Twitter’s tweets spring from minority

February 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm Leave a comment

You may have heard the news today: Twitter records 50 million new tweets a day. While Twitter started off slow, with only 5,000 tweets a day in 2007, “Tweets grew 1,400% last year to 35 million per day,” according to Twitter Blog. That’s a huge accomplishment when you think about the fact that there are only 75 million users according RJ Metrics.

But is it really that amazing? Actually, Twitter’s great numbers don’t come from all of its users. Of the more than 75 million users, only 20 percent, or 15 million users, have actually tweeted more than 10 times. New users in December were around 6.2 million but this is a significant drop from July 2009′s peak of more than 7.8 million new users.

So what does this all mean? It means that there are people on Twitter who are utterly abusing it. I already knew that. Odds are you probably knew that too. You might even be following that same person I am who tweets an average of 20 times a day and some times these tweets come within one or two minutes of one another.

With the large amount of people who have accounts but have not made a single post, you can see that there are others who are clearly carrying Twitter. But with less and less users signing up are the days of Twitter numbered? Probably. But that number is pretty large, so I don’t think Twitter has anything to worry about. The thing about Twitter that makes it popular is that the people who use it the most realize just how useful it is.

About these ads

Entry filed under: 1. Tags: .

What slipped between the cracks The iPad was created six years ago!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Tweet, Tweet

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

February 2010
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: