shut down; its insecurity is a failure to programming everywhere, but since this article is about twitter; I can't really say much about it, I just don't need it to get my information or pass any through twitter.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Aug 2010 @ 12:52

72.8.2010 13:16

twitter is just horse sh!7 not a fan of it never was never will be

82.8.2010 15:38

Originally posted by KillerBug:
The world is full of twits...but now they call themselves tweeters.
LOL

92.8.2010 15:57

What a waste of bandwidth, bunch of twats out there, oh I'm sorry, I meant tweeters.

102.8.2010 19:04

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Never used it, never will, never even looked into it.
The same here. Just endless gab and chatter through a web site. Not this guy, no way!

113.8.2010 11:53

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Facecrap I did use, regret using...
I too share your shame as a former Facecrap user...I should look into that new delete button eh?


1214.9.2010 19:22

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
Facecrap I did use, regret using...
I too share your shame as a former Facecrap user...I should look into that new delete button eh?


Shame on you members for wandering blind into the pits of hell too be spammed at and twittered too. Afterdawn rise up and remove us from these sites of souless beings of so called social networking.
Damn, i feel like a twit coming on.....LOL

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