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Twitter has 140 million active users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Mar 2012 21:36 User comments (20)

Twitter has 140 million active users Twitter has 140 million active users, although inactive accounts are much higher.
On the eve of the company's sixth birthday, the micro-blogging service boasted some stats including the active user rate. Those users also now send 340 million tweets per day.

While the active user rate is extremely high, there are 300 million inactive accounts, as well. Inactive accounts include accounts that have never tweeted or which have not tweeted in a year.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey made the first public tweet six years ago to the day, writing "Just setting up my twttr." In the early days of the company, Twitter was known as "twttr."

In September, the company announced 100 million active users showing how quickly the platform is being adopted.

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20 user comments

121.3.2012 22:13

Im actually interested in how twitter was like before iOS integration


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

222.3.2012 2:15

HBT Yes. I am a Twitter addict
http://reut.rs/GKaRpD


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322.3.2012 19:06

Just like I have said in the past year or so, I give Twitter 2-5 years before it goes away or no one cares about it. So we are now on the 2nd year of what I predicted and there are more inactive Twitter accounts than active... "I told you so".

Who really cares if someone is taking sh*t or washing their car, coming from a flight, going somewhere... who has time for that. The people who Tweet are just full of themselves thinking people really care about what they are doing and the people who follow them are even worse since they have nothing else better to do but follow someone's every move... "can you say stalker?"

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422.3.2012 19:57

Originally posted by g_slide:
...."I told you so".
Who really cares if someone is...... "can you say stalker?"
You are mislead !

You Follow your Interest.
Let say you like Tech News like AfterDawn: You Follow AD. then if you into, you also will follow: CNET, DigitalTrends, Android, IGN, Engadget, TechCrunch, ForbesTech, Gizmodo, HackerNews, Reddit, TechReview, Wired, TPB, Google, MashableTech, TorProject, Samsung, Apple, PS3, etc.

If you like Music: You follow your RockNRoll bands or wherever.

I do not follow people I follow News Networks: CNN, TheTelegraph, AP, Aljazeera, TheGuardian, Life, AlArabiya, Time, BBC, Reuters, etc.

I also follow OWS leaders, Wikileaks and diff. Anonymous News/Hackers, etc.

How this make me an Stalker ?
Like I say before: You need to get out more often, from the rock you live under !
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522.3.2012 21:02

^Yep. Twitter is without a doubt the source I check the most every day for ALL my info, and I only follow 170 accounts.


622.3.2012 21:31

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
^Yep. Twitter is without a doubt the source I check the most every day for ALL my info, and I only follow 170 accounts.
Yes. [177] At one time I follow you (Senior English Staff for Afterdawn), but then I drop you.....Just kidding ok :)))
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722.3.2012 21:35

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
^Yep. Twitter is without a doubt the source I check the most every day for ALL my info, and I only follow 170 accounts.
Yes. At one time I follow you, but then I drop you.....Just kidding ok :)))
Haha I don't blame you, I barely use my personal account to post, mainly to soak up info. I also run the AfterDawn Twitter account though.

822.3.2012 21:43

OOOK.
I post around 50 times a day, usually OWS Facts.
I get complements like: "God, I can NOT get enough of your updates! They rock!" [I do not make it up, that was from yesterday].
....and re tweet much more than that !

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922.3.2012 23:27

OK, everybody can smack g_slide around, but I happen to side up with him a bit. Not once have I ever tapped twitter for any information whatsoever. Rife is the rumor mill & scuttlebutt will get a ship killed faster than a torpedo.

Yes we have an internet, but we have many more, superior established news organizations & other proper information gathering systems that use a more lax manner of getting information orientated & out to the public. Much more so than relying on the instantaneous short headline bravado & staccato of information that passes for news in less than 140 characters... I mean how are we to really to 'get the story straight'.

Does it mean the death of twitter? No, probably not, but I certainly can do without the 85% other the T&A f*king blathering morons that seem to feel they have something to offer this planet like watering the cat & feeding the plants. Frankly, who's screwing who is the oldest story on the planet & can wait for the rest of the tabloid press as well.


1023.3.2012 2:22

Originally posted by LordRuss:
.....passes for news in less than 140 characters... I mean how are we to really to 'get the story straight'.
The answer is: HASHTAGS (#, @) & SHORT-LINKS [Articles, Videos, Photos, Live Streams, Quotes, etc] Like:

The new iPad is on fire, literally http://goo.gl/r5hK6 via ‏ @afterdawn [70 characters here :)]
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Mar 2012 @ 3:27

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1123.3.2012 10:17

Originally posted by Mrguss:
The answer is: HASHTAGS (#, @) & SHORT-LINKS [Articles, Videos, Photos, Live Streams, Quotes, etc] Like:

The new iPad is on fire, literally http://goo.gl/r5hK6 via ‏ @afterdawn [70 characters here :)]
Oooo Kay... I just snotted in my Geritol (old folks vitamin supplement from the 'way back machine')... because despite the fact I know about the use of per-empting a twitter feed with a hash tag, your comment read like Greek to me.

It all seems to revolve back around to a previous rant of mine that relies heavily on Rick Deckard's character in 'Blade Runner' complaining that human speech had turned into 'gutter speak'. Basically a language based on several different languages all slurred together into something they hoped would cross cultural barriers into something understandable.

Twitter's great for one liners & a 'heads up' for looking to another source for information. NOT "THE" source for anything tangible. Of course, this is 'my' opinion & will probably wash like mud in some circles.

1223.3.2012 15:03

They would have 140,000,001 If i registered, but since im not 12 years old,and i dont need to update my status every 3 minutes, because i DO have a life.

Update: I JUST TOOK A HUGE TURD
.....please wait while uploading picture....

Update: OMG i just seen this really cool Tshirt at walmart.

Update: HOLY CRAP WOW I just walked by this really fat guy, and he farted really loud and i about puked because it stunk like some guy farted, and then i started to laugh because i remember that i farted yestereday and the dog went running outside and after i chased after him i slipped in some dogshit andfell on my butt and started laughing again, because my butt hurt so bad but i didnt care because noone was around to see it because all of my friends are on twitter and not hanging out with me, because i have never met any of them because im afraid and dont want to leave my yard and possibly get lost leaving my driveway and never find my way back home.

Update: wow I just found out after my pathetic 12 years on this planet, what a looser I really am.

COMMON PEOPLE GET A REAL LIFE.


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1323.3.2012 18:38

I've never seen the draw of Twitter.
I can follow all of those news orgs in G+ if I want.

Whenever I have looked at the site it is always a mashup of unintelligible crap.


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

1423.3.2012 22:27

and each one of them is a twit lol


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1523.3.2012 23:24

Originally posted by keebles:
and each one of them is a twit lol
Hence the name

1624.3.2012 11:50

@Insane3, I loled at your comment, cause its sooo true, but I never ever have a Twitter or even a Facebook account for as long as I live cause they're just a complete waste of my time and they don't value anything other than just random sayings of some people who gossip about each other. While I understand it can be used to get infotmation, its gets over abused too much by these rants and raves that people say, IMO.


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1724.3.2012 13:16

http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clip...a-the-twit-worm
http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clip...-twit-meter-tie
enough said

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1826.3.2012 13:25

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Originally posted by g_slide:
...."I told you so".
Who really cares if someone is...... "can you say stalker?"
You are mislead !

You Follow your Interest.
Let say you like Tech News like AfterDawn: You Follow AD. then if you into, you also will follow: CNET, DigitalTrends, Android, IGN, Engadget, TechCrunch, ForbesTech, Gizmodo, HackerNews, Reddit, TechReview, Wired, TPB, Google, MashableTech, TorProject, Samsung, Apple, PS3, etc.

If you like Music: You follow your RockNRoll bands or wherever.

I do not follow people I follow News Networks: CNN, TheTelegraph, AP, Aljazeera, TheGuardian, Life, AlArabiya, Time, BBC, Reuters, etc.

I also follow OWS leaders, Wikileaks and diff. Anonymous News/Hackers, etc.

How this make me an Stalker ?
Like I say before: You need to get out more often, from the rock you live under !
"Get out more often..." Just because you follow people like a "stalker", does not mean I need to get out more often, it just means you have a boring life and you follow everyone from your computer downstairs in your parents basement... or better yet from your smartphone while you are are playing hopscotch with the neighbors kids.

Why would you follow a 'rockband' as you just said? To find out they just finished a show in Cleveland and their so tired and plan to go to bed... honestly who cares. Do you want to wish them a good night kiss as you follow and tweet them back... 'can you say stalker'? Twitter is just a new digital age of 'stalking' people, rockbands, companies, etc.

If you are following that many people as the examples you listed, you really need to get out of the house and do something and make your life more interesting instead of just living through others.
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1926.3.2012 16:48

@g_slide
In today's edge of information, ignorance is a choice!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Mar 2012 @ 16:49

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Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

2026.3.2012 19:04

Originally posted by Mrguss:
@g_slide
In today's edge of information, ignorance is a choice!
I concur... and that was less than 140 characters!

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